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
REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY, JANUARY 13
FOR CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S
NEW PRODUCTION OF
BOUBLIL & SCHÖNBERG’S
BEGINNING PERFORMANCES SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
AT THE IMPERIAL THEATRE
Rehearsals begin Monday, January 13 in New York for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISÉRABLES, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. The official opening night for LES MISÉRABLESis Sunday, March 23. The cast of the new LES MIZ features Ramin Karimloo (West End and current acclaimed Toronto star of Les Misérables, and The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies in London) as Jean Valjean; Will Swenson (Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway’s Hair and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Javert; Caissie Levy (West End and Broadway star of Ghost and Hair and Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked) as Fantine; Nikki M. James (Tony Award winner for The Book of Mormon) as Eponine; Andy Mientus (who captured the hearts of TV viewers with his portrayal of Kyle Bishop on the NBC series “Smash”) as Marius; talented newcomer Charlotte Maltby as Cosette; acclaimed Canadian actor Cliff Saunders (The 39 Steps) as Thenardier; Tony Award-nominee Keala Settle (Hands on a Hardbody) as Madame Thenardier and Kyle Scatliffe, (the West End production of The Scottsboro Boys) as the revolutionary Enjolras.
PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR GOODSPEED LEADERSHIP TRANSITION
EAST HADDAM, CONN., January 10, 2014: Goodspeed Musicals’ Board of Trustees announced today that a change in leadership will occur at the theatre after the 2014 season. Michael Price, who has led the organization for 45 years, has decided to retire from the position of Executive Director at the end of 2014 but will remain active with Goodspeed in advisory and fundraising roles through 2016.
TONY AWARDS ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETS
FOR SECOND TIME DURING THE 2013-2014 SEASON
TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY
New York, New York (January 9, 2014) – The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the second time this season to determine the eligibility of 14 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 will meet a total of four times throughout the 2013-2014 season to decide the eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Tony Award® Winner KAREN ZIEMBA
as “Eden Brent”
COMPLETE BROADWAY CASTING INCLUDES
PRESTON TRUMAN BOYD, BRYN DOWLING, KELCY GRIFFIN,
DAN HORN, SYNTHIA LINK, KEVIN WORLEY
Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg are proud to announce that Tony Award® winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains, Steel Pier) will play the role of “Eden Brent” in the world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, with Preston Truman Boyd, Bryn Dowling, Kelcy Griffin, Dan Horn, Synthia Link and Kevin Worley rounding out the complete Broadway cast of 29.
THE BROADWAY LEAGUE REVEALS|
“THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE BROADWAY AUDIENCE”
FOR 2012-2013 SEASON
23% of Tickets Purchased by Foreign Tourists
Season Attracted Largest Number of Theatregoers Age 18 - 24
41% of respondents said they bought their tickets online
(New York, NY) January 9, 2014 – The Broadway League’s 16th annual demographics report, The Demographics of the Broadway Audience 2012-2013, compares current theatergoing habits to previous seasons and aids in predicting trends for the future. The report is part of an ongoing series that profiles Broadway theatergoers each season.
TO RELEASE THE ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING
" A G E N T L E M A N ' S G U I D E T O L O V E A N D M U R D E R "
RECORDING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 13
NOW PLAYING AT THE WALTER KERR THEATRE
New York, NY (1/9/14) – Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the hit new musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, currently running at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre. The album – which will be produced by Joel Moss with Kurt Deutsch – will be recorded on Monday, January 13 with for a release later this season. For more information or to sign-up for pre-orders, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/gentlemansguide.
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE PRODUCTIONS OF
TWELFTH NIGHT & RICHARD III
RECOUP ON BROADWAY!
“Most wonderful!” The all-male Shakespeare’s Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Richard III have recouped their $3.1 million capitalization costs this week, officially entering the hit column. The productions, which opened on Broadway on November 10, 2013 to ecstatic and universal critical praise, have been playing to capacity crowds at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street), where they have broken the house record several times.
MAJOR PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCED FOR
LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL 2014
For the first time in New York—Joint appearance by The Bolshoi Ballet, Opera, Chorus, and Orchestra, performing Don Quixote, Swan Lake, and Spartacus ballets; also, opera in concert of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride to be presented
Sydney Theatre Company production of Jean Genet’s The Maids starring Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert, and Elizabeth Debicki, directed by Benedict Andrews in a new translation by STC Artistic Director Andrew Upton and Benedict Andrews
Heisei Nakamura-za, Japan’s leading Kabuki company, returns with new Kabuki drama, Kaidan Chibusa No Enoki
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas dance four early, signature works
January 8, 2014 — Nigel Redden, director of Lincoln Center Festival today announced the 2014 Festival’s line-up, which runs from July 7 through August 16, 2014, with performances by artists and ensembles from 11 countries unfolding in six venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. These productions join the previously-announced Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory co-presentation of Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera, The Passenger, performed by Houston Grand Opera, directed by David Pountney, and conducted by Patrick Summers.
From Broadway’s New Musical IF/THEN
NAMED NATIONAL AMBASSADOR OF
KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAYâ 2014
Presented by The New York Times
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
KIDS CAN SEE BROADWAY SHOWS FOR FREE!
(New York, NY) January 8, 2014 – The Broadway League announced that IDINA MENZEL from Broadway’s new musical If/Then will serve as the 2014 KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassador. The 18th KIDS’ NIGHT ON BROADWAY will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014.