David Shire News

Date of Birth: July 03, 1937 (79)
Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Shows That Never Made It to Broadway Find a Home at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY BOUNDBWW Review: Shows That Never Made It to Broadway Find a Home at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY BOUND
by Troy Frisby - Mar 29, 2017

'That's really niche.' Those words from one of the night's emcees, Feinstein's/54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, were technically used in reference to Linda Lavin's propensity to play love interests for superheroes. But, really, they could've been used to describe BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY, which played at the aforementioned venue March 21. (more...)

VIDEO: Garth Drabinsky is Focused on the Artistic Aspects of SOUSATZKA...Because He's Not Allowed to Touch the MoneyVIDEO: Garth Drabinsky is Focused on the Artistic Aspects of SOUSATZKA...Because He's Not Allowed to Touch the Money
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA is currently thrilling Toronto audiences and is steeped in Broadway-bound buzz. But would the producer even be able to leave Canada after spending five years as a guest of the taxpayer? The Agenda with Steve Paikin asks some of the easy questions, and a lot of the hard ones. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at CaramoorMelissa Errico to Celebrate 'BROADWAY'S FAIR LADIES' at Caramoor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The American Songbook opens up on Caramoor's Music Room stage for its annual Benefit Concert, welcoming New York City-born actress, singer, recording artist and writer Melissa Errico. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Sousatzka Opens and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Sousatzka Opens and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! Sousatzka Opens and More! (more...)

Review Roundup: World Premiere of SOUSATZKA in Toronto - All The Reviews!Review Roundup: World Premiere of SOUSATZKA in Toronto - All The Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 24, 2017

The reportedly Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opened last night in Toronto! Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)

BWW Review: Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - Lackluster Material, Brilliantly PerformedBWW Review: Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - Lackluster Material, Brilliantly Performed
by Alan Henry - Mar 24, 2017

The much anticipated opening of Sousatzka, the musical billed as the comeback of Garth Drabinsky, took place last night at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. Sousatzka tells the story of holocaust survivor Madame Sousatzka (Victoria Clark), her prodigy piano pupil Themba (Jordan Barrow) - and how the two change each other's lives for the better. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opens tonight in Toronto. Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & More in SOUSATZKA; Opens Tonight in Toronto!Photo Flash: First Look at Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & More in SOUSATZKA; Opens Tonight in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opens tonight in Toronto. Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 22th, 2017 - THE NEW YORKERS Bows at Encores! and More!BWW Morning Brief March 22th, 2017 - THE NEW YORKERS Bows at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE NEW YORKERS kicks off tonight as part of Encores! at City Center! (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf TheatreJoe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Phyllis Newman Joins BROADWAY BOUND at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhyllis Newman Joins BROADWAY BOUND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman has joined the 9:30pm showing of Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Rosanne Cash, John Elder Robison, Phyllis Marie Bowdwin Join All These Wonders: The Moth At Lincoln Center On Wednesday, 329Rosanne Cash, John Elder Robison, Phyllis Marie Bowdwin Join All These Wonders: The Moth At Lincoln Center On Wednesday, 329
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts presents All These Wonders: The Moth at Lincoln Center on March 29, 2017, at 7:30 pm in Alice Tully Hall. This special evening celebrates the release of THE MOTH PRESENTS ALL THESE WONDERS: True Stories about Facing the Unknown, the second book from The Moth-a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This WeekRoundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

LITTLE WOMEN Hits an Emotional Note at Villanova TheatreLITTLE WOMEN Hits an Emotional Note at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Villanova Theatre proudly presents Little Women: The Broadway Musical, book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and directed by Valerie Joyce. Based on Louisa May Alcott's American classic, this beloved Civil War story of love, family, and independence stands the test of time, coming to life at Villanova Theatre March 28 - April 9, 2017.   (more...)

AJ Shively, Robert Cuccioli and More Sign on for 'BROADWAY BOUND' at Feinstein's/54 BelowAJ Shively, Robert Cuccioli and More Sign on for 'BROADWAY BOUND' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

AJ Shively (Bright Star), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Jim Walton (Sunset Boulevard) and Nick Cartell (Jesus Christ Superstar) have joined Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Adam Gopnik Renames Long Wharf Theatre Premiere, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORKAdam Gopnik Renames Long Wharf Theatre Premiere, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

A new musical is an ever evolving organism. Every song and bit of dialogue gets molded until perfect. The title of the piece itself is no exception. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Victoria Clark, Jordan Barrow and More in Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA!VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Victoria Clark, Jordan Barrow and More in Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, is currently in previews in Toronto for an opening on March 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below! (more...)

SOUSATZKA Producer Garth Drabinsky Seeks to Bypass OSC Penalties in Fraud CaseSOUSATZKA Producer Garth Drabinsky Seeks to Bypass OSC Penalties in Fraud Case
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Garth Drabinsky, who has admitted to and served time in Canada for his part in a fraud at the now-defunct Livent production company, has just begun hearings with the Ontario Securities Commission. (more...)

Adam Gopnik, Ana Del Castillo and More Set for ALL THESE WONDERS: THE MOTH at Lincoln CenterAdam Gopnik, Ana Del Castillo and More Set for ALL THESE WONDERS: THE MOTH at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts presents All These Wonders: The Moth at Lincoln Center on March 29, 2017, at 7:30 pm in Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in TorontoBroadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

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