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
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.
THRILLING NEW WORKS BY
NEIL LABUTE, ROBERT ASKINS,
SIMON STEPHENS & JENNIFER HALEY
New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce its four-show 2014-15 Main Stage Season, which runs Fall 2014 through Summer 2015. All productions will be staged at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). This announcement comes on the heels of one of MCC’s most acclaimed seasons yet, which began in Fall 2013 with the New York premiere of John Pollono’s Small Engine Repair and continued with the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins’ Hand to God. The final production of MCC’s 2013-14 Season, Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike starring Greta Gerwig and directed by Sam Gold, has its North American debut beginning May 22, 2014. For more information on MCC Theater, please visit www.mcctheater.org.
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.