David Shire News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1937 (79)
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

BWW Preview: Coachella Valley Repertory's Big Plans and its Upcoming SeasonBWW Preview: Coachella Valley Repertory's Big Plans and its Upcoming Season
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 30, 2016

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has been nominated for 29 Desert Theatre League star awards for the 2015-16 season. It has just obtained an option on the IMAX theater on Route 111 in Cathedral City. It has also announced its 2016-17 season. (more...)

CORIOLANUS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and More Set for Red Bull Theater's 2016-17 SeasonCORIOLANUS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and More Set for Red Bull Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced their 2016-'17 Season will include William Shakespeare's Coriolanus; a new version of Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector; as well as an all new season of their acclaimed Revelation Readings featuring Kristine Nielsen (Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike), Matthew Rauch ('Banshee'), Derek Smith (Green Bird, Lion King), Christian DeMarais, Gretchen Hall, Ryan Garbayo (Loot), Ben Mehl, Amelia Pedlow ('Tis Pity She's A Whore), Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher), and more.  (more...)

Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old GlobeSteve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

Creative Team Revealed for Garth Drabinksy's SOUSATZKACreative Team Revealed for Garth Drabinksy's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Globe and Mail stated, 'Craig Lucas (also a Tony winner for The Light in the Piazza) wrote the adaptation - which moves part of the action to South Africa, while the songs were by the composer/lyricist team David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr., whose Broadway outings are 1983's Baby and 1996's Big. Two designers who just won Tony awards for Hamilton were also involved - Paul Tazewell (costumes) and Howell Binkley (lighting).' (more...)

Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowTony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in JulyTony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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