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Zhailon Levingston

 
Bio:
Zhailon Levingston is a Louisiana-raised storyteller, director, and activist. He is the Director of Industry Initiatives for the Broadway Advocacy Coalition. His directing credits include: “Neptune” (Dixon Place, Provincetown theatre), “The Years That Went Wrong” (Lark, MCC), “The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Zhailon Levingston is a Louisiana-raised storyteller, director, and activist. He is the Director of Industry Initiatives for the Broadway Advocacy Coalition. His directing credits include: “Neptune” (Dixon Place, Provincetown theatre), “The Years That Went Wrong” (Lark, MCC), “The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert Presentation, 2017
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Community Engagement Team.

Photos

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10:  The cast, Director Zhailon Levingston and Playwrigh Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: The cast, Director Zhailon Levingston and Playwright Douglas Lyons

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Director Zhailon Levingston and Playwright Douglas L Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Director Zhailon Levingston and Playwright Douglas Lyons

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Date:
10/11/2021
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Director Zhailon Levingston and Playwright Douglas L Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Director Zhailon Levingston and Playwright Douglas Lyons during the opening night curtain call for the new play "Chicken & Biscuits" on Broadway at The Circle in the Square Theatre on October 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

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Playwright Douglas Lyons and Director Zhailon Levingston  Photo

Playwright Douglas Lyons and Director Zhailon Levingston

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Date:
10/11/2021
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10:  The cast, Director Zhailon Levingston and Playwrigh Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: The cast, Director Zhailon Levingston and Playwright Douglas Lyons during the opening night curtain call for the new play "Chicken & Biscuits" on Broadway at The Circle in the Square Theatre on October 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

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Date:
10/11/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert Presentation, 2017
Performer

Productions

[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Community Engagement Team.

Zhailon Levingston Biography

Zhailon Levingston is a Louisiana-raised storyteller, director, and activist. He is the Director of Industry Initiatives for the Broadway Advocacy Coalition. His directing credits include: “Neptune” (Dixon Place, Provincetown theatre), “The Years That Went Wrong” (Lark, MCC), “The Exonerated” (Columbia Law School), “Chariot Part 2” (Soho Rep., for The Movement Theatre Company), “Mother of Pearl” (LaGuardia Performing Arts Center). He is the co-director of “Reconstruction” with Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin. Zhailon is the resident director at “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” on Broadway and the associate director of “Hadestown” in South Korea.




Zhailon Levingston News

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

Cast Announced for 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival Photo Cast Announced for 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

FRIGID New York will present the 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater, July 7-10. The festival will feature World Premiere 10-minute plays by early career and under-represented playwrights from the African diaspora, co-directed by Zhailon Levingston and actor, writer, director and TFTT alum Tracey Conyer Lee. 

Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry to be Honored at Broadway Advocacy Coalition's BROADWAY V Photo Norm Lewis and Joshua Henry to be Honored at Broadway Advocacy Coalition's BROADWAY VS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

Inspired by the cultural phenomenon Verzuz, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition has announced the second year of its beloved fundraising event BROADWAY VS. 

Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere production of 53% OF. The production will feature ANNA CRIVELLI, EDEN MALYN, MARIANNA McCLELLAN, GRACE REX, CATHRYN WAKE, and AYANA WORKMAN.

Arian Moayed, A STRANGE LOOP's Cherie B Tay & More Take Part in BAC & Cody Renard Ric Photo Arian Moayed, A STRANGE LOOP's Cherie B Tay & More Take Part in BAC & Cody Renard Richard Scholars Event in New York City
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program and Broadway Advocacy Coalition organized a weekend in New York for its ten program scholars to encourage them to continue in their work in the theater industry.

A BURNING CHURCH Begins May 20 At New Ohio Theatre Photo A BURNING CHURCH Begins May 20 At New Ohio Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater's Archive Residency work-in-progress presentation of A Burning Church, with a book and direction by Alex Hare and Zhailon Levingston, music by Nehemiah Luckett and lyrics by Zhailon Levingston, begins performances on May 20 at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street) in New York City.

13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival To Play The Kraine Theater in July Photo 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival To Play The Kraine Theater in July
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

FRIGID New York will present the 13th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), July 7-10 with performances on Thursday, July 7 at 7pm, Friday, July 8 at 7pm, Saturday, July 9th at 2pm, Saturday, July 9th at 7pm, and Sunday, July 10th at 3pm.

CAPA Will Host Sold-Out 2022 CAPA Gala Celebration Honoring Larry and Donna James Photo CAPA Will Host Sold-Out 2022 CAPA Gala Celebration Honoring Larry and Donna James
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Co-chaired by Benita and Lewis Smoot Jr., the CAPA Gala Celebration is the performing arts non-profit organization's annual fundraising event that provides critical resources to continue its educational initiatives, cultural programming, and community engagement activities and events. In 2022, the sold-out event will honor Donna and Larry James for their extraordinary leadership and many contributions to the arts community of central Ohio.

Second Stage Theater Will Present 53% OF and PATIENCE as Part of Uptown Series 2022 Photo Second Stage Theater Will Present 53% OF and PATIENCE as Part of Uptown Series 2022
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2022

Second Stage Theater  will present two world premiere plays as part of the 20th Anniversary season of its Second Stage Theater Uptown Series: Steph Del Rosso's 53% OF, directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene, and Johnny G. Lloyd's PATIENCE, directed by Zhailon Levingston.

Broadway Stage Management Symposium Schedule Announced Photo Broadway Stage Management Symposium Schedule Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2022

After two successful years fully online, the 8th annual Broadway Stage Management Symposium will be presented in a hybrid format: both in person in New York City and Online.

Zhailon Levingston Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CHICKEN & BISCUITS on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CHICKEN & BISCUITS on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Oct 13, 2021

On Sunday night, the audience at the Circle in the Square Theatre was treated to an extra helping of joy, as CHICKEN & BISCUITS, the new comedy written by Douglas Lyons and directed by Zhailon Levingston, officially opened. 

VIDEO: Norm Lewis Shouts Out Broadway Debuts at CHICKEN & BISCUITS First Preview VideoVIDEO: Norm Lewis Shouts Out Broadway Debuts at CHICKEN & BISCUITS First Preview
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2021

Last night, September 23, marked the first preview of the play Chicken & Biscuits,  by Douglas Lyons, directed by directed by Zhailon Levingston. Following the performance, one of the play's stars, Norm Lewis read the names of every person making their Broadway debut in the production, in onstage and off-stage roles, and invited them onto the stage to be celebrated.

En Garde Arts Presents THRESHOLD By Amy Brenneman VideoEn Garde Arts Presents THRESHOLD By Amy Brenneman
by Julie Musbach - Jul 23, 2019

En Garde Arts presents Amy Brenneman's THRESHOLD, an autobiographical theater piece that tells the story of how Brenneman became a true ally to her daughter, Charlotte, who has a rare chromosomal abnormality.