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
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
STARRING AUDRA McDONALD
TO BE RECORDED LIVE BY
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Lanie Robertson’s play with music, starring five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, will be recorded live at Circle in the Square during a regularly scheduled performance during the week of May 27–31 by PS Classics. The label has announced a July 15th street date; preorders are already being accepted at the label’s website, www.psclassics.com.
BROADWAY CONTRIBUTED NEARLY
$12 BILLION TO NEW YORK CITY
During 2012 – 2013 Season
2% increase from the 2010 – 2011 season;
11% increase from the 2008-2009 season
Broadway Supports 87,000 Jobs +
Generates a Half Billion Dollars in Taxes for NYC
97% of Broadway’s Full Economic Impact Due to “New” Money
(New York, NY) May 29, 2014 – The Broadway League released the 2012-2013 Broadway’s Economic Contribution to New York City report, the ninth biennial report in this series. The report measures the full economic impact of spending by Broadway production companies, theatre operators and those visitors drawn to NYC by Broadway. As the official source for statistical information about Broadway theatre productions in the United States, The Broadway League's report demonstrates that Broadway not only offers entertainment, art and culture, but that it is an industry whose financial contributions nourish the economy of its city and state.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST ALBUM
TO BE RELEASED TUESDAY, JULY 1 BY ATLANTIC RECORDS
FEATURING TONY AWARD NOMINEES NEIL PATRICK HARRIS & LENA HALL
PRODUCED BY STEPHEN TRASK, TIM O’HEIR, & JUSTIN CRAIG
Atlantic Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the most nominated musical revival of the season, featuring Tony Award nominees Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall. The album is produced by HEDWIG composer Stephen Trask, Tony Award nominated sound designer and platinum-selling record producer Tim O’Heir, and the production’s music director Justin Craig. The album is executive produced by Elie Landau and David Binder.
TONY AWARD WINNER & BROADWAY’S ORIGINAL “PIPPIN”
WILL JOIN THE TONY-WINNING BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
IN THE ROLE OF “CHARLES”
JUNE 20 THROUGH JULY 27 ONLY!
Now Playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre
Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of “Charles.” Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement, Friday, June 20 – Sunday, July 27, 2014, filling in for Terrance Mann’s leave of absence. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).
AMERICAN EXPRESS PRE-SALE BEGINS
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 AT 10:00 AM FOR
LAURA DONNELLY CUSH JUMBO
A NEW PLAY BY
GENERAL ON SALE BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 16
PREVIEWS OCTOBER 31, 2014
OPENING NIGHT NOVEMBER 16, 2014
ON BROADWAY AT CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE
LIMITED NUMBER OF $35 DAY OF SEATS AND $30 STANDING ROOM
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES
American Express pre-sale for THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson, will begin on Wednesday, May 28 at 10:00 AM. General on sale for the production will begin on Monday, June 16 at 12:01 AM.
2013 – 2014 BROADWAY THEATRE SEASON
HIGHEST GROSSING AND BEST ATTENDED
MEMORIAL DAY WEEK IN RECORDED HISTORY
(New York, NY) May 27, 2014 – The Broadway League has released end-of-season statistics for the 2013 – 2014 season, which began May 27, 2013 and ended May 25, 2014. For the 2013 – 2014 season, Broadway shows yielded $1.27 billion in grosses, and total attendances reached 12.21 million. All new and continuing productions ran a total of 1496 playing weeks.
ON THE TOWN
ANNOUNCES CASTING OF ITS THREE SAILORS
JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON,
AND CLYDE ALVES
WILL SING AND DANCE THEIR WAY THROUGH
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (IT'S A HELLUVA TOWN!)