Liesl Tommy News

Trinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTTrinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Thursday, January 19 at 5:30pm, Trinity Repertory Company will participate in a nationwide collective, simultaneous action: launching The Ghostlight Project. (more...)

The Desert Rose Playhouse Will Host THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT In The DesertThe Desert Rose Playhouse Will Host THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT In The Desert
by David Green - Jan 11, 2017

The Desert Rose Playhouse is participating in 'The Ghostlight Project', on January 19, 2017. In each time zone across the country, members of the theater community from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters will come together to launch THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT. Gathering outside of theaters on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, people will join in creating 'light' for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Welcomes Suzanne Appel as Managing DirectorVineyard Theatre Welcomes Suzanne Appel as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Board of Directors, and Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, announced today that Suzanne Appel has been named the company's new Managing Director beginning January 17, 2017.  (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book ShopJohn Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre in February. (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT (previously announced as 'The Sanctuary Project') will bring the theatre community together from coast to coast on January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone to light a light and make a pledge. Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a 'ghost light' on in a darkened theater, we create light for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY!Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY!
by Walter McBride - Jan 6, 2017

The New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy, will begin previews on Wednesday, February 1 and open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). The company just met the press and and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

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Stages Across the Country Will Take Part in THE SANCTUARY PROJECTStages Across the Country Will Take Part in THE SANCTUARY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

On January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone across the country, members of the theater community - from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters - will come together to launch The Sanctuary Project. (more...)

Montclair State University to Host Region Two of 2017 Kennedy Center American College Theater FestivalMontclair State University to Host Region Two of 2017 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Montclair State University will host 1.000 students and faculty from colleges and universities in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and West Virginia at the Region Two festival of the 49th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), January 3-7, 2017. (more...)

Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

Danielle Brooks Joins Reading of James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER 11/28Danielle Brooks Joins Reading of James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Danielle Brooks, Tony Award nominee from The Color Purple and co-star of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," will perform in a one-night only reading of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner this Mondayevening, November 28 at 7 pm as part of Classic Stage Company's annual First Look Festival. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the reading of The Amen Corner will also feature Adeola Role, Mirirai Sithole, Phumzile Sithole, Christina Redd, Brandon Jones, Curtiss Cook Jr, Kevin Mambo, Cristina Pitter and Folami Williams. (more...)

Jasmine Cephas Jones, Megan Hilty, Adrienne Truscott and More Coming Up at Joe's PubJasmine Cephas Jones, Megan Hilty, Adrienne Truscott and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running November 23 - December 4, 2016. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

BWW Review: The Revolutions Of The 60s Meet Laptop Activism in PARTY PEOPLEBWW Review: The Revolutions Of The 60s Meet Laptop Activism in PARTY PEOPLE
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2016

The term 'generation gap' first came into use during the 1960s, when sociologists and trend-watchers began noting the extreme differences in lifestyle, politics, fashion, music and language between the American parents who fought the Axis in World War II and the Baby Boom teenagers they raised. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of PARTY PEOPLE at the Public TheaterPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of PARTY PEOPLE at the Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Just last night, November 14, The Public Theater celebrated opening night of PARTY PEOPLE. Guests included: Former Black Panther Chairman Bobby Seale, and original party member Ericka Huggins, as well as photojournalist and advocate Stephen Shames, along with Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Adriane Lenox, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eisa Davis, Danny Hoch, Pascale Armand, and Sanjit DeSilva. (more...)

Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY Slates Dates for New York Premiere at Vineyard TheatreKander & Pierce's KID VICTORY Slates Dates for New York Premiere at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy will begin previews on Wednesday, February 1 and open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre, it has been announced by the company's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - UNIVERSES' PARTY PEOPLE Takes Politics to a New Level at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look - UNIVERSES' PARTY PEOPLE Takes Politics to a New Level at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

PARTY PEOPLE, by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, William Ruiz a.k.a. Ninja), and developed and directed by Liesl Tommy, began performances on November 1 at The Public Theater and runs through Sunday, December 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - PARTY PEOPLE Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - PARTY PEOPLE Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

PARTY PEOPLE, the new show by UNIVERSES, is developed and directed by Liesl Tommy, with music by UNIVERSES and Broken Chord, and choreography by Millicent Johnnie. The show begins previews tonight, November 1, at The Public Theater and has been extended through Sunday, December 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

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