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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, The site was subsequently bought by, and became He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

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









New York, NY  The Casting Society of America has announced that comedian Janeane Garofalo will host the year’s New York  25th Annual Artios Awards® ceremony on Monday, November 2, 2009 at The Times Center, in the newly built New York Times Building (620 Eighth Avenue).  The reception will commence at 5:30 p.m. EST).  She will be joined by actor  Stanley Tucci, who will present the coveted New York Big Apple Award to Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron (their new theatrical production, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, just opened to rave reviews in New York).  Simultaneously, the Los Angeles award ceremony will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel (reception will commence at 5:45 p.m. PST).  For ticket information, please call (212) 868-1260, or (323) 463-1925, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Presented yearly for outstanding achievement in casting, awards are given on the criteria of originality, creativity and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project.  The term “Artios” is from the ancient Greek word meaning “perfectly fitted.”

Each year, in addition to the awards presented to casting directors for their achievements in Theater, Television and Film casting, the Casting Society of America also recognizes Industry notables with a Career Achievement Award, The New York Apple Award and bestows the Hoyt Bowers Award on one of its own.  In addition to Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, this year’s honorees are (at the Los Angeles ceremony) Laura Ziskin will receive the Career Achievement Award, and John Frank Levey, the Hoyt Bowers Award. 

The Artios Awards were first given in 1985 to honor excellence in casting and was held at the Crystal Room of the Beverly Hills Hotel attended by 500 industry leaders.  The first New York awards were given three years later. 

The CSA is the premier organization of theatrical casting directors in film, television, and theater, and is passionately committed to establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the industry;  enhancing the stature of the profession in the industry; freely exchanging information and ideas among members; providing the opportunity to honor the outstanding achievements of its members; and providing members with profession support and resources.  CSA members are a united professional society that society that consistently set the level of professionalism in casting on which the entertainment industry has come to rely.  With more than 425 members, the CSA has representation not only in the United States, but also Canada, England and Australia.  For more information, or to become a member, visit


'Little House on the Prairie -- The Musical'




On Tuesday, October 13, 2009, the eagerly anticipated new stage production of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL -- with Melissa Gilbert as "Ma" -- kicks off a two-year, 26-city national tour at The Ordway Center in St. Paul.

Directed by Francesca Zambello (Disney's The Little Mermaid), LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL just completed a five-week, pre-tour engagement at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey (Sept. 10 - Oct. 10, 2009).

The Paper Mill engagement garnered 23 sold-out performances, with a cumulative box office gross of more than $2 million and audiences totaling more than 45,000 people, making it one of the most successful productions in the company's history.

Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing Laura in the hugely successful 1970s NBC television series "Little House on the Prairie" now continues her "prairie" legacy by taking on the role of Caroline "Ma" Ingalls.

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL also stars Steve Blanchard as Charles "Pa" Ingalls and Kara Lindsay as Laura, with Kevin Massey as Almanzo Wilder, Kate Loprest as Nellie Oleson, Alessa Neeck as Mary Ingalls and Carly Rose Sonenclar as Carrie Ingalls.

Initiated for the stage by Adrianne Lobel (A Year with Frog and Toad) and Francesca Zambello, the production features music by Academy Award winner Rachel Portman (Emma), lyrics by Donna di Novelli and a book by Tony Award winner Rachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).

During its world premiere production in August 2008 at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL shattered all box-office records (more than $1.9 million) and sold-out for 12 consecutive weeks to audiences totaling more than 65,000 people.

The current 2009-10 tour itinerary is as-follows:

10/13/09-10/25/09 -- St. Paul, Ordway Theater
10/27/09-11/1/09 -- Nashville, Tennessee Performing Arts Center
11/3/09-11/5/09 -- Little Rock, Robinson Auditorium
11/6/09-11/8/09 -- Springfield, MO, Hammons Auditorium
11/10/09-11/15/09 -- Tulsa, Tulsa PAC
11/17/09-11/22/09 -- Oklahoma City, Music Hall
11/24/2009-11/29/2009 -- St. Louis, Fox Theatre
12/1/2009 - 12/5/2009 -- Detroit, Fox Theatre
12/8/09-12/13/09 -- Tempe, Gammage Auditorium
12/15/09-12/27/09 -- Denver, Buell Auditorium
1/5/10-1/10/10 -- Fayetteville, Walton Arts Center
1/12/10-1/17/10 -- Omaha, Orpheum Theatre
1/19/10-1/24/10 -- Madison, Overture Center for the Arts
1/27/10-2/28/10 -- Toronto, The Canon
3/2/10-3/7/10 -- Tampa, Tampa Bay PAC
3/9/10-3/14/10 -- Naples, The Philharmonic
3/16/10-3/21/10 -- Raleigh, BTI Center
3/23/10-3/28/10 -- Appleton, Fox Cities PAC
4/8/10-4/11/10 -- Spokane, Spokane Opera House
4/14/10-4/25/10 -- Sacramento, Community Center Theater
4/28/10-5/9/10 -- Houston, Hobby Center for the Perf. Arts
6/1/10-6/6/10 -- Sioux Falls, Washington Pavilion
6/8/10-6/13/10 -- Ft. Worth, Bass Performance Hall

Visit the official website at


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Melissa Gilbert and Company.
Photo by Carol Rosegg.


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Kara Lindsay as Laura Ingalls.
Photo by Carol Rosegg.

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Kara Lindsay, Steve Blanchard, Melissa Gilbert,
Alessa Neeck and Carly Rose Sonenclar.
Photo by Carol Rosegg.

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Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey.
Photo by Michal Daniel.

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Kate Loprest (center) and Kara Lindsay (right of center).
Photo by Carol Rosegg.

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Melissa Gilbert and Steve Blanchard.
Photo by Carol Rosegg.

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Kara Lindsay (center) and Company.
Photo by Carol Rosegg.

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Kevin Massey and Company.
Photo by Michal Daniel.

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Melissa Gilbert and Steve Blanchard.
Photo by Carol Rosegg.

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Kara Lindsay and Alessa Neeck.
Photo by Carol Rosegg.



ON 18TH OCTOBER 2009  

(London - October 13, 2009) Disney’s THE LION KING will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a gala performance at London’s Lyceum Theatre on Sunday 18th October 2009. Former cast members along with the show’s award-winning creative team will gather with a host of celebrities and friends to celebrate 10 triumphant years in the West End.

In the decade since its star-studded premiere in 1999, THE LION KING has been seen by over 8 million people in London at over 4200 performances and has achieved a total gross box office to date in excess of £289 million. This acclaimed musical now ranks among the top ten longest-running shows in West End history and remains one of the most sought-after tickets in the West End.

 “It’s profoundly gratifying to see that British audiences continue to embrace THE LION KING in such an extraordinary way,” said Thomas Schumacher, producer and president of Disney Theatrical Productions. “I am tremendously proud of our entire creative team as well as our cast and crew in the West End who bring Julie Taymor’s glorious production to life each and every time the curtain rises.”
“Over the past 10 years, more than 220 performers from all over the world have been part of the incredible company in London, each bringing their own unique talents, energy and joy to help tell this universal story” said Director Julie Taymor. “The thing that moves me most about the success of THE LION KING is the fact that it truly transcends the barriers between culture and between races and is able to tell a story in a style that speaks to everyone equally”

Julie Taymor’s internationally acclaimed stage adaptation of Disney’s 1994 animated film premiered on Broadway in November 1997, winning the Tony Award® for ‘Best Musical’ and since that time, the show has been seen by almost 50 million people in cities around the world. In addition to the record-breaking productions in London and New York, THE LION KING can currently be seen in Paris, Tokyo, Hamburg, Las Vegas and on tours of both the US and Japan, with a new production opening in Singapore in 2010.

The score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from the animated film along with three original songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from an album inspired by the animated film, "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE LION KING score is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, embracing the Academy award-winning “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and the haunting “Shadowlands.”

Julie Taymor, along with Michael Curry, has created hundreds of masks and puppets for THE LION KING. Scenic design is by Richard Hudson; Lighting design is by Donald Holder; Costume design is by Julie Taymor. Choreography is by Garth Fagan. The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated feature and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the screenplay of THE LION KING.
Other members of the creative team include: Steve Canyon Kennedy, sound design; Michael Ward, hair and makeup design; Jay Binder, casting; Joseph Church, music director; Robert Elhai, David Metzger and Bruce Fowler, orchestrators.

THE LION KING is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

In London, THE LION KING has…

  • Been seen by over 8 million people
  • Grossed over £289M (Approx US $457M)
  • Played over 4200 performances
  • Welcomed over 400,000 school children as part of THE LION KING education programme
  • Had over 225 adult cast members from 22 countries
  • Had 64 children playing the roles of Young Simba and Young Nala, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in entertainment including Luke Youngblood (The ‘Harry Potter’ series), Vanessa White (from The Saturdays) and Jade Ewan (winner of BBC’s  ‘Your Country Needs You’ Eurovision competition and now member of Sugababes)
  • Established THE LION KING ‘Cub School’ in 2009 to train young performers for the show. The first graduates from the programme joined the production in September 2009

Worldwide THE LION KING has…

  • Been seen by over 50 million people worldwide
  • Grossed over £2.2B worldwide (Approx US $3.6B)
  • Played in 13 different counties
  • Visited almost 100 cities around the world
  • Been translated into 5 different languages
  • Won over 70 major international theatre awards
  • Become the 9th longest running show in Broadway history
  • Productions currently playing in London, New York, Las Vegas, on tour in North America, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Paris


Press & Listings Information

Currently booking to Sunday 29 August 2010 for individuals and Sunday 3rd October 2010 for Groups.

Box Office number: 0844 844 0005

THE LION KING plays Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm with matinee performances on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.00pm and Sunday at 3.00pm.
There is no performance on a Monday evening.

The Original Broadway Cast recording of THE LION KING is now available in a special 2-Disc Edition, featuring an all-new bonus ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ DVD.




The Washington, DC engagement of JERSEY BOYS broke the box office record at the National Theatre for the week ending Sunday, October 11, grossing $1,259,040, beating the previous record of $1,138,472.50 set by Spamalot in July 2006.

JERSEY BOYS opened to rave reviews on Sunday, October 4 and it will play through Saturday evening, December 12.  From there, the national tour will play Detroit from December 17 through January 23, 2010.

The cast of JERSEY BOYS is lead by Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Frankie Valli), Josh Franklin (Bob Gaudio), original Broadway cast member Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi), with Jonathan Hadley and Joseph Siravo.

The ensemble of JERSEY BOYS includes Sarah Darling, Christopher DeAngelis, Graham Fenton, John Gardiner, Buck Hujabre, Leo Huppert, Michelle Knight, Renée Marino, Brandon Matthieus, Denise Payne, Nathan Scherich, Brian Silverman, Courter Simmons, Ryan Strand, Kara Tremel and Kevin Worley.

JERSEY BOYS is the winner of the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award®, the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, JERSEY BOYS is written by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005.  The JERSEY BOYS National Tour opened to rave reviews in San Francisco on December 1, 2006, played a record-breaking run in Los Angeles and is still breaking house records in cities across North America.  There are seven current productions of JERSEY BOYS:  New York, London, Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, a US National tour, and Melbourne, Australia. 

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It’s a journey of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of JERSEY BOYS was produced by Bob Gaudio, and was recently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The cast recording is now available on Rhino Records. JERSEY BOYS: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Broadway Books) is the official handbook to the smash Broadway hit.

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The Grail Has Been Found!
Triumphant 3½ Year Search for the Holy Grail Ends For the National Touring Production

The legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail will be told for the last time Sunday, October 18th, 2009 in Costa Mesa.  Monty Python's Spamalot, the 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical will end its reign on the road.

Produced by Boyett Ostar Productions and directed by Mike Nichols,Monty Python's Spamalot features a book by Eric Idle, music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Eric Idle and John Du Prez and choreography by Casey Nicholaw. Spamalot is based on the screenplay of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

WhenMonty Python’s Spamalot closes, the national touring production will have:

  • Played a total of 1,435 performances, 183 weeks in 101 cities.
  • Been seen by 2.5 million people and grossed $170,586,675
  • Used over 1,840 coconuts, supplied by the Coconut King in Florida.
  • Used a total of 8,610 pounds of confetti.
  • Used 1,098 tanks of liquid carbon dioxide to create the low-ground fog effect and 1,464 fire extinguishers for the Feet of God “blast off” effect.
  • Consumed over 115,000 AAA batteries in the 40 wireless microphones.
  • Ran over 101 miles of cable
  • Hired 5,050 local crew members to load the show in and out, and 2,525 local crew members to run the show.
  • Ironed a total of 4,305 feet of “blood”.
  • Six Kings Played by Michael Siberry, Gary Beach, Jonathan Hadary, John O’Hurley, Christopher Gurr, and Richard Chamberlain
  • Six original touring company members.
  • Catapulted the 45 lb cow 1,435 times over the castle wall.                       

*Please note: that no cows, rabbits, fish or fowl were harmed during this production

The grail has been found and the quest is over.  From Monty Python's Spamalot, King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table, chorus line of dancing divas, killer rabbits, and the flatulent Frenchmen, we bid you…..

Farewell and Good Knight!


V A N E S S A   R A Y


New York, NY (10/13/09) The producers of HAIR have announced the addition of Vanessa Ray to the “Tribe.”  Ray, making her Broadway debut, temporarily replaces Allison Case in the role of “Crissy” until January 2010.  HAIR began preview performances on March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) and opened to rave reviews on March 31, 2009.  Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
The HAIR “Tribe” also includes Sasha Allen, Ato Blankson-Wood, Steel Burkhardt, Jackie Burns, Briana Carlson-Goodman, Gavin Creel, Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Chasten Harmon, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kaitlin Kiyan, Andrew Kober, Josh Lamon, Caissie Levy, Nicole Lewis, John Moauro, Darius Nichols, Brandon Pearson, Paris Remillard, Megan Reinking, Bryce Ryness, Michael James Scott, Maya Sharpe, Kacie Sheik, Will Swenson and Tommar Wilson.

The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Karole Armitage, HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.

The creative team also includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Michael McDonald (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design) and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).

HAIR is presented on Broadway by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Kathleen K. Johnson, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Fran Kirmser Productions/Jed Bernstein, Marc Frankel, Broadway Across America, Barbara Manocherian/WenCarLar Productions, JK Productions/Terry Schnuck, Andy Sandberg, JAM Theatricals, The Weinstein Company / Norton Herrick, Jujamcyn Theaters, Joey Parnes and by special arrangement with Elizabeth Ireland McCann.

Tickets for HAIR (starting at $37.00) are available via or by calling (212) 239-6200.  The schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., Thursday – Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00.

The producers of HAIR have also established a pre-performance ticket lottery for box-seat tickets, aptly renamed “BE-IN BOXES.”   Those wishing to purchase these tickets are asked to show up at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre 2 1/2 hours before each performance for a drawing that will take place 2 hours before curtain.  For every performance, a limited number of  lucky audience members will receive $25 “be-in box” tickets, promising to make their experience of the show both affordable and unique.  Limit one entry per person, and two tickets per entry.  Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets.  Tickets can be purchased from the box office in cash only.

Ghostlight Records’ New Broadway Cast Recording of HAIR is currently available in stores and on iTunes.

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Vanessa Ray (Crissy).  My favorite kind of Love is the hopeful kind.  This tribe is that kind of Love.  Grateful to be a part in it.  Careful cause magic happens!!  Not like “poof” magic, the real kind.  My happies are the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, bikes and fireworks at baseball games.  Dad, Mom and Peter thanks for believing with me.  Hug someone today, we need each other.  God=love.

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Western Costume Company, America's Largest Costume Shop, has acquired the renowned Dykeman-Young Costume Collection
(October 13, 2009) Los Angeles.  It has been announced by Eddie Marks, President of the Western Costume Company, that the company has acquired the famed Dykeman-Young costume collection, the extraordinary resource for film and theater designers.

Western Costume Company, America's largest costume shop, is the oldest motion picture business in Hollywood, doing business under the same name since 1912, outdating any studio or production company.  Placing the Dykeman-Young collection with Western, further enhances the respected inventory of the Hollywood institution.

Marks said, "We are thrilled and proud that we can welcome the Dykeman-Young Collection to our growing resources here in Los Angeles, keeping with our mandate to continually invest in building the Western Costume Company.  Finding a large collection of quality like this, that has been so immaculately maintained, is extremely rare."

Located in Jamestown, New York, the Dykeman-Young collection is known for an impressive inventory of elegant evening wear, but also contains daytime wear, character wear, and 20th century work wear.  Dating from the early 20th century through the 1970s, the collection also features an impressive selection of clothing from America's great depression.  An estimated 50,000 items are represented.

Some of the films and television series that have drawn from the Dykeman-Young collection, include Across the Universe, American Gangster, Casino, Chicago, Doubt, Forrest Gump, Frida, Goodfellas, Hairspray, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, John Adams, Mad Men, Memoirs of a Geisha, NINE, No Country For Old Men, The Shawshank Redemption, Sweeney Todd, Taking Woodstock, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Walk the Line, among many others.

Academy Award-winning costume designer Ann Roth (The English Patient) described the Dykeman-Young collection as "high quality...genuinely authentic...with fabulous variety."  Designer Albert Wolsky (Oscars for Bugsy and All That Jazz) points out, "I wouldn't think of doing a period picture without visiting the Dykeman-Young collection.  It's a secure, 'go to' resource - in mint condition."
The Western Costume Company is owned by Bill Haber and Eddie Marks.  Since 1992, the company has acquired the Dorothy Weaver’s SourceIII, Helen Larson and Patricia Norris' Private Collection and recently an outstanding collection representing the Napoleonic era.  The remarkable range and size of the Western Costume Company is why it is regarded as a leader in costume houses around the globe.
For more information about the Western Costume Company go to:





Sienna Miller
will be featured on
CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman”
Tonight, October 13th
Between 11:35PM-12:35AM on channel 2


Tonight, After Miss Julie’s star Sienna Miller will appear on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” between 11:35PM-12:35AM on channel 2.

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Sonia Friedman Productions and Ostar Productions presents Sienna Miller as “Miss Julie”, Jonny Lee Miller as “John” & Marin Ireland as “Christine” in the American premiere of playwright Patrick Marber’s drama After Miss Julie, a version of Strindberg’s Miss Julie, directed by Mark Brokaw

After Miss Julie opens officially on October 22nd, 2009 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This is a limited engagement through December 6th, 2009.

After Miss Julie transposes August Strindberg’s 1888 play about sex and class to an English country house on the eve of Labour’s historic landslide in 1945. 

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at or at the American Airlines Box Office (227 West 42nd Street).   Ticket prices range from $66.50 to $111.50.

After Miss Juliewill play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.





John Stamos
ABC’s “Rachael Ray Show”

Wednesday, October 14th
Between 10:00AM-11:00AM on channel 7


Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th, Bye Bye Birdie’s John Stamos will appear on ABC’s “Rachael Ray Show.” Tune in to watch John’s new dressing room get a makeover by designer Carter Oosterhouse.
Bye Bye Birdie stars John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Nolan Gerard Funk as “Conrad Birdie.”  The cast also features Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson), Dee Hoty (Mrs. MacAfee), Matt Doyle (Hugo Peabody), Jake Evan Schwencke (Randolph MacAfee) & Allie Trimm (Kim MacAfee). Robert Longbottom directs and choreographs Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams.

Bye Bye Birdie is the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller’s Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) it will open officially on Thursday, October 15th, 2009.  This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010.

In Bye Bye Birdie, the exuberant rock n’ roll musical comedy, it’s 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen idol superstar Conrad Birdie (Funk) has been drafted into the army.   Birdie's manager Albert (Stamos) and his secretary Rosie (Gershon) have cooked up a plan to send him off with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan… on “The Ed Sullivan Show”! 


Tickets are available online at or by phone at (212)239-6200.  Ticket prices range from $86.50 - $136.50.  To become a Roundabout subscriber visit or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300.

Bye Bye Birdie plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

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Carrie Fisher
and her best-selling memoir
Wishful Drinking
as it hits #7 on the
New York Times
Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers List
on October 18th.

Wishful Drinking opened to rave reviews on Broadway
in a limited engagement through January 3rd, 2010 at Studio 54  

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Jonathan Reinis, Jamie Cesa, Eva Price & Berkeley Repertory Theatre, celebrate Carrie Fisher and her best-selling memoir Wishful Drinking (Simon & Schuster) which will hit #7 on the New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers List on October 18th. 

The stage production Wishful Drinking, created and performed by Carrie Fisher and directed by Tony Taccone at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th St) opened to rave reviews on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company.  Wishful Drinking opened officially on Sunday, October 4th, 2009. This is a limited engagement through January 3rd, 2010.

The Simon & Schuster published book, which has received accolades from reviewers across the country, has 100,000 paperback copies in print after 3 printings.

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher recounts the true and intoxicating tale of her life as a Hollywood legend, told with the same wry wit she poured into bestsellers like Postcards from the Edge. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher became a cultural icon when she starred as “Princess Leia” in the first Star Wars trilogy at 19 years old. Forever changed, Carrie’s life did not stay picture perfect.  Fisher is the life of the party in this uproarious and sobering look at her Hollywood hangover.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 and online at
Wishful Drinking plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.  Prices range from $31.50-$111.50.