David Shire News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1937 (79)
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/14-1/15/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/14-1/15/2017
by - Jan 15, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 15, 2017 - Sunday, January 15, 2017. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf TheatreCast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: Blythe Danner and More Celebrate Closing Night of 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE MORBID at PangeaPhoto Flash: Blythe Danner and More Celebrate Closing Night of 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE MORBID at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actor, director, playwright and teacher, Austin Pendleton, and singer, actor, playwright, Barbara Bleier, concluded the run of their holiday show, "'Tis the Season To Be Morbid" last evening at Pangea, and they were as hilarious and touching as ever.  (more...)

These Barn Jr. Players Get BIG This JanuaryThese Barn Jr. Players Get BIG This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Kansas City's acclaimed youth troupe the Barn Players Jr. are pleased to present Broadway musical hit, 'BIG.' Based on the memorable Twentieth Century Fox film written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, this amusing musical has a book by John Weidman, with music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. The Barn Jr. winter production is directed by community theatre veteran Jason Coats, with musical direction by Todd Gregory-Gibbs. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 19, 2016

Richard Maltby Jr, acclaimed lyricist and director, sits down again with Rob and Kevin to pull back the curtain on his illustrious career. In this episode, Richard discusses how he met David Shire, looks back on Love Match & How Do You Do I Love You, two musicals that never came to Broadway, and the process of working with choreographers. Plus, Richard pulls back the curtain on such legends as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ronny Graham, and Cameron Mackintosh. (more...)

Photos and Video: Sneak Peek - Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Hits the Rehearsal Studio in TorontoPhotos and Video: Sneak Peek - Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Hits the Rehearsal Studio in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Keith Tomasek, a blogger from Ontario, Canada, was recently invited to an open rehearsal for Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-bound SOUSATZKA, where he captured some great backstage moments and previews from the event. (more...)

First Listen: Tracks Released from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKAFirst Listen: Tracks Released from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Can't wait until 2017 to get a taste of the Broadway-bound Sousatzka? Wait no more, because several tracks have been released on the show's official website. Click here to check out, 'Rainbow Nation,' 'Let Go,' 'So Sing,' and  'Shibhambu.' (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKAComplete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny. (more...)

Theater Meets Cabaret in Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier's Dark New Holiday ShowTheater Meets Cabaret in Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier's Dark New Holiday Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier, seen last summer in 'Late Nights in Smoky Bars,' return to Pangea with a holiday show, 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE MORBID. (more...)

'Power of Change' Drew Star Victoria Clark to Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA'Power of Change' Drew Star Victoria Clark to Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The world premiere of the Garth Drabinsky production of Sousatzka, the new musical by three-time Tony Award-nominated book writer Craig Lucas and the legendary composing team of Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Lyrics) and Academy Award winner David Shire (Music), is headed to Broadway in 2017. The show will star Tony Award winner Victoria Clark in the title role of Madame Sousatzka, a celebrated, eccentric, Polish-born piano teacher who was forced into exile. Today, Clark shared what drew her to the role in a post on the musical's Facebook page. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 18th season of celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. During February and March 2016, established and rising singers and singer-songwriters across a range of genres-Southern soul, bluegrass, folk, R&B, indie rock, pop, musical theater, and more-will take The Appel Room stage for concerts that explore the many iterations of American song. And in spring, American Songbook will return to Alice Tully Hall with two dynamic women whose artistry in two very different arenas demonstrates the expansive reach of American song embodied in the series. (more...)

BWW Review: Coachella Valley Repertory Starts its Season with a Spirited Production of ANNAPURNA, a Comic Drama with HeartBWW Review: Coachella Valley Repertory Starts its Season with a Spirited Production of ANNAPURNA, a Comic Drama with Heart
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 31, 2016

Coachella Valley Repertory's (CVRep's) first play of the 2016-17 season, ANNAPURNA, is a finely acted and directed, intelligent comic drama that generates plenty of laughs on its way to a moving ending. ANNAPURNA, which tackles CVRep's theme for the season, 'love, marriage, and life changing events,' with heart and grit, will satisfy theatergoers seeking a play with intellectual and emotional depth. (more...)

Accepting Submissions for 2017 National Music Theater ConferenceAccepting Submissions for 2017 National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, a two-time Tony Award winner and latest recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is now accepting projects for development during the 2017 National Music Theater Conference. Applicants may submit music theater works for consideration through Friday, November 18th, 2016. (more...)

Edgar Allen Poe-Inspired Work and More Set for Pit Stop Players' FALL FANTASIES ConcertEdgar Allen Poe-Inspired Work and More Set for Pit Stop Players' FALL FANTASIES Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Pit Stop Players, a celebrated instrumental chamber ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, launch their seventh season with a concert of fantasy-themed music at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street, on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/27/2016 - 10/4/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 9/27/2016 - 10/4/2016
by - Oct 4, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/27/2016 - 10/4/2016. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical SaluteEncompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical Salute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Zoe Caldwell, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will honor legendary songwriting team LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY and playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY (Ragtime, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, A Man of No Importance, and their upcoming Broadway musical, Anastasia) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 23. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership (Richard Stursberg, CEO) today announced the world premiere of the Garth Drabinsky production of Sousatzka, the new musical by three-time Tony Award®-nominated book writer Craig Lucas and the legendary composing team of Tony Award® winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Lyrics) and Academy Award® winner David Shire (Music). Choreographed by ten-time Tony Award® nominee Graciela Daniele and directed by Adrian Noble, Sousatzka will begin performances on February 25, 2017 at Toronto's historic Elgin Theatre (189 Yonge Street), and officially open on Thursday, March 23. Tickets will go on sale, via Ticketmaster, on October 17. Sousatzka's pre-Broadway strictly limited engagement is scheduled to run through April 9, 2017. (more...)

Garth Drabinsky Sets MADAME SOUSATZKA Musical For Broadway ReturnGarth Drabinsky Sets MADAME SOUSATZKA Musical For Broadway Return
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Deadline has reported that producer Garth Drabinsky's musical adaptation of the novel that inspired the 1988 Shirley MacLaine film, Madame Sousatzka, will arrive on Broadway next fall following an out-of-town tryout in Toronto this spring.  (more...)

Off-Broadway's MARIE AND ROSETTA and More Receive 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play AwardsOff-Broadway's MARIE AND ROSETTA and More Receive 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the second round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: 'John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known As Lypsinka' is a Toned Down, Engaging Look Into the PerformerBWW Review: 'John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known As Lypsinka' is a Toned Down, Engaging Look Into the Performer
by Karis Rogerson - Sep 2, 2016

In his new solo show at Joe's Pub, John Epperson, the adored drag artist widely known as his character Lypsinka, sits at the piano dressed conservatively in a green blazer, a rarity for him--- no flashy dresses, wigs, or makeup. For this show, he's performing not as Lypsinka but as himself. But the performance itself is far from conservative. John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known As Lypsinka, which debuted on August 15, is billed as a 'personal musical memoir,' but in many ways it's a tribute show--- specifically, a tribute to the women who shaped his life. (more...)

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