Andrew C. McGibbon
Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.
Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway League and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is presently the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.
Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell
PRINCIPAL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
World Premiere at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France
PRIOR TO BROADWAY
Music and Lyrics by GEORGE GERSHWIN AND IRA GERSHWIN
Book by CRAIG LUCAS
Directed and Choreographed by CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin,Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel.
LINDA BLOODWORTH THOMASON
TO MAKE HER BROADWAY DEBUT AS THE BOOKWRITER OF
T H E F I R S T W I V E S C L U B
BROADWAY BOUND MUSICAL
TO PREMIERE AT CHICAGO’S
SCORE BY HOLLAND-DOZIER-HOLLAND
DIRECTION BY SIMON PHILLIPS
New York, NY – Producers Jonas Neilson, Paul Lambert and Executive Producer Elizabeth Williams announced today that an all-new production of The First Wives Clubwill be presented at Chicago’s Oriental Theater in Spring 2015, aiming for Broadway in the 2015-2016 Season. Five-time Emmy Award nominee Linda Bloodworth Thomason makes her theatrical debut as book writer and Simon Phillips will now direct the musical. The First Wives Club will feature songs -- both new original music and classics -- by Motown legends Holland-Dozier-Holland, who are responsible for such hits as "Reach Out…I'll Be There," "Stop in the Name of Love," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," and “My World Is Empty Without You.”
THE WAR OF THE ROSES
Heading to Broadway
Novel and Adaptation by WARREN ADLER
Tony Award winning Producers Jay Gutterman, Cindy Gutterman, Cathy Chernoff, Carl Moellenberg and Wendy Federman announce that THE WAR OF THE ROSES, the riveting stage adaptation by Warren Adler based on his original best-selling novel of the same name, will bow on Broadway during the 2015-2016 season.
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER
ANNOUNCES ITS NEW PRODUCTION OF
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S
THE KING AND I
music by RICHARD RODGERS
book and lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
directed by BARTLETT SHER
Production will star KELLI O’HARA and KEN WATANABE
PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
OPENING NIGHT IS THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015
AT THE VIVIAN BEAUMONT THEATER
Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director, André Bishop) has announced that Kelli O’Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).
Photo: Santi Visalli
BROADWAY TO DIM ITS LIGHTS
FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 27TH
at 7:45 PM
IN MEMORY OF
CELEBRATED STAGE AND SCREEN ACTOR
New York, NY (June 25, 2014) -- The Broadway community mourns the loss of renowned stage and screen actor Eli Wallach, who passed away on Tuesday at age 98. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, June 27th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.
The Tony Award®-Winning “Critics’ Pick,”
To Play Final Broadway Performance on Sunday, August 24, 2014
Prior to National Tour Launch in October
Originally Set for 101 Performances, Newsies Run to
Reach 1005 Performances at the Nederlander Theatre
Newsies, the Tony Award®-winning new American musical (featuring a score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein), will play its final performance at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St) on Sunday, August 24, 2014 prior to launching its national tour in October.Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.
Holler If Ya Hear Me aims high. It uses the lyrics of the late poet and hip-hop icon, Tupac Shakur and his pairing of music from composers like Ron Isley, Suzanne Vega, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Elton John, Marshall B. Mathers III (a.k.a. Slim Shady, a.k.a. Eminem) and others. It puts these songs on a skeletal frame written by Todd Kreidler. The story is not Shakur's biography but rather an uninspired excuse for another juke-box musical on Broadway. While they may have aimed high, they overreached and didn't make the shot.
FEBRUARY 11, 1939 - JUNE 19, 2014
Los Angeles (June 19, 2014) – Gerald “Gerry” Goffin, the legendary lyricist who, with songwriting partner (and first wife) Carole King (pictured above), was responsible for some of the greatest popular hits of the 20th Century, died at his home of natural causes early this morning, Thursday, June 19, 2014. The announcement was made by his wife Michele Goffin.
A F T E R M I D N I G H T
TO PLAY ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE
ON SUNDAY, JUNE 29
AT THE BROOKS ATKINSON THEATRE
New York, NY (Saturday, June 14) – Producers Scott Sanders and Wynton Marsalis announced today that After Midnight, the seven-time 2014 Tony® Award-nominee, and winner of the Tony® Award for Best Choreography (Warren Carlyle), will play its final performance on Sunday, June 29 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). At the time of its closing, After Midnight will have run 8 months, with 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. Conceived by Jack Viertel, and directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to the best reviews of any new musical this season on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
BROADWAY TO DIM ITS LIGHTS
FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH
at 7:45 PM
IN MEMORY OF ACCLAIMED ACTRESS
AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
New York, NY (June 12, 2014) -- The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated stage and screen actress Ruby Dee, who passed away on Wednesday at age 91. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tomorrow night, Friday, June 13th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.