Read what the New York press has to say about Lenny’s work:
The show comes to life in the group musical numbers, [with] the energy and hopefulness of ‘Rent’…ably directed by Lenny Leibowitz…it has nascent style and a message well worth conveying.
— NEW YORK TIMES
Both productions had an edgy, scruffy excitement that brought these big plays home to the audience…Marvell Rep is a sign of hope, of a higher reach and braver eagerness.
— Michael Feingold, VILLAGE VOICE
Professor Bernhardi is beautifully directed by Lenny Leibowitz; the cast is heroic.
— NEW YORK PRESS CLUB
Smoldering performance…directed with stylish economy.
— THEATER MANIA
Director Lenny Leibowitz and the Marvell-ites have managed, and without any pretentious/superficial folderol, to expose the dark heart as well as the scorched soul of this ban-and-burn worthy satire…
— CURTAIN UP
Far more realistic than the rock musical but equally as fresh and even more daring…features stellar performances from a talented young cast which is just about as close to age-appropriate as audiences will ever see…director Lenny Leibowitz has superbly focused their talents to produce realistic performances…Marvell Rep has finally given Spring’s Awakening the performance it has deserved all these years.
— BROADWAY WORLD
One of the most collectively talented casts performing on a midtown stage…directed with a fresh and nuanced gaze.
THE EDGE NYC
Memo to theatres specializing in the classics: take a cue from Marvell Rep.
— NEW YORK POST
…captured with total conviction in both director Lenny Leibowitz’s staging and the performances of his cast of 20….
Wedekind’s play was always an indictment of bourgeois values; Marvell drives the message home with all its modern implications…the first half of the show is gripped by an almost palpable sexual tension, while the second climaxes in a scene involving two boys engaging in sexual foreplay that is all the more powerful—and impressive—for the ages of the actors.
— VILLAGE VOICE
Drama a Marvell to behold.
— NEW YORK POST
Excellent…captures all of Brecht’s earthiness and grime.
— A.M. NEW YORK
Verve, dynamism, and theatricality one seldom finds in Off-Broadway productions.
— A SEAT ON THE AISLE