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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“New York, New York, It’s A Helluva Town!”
ON THE TOWN
With Music By LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Book and Lyrics by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN
and Based on an Idea by JEROME ROBBINS
WILL RETURN TO BROADWAY IN OCTOBER 2014
AT THE NEWLY RENOVATED LYRIC THEATRE
ON 42nd STREET (formerly the Foxwoods Theatre)
IN A NEW PRODUCTION
Directed By Tony Award® Winner
JOHN RANDO (Urinetown, A Christmas Story)
With Choreography By Emmy Award® Winner
JOSHUA BERGASSE (NBC’s “Smash”)
(New York, New York – March 6, 2014) Producers Howard & Janet Kagan (Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess) are proud to announce that a new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN– the musical-comedy love letter to New York City – will open in October 2014 at the Lyric Theatre. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the opening of this iconic musical comedy created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins. The Lyric Theatre will be reopened after a renovation being completed by its new owners, Ambassador Theatre Group. This historic theater at the crossroads of 42nd Street and Times Square was created from a combination of the original Apollo Theater, and the original Lyric Theatre that stood on the site, and the facade of which still stands on 42nd and 43rd Streets.
CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES ITS 2014/2015 SEASON INCLUDING
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S ALLEGRO
DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD-WINNER JOHN DOYLE
IN SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET
IN CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE’S DOCTOR FAUSTUS
DIRECTED BY ANDREI BELGRADER
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, today announced plans for its 2014/2015 Season. The upcoming season for the esteemed off-Broadway company begins in October with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle. ALLEGRO marks the second installment of CSC’s Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last year with the company’s hugely-successful production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Passion, directed by Doyle.Considered one of Richard Rodgers’ and Oscar Hammerstein II’s most personal and groundbreaking works, ALLEGRO was their third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947.
*LOVE IS IN THE AIR*
H E R E L I E S L O V E
SETS CAST AND DATES
FOR ITS RETURN TO
NEW YORK CITY
TICKETS ON SALE
PERFORMANCES BEGIN APRIL 14th
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR MAY 1st
New York, NY – Joey Parnes Productions and EMURSIVE (Jonathan Hochwald, Arthur Karpati, and Randy Weiner, principals) today announced casting and dates for The Public Theater's production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love. Performances will begin on April 14th with an opening night set for May 1st at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, New York City) for an open-ended commercial run. The principal cast from the 2013 world premiere of Here Lies Lovereturns, including Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, and Conrad Ricamora as Ninoy Aquino.
TICKETS ON SALE TO AMERICAN EXPRESS® CARD MEMBERS
TOMORROW, MARCH 5 AT 10 AM THROUGH TELECHARGE.COM FOR
THE NATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION OF
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
A New Play by SIMON STEPHENS
Adapted from the Novel by MARK HADDON
Directed by MARIANNE ELLIOTT
WINNER OF SEVEN 2013 OLIVIER AWARDS INCLUDING BEST NEW PLAY
PREVIEWS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 15; OPENS OCTOBER 5
AT THE BARRYMORE THEATRE
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5 at 10 AM exclusively for American Express® Card Members for The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, the acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott. Preferred seating is available to Gold Card, Platinum Card®, and Centurion® members. For tickets, call 212-239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com. The general public on sale will begin on Monday, March 24 at 10 AM.
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.