At Second City, a new CEO from ‘Sesame Street’

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Chicago’s Second City, the venerable comedy theater headquartered in Old Town, has a new CEO: Ed Wells, most recently executive vice president and global head of media and education for the Sesame Workshop, the producers of “Sesame Street,” formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop. “I’m a big fan of the institution,” Wells, 49, said of Second City in a telephone interview Monday. “I want to continue scaling the business and see how we can honor the brand.” Wells also said that he plans to expand the Second City into markets beyond the longtime mainstays of Chicago and Tor…

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