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 new musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the novel by Robert James Waller has plenty going for it. Unfortunately, it is never quite enough to overcome the periods of boredom. It doesn't peek your interest or make you care until the second act. Act one is a long setup for what explodes emotionally in act two. Marsha Norman's book, while at times slow, uninteresting and populated with extraneous characters, will make your heart ache by the end. What should be an intimate story is cluttered with distractions like a hovering cast of characters that is continually onstage, even in the most intimate of moments. These characters don't propel the plot.
GET READY TO HEAR WHAT
THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS CALLS
“ONE OF THE BEST SCORES IN THE LAST DECADE!”
TO PRODUCE CAST RECORDING OF BROADWAY’S
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
New York, NY – Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman (‘night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade). The show, which opened on February, is currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The two-disc album – which will be produced by Jason Robert Brown and Jeffrey Lesser with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer – will be recorded on Monday, March 3 for a release later this season. Selections from the score premiered on “Sirius XM On Broadway” earlier this month. Sign up to pre-order at www.sh-k-boom.com/bridgesofmadisoncounty.
TO PORTRAY BILLIE HOLIDAY IN
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
***10 WEEKS ONLY***
70 PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 25
On the heels of her recent success in NBC’s television special The Sound of Music Live!, Five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring to take on the role of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Broadway premiere of Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. The musical play will be directed by Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, A Class Act) and will begin rehearsals on March 10, 2014, with previews beginning March 25, 2014, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway) for a strictly limited 10 week engagement with only 70 performances. Opening night is set for April 13, 2014.
FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY, MARCH 2
“OUTSTANDING! GO SEE IT!” --Michael Kay, Yankees Broadcaster
PETER SCOLARI as YOGI BERRA
On Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre
WILL ENO’S NEW PLAY
THE REALISTIC JONESES
BOX OFFICE OPENS FEBRUARY 20
*PREVIEWS BEGIN MARCH 13, 2014*
The producers of Will Eno’s new play The Realistic Joneses have announced that the box office will open on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street). The Realistic Joneses will begin previews on Thursday, March 13, 2014, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street).
MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST AND ACTRESS
TO JOIN THE COMPANY OF BROADWAY’S
AS “SPECIAL GUEST STAR” VOCALIST APRIL 1 – MAY 11, 2014
New York, NY (Wednesday, February 19, 2014) – It was announced today during a live appearance from the stage of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, that Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams is set to join the roster of “Special Guest Star” vocalists in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical, After Midnight. Williams will play performances from Tuesday, April 1, 2014 through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to rave reviews on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
JOHN AYLWARD, KRISTEN BUSH, BETH DIXON
BARBARA GARRICK, JAN MAXWELL,
LUKE NIEHAUS, KEVIN O’ROURKE, MICHAEL SIMPSON
To Be Featured in
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER’S
upcoming production of
THE CITY OF CONVERSATION
A new play by ANTHONY GIARDINA
Directed by DOUG HUGHES
PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, APRIL 10
OPENING NIGHT IS MONDAY, MAY 5
AT THE MITZI E. NEWHOUSE THEATER
Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop, Producing Artistic Director) has announced that John Aylward, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O’Rourke and Michael Simpson will be featured in its upcoming production of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION begins previews Thursday, April 10 and opens on Monday, May 5 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Additional casting for THE CITY OF CONVERSATION will be announced at a later date.
THE DRAMA LEAGUE
ANNOUNCES THE CHOSEN RECIPIENTS OF
THE 2014 ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
TEN NEW PLAYS AND MUSICALS IN DEVELOPMENT
AT DRAMA LEAGUE THEATER CENTER IN TRIBECA
PUBLIC EVENTS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS
HELD THROUGHOUT MARCH-JULY 2014
New York, NY (February 19, 2014) – – The Drama League (Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director; Roger T. Danforth, Artistic Director) has announced the ten artists and theater ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2014 Artist Residency Program. The development of these works, which include two 2014 Artists In Residence, Rachel Dickstein/Ripe Time and Jeremy Bloom/Rady&Bloom, will be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca from March-July 2014.
FORBIDDEN BROADWAYRETURNS TO NEW YORK!
AND BEGINS PERFORMANCES FEBRUARY 22nd at 8PM
at the new
354 W.45th Street
After a 10-month hiatus, Gerard Alessandrini’s FORBIDDEN BROADWAY,one of NYC’s best-loved and highly anticipated productions, happily returns to New York, beginning February 22nd at 8PM at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Alive and STILL Kicking, featuring brand new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway’s absence: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from last season’s acclaimed and very popular edition: Once, Evita, Newsies, Book of Mormon, among others. Over the course of the spring, Alessandrini will continue to add new material to reflect the season’s openings, and unveil the new edition around the time of the Tony® Awards.
STAGE SET FOR THIRD ANNUAL TEDxBROADWAY:
ANNOUNCING COMPLETE LIST OF SPEAKERS AND PERFORMERS
“What is the Best Broadway Can Be?”
ONE-DAY ONLY: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
AT New World Stages
New York, NY (February 19, 2014) — Today TEDxBroadway announced the final list of speakers and performers who will join in the discussion at the third annual event.