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.
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TONY AWARD WINNER HUGH JACKMAN RETURNS
TO HOST THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®
Tony Awards to Broadcast Live from Radio City Music Hall
in New York City on Sunday, June 8th
New York, New York (February 11, 2014) – Tony Award winner, Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Jackman’s fourth time hosting the Tony Awards. He previously hosted the 57th, 58th, and 59th Annual Tony Awards. Jackman received an Emmy Award for hosting the 58th Annual Tony Awards in the category of Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.
BROADWAY TO DIM ITS LIGHTS
WEDNESDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 5TH
AT 7:45 PM
IN MEMORY OF CELEBRATED
STAGE AND SCREEN ACTOR AND THEATRE DIRECTOR
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
New York, NY (February 3, 2014) -- The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated stage, screen and television actor and theatre director Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away on Sunday at age 46. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday night, February 5th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.
WHOA. THIS IS HEAVY.
ROBERT ZEMECKIS AND BOB GALE
ANNOUNCE DEVELOPMENT OF STAGE MUSICAL OF THEIR ICONIC FILM
B A C K T O T H E F U T U R E
TO OPEN IN LONDON’S WEST END DURING
THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF THE FILM
JAMIE LLOYD TO DIRECT
London - Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale are working with Universal Stage Productions (Wicked and Billy Elliot), London-based producer Colin Ingram (Ghost – The Musical) and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment to develop a stage musical version of their iconic film Back to the Future. It will be produced with Donovan Mannato and CJ E&M. The new musical will have a book by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd, and new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, with additional music from the film by Huey Lewis & The News, Chuck Berry, Pat Ballard and Curtis Williams, including ‘The Power of Love’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’. The production will be directed by Jamie Lloyd, with set and costume design by Soutra Gilmour, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting design by Jon Clark, and musical supervision by Alan Williams. Andrew Willis will be skateboard consultant.
EUGENE O'NEILL THEATER CENTER ANNOUNCES CHRIS JONES
TO LEAD NATIONAL CRITICS INSTITUTE
Longtime Chicago Area Theater Critic & Columnist
Appointed Director of Summer Program
WATERFORD, CT (January 30, 2014) – The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center announces the appointment of Chris Jones, chief theater critic and a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, as Director of the O’Neill’s National Critics Institute (NCI), effective immediately.
The opening scene of Machinal takes place in a New York City subway car at rush hour and perfectly captures its claustrophobic feeling. Passengers are bumping into one another, eyes averted. For Helen (a hypnotic Rebecca Hall) life seems to be a series of confining and controlling moments that have ultimately taken their toll.
MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S
TALES FROM RED VIENNA
BEGINS REHEARSALS TODAY
WORLD PREMIERE PLAY BY DAVID GRIMM
DIRECTED BY KATE WHORISKEY
NINA ARIANDA, TINA BENKO, KATHLEEN CHALFANT
MICHAEL ESPER, MICHAEL GOLDSMITH, LUCAS HALL
Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC) begins rehearsals today starring Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Lucille Lortel nominee Tina Benko (Jackie, “Brotherhood”), and Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America), Michael Esper (American Idiot, The Four of Us), Michael Goldsmith (Off-Broadway debut), and Lucas Hall (Beyond the Horizon, Othello).
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical follows a formula that we have seen used before. It was used to tell the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in Jersey Boys. Happily, the formula works here as it did in Jersey Boys. The secret? The music and lyrics are perfectly laid into a humorous and compact script by Douglas McGrath.
THE TONY AWARD WINNING BEST MUSICAL
WILL MAKE CANADIAN PREMIERE
PRIOR TO BROADWAY RETURN
Music & Lyrics by MAURY YESTON
Book by PETER STONE
Directed by THOM SOUTHERLAND
Pre-Broadway Run Begins At
Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, July 22, 2014
(January 16, 2014) Producers Barry & Fran Weissler and David Mirvish are pleased to announce that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, will finally have its Canadian premiere in a brand new production directed by Thom Southerland. TITANIC will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, from July 22 through August 31. TITANIC will then berth on Broadway in the Fall of 2014.
FIRST TIME ON BROADWAY!
THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED
MICHAEL GRANDAGE COMPANY PRODUCTION OF
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
TO OPEN APRIL 20 ON BROADWAY AT THE CORT THEATRE;
PREVIEWS BEGIN APRIL 12
PRODUCTION WILL MAKE 10,000 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR $27;
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 10:00 AM
The Michael Grandage Company production of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, will open on Broadway during the afternoon of Sunday, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Saturday, April 12.
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Announces Additions to the 2014-2015 Theatrical Season
The New York premiere of TOM STOPPARD’s romantic drama
Directed by CAREY PERLOFF
Off-Broadway September 2014
A new Broadway production of the award-winning comedy
A comedy by Michael Frayn
Directed by Jeremy Herrin