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Barbara Gaines

 
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Bio:
Barbara Gaines is a former executive producer of the Late Show with David Letterman. She held that position from May 2000 to the show's finale in 2015. She graduated in 1979 from Ithaca College with a BA in educational television. (read complete bio)
 
Barbara Gaines Headshot

Bio:
Barbara Gaines is a former executive producer of the Late Show with David Letterman. She held that position from May 2000 to the show's finale in 2015. She graduated in 1979 from Ithaca College with a BA in educational television. (read complete bio)
 

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Barbara Gaines and Criss Henderson Photo

Barbara Gaines and Criss Henderson

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06/22/2017
Steve Solomon, Barbara Gaines, and Criss Henderson Photo

Steve Solomon, Barbara Gaines, and Criss Henderson

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06/22/2017
Barbara Gaines, Jessie Mueller, Heather Headley, Amy Rule, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Ri Photo

Barbara Gaines, Jessie Mueller, Heather Headley, Amy Rule, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Rick Boynton

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Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton, CST Artistic Director Barbara Gai Photo

Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton, CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Alan Cumming, CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin and CST Executive Director Criss Henderson. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

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Barbara Gaines Biography

Barbara Gaines is a former executive producer of the Late Show with David Letterman. She held that position from May 2000 to the show's finale in 2015. She graduated in 1979 from Ithaca College with a BA in educational television.




Barbara Gaines News

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces 2022/2023 Initial Lineup Including THE NOTEBOOK Photo Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces 2022/2023 Initial Lineup Including THE NOTEBOOK, WUTHERING HEIGHTS & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced today the initial line-up for the 2022/2023 Season, which includes a highly anticipated world premiere musical, striking new adaptations of literary classics, and Barbara Gaines directing her final production in her role as artistic director, thirty-six years after founding the company.

Industry Pro Newsletter: The Lost Generation of Theatre-Makers, Broadway League Repor Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: The Lost Generation of Theatre-Makers, Broadway League Reports Individual Grosses
by Alex Freeman - Mar 28, 2022

Last week, we got two different sets of data that started to make a case for the current state of the cultural economy - a report from the NEA laying out just how bad things got in the depths of 2020 (and hinting at some initial recovery in 2021) - and the first time The Broadway League reported individual show grosses since Broadway reopened.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Nicole Rosky New Editor-in-Chief of BroadwayWorld, New Data  Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Nicole Rosky New Editor-in-Chief of BroadwayWorld, New Data on Pandemic Recovery
by Alex Freeman - Mar 21, 2022

New data points show that the theatre industry is once again at an inflection point - first, data backs up the anecdotal sense that the recovery from the pandemic shutdown has been uneven across the globe, and across different regions within countries. With pandemic response being handled on a local level, this uneven recovery is not surprising.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Tony Awards Have a Date, New DEI Report from AEA Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Tony Awards Have a Date, New DEI Report from AEA
by Alex Freeman - Mar 14, 2022

The announcement of the Tony Awards and the return of the BC/EFA Red Bucket campaign brought a huge sense of normalcy back to the theatre industry last week - unfortunately this week, we were also reminded how far the industry has to go in establishing the new normal with the release of Actors Equity Association’s latest Diversity and Inclusion report.

Kelvin Dinkins, Jr New Executive Director at ART, Barbara Gaines to Retire from CST Photo Kelvin Dinkins, Jr New Executive Director at ART, Barbara Gaines to Retire from CST
by - Mar 8, 2022

Special Offer - Kelvin Dinkins, Jr New Executive Director at ART, Barbara Gaines to Retire from CST

Industry Pro Newsletter: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr New Executive Director at ART, Barbara Ga Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Kelvin Dinkins, Jr New Executive Director at ART, Barbara Gaines to Retire from CST
by Alex Freeman - Mar 7, 2022

With many of the pandemic restrictions being lifted in New York City this week, that the Broadway COVID safety team will celebrate their 2,000th performance on Broadway Tuesday night highlights the new phase of normalcy that the industry has entered.

Barbara Gaines to Step Down as Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 20 Photo Barbara Gaines to Step Down as Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

Thirty-six years after founding Chicago Shakespeare Theater and paving the way for the Tony Award-winning company to become one of the nation’s leading theaters, Barbara Gaines has announced her plan to step down as Artistic Director in 2023.

Chicago Shakespeare Announces 2021/22 Productions & Programs Photo Chicago Shakespeare Announces 2021/22 Productions & Programs
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2021

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the return of in-person performances at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier with the much-awaited debut of As You Like It infused with the hit songs of The Beatles, beginning October 6, 2021. 

Chicago Shakespeare Returns to Live Performances with AS YOU LIKE IT; Casts & Creativ Photo Chicago Shakespeare Returns to Live Performances with AS YOU LIKE IT; Casts & Creatives for Chicago ShakesSTREAM Revealed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021

Chicago Shakespeare Theater will welcome artists back to make theater again as dozens of actors, directors, designers, and technicians are busy creating upcoming productions, captured live in the Theater's performance spaces and streaming on-demand for audiences at home via the new Chicago ShakesSTREAM platform. 

Barbara Gaines Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: David Letterman Comes Out of Retirement to Present 'Top 10 Interesting Facts About Donald Trump'
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 13, 2015

David Letterman was a surprise guest at Steve Martin and Martin Short's July 10th show at San Antonio, Texas' Majestic Theater.

VIDEO: DAVID LETTERMAN Thanks Family, Staff & Fans in Emotional Farewell
by Caryn Robbins - May 21, 2015

In his final remarks as host of CBS's LATE SHOW, David Letterman thanked his family, his fans and his long-time bandleader Paul Schaffer. Check out highlights of the moving farewell below

VIDEO: Foo Fighters Perform 'Everlong' to Close Out DAVID LETTERMAN
by Caryn Robbins - May 21, 2015

Below, watch Foo Fighters perform 'Everlong' accompanied by highlights spanning 33 years of Dave's late-night career on the final episode of The Late Show with David Letterman.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Watch Opening Moments of Tonight's Historic Final Broadcast of DAVID LETTERMAN
by Caryn Robbins - May 20, 2015

Below, watch the opening moments of Letterman's final broadcast, airing tonight, Wednesday, May 20 (11:35 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

VIDEO: Bill Murray Pops Out of Cake on Final LETTERMAN Appearance
by Caryn Robbins - May 20, 2015

Bill Murray made a messy entrance for his final appearance on last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Bob Dylan Makes Rare TV Appearance on DAVID LETTERMAN
by Caryn Robbins - May 20, 2015

On the second to last broadcast of LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, legendary musician Bob Dylan made a rare television appearance, performing 'The Night We Called It a Day' from his new album.

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Re-Enacts Scene from Upcoming Film 'Inferno' on LETTERMAN
by Caryn Robbins - May 19, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Tom Hanks shared a funny behind-the-scenes story from working with Ron 'Opie' Howard in his upcoming film, 'Inferno.'

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Teaches DAVID LETTERMAN How to Use Selfie Stick
by Caryn Robbins - May 19, 2015

On one of the final broadcasts of CBS's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, guest Tom Hanks brought along a selfie stick and showed the long-time talk show host how it's used for a self portrait.

VIDEO: Eddie Vedder Sings Emotional 'Better Man' Farewell to DAVID LETTERMAN
by Caryn Robbins - May 19, 2015

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder gave an emotional performance of 'Better Man' with Paul Schaffer and the CBS Orchestra