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
It’s the year 1976…..
· Nadia Comaneci earns 7 perfect scores at the Summer Olympic Games.
· Apple Computer is founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
· Muhammad Ali defends his heavyweight title at Yankee Stadium against Kevin Norton.
· Live from Lincoln Center debuts on PBS.
· Figure skater Dorothy Hamill wows the crowds at the Winter Olympic Games.
· Little known actor Sylvester Stallone writes and stars in a low budget indie that goes on to win the Academy Award and becomes one of the most iconic films in Hollywood history.
IN HONOR OF THE 1976 OSCAR-WINNING FILM
A SPECIAL $76 TICKET
AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE OPENING
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH AT 10AM
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December 17, 2013 – The box office at the historic Winter Garden theatre (1634 Broadway) opens Friday, December 20th at 10am for the upcoming musical, ROCKY. In honor of 1976, the year in which the Oscar-winning film was released, ROCKY will offer a $76 ticket to a select number of preview performances. This offer is only available in person at the box office on Friday, December 20th and will be available on a first come first served basis. ROCKY begins previews February 11, 2014 and officially opens on March 13, 2014.
ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY ANNOUNCES
COMPLETE CASTING FOR THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
By ALAN SILLITOE
Stage adaptation by ROY WILLIAMS
Directed by LEAH C. GARDINER
ESHAN BAY, SHELDON BEST, ZAINAB JAH, JASMINE CEPHAS JONES, PATRICK MURNEY,
JOSHUA E. NELSON, SYDNEY SAINTÉ, RAVIV ULLMAN, TODD WEEKS, MALIK YOBA
Previews begin Wednesday, January 8 2014
Opening Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Limited engagement through Sunday, February 9, 2014
ATLANTIC STAGE 2
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the American premiere production of award-winning British playwright Roy Williams’ stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s beloved short story THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER, directed by Leah C. Gardiner.
THE PUBLIC THEATER
ARIELLE TEPPER MADOVER
AS NEW BOARD CHAIR
December 12, 2013 –The Board of Trustees of The Public Theater proudly announces that Arielle Tepper Madover has been elected as The Public’s new Board Chair. Madover, who joined the board in 2009, has been an active member of the Executive Committee, serving as Board Vice-Chair for the last year and Chair of The Public’s Commercial Projects Committee since 2011. She was Co-Chair of The Public’s 2013 Gala and the 50th Anniversary Gala in 2012, achieving the highest grossing galas in Public Theater history. A Tony Award-winning producer, Madover will serve a three year term effective immediately.
ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER
TWO-TIME TONY AWARD® WINNER
A NEW AMERICAN PLAY BY ERIC COBLE
TO OPEN AT BROADWAY’S BOOTH THEATRE APRIL 21, 2014
PREVIEWS BEGIN APRIL 1, 2014
FOLLOWING SOLD-OUT, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED RUN AT WASHINGTON DC’S ARENA STAGE
EXCLUSIVE AUDIENCE REWARDS PRE-SALE BEGINS DECEMBER 16
TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC DECEMBER 20, 2013
(December 12, 2013 – New York, NY) Larry Kaye and HOP Theatricals, and Van Dean and The Broadway Consortium are proud to announce that the new American play THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMNwill begin previews Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Broadway’s Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) for a limited engagement, following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at Washington DC’s Arena Stage (Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer) in the Fall of 2013. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN is a 90-minute powder keg dark comedy by Eric Coble that stars Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, “Roseanne”) and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels In America, Spring Awakening), is directed by Molly Smith and will open Monday, April 21, 2014. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMNwill mark the Broadway debuts of playwright Eric Coble and director Molly Smith.
Broadway Bares Kicks Off 2014
with calendar girl edition
of Winter Burlesque
PRODUCED BY AND BENEFITING
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS
8 PM & 10 PM
MONDAY, JANUARY 26
XL NIGHTCLUB (512 WEST 42nd STREET, NYC)
Watch and share a video at broadwaycares.org/winterburlesquevideo
The calendar may say January, but the show on stage will be as hot as summer when Broadway Bares: Winter Burlesque kicks off the 24th season of Broadway Bares (#bwaybares) with two sizzling performances on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at XL Nightclub (512 West 42nd Street, NYC). The evening is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR
ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING
OF THE HIT NEW MUSICAL COMEDY
STARRING JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ AND BRETT RYBACK
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JOE KINOSIAN AND KELLEN BLAIR
DIGITAL RELEASE TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
ALBUM IN-STORES TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
ALBUM RELEASE PARTY TO FOLLOW THE PERFORMANCE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 AT NEW WORLD STAGES
“INGENIOUS! A SNAZZY DOUBLE-ACT.”
–Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED THAT MURDER COULD BE SO FUN? A NOIR-TINGED DETECTIVE STORY ELEVATED TO THE HEIGHTS OF DELICIOUS FARCE!”
–Jesse Oxfeld, The New York Observer
(New York, NY – Tuesday, December 10, 2013) The original cast recording of MURDER FOR TWO, the hit new musical comedy starring Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback, will be released digitally on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Ghostlight Records. Produced by Joel Moss and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch, the album will be available in stores and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The physical CD features complete lyrics, never-before-seen photos, a show synopsis by creators Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair and an essay by Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. Admission to the album release party is exclusive to ticket holders of the Monday, January 13, 2014 performance of Murder For Two. Sign up to pre-order the original cast recording at www.sh-k-boom.com/murderfortwo.html.
ANNOUNCES RUSH POLICY
LA SOIRÉE is pleased to announce that a limited number of $30.00 rush tickets will be available for purchase in-person at the Union Square Theatre box office (100 East 17 St). Tickets will be available beginning two hours prior to curtain, tickets for Friday & Saturday at 10PM will be available beginning at 5PM the day of. There is a limit of two tickets per person. Tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at all performances. Cash or Credit is accepted.
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
OLIVIER AWARD WINNER AND TONY AWARD NOMINEE LAURENCE O’KEEFE
EMMY AWARD WINNER KEVIN MURPHY
TO BEGIN PREVIEWS OFF-BROADWAY ON MONDAY, MARCH 17
OPENING NIGHT IS SET FOR MONDAY, MARCH 31
AT NEW WORLD STAGES
FOLLOWING SOLD-OUT PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT IN LOS ANGELES
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TELECHARGE.COM
(New York, NY – Tuesday, December 10, 2013) HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters’ iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will receive its New York premiere this spring in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Defiance”, “Desperate Housewives”), HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness; films: Parental Guidance, She’s The Man), with choreography by Emmy Award winner Marguerite Derricks (Fame, Charlie’s Angels, Austin Powers films). Previews begin Monday, March 17, 2014 and opening night is set for Monday, March 31, 2014. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com/1-800-447-7400.