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
ANNOUNCES ONLINE INVESTMENT PLATFORM FOR BROADWAY SHOWS
OFFERING EQUITY INVESTMENTS IN THE UPCOMING BROADWAY REVIVAL OF ON THE TOWN BEGINNING AT $10,000
PLATFORM AIMS TO EXPAND THE COMMUNITY OF BROADWAY INVESTORS
(New York, NY – August 13, 2014) Maxolev Productions (led by Howard & Janet Kagan) is proud to announce the launch of a new online investment platform (www.invest.maxolev.com) offering equity in Broadway productions, beginning with the upcoming revival of ON THE TOWN. Utilizing recent changes in SEC regulations related to the JOBS Act, the platform is designed to offer accredited investors* from across the country an opportunity to become Broadway investors. Maxolev Productions has reserved a portion of the offering of the capitalization of ON THE TOWN for accredited investors using this platform.
BROADWAY TO DIM ITS LIGHTS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH AT 7:45 PM
IN MEMORY OF LEGENDARY
STAGE AND SCREEN ACTRESS
(New York, NY) August 14, 2014 -- The Broadway community mourns the loss of Lauren Bacall, legendary stage and screen star, who died Tuesday at the age of 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Friday, August 15th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.
Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter has pretty much nothing to do with the fact that the musical takes place in the elbow of an Icelandic man's elbow. Yes, that's what I said, an Icelandic man's elbow.
BROADWAY TO DIM ITS LIGHTS
TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13TH
AT 7:45 PM
IN MEMORY OF BELOVED ACTOR
AND COMEDY LEGEND
New York, NY (August 13, 2014) -- The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved actor and comedy legend Robin Williams, who passed away on Monday at age 63. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, Wednesday, August 13th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.
TONY AWARD WINNING PRODUCING TEAM
BIG BLOCK ENTERTAINMENT
TO PRODUCE THE NEW BROADWAY PLAY
A FAMILY THING
PEABODY AWARD WINNER, EMMY AWARD NOMINEE
AND “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” WRITER/PRODUCER
(New York, NY –Tuesday, August 12, 2014) BIG BLOCK ENTERTAINMENT (Heathers: The Musical), a television, film, live entertainment and design production company led by Scott Benson,Tony Award-winning producer Jamie Bendell (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) and Tony Award-nominated producer Scott Prisand (Rock of Ages), announce today they have optioned the play A FAMILY THING, written by Peabody Award nominee and Emmy Award nominee Gary Lennon (“Orange Is The New Black”), for a Broadway run in 2015. Complete team, dates and cast to be announced at a later date.
MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S
THE COUNTRY HOUSE
BEGINS REHEARSALS TODAY
NEW YORK PREMIERE PLAY
BY PULITZER PRIZE WINNER DONALD MARGULIES
DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD WINNER DANIEL SULLIVAN
KATE JENNINGS GRANT, ERIC LANGE,
DAVID RASCHE, SARAH STEELE, DANIEL SUNJATA
Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York premiere co-production of THE COUNTRY HOUSE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins rehearsals today. The limited engagement will begin previews Tuesday, September 9 and open Thursday, October 2 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47thStreet). THE COUNTRY HOUSE is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse.
Drama Desk and Obie Award-Winning Keen Company
Announces their 15th Season:
Lee Blessing’s A Walk In The Woods
starring Kathleen Chalfant and Paul Niebanck
Andrew Lippa & Tom Greenwald’s John & Jen
The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that their 2014 - ’15 season will begin with the first major New York revival of Lee Blessing’s A Walk In The Woods starring Kathleen Chalfant and Paul Niebanck, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein. It will be followed in the spring by a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Lippa and Greenwald.
Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner
will join Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd
as the fairy godmother in
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA
beginning September 12
Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will join the cast as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother – alongside the previously announced Keke Palmer as Cinderella and Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame – beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City.
SHELDON BEST, SUN MEE CHOMET, LIZAN MITCHELL, CHRIS MYERS, TALIYAH WHITAKER
TO BE FEATURED IN THE
LCT3/LINCOLN CENTER THEATER
NEW YORK PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF
brownsville song (b-side for tray)
A new play by KIMBER LEE
Directed by PATRICIA McGREGOR
6 WEEKS ONLY!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16
OPENING NIGHT, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
AT THE CLAIRE TOW THEATER
Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers and Taliyah Whitaker will comprise the cast of the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater New York premiere production of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a new play by Kimber Lee. The production, to be directed by Patricia McGregor, will begin performances Saturday, October 4, running for six weeks only through Sunday, November 16 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday, October 20.
The "Broadway" we know is a product of the 20th Century. Not only has the type of show evolved, the actual physical location of Broadway has changed over time. Originally, Broadway was further south (think "Remember me to Herald Square", by George M. Cohan). I consider myself relatively savvy about Broadway history, but recently I had occasion to look at the Broadway theatre district through fresh eyes, the eyes of a theatre guide from Broadway Up Close. I learned a thing or two.