David Shire News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1937 (78)
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue TheatreLaura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June. (more...)

TARZAN, 'LITTLE SHOP' & More Set for White Plains Performing Arts Center's Fall SeasonTARZAN, 'LITTLE SHOP' & More Set for White Plains Performing Arts Center's Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting Fall Season. All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street in downtown White Plains. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Raises Over $80,000 at Annual Cabaret EventSTAGES St. Louis Raises Over $80,000 at Annual Cabaret Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

On Monday, August 10th, STAGES St. Louis hosted its annual one-night-only cabaret event, Cheers!, benefiting the organization's Education and Artistic Programs. This year, STAGES proudly presented the world premiere of The Story Goes On: The Songs of Maltby & Shire, the inaugural workshop production from Emerson American Musical Creative (AMC). AMC is the newest division at STAGES for the creation of new American musicals. Monday night's attending audience was the first to enjoy this brand new show. (more...)

BWW News: STAGES St.Louis' CHEERS! Benefit for Education and Artistic ProgramsBWW News: STAGES St.Louis' CHEERS! Benefit for Education and Artistic Programs
by Chris Gibson - Aug 19, 2015

I had the distinct privilege of being invited to attend Cheers! STAGES St. Louis' Annual Summer Cabaret last week, and it was a unique and fun experience that I was able to share with my young son. It's a yearly event that's designed to raise funds for STAGES' educational and artistic programs, and it featured a number of very interesting and entertaining performances, as well as some tasty appetizers and desserts prepared by Michael Brightman's With Love Catering. To say the event was a success is an understatement. What made this particular presentation especially memorable was the world premiere of a work-in-progress production of THE STORY GOES ON, which is a brand new revue of the songs of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. (more...)

Rita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekRita Rudner, 54 SINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

This week at54 BELOW,Broadway's Supper Clubpresents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond.To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.comor call(646) 476-3551. (more...)

CLOSER THAN EVER, VANYA AND SONIA, SHIPWRECKED! & More Set for International City Theatre's 2016 SeasonCLOSER THAN EVER, VANYA AND SONIA, SHIPWRECKED! & More Set for International City Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

International City Theatre has announced a season of five critically acclaimed plays by six multiple award-winning writers for 2016. The company's 31st season launches on Feb. 12 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Pianist Anthony de Mare to Release LIAISONS Collection of Reimagined Songs by Stephen SondheimPianist Anthony de Mare to Release LIAISONS Collection of Reimagined Songs by Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Pianist Anthony de Mare presents a new 3-CD set of 36 songs by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim -- arranged and reimagined by some of the world's most exciting contemporary composers. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September,54 BELOWpresents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2015

My birthday this year took on extra significance, as the Supreme Court of the United States selected that day to rule that all people had an equal and unalienable right to marry whomever they wanted, regardless of gender. While normally a day to indulge in extreme selfishness, I am quite pleased to cede the importance of June 26th from a celebration of my birth to that of love and compassion for all people. Hopefully Derek Jeter, Ariana Grande, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris O'Donnell are all on board as well. Despite long considering myself a LGBTQ ally, I am now going to turn this feature back to being about my birthday (because I already had the songs chosen before SCOTUS ruled). So, this month, I am taking over sole duties that I normally share with Jeff Walker, and composing a list of 10 showtunes all about births and birthdays. Feel free to chime in on Twitter (@BWWMatt) or in the comments below with any others you would like to add to the list. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

In honor of the New York return of A NEW BRAIN, today we salute medically-themed moments from musicals. (more...)

WATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This FallWATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

WATERFALL, the epic new Broadway bound musical love story, which had its world premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director, Sheldon Epps) on June 7, 2015, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 28. The production will next play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre October 1-25, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: Sam Willmott and Sam Carner Win 2015 Kleban Prizes- Go Inside the Ceremony!BWW TV: Sam Willmott and Sam Carner Win 2015 Kleban Prizes- Go Inside the Ceremony!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2015

The 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes were presented earlier this week in a private ceremony hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. BroadwayWorld was there for the presentation and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

?Ghostlight Records will expand their special single from stage and screen star Melissa Errico with the third song, "Walking Happy." The digital exclusive is available today, June 23, 2015, on iTunes here. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sam Carner and Sam Willmott Receive 2015 Kleban Prizes!Photo Coverage: Sam Carner and Sam Willmott Receive 2015 Kleban Prizes!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 23, 2015

The 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded toSam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded toSam Carner. The 2015 prizes were presented yesterday, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. BroadwayWorld was there for the presentation and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Sam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre TodaySam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes will be presented today, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALLBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2015

The5th Avenue Theatrejoins with producing partnerPasadena Playhousein welcomingEmily Padgett(Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages),Thom Sesma(Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha),J. Elaine Marcos(Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstarBie Sukritlead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Review Roundup: New Musical WATERFALL Opens at Pasadena PlayhouseReview Roundup: New Musical WATERFALL Opens at Pasadena Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Jun 12, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story.Performances at Pasadena Playhouse take place now through June 28, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The5th Avenue Theatrejoins with producing partnerPasadena Playhousein welcomingEmily Padgett(Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages),Thom Sesma(Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha),J. Elaine Marcos(Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lovely WATERFALL Offers a Refreshing Look at LoveBWW Reviews: Lovely WATERFALL Offers a Refreshing Look at Love
by Don Grigware - Jun 12, 2015

If you have a hankering for romance and you love the old-fashioned musicals of a by-gone era,Waterfallis a perfect fit. Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire have created a beautiful glimpse of passionate love that develops amidst the turmoil of divergent cultures, east and west before WWII. Currently onstage at the Pasadena Playhouse,Waterfallis sumptuously breathtaking with an extraordinary director and ensemble. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Go inside opening night below! (more...)

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