Liesl Tommy News

Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT and MANAHATTA. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory from Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014-15 OBSERVERSHIP PROGRAM; Apply by 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Observership Program grants emerging Directors and Choreographers 25 paid opportunities to observe the work of master Directors and Choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal through previews to opening night. Observers are guaranteed the invaluable opportunity to observe, first-hand, the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics. (more...)

Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

Signature's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by A.R. Gurney, Naomi Wallace, U.S. Premiere of Sam Shepard's A PARTICLE OF DREAD & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced eight productions for the 2014-15 Season at the company's Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). All subscriber tickets for the 2014-15 Season are $25 each as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. Subscription packages start at just $125. (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends APPROPRIATE Through 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for the New York premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE, directed by Liesl Tommy. APPROPRIATE, which opened March 16, will now play through April 13 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). The production's initial run is sold out. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Kicks Off Spring 2014 BAC Presents Series with Rocio Molina and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) is pleased to announce the dance presentations featured on the Spring 2014 BAC Presents performance series. The three presentations in March, April, and May are U.S. and New York Premieres of new works by international dance artists, reflecting BAC's mission to present and support innovative, contemporary choreographers and dancers from around the world. (more...)

DINER, KID VICTORY, SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premieres, Plus CABARET, 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and More Set for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre announces its 25th Anniversary season, illustrating its commitment to provide theater artists a home to create, explore and reinvent new works. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Signature's APPROPRIATE
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 18, 2014

Signature Theatre presents the New York premiere of Appropriate, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Liesl Tommy. The production runs now through April 6, 2014 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's APPROPRIATE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2014

Signature Theatre presents the New York premiere of Appropriate, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Liesl Tommy. The production runs now through April 6, 2014 with a March 16 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Set for Public Theater's Inaugural Public Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The Public Theater has announced a new writers' initiative today, PUBLIC STUDIO, which will present two new plays this spring by emerging and up-and-coming playwrights. The two plays will run in repertory from May 15 to May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater and will be presented as pared-down productions with the low ticket price of only $10. Following in the footsteps of the acclaimed Public Lab series, PUBLIC STUDIO is conceived as a way to build on The Public's mission to support new and emerging artists and to continue making new work accessible to all audiences. (more...)

Kathleen Turner in RED HOT PATRIOT, TARTUFFE & More Set for Berkeley Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Known nationally and internationally for thrilling audiences with captivating and esteemed productions, Berkeley Rep is poised to present yet another compelling collection of shows for its 47th season. Today, Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone reveals five of seven productions that will comprise the 2014-15 subscription programming. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature Theatre's APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Signature Theatre presents the New York premiere of Appropriate, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Liesl Tommy. The production runs now through April 6, 2014 with a March 16 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ALL THE WAY, PIPPIN & More Nominated for 2014 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The Nominating Committee of the Independent Reviewers of New England has just announced nominees for the 2014 IRNE Awards. The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards, founded by Beverly Creasey of the Journal Newspapers and Larry Stark of TheaterMirror in 1997, recognize the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Boston theatre community. (more...)

Huntington Scores 29 IRNE Nominations for 2013 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company has received 29 IRNE Award nominations from the Independent Reviewers of New England for its 2013 productions. The Committee recognized the Huntington with the following nominations: (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Kick Off Spring 2014 BAC Presents Series with Rocio Molina and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) is pleased to announce the dance presentations featured on the Spring 2014 BAC Presents performance series. The three presentations in March, April, and May are U.S. and New York Premieres of new works by international dance artists, reflecting BAC's mission to present and support innovative, contemporary choreographers and dancers from around the world. (more...)

BAC Announces Spring 2014 BAC Presents Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) has announced the dance presentations featured on the Spring 2014 BAC Presents performance series. The three presentations in March, April, and May are U.S. and New York Premieres of new works by international dance artists, reflecting BAC's mission to present and support innovative, contemporary choreographers and dancers from around the world. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Premieres THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a historical comedic drama commissioned from award-winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. When her wealthy lover mysteriously dies, Beartrice Albans' foundation of security hangs precariously by a thread. She is left to fend for her three unwed daughters in a world where freedom must be carefully negotiated. Told in a rich and lyrical river of words, this new play was developed through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. It's helmed by Patricia McGregor, whose many credits include the celebrated production of Spunk at California Shakespeare Theater. The House that will not Stand begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage today, January 31, opens on Wednesday, February 5 and runs through Sunday, March 16, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a humorous and gripping historical drama commissioned from award- winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Johanna Day, Alex Dreier, Sonya Harum & More Set for Signature's APPROPRIATE; Performances Begin 2/25 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere of APPROPRIATE, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Liesl Tommy. All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. The production runs February 25 through April 6, 2014 with a March 16 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a humorous and gripping historical drama commissioned from award- winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

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