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 MUSICAL COMEDY BEAUTY CONTEST
TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
Producers have announced that the limited engagement of PAGEANT will play its final performanceSunday, October 26, 2014, at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the box office of The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show plays Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 7:30 pm and Mondays at 7 pm.
F I N D I N G N E V E R L A N D
WILL OPEN ON BROADWAY
AT THE LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE
ON APRIL 8, 2015
ENDED YESTERDAY AS
THE MOST ATTENDED PRODUCTION
IN THE HISTORY OF
THE AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER
New York, NY — Producer Harvey Weinstein and director Diane Paulus announced today that Finding Neverland will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2015. This announcement comes on the heels of Finding Neverland’s sold-out, world-premiere engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, which ended yesterday. The production began previews at the Loeb Drama Center onWednesday, July 23, and ran for a total of 75 performances – all of which played to capacity crowds, making it the highest attended and highest grossing production in A.R.T.’s 34-year history. Finding Neverland will begin preview performances on Broadway in March, 2015. Casting will be announced shortly.
COMPLETE CAST ANNOUNCED
FOR BILL CONDON’S RE-IMAGINED
S I D E S H O W
PERFORMANCES BEGIN TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
AT BROADWAY’S ST. JAMES THEATRE
New York, NY (September 12, 2014) – The complete Broadway cast for the critically-lauded reimagining of the musical Side Show has been announced. Under the direction of Academy Award® winning director Bill Condon(Chicago, Dreamgirls, Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2), making his theatrical debut, Side Show will begin previews performances at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on Tuesday, October 28 with an official Opening Night onMonday, November 17.
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.