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
THE PUBLIC THEATER
THE WINTER’S TALE
FREE PUBLIC WORKS SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION AT THE DELACORTE
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY TODD ALMOND
CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY LEAR DEBESSONET
THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL BY ITAMAR MOSES, MICHAEL FRIEDMAN
CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY DANIEL AUKIN
FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)
WORLD PREMIERE BY PUBLIC THEATER MASTER WRITER CHAIR
DIRECTED BY JO BONNEY
STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
NEW YORK PREMIERE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY YOUNG JEAN LEE
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL BY LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
DIRECTED BY THOMAS KAIL
THE TOTAL BENT
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL BY STEW AND HEIDI RODEWALD
DIRECTED BY JOANNA SETTLE
UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL 11th EDITION
WORLD PREMIERE BY LEMON ANDERSEN DIRECTED BY ELISE THORON
BRIDGET EVERETT’S ROCK BOTTOM AT JOE’S PUB
WORLD PREMIERE BY BRIDGET EVERETT, MARC SHAIMAN, SCOTT WITTMAN,
ADAM “AD-ROCK” HOROVITZ & MATT RAY DIRECTED BY SCOTT WITTMAN
HERE LIES LOVE
CONTINUES RETURN ENGAGEMENT IN LUESTHER HALL
MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT TOURS ALL FIVE BOROUGHS
April 21, 2014 – Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public’s 2014-15 season, continuing the theater’s nearly six-decade tradition of producing theater that is accessible to all. The Public stages Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental works in equal measure while engaging a wide range of audiences and artists at its six downtown theaters at Astor Place, including Joe’s Pub, as well as the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Beginning in September, The Public’s 59th season will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale at the Delacorte, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, an exciting Public Forum line-up, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series, and Public Studio, a new performance series dedicated exclusively to developing the work of emerging writers. The Public Theater’s acclaimed production of Here Lies Love will also continue its commercial Off-Broadway run in the LuEsther Hall where it was conceived.
REHEARSALS BEGAN TODAY
Christopher Jackson Saycon Sengbloh Ben Thompson
John Earl Jelks Joshua Boone Dyllon Burnside
HOLLER IF YA
A new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur
Written by Todd Kreidler
Directed by Kenny Leon
Opens June 19, 2014
Palace Theatre on Broadway
Rehearsals for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur begin today, Monday, April 21. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street).
IS HEADED TO BROADWAY!
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Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver
Acquires First-Class Stage Rights to
Groundbreaking Musical Variety Television Show
(New York, NY – April 15, 2014) Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) of MediaWeaver Entertainment - a movie, TV and stage production company – has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the beloved, trailblazing musical variety television series Soul Train. Created in 1970 by visionary Don Cornelius, Soul Train famously introduced the world to generations of new music and a whole new series of dance moves and styles on a weekly basis. Weaver acquired the rights from Soul Train Holdings, LLC. Weaver is now in talks with theater and film notables to come on board as the creative team for the Broadway production.
The 2014 Oliver Awards were given out Sunday, April 13 at the Royal Opera House in London. Chimerica led the tally with a total of five awards, including Best New Play, Book of Mormon took four, including Best New Musical, and Once winning two. The real winner of the evening was the Almeda Theater garnering a total of 8 awards for their West End transfers of a new adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts and Chimerica, a the story of a photojournalist obsessed with an image he had taken during the Tiananmen Square protest. Broadway's own Gavil Creel took home the award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayel of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon.
NEWS FROM THE O’NEILL
NATIONAL CRITICS INSTITUTE NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS FOR THE FELLOWS PROGRAM
Waterford, CT - The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center announced today applications are now being accepted for the National Critics Institute’s Fellows Program through Friday, May 16, 2014. The conference begins on the evening of Saturday June 28th and runs through the morning of Saturday July 12th.
WALT DISNEY RECORDS TO RELEASE
ALADDIN ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
FEATURING EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT
ALADDIN CAST IN NEW YORK CITY STUDIO TODAY
DIGITAL ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 27
PHYSICAL ALBUM AVAILABLE JUNE 17
(NEW YORK, NY – March 31, 2014) The cast of the new Broadway smash, Disney's Aladdin, is currently in the studio laying down tracks for the Original Cast Recording of the show, to be released by Walt Disney Records digitally on Tuesday, May 27th. The physical album is set for release on Tuesday, June 17th and will also be available for purchase in-theater. The Aladdin Original Broadway Cast Recording will be produced by Alan Menken, Michael Kosarin, Frank Filipetti and Chris Montan and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch.
The music from the movie musical Aladdin had a tuneful nature and much of the score you hear on stage at the New Amsterdam Theatre in the new musical based on the film will be familiar to you. There are, however, some pleasant surprises. This eye-popping evening of candy-colored costumes and pyrotechnically enhanced effects also restores some of the original Alan Menken and Howard Ashman tunes that were cut from the original movie. Some songs make more of an impression ("Proud of Your Boy") than others ("Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim"). One thing is certain, if you take your children, they will be rapt in this production and you parents will get a chuckle or two yourselves.
RAISES RECORD-BREAKING $423,182 FOR
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
& THE CENTER
Broadway’s best filled a sold-out Al Hirschfeld Theatre with laughter, tears and cheers during the unforgettable ninth annual edition of Broadway Backwardson Monday, March 24, 2014, raising a record-breaking $423,182 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
PROUDLY ANNOUNCES EIGHT PRODUCTIONS
FOR THE 2014-15 SEASON
INCLUDING TWO NEW RESIDENCY ONE PLAYWRIGHTS
THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN by A. R. GURNEY
WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER by A. R. GURNEY
AND I AND SILENCE by NAOMI WALLACE
THE LIQUID PLAIN by NAOMI WALLACE
A PARTICLE OF DREAD by SAM SHEPARD
BIG LOVE by CHARLES MEE
A NEW PLAY by ATHOL FUGARD
OUR LADY OF KIBEHO by KATORI HALL
NEW PLAYS BY GURNEY AND WALLACE TO BE A PART OF 2015-16 SEASON
SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.SIGNATURETHEATRE.ORG
Signature Theatre (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) is pleased to announce eight productions for the 2014-15 Season at the company’s Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All subscriber tickets for the 2014-15 Season are $25 each as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. Subscription packages start at just $125.
You can't blame someone for going into Rocky, the musical, with a slight bit of trepidation or skepticism. But this new Broadway musical is an entertainment juggernaut. The fact that it is a spectacle, in the best sense of that word, doesn't detract from its art or heart.