Broadway Director Alex Timbers to appear at 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival

The Tony Award-winning director of 'Moulin Rouge!,' 'Beetlejuice,' and David Byrne's 'American Utopia' will be speaking and signing copies of his children's book, 'Broadway Bird,' on Saturday, May 21 at 3:15 pm.

Tony Award-winning Broadway director Alex Timbers will be appearing at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 14 to speak about and sign his new children’s book, Broadway Bird.

Tony Award-winning director Alex Timbers. Photo courtesy of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

Broadway Bird is a charming and heartfelt picture book about a little bird who dreams of making it big on Broadway.

Alex Timbers is a three-time Tony Award-nominated writer and director and the recipient of Golden Globe, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. His many Broadway credits include Moulin Rouge!, Beetlejuice, David Byrne’s American Utopia, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s Oh Hello on Broadway, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Disney’s Peter and the Starcatcher. Alex lives in Times Square with his partner Rebekah and three mischievous parakeets.

“I wrote Broadway Bird as a fun and welcoming way to introduce my niece and nephew, and young people in general, to the delightful world of Broadway and the magic of the theater,” Timbers tells DC Theater Arts.

“A few years ago, I had the wonderful experience of debuting my stage show Beetlejuice in Washington, DC, and will be back at the Kennedy Center next year with Moulin Rouge! But the chance to return to the area, and Gaithersburg, to promote something as personal as my book, Broadway Bird, is even more exciting!”

Alex Timbers will speak at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 3:15 pm. He will be signing copies of his book at 4:15 pm. The Gaithersburg Book Festival takes place from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Gaithersburg’s Bohrer Park – 506 South Frederick Avenue, in Gaithersburg, MD. This outdoor event is free to the public and features free parking.


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