Liesl Tommy News

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at SteppenwolfLiesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

BWW Review:  John Kander Musicalizes Another Dark and Dangerous Subject In KID VICTORYBWW Review: John Kander Musicalizes Another Dark and Dangerous Subject In KID VICTORY
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2017

Though the brilliant musicals that composer John Kander created with his late lyricist partner Fred Ebb frequently tackled dark and violent issues (CABARET, CHICAGO, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS among them), they did so with a shiny, often cynical veneer of show-biz. Snazzy melodies and joyful lyrics barely hid horrific subtext. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brandon Victor Dixon and More Line Up for Vineyard's [TITLE OF SHOW] 10th Anniversary GalaBetty Buckley, Brandon Victor Dixon and More Line Up for Vineyard's [TITLE OF SHOW] 10th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2017 Gala Fundraiser will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vineyard Theatre's hit musical [title of show] with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, and a toast to Broadway producer Kevin McCollum. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/18/2017
by - Feb 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/18/2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the VineyardBWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents 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. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). Get a first look at highlights from the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents 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. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season, Featuring S. Epatha Merkerson, Jane Kaczmarek and MoreWilliamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season, Featuring S. Epatha Merkerson, Jane Kaczmarek and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced the Williamstown Theatre Festival 2017 Summer Season, the 63rd Season for the Tony Award-winning theatre company, which will include four world premieres, a new musical, the first production of a WTF commissioned artist, and much more. (more...)

LPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards CelebrationLPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

San Francisco's Curran to Re-Open This Month with Tony Award Winning FUN HOMESan Francisco's Curran to Re-Open This Month with Tony Award Winning FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Following an extensive two-year renovation, San Francisco's Curran is set to re-open this month with the groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home.  Performances begin January 25 (running 4 weeks through February 19) with an official opening night set for Thursday, January 26 at 8:00 pm.     (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The LightBWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The Light
by Keith Waits - Jan 21, 2017

On a rainy January 19, at 5:30 p.m. on the steps in front of Actors Theatre of Louisville, members of the Louisville theatre community took part in launching a nation-wide initiative entitled The Ghost Light Project. Besides Actors Theatre, there were representatives from other local companies such as Kentucky Shakespeare, Looking for Lilith, The Liminal Playhouse, Theatre [502], the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, among others. (more...)

LAURA AND THE SEA Playwright Kate Tarker Receives Vineyard's 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting AwardLAURA AND THE SEA Playwright Kate Tarker Receives Vineyard's 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Artistic Directors Doug Aibel and Sarah Stern announce Kate Tarker as the ninth recipient of Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award named in honor of playwright and teacher Paula Vogel, whose plays INDECENT, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME premiered at The Vineyard. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

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...)

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