Andrew C. McGibbon
WELCOMES ONE OF THEIR OWN
TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WITH THE ADDITION OF
TWO-TIME TONY® AWARD WINNER
New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce that two-time Tony® Award winner Judith Light (The Assembled Parties, Other Desert Cities) has been elected to the MCC Board of Directors effective immediately. Ms. Light began her relationship with MCC in 1999 with a universally-acclaimed performance in Margaret Edson’s Wit, and most recently in March 2013 was the honoree at MCC’s annual Miscast gala celebrating her illustrious screen and stage career; her appearances in MCC productions, which in addition to Wit includes 2005’s Colder Than Here; and her impassioned advocacy of several causes, most especially Arts in Education.
THE PUBLIC THEATER
THE WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Alison Bechdel Book
Directed by Sam Gold
New Block Of Tickets On Sale
October 16, 2013 – The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a two-week extension for the world premiere musical FUN HOME, directed by Sam Gold and featuring music by Jeanine Tesori, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, FUN HOME began performances on Monday, September 30 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 3. The musical will now run an additional two weeks to Sunday, November 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, October 22.
RUFUS NORRIS TO SUCCEED NICHOLAS HYTNER AS DIRECTOR OF THE
NATIONAL THEATRE FROM APRIL 2015
The Board of the National Theatre announces today that Rufus Norris has been appointed to succeed Nicholas Hytner as Director of the National Theatre with effect from April 2015.
A STATEMENT FROM WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
ON THE DEPARTURE OF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JENNY GERSTEN
Williamstown, MA (October 15, 2013) - It was announced today that Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten will step down at the end of the year to become Executive Director of Friends of the Highline, the non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and re-use of an elevated railway that has become a renowned public space in New York City. While the search is underway for a new Artistic Director, WTF's 2014 summer season will remain under Gersten's Artistic Direction; she will curate and oversee the season to ensure a seamless leadership transition.
SPECIAL TWO WEEK RUSH POLICY ANNOUNCED
FOR $25 ON-STAGE AND BOX SEATING FOR
TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III
PREVIEWS BEGIN TUESDAY
OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 10, 2013
A general rush policy has been announced for on-stage and box seating for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare’s Globe productions of TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III. For two weeks only, from October 15 through October 27, all remaining on-stage and box seats will be sold for $25, available for purchase when the box office opens, for day of performance. Preview performances begin this Tuesday, October 15 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Theatergoers who choose the on-stage seating will have an up close and personal experience with the productions, including close proximity to the exciting pre-show ritual of actors getting dressed on stage.
TWO-TIME OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST
AND THREE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION FIGURE SKATER
TO MAKE HIS BROADWAY STAGE DEBUT
AS BILLY FLYNN
IN THE TONY AWARD-WINNING
SMASH HIT MUSICAL
THE 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK CITY
SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
New York, NY (October 9, 2013) – The American Theatre Wing’s 68th Annual Tony Awards will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 8, 2014 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT), live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
THE CAST OF BROADWAY’S FIRST DATE
TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THEIR CAST ALBUM AT 54 BELOW
ONE WEEK FROM TODAY
ALBUM DEBUTED AT NUMBER ONE ON iTUNES
CABARET WILL BENEFIT OPERATION SMILE
NEW BROADWAY MUSICAL
TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE ON
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
The producers of the new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, announced today that the show will play its final performance on Sunday, October 13 at 3pm. Following a successful Off-Broadway run last year and a sold-out engagement in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Soul Doctor began previews at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre on July 17 and had its official opening on Thursday, August 15. Upon its closing, Soul Doctor will have played 32 previews and 66 regular performances. Tickets for all remaining performances are $135 and can be purchased through www.SoulDoctorBroadway.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the Circle in the Square box office. For groups of 10 or more, please visit groups.telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6262 or (800) 432-7780. Circle in the Square Theatre is located at 1633 Broadway, entrance on 50th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
$30 RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE
NO MAN’S LAND & WAITING FOR GODOT
IAN McKELLEN PATRICK STEWART
BILLY CRUDUP SHULER HENSLEY
PERFORMANCES BEGIN OCTOBER 26
OPENING NIGHT IS NOVEMBER 24
Rush tickets to Harold Pinter’s NO MAN’S LAND and Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley directed by Sean Mathias will be available during the run of the limited repertory season. The front row of the orchestra and other locations will be available exclusively to rush ticket buyers. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning at 10am daily (and 12pm on Sundays when the box office is open) for $30.00 (including facility fee), two tickets maximum per person, on the day of the performance, subject to availability. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Cort Theatre box office (138 West 48th Street).