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
PAGEANT, THE MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST, ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER CAST ALBUM RECORDING
Producers are pleased to announce that Jay Records will record the cast album of the limited engagement of PAGEANT in October. This will be the first ever cast-recording of the critically-acclaimed musical with book and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and Frank Kelly, and music by Albert Evans. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley (“The Skivvies”), Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown),with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, “Gossip Girl”) as the host.
THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
WILL RETURN TO BROADWAY IN WINTER 2015
STARRING ELISABETH MOSS,
JASON BIGGS, AND BRYCE PINKHAM;
PAM MacKINNON TO DIRECT
Golden Globe-winner and six-time Emmy Award-nominee Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men,” “Top of the Lake,” Speed-the-Plow) will star as the title role in the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles beginning a limited engagement in February 2015. The play will also star Emmy Award-nominee Jason Biggs (“Orange Is The New Black,”American Pie) and Tony Award-nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), and will feature Tracee Chimo (“Orange Is The New Black,” Bad Jews) with additional casting to be announced. The Heidi Chronicles will begin rehearsals in January with an opening in early March at a theatre to be announced.
THE AUDIENCE TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12
HELEN MIRREN RETURNS TO BROADWAY
Tickets for the Broadway production of THE AUDIENCE starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will go on sale to the public beginning Friday September 12 at 12:01 AM at www.telecharge.com.
TO STAR IN THE TITLE ROLE OF
THE NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF
ALAN JAY LERNER and FREDERICK LOEWE’s
PRE-BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT AT
THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,
JANUARY 16-FEBRUARY 12, 2015 AT THE EISENHOWER THEATER
RE-ENVISIONED PRODUCTION ADAPTED BY HEIDI THOMAS
CHOREOGRAPHY BY JOSHUA BERGASSE
DIRECTED BY ERIC SCHAEFFER
Vanessa Hudgens will play the title role in the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, GIGI.
REHEARSALS ARE NOW UNDERWAY FOR
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER’S
THE OLDEST BOY
A New Play by SARAH RUHL
Directed by REBECCA TAICHMAN
FEATURED IN THE CAST ARE:
ERNEST ABUBA, TSERING DORJEE, CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER, TAKEMI KITAMURA,
JAMES SAITO, JON NORMAN SCHNEIDER, JAMES YAEGASHI, NAMI YAMAMOTO
PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
OPENING NIGHT IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
AT THE MITZI E. NEWHOUSE THEATER
TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Rehearsals are currently underway for Lincoln Center Theater’s production of of Sarah Ruhl’s new play THE OLDEST BOY. The play, directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Featured in the cast are Ernest Abuba, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, James Yaegashi and Nami Yamamoto. (Please note that Mr. Yaegashi has replaced the previously announced Joel de la Fuente in the cast).
MICHAEL C. HALL
TO STAR IN
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
GOLDEN GLOBE & DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER
TO JOIN TONY AWARD WINNER LENA HALL
BEGINNING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 AT THE BELASCO THEATRE
Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will star in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, starting Thursday, October 16 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). HEDWIG will mark Hall’s first musical theatre role in over a decade having previously made acclaimed runs in the Broadway productions ofCabaret and Chicago.
THE BELLE OF AMHERST
BEGINS REHEARSALS TODAY
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT BEGINS OCTOBER 7TH
AT THE WESTSIDE THEATRE
STARRING GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD® NOMINEE
THE BELLE OF AMHERST, William Luce’s acclaimed one-woman play of the private yet prolific poet Emily Dickinson, begins rehearsals today, September 8, for a new production starring Golden Globe Award® nominee Joely Richardson (“Nip/Tuck,” Side Effects) and directed by Steve Cosson (The Civilians, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play).
STRICTLY LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
13 WEEKS ONLY
LONDON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, SOLD-OUT HIT
ARRIVES ON BROADWAY THIS SPRING
CAREY MULLIGAN and BILL NIGHY
TO STAR IN
by DAVID HARE
directed by STEPHEN DALDRY
featuring MATTHEW BEARD
PREVIEWS BEGIN MONDAY, MARCH 16
OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY, APRIL 2
AT THE JOHN GOLDEN THEATRE
TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY
This spring, Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy will reprise their critically acclaimed West End performances when the hit London production of David Hare’s SKYLIGHT, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry, comes to Broadway. The production, which played to sold-out houses when it opened in the West End in June, was hailed by The Mail on Sunday as “a scorching production—a brilliant play about changing and clashing values, and the true cost of love. . . . Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan are sublime,” while The Daily Telegraph called it “A thrilling modern classic,” adding, “There is a bruising, emotional truth in the writing, and a zinging, stinging mixture of wit and anger in this knockout production.”
BEN HELLER NAMED AS PRESIDENT OF AURORA PRODUCTIONS
ORIGINAL PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
GENE O’DONOVAN REMAINS AS A CONSULTANT TO AURORA
Gene O’Donovan, founder of Aurora Productions, one of Broadway’s major companies for theatrical production management and technical supervision, has announced his retirement from his position as President of the company. O’Donovan founded Aurora Productions in 1994 and he remains with the company both as a consultant and to foster additional business development. Ben Heller, currently Vice President of Aurora, succeeds O’Donovan as President of the company.
MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB TO PRESENT
THE STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION OF
ON BROADWAY AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE
NEW PLAY BY PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST LISA D’AMOUR
DIRECTED BY TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER JOE MANTELLO
PREVIEWS BEGIN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 23 OPENING NIGHT
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce Manhattan Theatre Club will present the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production ofAIRLINE HIGHWAY, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lisa D’Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out).