Groundswell Theatricals



Groundswell is a NYC-based producing and general management company, specializing in intimate theatrical and concert productions. Founded by Staci Levine, Groundswell has been represented on Broadway, across North America, London’s West End, Australia, and New Zealand.

Current productions include A Taste of Things to Come, a new musical by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, with direction and choreography by Lorin Latarro, The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac with direction and choreography by Susan Stroman, John Lithgow’s one-man show Stories By Heart, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn, and Mandy Patinkin’s solo concerts: Dress Casual, Mamaloshen, Bridges and Celebrating Sondheim and Nickel Mines, a new musical by Andrew Palermo, Shannon Stoeke, and Dan Dyer, .

Upcoming productions include the UK sensation, making her NY debut at Barrow Street Dec 2016, Nina Conti: In Your Face, I See You Made an Effort, the one-woman show by New York Times best-selling author Annabelle Gurwitch, LifeAfterLife, a new production written by Josh Schmidt and David Simpatico, with direction by Jonathan Butterell and starring Taylor Mac, and a new touring production of Sondheim on Sondheim, created and directed by James Lapine.

Staci has produced works by the playwright David Simpatico including the play Mary, the opera The Screams of Kitty Genovese (with music by Will Todd), and the film Wish Fulfillment. She general managed the Off-Broadway play The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant by Fassbinder at Henry Miller’s Theater and was the General Manager for, a contemporary dance company created by Taye Diggs and Andrew Palermo.

Prior to founding Groundswell, Staci cut her teeth in commercial theater with the Dodgers. From 1996 to 2005 she worked on numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway, and touring productions including Titanic, Footloose, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, High Society, Blast!, The Music Man, 42nd Street, 1776, Wrong Mountain, Into the Woods, Barbra’s Wedding, BARE, Urinetown, Dracula, and Good Vibrations, as a member of Dodger Management Group.

A native Texan, Staci spent many years in Austin after attending The University of Texas. She was the Managing Director for Third Coast Jazz, a contemporary and jazz dance company and then became the Program Director for Believe in Me, the Austin branch of Jacques d’Amboise’s National Dance Institute.

Staci is a member of The Broadway League.

Tim Hurley (Groundswell General Manager) has been working in commercial theater for the last two decades and with Groundswell since 2010. He has worked with numerous NYC-based organizations including the Dodgers, The Wooster Group, York Theatre Company, and The Peccadillo Theater Company. With Peccadillo, Tim general managed Talk of the Town, Ladies of the Corridor, Room Service and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.  As a member of the Dodger Management Group, Tim worked on the Broadway productions of Music Man, Blast!, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Into The Woods, Dracula, Good Vibrations, the Off-Broadway productions of Barbra’s Wedding and BARE, the National Tours of Blast!, 42nd Street and Urinetown and the international production of 42nd Street in Stuttgart, Germany. Tim Recently produced the short film Counterpoint.