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
If you watch most theatre critics sitting in an audience, it would seem we are taking our job very seriously. We have good poker faces. If you watch, you won't see us applaud much, and if we do, it will be a polite, gentle applause; and we certainly don't stand up at the end (except to see around other patrons). That wasn't the case with this critic and the latest Broadway revival of Les Misérables.
2014 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
70TH ANNUAL THEATRE WORLD AWARD CEREMONY
SET FOR MONDAY, JUNE 2ND
AT CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
12 HONOREES NAMED FOR
OUTSTANDING BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT
6TH ANNUAL DOROTHY LOUDON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
WILL BE GIVEN TO CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER TO BE HONORED WITH
JOHN WILLIS AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
New York, NY -- (May 6, 2014) The 2014 Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 6th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater for an Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production, and the John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, were announced today by the Theatre World. The winners will be celebrated at the 70th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremonyset Monday evening, June 2, 2014 beginning at 6:45 p.m. at Circle in the Square(West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current Broadway revival of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.
The Phantom of the Opera’s
FREE OUTDOOR BROADWAY CONCERT
FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
FROM OVER 20 BROADWAY SHOWS
IN LEGENDARY SHUBERT ALLEY
WEDNESDAY MAY 21, 2014
RAIN OR SHINE!
PRODUCED BY THE BROADWAY LEAGUE
WITH MUSIC SUPERVISION BY ALEX LACAMOIRE
SPONSORED BY UNITED AIRLINES
New York, NY – (May 5, 2014) – STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will be hosted by star of stage and screen Norm Lewis, who takes over the legendary title role in Broadway’s record-breaking The Phantom of the Opera beginning May 12th.
NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE NAMES
THE NIGHT ALIVE
BEST PLAY OF 2013-14
BEST AMERICAN PLAY AWARD TO ALL THE WAY
BEST MUSICAL AWARD TO FUN HOME
SPECIAL CITATIONS AWARDED TO
THE SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE PRODUCTIONS OF
TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III
RICHARD NELSON & THE COMPANY OF
THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS
FULL VOTING DETAILS TO BE AVAILABLE AT DRAMACRITICS.ORG
New York – Monday, May 5, 2014 – The Night Alive, written by Conor McPherson, today won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award (NYDCC) for Best Play of the 2012-2013 season. All the Way, written by Robert Schenkkan received the award for Best American Play. A Fun Home received the award for Best Musical. The selections were made at the 79th annual voting meeting of the organization today at the offices of Time Out New York in Manhattan.
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
FINAL PERFORMANCE MAY 18, 2014;
TOUR WILL HIT THE ROAD IN 2015
The Bridges of Madison County, the new Broadway musical by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning team Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, starring five-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O’Hara, and star of screen & stage and 2014 Drama Desk nominee Steven Pasquale, will play its final performance on Sunday, May 18, 2014, having played 137 performances.
2014 TONY AWARD® NOMINATIONS
New York, NY (April 29, 2014) – Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 68th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® were announced today by actress of stage and screen Lucy Liu and Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff, at the Tony Award Nominations ceremony sponsored by IBM. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 33 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (The list of nominations follows.)
JAMES EARL JONES
TO STAR IN REVIVAL OF
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
BY GEORGE S. KAUFMAN AND MOSS HART
DIRECTED BY SCOTT ELLIS
Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman are currently represented in real life at Lincoln Center in Act One, but next year their most popular and acclaimed work You Can’t Take It with You, will return to Broadway for the first time in more than 30 years. The production will star Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Winner James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Fences, The Great White Hope,) and will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). The production will begin previews in August of 2014 for an opening on September 28, 2014 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced.
2014 DRAMA DESK AWARDS
Awards will be presented Sunday, June 1st at The Town Hall
(Friday, April 25, 2014) - Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning at 54 Below by Academy Award winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and two-time Emmy and Golden Globe Nominee Fran Drescher.
Leading the pack are:
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - 12 nominations
The Bridges of Madison County - 9 nominations
Fun Home with 8, Aladdin with 7,
Rocky - 7 nominations
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - 6 nominations
Bullets Over Broadway - 6 nominations,
All the Way - 5
TONY AWARDS ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETS
FOR FOURTH & FINAL TIME DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON
TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY
New York, New York (April 25, 2014) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the fourth and final time this season to determine the eligibility of eighteen Broadway productions for the 2014 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee has met a total of four times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards.
EASTER BONNET COMPETITION
RAISES A RECORD
TO BENEFIT BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
The generosity of theatre fans during six weeks of fundraising by 57 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies helped push the 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to another record high, raising $4,532,129 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.