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.

Previous and current productions include An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin (Broadway and tour); John Lithgow’s Stories By Heart (Broadway and tour); the new musical A Taste of Things to Come (Off-Broadway and commercial run at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse), The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac with direction and choreography by Susan Stroman (Off-Broadway and tour); the tour of An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn; Mandy Patinkin’s solo concerts: Dress Casual (tour, West End, and Broadway), Mamaloshen (tour, Off-Broadway, and Broadway), Bridges, Celebrating Sondheim (tour and Broadway); UK sensation Nina Conti: In Your Face (Off-Broadway); The Gideon & Hubcap Show (London, Edinburgh); and the tour of I See You Made an Effort, the one-woman show by NYTimes best-selling author Annabelle Gurwitch. Upcoming and in development include the new play Losin’ It, by comic Lisa Lampenelli; Shadows ‘Round the Moon, starring Kate Burton; and a touring production of Sondheim on Sondheim, created and directed by James Lapine.

Prior to founding Groundswell Staci 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.

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 Once Upon a Mattress, Titanic, The King & I, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Footloose, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, High Society, Blast!, The Music Man, 42nd Street, 1776, Wrong Mountain, The Mystery of Charles Dickens, Into the Woods, Barbra’s Wedding, BARE, Urinetown, Dracula, the Musical, 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.