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Four Vineyard Theatre Productions Debut in London During Summer and Fall of 2013

Quartet of Vineyard Theatre productions
debut summer/fall 2013 in London

Vineyard sets cast and on sale dates for
New York season's first production


Tickets on sale now to members

General public sales begin September 4 at 1 pm 

Four productions that received their world-premieres at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St., NYC) in recent seasons -- including three productions that transferred from The Vineyard to Broadway -- will be given their debuts this summer and fall in London, it has been announced by Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern:

            --[title of show] -- at Landor Theatre, August 7 to September 14

                        With music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, book by Hunter Bell, [title of show] premiered at The Vineyard in 2006 and later transferred to Broadway. 

            --A BOY AND HIS SOUL -- at Tricycle Theatre, September 4 to 21

                        Written and performed by Colman Domingo, A BOY AND HIS SOUL premiered at The Vineyard in 2009.  Mr. Domingo reprises his performance in this Vineyard Theatre production in London. 

            --THE LYONS at Menier Chocolate Factory, September 19-November 16

                        Written by Nicky Silver and directed by Mark Brokaw, THE LYONS debuted at The Vineyard in 2011 and later transferred to Broadway.  Mr. Brokaw will direct the London cast.

            --THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS -- at Young Vic, October 18-November 23

                        With music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, and with direction and choreography by Susan Stroman, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS debuted at Vineyard Theatre in 2010 and later transferred to Broadway.  The Vineyard Theatre production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in London will be directed by Ms. Stroman, and featured will be two members of the original Vineyard Theatre cast:  Tony nominee Colman Domingo, and Forrest McClendon. 

While Vineyard Theatre productions have been presented on London stages numerous times through the years, the unusual confluence of this particular quartet is remarkable, according to Mr. Aibel, who says, "We're so thrilled to see these four Vineyard works arrive in London this summer and fall.  THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, THE LYONS, A BOY AND HIS SOUL and [title of show] have each been such a meaningful part of The Vineyard's legacy.  It's a source of great pride for us that London audiences will get to discover them, and that the powerful and audacious work of Colman Domingo; Nicky Silver,David Thompson,  John Kander, and Fred Ebb;  and Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell will be seen and heard in the UK.  What an added bonus that Susan Stroman and Mark Brokaw, two of our original directors, will be helming their productions again. These are all artists who call the Vineyard Theatre their home, and we can't wait for London to experience these collaborations."

The Vineyard has also announced that tickets for its first production of the 2013-14 season, the world-premiere musical THE LANDING, will go on sale to Vineyard members on August 19, and to the general public on September 4 starting at 1 p.m.   

As well, complete casting for THE LANDING has been announced:   joining Tony winner David Hyde Pierce (CURTAINS, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE), Julia Murney (WICKED, Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY) and Paul Anthony Stewart (THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) will be Frankie Seratch (A TIME TO SHINE/TEEN CABARET). 

Written by John Kander (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, CHICAGO, CABARET) and Greg Pierce (SLOW GIRL, THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE), THE LANDING is directed by Walter Bobbie (CHICAGO, VENUS IN FUR).  Previews begin October 3 prior to an official opening night on October 23.  The production has been announced to run through November 10

One of the nation's leading non-profit theatre companies dedicated to new plays and musicals and bold new programming, The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works.   Its 31st season will continue in February 2014 with the New York premiere of the musical ARLINGTON by Victor Lodato and Polly Pen, followed by the world premiere of TOO MUCH SUN, the newest play by Nicky Silver, directed by Mark Brokaw in May 2014. 

Vineyard Theatre’s leadership includes Douglas Aibel (Artistic Director), Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell (Executive Producer) and Sarah Stern (Co-Artistic Director). 

For information about Vineyard productions call the box office at 212 353 0303 or visit

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