Groundswell is a NYC-based producing and general management company, specializing in intimate theatrical and concert productions. Founded by Staci Levine, Groundswell has produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway, across North America, London’s West End, Australia, and New Zealand.
Upcoming productions include Patti LuPone’s concert tour of Don’t Monkey with Broadway; the new stage production of Losin’ It, by comedienne Lisa Lampanelli; Shadows ‘Round the Moon a new play by Janice Kennedy, starring Kate Burton with direction by Susan Stroman; the new play Winter People by Laura Neill with direction by Daniella Topol, and the tour of Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries.
Additionally, Groundswell manages Shot in the Dark Productions, created by renowned baritone Nathan Gunn and acclaimed music director Julie Gunn, which supports their creative endeavors.
Previous productions include An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin (Broadway and tour); John Lithgow’s Stories By Heart (Broadway and tour); the musical A Taste of Things to Come (Off-Broadway and commercial run at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse and available for licensing with Samuel French), 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.
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 dre.dance, 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 was 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.