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Bio:
Lisa is an award-winning projection designer based in New York City. Her passion for collaborative design has allowed her the opportunities to work on a wide variety of productions ranging from Broadway to music world tours. Select video designs include: Off-Broadway: The Revolving Cycles Truly and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Lisa is an award-winning projection designer based in New York City. Her passion for collaborative design has allowed her the opportunities to work on a wide variety of productions ranging from Broadway to music world tours. Select video designs include: Off-Broadway: The Revolving Cycles Truly and ... (read complete bio)
THE INHERITANCE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Take Home 2020 Drama Desk Awards; Check Out Photo THE INHERITANCE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Take Home 2020 Drama Desk Awards; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020

Tune in right here at 7:30pm to watch The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards and check back for a full list of winners, updating live!

VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tops List of Outer Critics Circle Honorees! Photo VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE! Tops List of Outer Critics Circle Honorees!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, today announced its plans for honoring the 2019-2020 season of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Winners Are In for the 2020 Lucille Lortel Awards- The Full List! Photo The Winners Are In for the 2020 Lucille Lortel Awards- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2020

Mario Cantone will host this year's Lucille Lortel Awards, which are being presented as a virtual broadcast and benefit for The Actors Fund on Sunday, May 3, at 7pm. The online event will bring together theatre performers, industry veterans, and fans worldwide in a celebration of Off-Broadway.

Breaking: 2020 Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List! Photo Breaking: 2020 Drama Desk Awards Nominations- The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards has partnered with 'Stars in the House' to live stream this year's Nominations. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the hosts of the virtual daily series benefiting the Actors Fund, will announce the nominees.

Breaking: THE WRONG MAN, A STRANGE LOOP & More Nominated for Lucille Lortel Awards- U Photo Breaking: THE WRONG MAN, A STRANGE LOOP & More Nominated for Lucille Lortel Awards- Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

Nominations for the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer. The Awards will be presented during a special online event on Sunday, May 3, broadcast on the official website - www.LortelAwards.org - beginning at 7:00pm ET. A virtual 'host' and presenters will be announced at a later date. As always, the Lortel Awards will be a benefit for The Actors Fund and fans are encouraged to make donations at actorsfund.org/Lortel. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.

EMOJILAND Cancels Tonight's Performance Photo EMOJILAND Cancels Tonight's Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020

Emojiland has canceled its performances this evening due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Emojiland Cast To Celebrate Cast Album Release On March 23 at Barnes & Noble Photo Emojiland Cast To Celebrate Cast Album Release On March 23 at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020

The cast of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL will celebrate their cast album release at 7PM on Monday, March 23, at Barnes & Noble's 150 East 86th St. location.

POETIC LICENSE: RENEWAL, The 9th Annual Festival Of New Poetic Theater, is Coming To  Photo POETIC LICENSE: RENEWAL, The 9th Annual Festival Of New Poetic Theater, is Coming To The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Poetic Theater Productions has announced their annual festival of new poetic theater, Poetic License: Renewal. In honor of a new decade, and in celebration of 10 years of poetic theater, this year's festival will feature live performances from Wednesday, March 4th through Sunday, March 8th at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street. The 2020 Poetic License festival will highlight poetry and theatrical collaborations that place an emphasis on this year's theme - renewal - evoking that which makes us new, fresh, or strong again.

Taylor Iman Jones Will Temporarily Join the Cast of EMOJILAND, Stepping in for Lesli  Photo Taylor Iman Jones Will Temporarily Join the Cast of EMOJILAND, Stepping in for Lesli Margherita
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Taylor Iman Jones will temporarily join the cast of Emojiland The Musical, stepping into the role of Princess for Lesli Margherita who will be away for one week (Feb 18 - 23, a total of 8 performances), fulfilling a prior obligation.

Shelby Acosta, Karl Skyler Urban and More Join EMOJILAND; New Cast Members Announced Photo Shelby Acosta, Karl Skyler Urban and More Join EMOJILAND; New Cast Members Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Shelby Acosta and Karl Skyler Urban have joined the cast of Emojiland as understudies, along with Geena Quintos who has joined the company as a swing. 

Poetic Theater Productions Presents Love Redefined: RENEW Photo Poetic Theater Productions Presents Love Redefined: RENEW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

Poetic Theater Productions announces their tenth annual Love Redefined showcase, Love Redefined: RENEW to take place Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 8:00pm at Judson Memorial Church, presented with Judson Arts. Love Redefined is a celebration of radical love of self and others with a night of poetic, theatrical, and musical remixes, re-imaginings and riffs.

Original Cast Recording of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL Starring Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamo Photo Original Cast Recording of EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL Starring Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon and More Will Be Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) announced today live at BroadwayCon, that the original cast recording of Emojiland THE MUSICAL is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com. The album will be available digitally on Friday, February 28, 2020 and available physically at www.Amazon.com beginning March 13, 2020.

BWW Review: New Faces of 2020 Threaten The Status Quo in EMOJILAND Photo BWW Review: New Faces of 2020 Threaten The Status Quo in EMOJILAND
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2020

Obviously, it would be foolish to expect anything resembling high art from a musical comedy titled Emojiland, which not only attaches bodies to those expressive emotion-summarizing faces from social media and texting but brings them to singing-and-dancing life. But even shows that aspire to little more than silly junk-food fun should be sprinkled with some degree of cleverness.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peak of EMOJILAND Scenic, Projection and Lighting Design Photo Photo Flash: Sneak Peak of EMOJILAND Scenic, Projection and Lighting Design
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment today released a sneak peek of conceptual renderings for the new musical EMOJILAND by scenic designer David Goldstein and projection designers Lisa Renkel & POSSIBLE. The images vibrantly showcase the connection between the show's inherently technological setting and its advanced scenic, lighting, and projection design. EMOJILAND has allowed the production's design team to step outside the walls of traditional theatrical design to immerse the audience in the pixelated world within a smartphone.

Photo Flash: First Look at EMOJILAND Rehearsal Photos with Lesli Margherita, Josh Lam Photo Photo Flash: First Look at EMOJILAND Rehearsal Photos with Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

 Emojiland The Musical has just released its first rehearsal photos, which include shots of Broadway stars Lesli Margherita as Princess Josh Lamon as Prince and Ann Harada as Pile of Poo. The complete cast features Lucas Steele (Great Comet) as Skull, Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster, The Fantasticks) as Man In Business Suit Levitating emoji, Jacob Dickey (Aladdin Broadway as Aladdin) as Smiling Face with Sunglasses, (aka “Sunny”), Dwelvan David (Finding Neverland & The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Tours) as Guardsman, Heather Makalani (Aladdin) as Kissy Face, Tanisha Moore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tour) as Woman Dancing and Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line First Revival Tour) as Man Dancing, George Abud (The Band's Visit) as Nerd Face, Emojiland Co-Writer Laura Schein as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes (aka “Smize”), Emmy Winner & Grammy Nominee Felicia Boswell (NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE, Shuffle Along, Motown) as Police Officer, and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, YouTube's “Breaking Down the Riffs”) as Construction Worker. The rehearsal was held on Monday, December 9 at New 42nd Street Studios.

Max Crumm, Jacob Dickey and More Will Round Out Star-Studded Cast of EMOJILAND Photo Max Crumm, Jacob Dickey and More Will Round Out Star-Studded Cast of EMOJILAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

The Emojiland kingdom is now complete! Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster) will take on the role of the Man In Business Suit Levitating emoji, along with Jacob Dickey (Aladdin Broadway as Aladdin) as Smiling Face with Sunglasses, (aka a?oeSunnya??), Dwelvan David (Finding Neverland & The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Tours) as Guardsman, Heather Makalani (Aladdin) as Kissy Face, Tanisha Moore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tour) as Woman Dancing and Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line First Revival Tour) as Man Dancing.

Tickets are Now on Sale for EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL Photo Tickets are Now on Sale for EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for Emojiland The Musical and are available for purchase online at Dukeon42.org; by phone at 646-223-3010; or in person at The Duke on 42nd Street at 229 West 42nd Street (Tuesdays-Fridays 4-7 and Saturdays 12-6). The production will have a limited Off-Broadway run Thursday, January 9, 2020 through Sunday, March 8, 2020 at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). Emojiland The Musical garnered 12 nominations and 5 wins at the 2018 NYMF Awards and was a 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist.

Lucas Steele Will Join The Cast Of EMOJILAND The Musical Photo Lucas Steele Will Join The Cast Of EMOJILAND The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

Ann Harada, George Abud, and More Join The Cast Of EMOJILAND The Musical Photo Ann Harada, George Abud, and More Join The Cast Of EMOJILAND The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Additional casting has been announced for Emojiland, including George Abud (The Band's Visit) as Nerd Face, Emojiland Co-Writer Laura Schein as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes (aka a?oeSmizea??), Emmy Winner & Grammy Nominee Felicia Boswell (NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE, Shuffle Along, Motown) & Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, YouTube's a?oeBreaking Down the Riffsa??) as the loving couple, Police Officer and Construction Worker, and Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Pile of Poo. They are joined by previously announced stars Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea) who will play Princess and Josh Lamon (The Prom, Groundhog Day) who will play Prince. Additional casting will be announced soon. The production will have a limited Off-Broadway run Thursday, January 9, 2020 through Sunday, March 8, 2020 at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). Emojiland The Musical garnered 12 nominations and 5 wins at the 2018 NYMF Awards and was a 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist.

Lesli Margherita and Josh Lamon Will Lead Off-Broadway Run Of EMOJILAND The Musical Photo Lesli Margherita and Josh Lamon Will Lead Off-Broadway Run Of EMOJILAND The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

After its critically-acclaimed sold out run in NYMF 2018, the new musical Emojiland will make a triumphant return to New York in a limited Off-Broadway engagement beginning Thursday, January 9, 2020 through Sunday, March 8, 2020 at The Duke on 42nd Street in New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues). Emojiland garnered 12 nominations and 5 wins at the 2018 NYMF Awards and was a 2018 Richard Rodgers Award Finalist.

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