David Shire News

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

McCarter Theatre Center to Host 15th Annual Sallie B. Goodman Artists' RetreatMcCarter Theatre Center to Host 15th Annual Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is proud to welcome a group of esteemed and emerging playwrights and their artistic collaborators to Princeton for its annual ten-day Sallie B. Goodman Artists' Retreat. The Retreat is a centerpiece of McCarter's LAB platform which is devoted to the ongoing theatrical development of new plays, musicals and re-explored classics. The retreat runs from June 5th through June 14th. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Will Swenson & Ryan Silverman to Lead Workshop of New Musical TABLEMelissa Errico, Will Swenson & Ryan Silverman to Lead Workshop of New Musical TABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico, who just finished an acclaimed run starring in the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz? ("transformative" & "an exquisite interpretation" - The New York Times) is set to star in a workshop this week of the David Shire & Adam Gopnik (of The New Yorker) musical Table. (more...)

Vorschau: neue Spielzeit in Hildesheim mit AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH, EDWIN DROOD & DOGFIGHTVorschau: neue Spielzeit in Hildesheim mit AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH, EDWIN DROOD & DOGFIGHT
by Iris Moebius - May 25, 2016

Die  MusicalCompany des Theater fur Niedersachsen in Hildesheim feiert im kommenden Jahr ihr 10-jahriges Jubilaum, und so stehen in der Spielzeit 2016/2017 auch wieder 5 Musicals auf dem Programm, darunter mit DOGFIGHT eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung. Außerdem werden AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH (CLOSER THAN EVER) und DAS GEHEIMNIS DES EDWIN DROOD aufgefuhrt. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ariana DeBose, Joe Iconis & More Perform the Songs of Edward Kleban at Feinstein's/54 Below!Photo Flash: Ariana DeBose, Joe Iconis & More Perform the Songs of Edward Kleban at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

On May 15, Feinstein's/54 Below hosted an exploration of Kleban songs that range from hilariously funny to heart tugging to outrageous, all models of his impeccable craft. Check out photos below! (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekMarilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony SpaceLara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The pianist Lara Downes and the essayist Adam Gopnik come together to make an evening of music about New York City: its anthems, its atmosphere, its ambitions. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTECheck Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, SMART PEOPLE & More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonSteve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, SMART PEOPLE & More Set for Long Wharf Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre  announces its 52nd season: a mix of new plays, a world premiere musical, a contemporary comedy, and a classic. (more...)

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