Liesl Tommy News

New Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena StageNew Pasek & Paul Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN Premieres Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The original musical, featuring a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Broadway's A Christmas Story, The Musical; Dogfight), a book by Steven Levenson (Masters of Sex) and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Broadway's Rent, Next to Normal, If/Then), is a contemporary, intimate story of hope, heartache and the things in life we all need-friends, family and a place to call home. With choreography by Danny Mefford and music supervision, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen runs now through August 23, 2015, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Riant Theatre to Honor Director Liesl Tommy & Former NBC Entertainment VP Peter Anthony AndrewsRiant Theatre to Honor Director Liesl Tommy & Former NBC Entertainment VP Peter Anthony Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

 The Riant Theatre will kick off the  Strawberry One-Act Festival with a launch party and reception  presenting Pioneer of the Arts Awards honoring  Liesl Tommy, Obie winning director from South Africa, and Peter Anthony Andrews, the first African American TV network entertainment vice president, on Sunday, July 26 at the Poet's Den Theatre, 309 East 108th Street from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.  Tickets for the event are $50. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENTPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENT
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 16, 2015

 Tina Benko (Broadway's Irena's Vow, Top Girls, The Real Thing) joins Pun Bandhu (Wit, The Judge), Jesse J. Perez (Recent Tragic Events, American Splendor), DeLanna Studi (August: Osage County, Edge of America), and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine, 'Girls') in Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project's upcoming production, Informed Consent. The New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy(Appropriate, The Good Negro) will play a limited engagement August 4 - September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project. Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

'LOVERS, STRANGERS & WHAT SOME PEOPLE CALL FAMILY' One-Act Lineup Comes to Riant Theatre, 7/15'LOVERS, STRANGERS & WHAT SOME PEOPLE CALL FAMILY' One-Act Lineup Comes to Riant Theatre, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Riant Theatre gives audiences a look at plays presented at the August  2015 Strawberry One-Act Festival with an evening of nine excerpts of love themed plays from the anthology The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival (iUniverse) on Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30pm at 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor, Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Tina Benko Replaces Annie Parisse in Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENTTina Benko Replaces Annie Parisse in Primary Stages' INFORMED CONSENT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Tina Benko (Broadway's Irena's Vow, Top Girls, The Real Thing) will join Pun Bandhu (Wit, The Judge), Jesse J. Perez (Recent Tragic Events, American Splendor), DeLanna Studi (August: Osage County, Edge of America), and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine, 'Girls') in Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project's upcoming production, Informed Consent. The New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up) and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro) will play a limited engagement August 4 - September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.  Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Annie Parisse, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More to Star in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary StagesAnnie Parisse, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More to Star in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project (William Carden, Artistic Director; Paul Slee, Executive Director; Doron Weber, Sloan Foundation Vice President of Programs), announce casting for Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up)and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro).  The limited engagement runs August 4 - September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.  Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Riant Theatre to Bring 28th Season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival to Harlem in AugustRiant Theatre to Bring 28th Season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival to Harlem in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

The Riant Theatre celebrates the 28th Season of the Strawberry One-Act Festival this summer by bringing the eclectic theatrical awards competition to Harlem from August 5 - 23 at the Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd St, between Second and Third Avenues. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's MELANCHOLY PLAYPhoto Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's MELANCHOLY PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Trinity Rep closes out Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with the world premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond's Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy. Melancholy Play: a chamber musical runs now through June 28, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Heidi Schreck, Diedre Murray, Jim Nicola & Linda Chapman Surprised with 2015 Lilly AwardsHeidi Schreck, Diedre Murray, Jim Nicola & Linda Chapman Surprised with 2015 Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, held their 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony last night, June 1, 2015 at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) that was hosted by twice nominated 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home). (more...)

Summer Stages: Rhode Island Summer EventsSummer Stages: Rhode Island Summer Events
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 1, 2015

Warm, dazzling sunshine and refreshing sea breezes signal the start of the summer arts season in Rhode Island. Once again, Ocean State performers have a busy season planned, as venues from Downcity to South County prepare to welcome stories and songs to their stages. (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth Honored at Lilly Awards Tonight; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth Honored at Lilly Awards Tonight; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were recently announced by The Lilly Awards Foundation. The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony tonight, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home). (more...)

BWW TV: Inside the Winners' Room at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!BWW TV: Inside the Winners' Room at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the winners room below! (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by The Lilly Awards Foundation.  The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home).  The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Lilly Awards website (www.thelillyawards.org) and HowlRound TV (www.Howlround.com/tv). #lillyawards #howlround (more...)

Photo Coverage: Off-Broadway's Finest Celebrate Wins at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: Off-Broadway's Finest Celebrate Wins at the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 19, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the winners room below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 60th Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 60th Annual Obie Awards!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 19, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just presented the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. The Public Theater's Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda (including special citations for Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, and Alex Lacamoire) received the OBIE Award for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $1,000 check. The Signature Theatre's Founding Artistic Director James Houghton received the OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. The Awards were hosted by OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black'). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from last night's red carpet below! Click here for a full list of winners (more...)

HAMILTON, Darko Tresnjak, Ayad Akhtar & More Win 2015 Obie Awards - Full List!HAMILTON, Darko Tresnjak, Ayad Akhtar & More Win 2015 Obie Awards - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice just announced the winners of the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. (more...)

Lea DeLaria Hosts 60th Annual Obie Awards TonightLea DeLaria Hosts 60th Annual Obie Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice welcome a star-studded line-up of presenters at the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. As previously announced, OBIE Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black') will host this year's OBIE Awards ceremony, being held tonight, May 18, 2015 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Sting, Stockard Channing & More to Present at 60th Annual Obie Awards; Performers Announced!Sting, Stockard Channing & More to Present at 60th Annual Obie Awards; Performers Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing and the Village Voice are thrilled to announce that the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 60th Annual OBIE Awards will include Sting, Jesse Eisenberg, OBIE Award-winner Stockard Channing, Billy Crudup, two-time OBIE Award-winner Tommy Tune, T.R. Knight, three-time OBIE Award-winner Tony Kushner, OBIE Award-winner LaChanze, two-time OBIE Award-winner Lisa Kron, artist Bradley Theodore, OBIE Award-winner William Ivey Long, and Village Voice editor-in-chief Tom Finkel. The evening will include special performances by 2015 Tony Award nominee Michael Cerveris and Natalie Cortez. (more...)

Interview with Director: Trip CullmanInterview with Director: Trip Cullman
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 15, 2015

TED SOD: Will you give us some background information on yourself? (more...)

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