David Shire News

Date Of Birth:
July 03, 1937 (77)
Birth Place:
Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender:
Male
Tickets Go on Sale 8/24 for ANYTHING GOES at The Hobby Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Houston premiere October 14-19 as part of the 2014-2015 Season of Broadway at the Hobby Center. Individual tickets will be on sale beginning Sunday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CLOSER THAN EVER Raises Funds for The Barn Players
by Steve Wilson - Aug 16, 2014

Closer Than Ever opened Friday night at the Barn Players in Mission, Kan. The play with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire is the yearly musical fundraiser for the Barn Players. On Friday night, Danielle Gibbs with Premiere Designs sold jewelry in the lobby, with 25% of the proceeds going to the Barn Players, and will return for Sunday's performance. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Present CLOSER THAN EVER, 9/6-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces CLOSER THAN EVER by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr., September 6-28, 2014 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $25-$60 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages including CLOSER THAN EVER are also available. (more...)

David Harris to Bring TIME IS A TRAVELLER to Brisbane Powerhouse, Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Son of a coal-mining dad and a secretary mum, this is the story of an Aussie country kid and what lead him to tread the boards in some of Australia's biggest musicals. Following an extended and sold-out season at Sydney's Hayes Theatre, leading man David Harris, tours the east coast with performances in Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle. (more...)

EVITA National Tour to Run 7/8-13 at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece - Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, July 8-13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

'Subverted is an explosive solo show by Dominque Fishback, a talented and dynamic new voice on the theatre scene.' -Lynn Nottage (more...)

Michael Feinstein & BJ Ward Set for York's THE MARSHALL BARER PROJECT, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

The York Theatre Company celebrates the great American lyricist Marshall Barer (Once Upon a Mattress) with a special concert event, The Marshall Barer Project, a musical tour through the life, career and mind of a man whose songs are shimmering jewels from the American Songbook. Starring BJ Ward with special guest Michael Feinstein. Directed by Gordon Hunt, The Marshall Barer Project will play two performances only on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

Interview with Director, Richard Maltby Jr.
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 14, 2014

Richard Maltby, Jr. discussed his role in the creation of Just Jim Dale with Education Dramaturg, Ted Sod. (more...)

Harold Green Jewish Theatre & AngelWalk Theatre Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, Now thru June 1
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk Theatre are excited to be working together in producing the Canadian Premiere of Stars of David. Fresh off its Off-Broadway run, this is the first major production of this exciting new musical, written by an all-star line-up of Broadway's best. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Composers Unite in Dramatists Guild's Fight Against Piracy!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2014

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee just hosted their first-ever Anti-Piracy awareness event on Monday, April 21. During the event, established and up-and-coming musical theatre writers paired up to reach out to known sheet music pirates and ask them to take down the links to their sheet music. The day is intended to raise awareness about the problem of sheet music piracy and take steps against the digital distribution of stolen sheet music. BroadwayWorld goes inside the event and brings you interviews with the composers below! (more...)

Plays by Jess Brickman, Molly Smith Metzler and P. Seth Bauer Set for Bay Street's New Works Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

BAY STREET THEATRE NEW WORKS FESTIVAL will take place this weekend, April 25-27 at the Bay Street Theatre on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY. The Festival is produced in Association with SPACE on Ryder Farm. (more...)

Plays by Jess Brickman, Molly Smith Metzler and P. Seth Bauer Set for Bay Street Theatre's New Works Festival, 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

BAY STREET THEATRE NEW WORKS FESTIVAL will take place on April 25-27 at the Bay Street Theatre on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY. The Festival is produced in Association with SPACE on Ryder Farm. The media sponsor for the festival is Dan's Papers Literary Prize Contest. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Composers Unite for Dramatists Guilds' Anti-Piracy Awareness Event
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 22, 2014

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee just hosted their first-ever Anti-Piracy awareness event yesterday, April 21. During the event, established and up-and-coming musical theatre writers paired up to reach out to known sheet music pirates and ask them to take down the links to their sheet music. The day is intended to raise awareness about the problem of sheet music piracy and take steps against the digital distribution of stolen sheet music.BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Richard Maltby Jr.'s AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Return to New York?
by Hilary Kelly - Apr 18, 2014

The Delaware Theatre Company's production of Ain't Misbehavin', directed by Richard Maltby, Jr., could be eying a return to the New York stage, according to Delaware Online. (more...)

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk Theatre are excited to be working together in producing the Canadian Premiere of Stars of David. Fresh off its Off-Broadway run, this is the first major production of this exciting new musical, written by an all-star line-up of Broadway's best. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Delaware Theatre Company's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed By Richard Maltby, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company's production of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, opened this past weekend. The production is directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and features his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. Scroll down for some pictures from the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Roslyn Kind Makes 54 Below Debut to SRO Crowd!
by Walter McBride - Apr 08, 2014

54 Below just welcomed Roslyn Kind back to the New York club scene, where she hasn't been seen solo in 20 years. Having recently toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel performing with her sister, Barbra Streisand, and nephew, Jason Gould, It's Been a While, which returns on April 20, features both new material & vintage 'Rozzie' tunes. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Kind in action below! (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Will Stand Up Against Sheet Music Piracy at Dramatists Guild Event, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee will host their first-ever Anti-Piracy awareness event on Monday, April 21 from 5pm - 7pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

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