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Anthony McDonald is currently the Executive Director of the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT. Having worked on several Broadway productions, Anthony has extensive theatre management experience in general, company, and house management. Prior to his current position, he worked with the Nederlander Producing Co. of America at both the Minskoff Theatre, home to DISNEY'S THE LION KING, and prior to that, at the Gershwin Theatre, home to WICKED. As a general manager, Anthony has been an associate on Broadway’s FIRST DATE, associate general manager for Off Broadway’s FUERZA BRUTA: WAYRA, assistant to the general manager, Peter Boygo on TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, and general manager of The Miranda Theatre Company’s THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON, and Broadview Phoenix/Magis Theatre Company’s MIRACLE IN RWANDA. He also served as the general management consultant with Show Shepherd. In addition, he was the company manager of the workshop of BEHIND THE PAINTING, and assistant company manager on Broadway’s HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME. Anthony received his BFA from Howard University in Theatre Arts Administration and his MFA from Columbia University in Theatre Management and Producing. He is a proud member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers.

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New CT State Tax Credits Paves Way for Shubert Theatre to Attract New Touring Broadway Productions to its Stage

During its storied history, New Haven’s Shubert Theatre has become known as the “Birthplace of the Nation’s Greatest Hits” for the number of pre-Broadway and World Premieres that were first seen on its legendary stage.

Shubert Theatre Announces COMPANY, HADESTOWN, And More For 2023-2024 Broadway Series

Anthony McDonald, Executive Director of Shubert Theatre, has announced the lineup of the 2023-2024 Broadway Series shows for the theatre's 108th Anniversary Season.

Shubert Theatre And International Festival Of Arts & Ideas Present National Dance Theatre Company Of Jamaica, June 2 & 3

​​​​​​​Shubert Theatre and International Festival of Ars & Ideas will co-present the NATIONAL DANCE THEATRE COMPANY (NDTC) OF JAMAICA on June 2 & 3, 2023. The performances on Friday, June 2 at 7:30 and Saturday, June 3 at 2:00pm are sponsored by Liberty Bank and the International Association of New Haven.

Photos: First Look at the Olivier Awards 2023 Winners

The winners have been unveiled for this year’s Olivier Awards with Mastercard, British theatre’s biggest night, which took place on Sunday 2 April at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Hannah Waddingham. Check out the photos of the winners here.

Front Row Productions Names Lamar Richardson 2022 Fellow

Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey’s Front Row Productions Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, named Lamar Richardson as the 2022 Front Row Productions Fellow.

Shubert Theatre 2022-2023 Season Tickets Go On Sale Today

Anthony McDonald, Executive Director of Shubert Theatre, has announced the schedule of 2022-2023 shows for the theater’s 108th Anniversary Season.

Applications Now Open for Front Row Productions Annual Fellowship

Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey’s Front Row Productions Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, is now accepting applications for its 2022 Fellowship program.  The submission deadline is July 20.  

Shubert Theatre New Haven Announces 2022-2023 Broadway Series Featuring MY FAIR LADY, A SOLDIER'S PLAY & More

The Shubert Theatre has announced the lineup of the 2022-2023 Broadway Series shows for the theatre’s 108th Anniversary Season.

DIGNITY, ALWAYS DIGNITY, JELLY'S LAST JAM Concert & More Announced for Long Wharf Theatre 2022/2023 Season

Long Wharf Theatre yesterday announced the launch of its 2022/2023 season, “Everywhere for Everyone.” Under its new model, audiences will see programming radiating out from the institution's storied home at 222 Sargent Drive and into communities across Greater New Haven.

Jazz Legend Monty Alexander Comes to The Shubert New Haven

Jamaican-born jazz pianist, Monty Alexander brings his singular swinging style to the Shubert Theatre for a globe-spanning evening of melodic virtuosity informed by his individualized synthesis of jazz and Jamaican musical styles.

Front Row Productions Announces First Fellow

Front Row Productions was established by award-winning producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey to bring major works to Broadway and the West End featuring diverse casts, creative teams and management.

Shubert New Haven Announces 2021-2022 Broadway Series - HAIRSPRAY, BEAUTIFUL, WAITRESS & More

Anthony McDonald, Executive Director of the Shubert Theatre, announced the lineup of the 2021-2022 Broadway Series shows for the theatre’s 107th Anniversary Season.

Applications Now Open For Front Row Productions Fellowship

Prospective applicants are encouraged to join an Information Session on Monday, June 7 at 6:30PM EDT.

Shubert Theater Partners With Griffin Health to Offer Vaccinations to New Haven Residents

New Haven’s Shubert Theater is teaming up with Griffin Health’s mobile vaccination team, to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to New Haven residents.

Anthony McDonald Appointed New Executive Director of the Shubert Theatre

Anthony McDonald has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the historic and legendary Shubert Theatre effective March 15, 2021, it was announced today by Chad Whittington, CAPA (Columbus Association for the Performing Arts) President and CEO, and Len Suzio, CAPA-Connecticut Chair, Board of Directors.

Show Shepherd Announces Theatrical Advisors Group

Show Shepherd, a team of experienced theater professionals that work with writers, independent producers, and theater companies, announces its new Advisors Group as a resource for current and future clients, making the company a one-stop resource for insider advice on developing new plays and musicals.

JUDGMENT DAY Gets World Premiere At Park Avenue Armory

This December, Park Avenue Armory will round out its 2019 season with the world premiere of a new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play Judgment Day, an ambitious work that explores morality, responsibility, and the guilt of a small-town's train stationmaster and his community. The adaptation, commissioned by the Armory and penned by Obie Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Christopher Shinn, is staged by famed British theater director Richard Jones, who returns to the Armory to helm this gripping moral parable following his critically acclaimed, eight-time Drama Deska?"nominated production of The Hairy Ape  at the Armory in 2017. With much of the narrative centered around an ill-fated train depot, Judgment Day and its vast set will take on special resonance in the 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Halla?"reminiscent of the great nineteenth century train sheds of Europe, with its vaulted ceiling and raw industrial design. The production runs December 5, 2019 through January 11, 2020. Casting will be announced in the coming weeks.

Nevill Holt Opera Announces Two New Orchestral Partnerships For 2018

Ahead of the much-anticipated unveiling of their brand new 400-seat theatre, the rising star of UK summer opera festivals - Nevill Holt Opera - has now announced two new orchestral partnerships with Royal Northern Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia for their 2018 season.

Scoop: EMPIRE on FOX - Today, October 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on EMPIRE, airing on FOX today, October 5, 2016!

Scoop: EMPIRE on FOX - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on EMPIRE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, October 5, 2016!


Anthony McDonald has been nominated for the Outstanding Costume Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for the show "Judgment Day".

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