Philip Lehl News

Stark Naked Theatre to Round Out Third Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE, 5/2-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company concludes its third season with a compelling production of one of William Shakespeare's most fascinating plays, The Winter's Tale. Directed by acclaimed Houston actor/director Philip Lehl, The Winter's Tale opens on May 2nd and runs through May 16th at STUDIO 101. (more...)

Drama League Announces New Beatrice Terry Fellowship for Emerging Female Writer-Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The Drama League, and Tony Award winning-director and Drama League Alumnus, Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), announced the establishment of the new Drama League Beatrice Terry Fellowship, named in honor of the late director Beatrice Terry, an alumna of The Drama League Directors Project, during last night's 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway Honoring Neil Patrick Harris, held at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Company's THE GOOD THIEF Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Following the regional premiere of All Girls, Stark Naked Theatre Company's third season continues with two critically acclaimed Irish plays-Faith Healer and The Good Thief-performed in repertory and directed by the incomparable John Tyson. This special two-play rotation opened on January 24th with the Houston premiere of Faith Healer, a Tony award-winning play written by legendary Irish playwright Brian Friel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stark Naked Theatre Company's FAITH HEALER Creates Skeptics and Believers
by David Clarke - Jan 26, 2014

When it comes to theatre in Houston, I find that Kim Tobin and Philip Lehl, Co-Executive Directors at Stark Naked Theatre Company, only program plays that everyone should see. Thus, when they announced Brian Friel's FAITH HEALER, a play I was unfamiliar with, I began to immerse myself in any scrap of material I could find about the play, knowing it was a show I ought to know. After catching the final preview performance earlier this week, I felt like the boat must have passed me by. Generally regarded as a masterpiece, Brian Friel's FAITH HEALER didn't impress me in the ways that it seemingly bowls everyone else over. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stark Naked Theatre Presents FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Following the regional premiere of All Girls, Stark Naked Theatre Company's third season continues with two critically acclaimed Irish plays-Faith Healer and The Good Thief-performed in repertory and directed by the incomparable John Tyson. This special two-play rotation opens tonight, January 24th with the Houston premiere of Faith Healer, a Tony award-winning play written by legendary Irish playwright Brian Friel. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF Set for Stark Naked Theatre's Third Season, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company has announced its upcoming productions as well as the theatre's 2nd annual New Year's Eve Gala. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Company Presents FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Following the regional premiere of All Girls, Stark Naked Theatre Company's third season continues with two critically acclaimed Irish plays - Faith Healer and The Good Thief - performed in repertory and directed by the incomparable John Tyson. This special two-play rotation opens on January 24th with the Houston premiere of Faith Healer, a Tony award-winning play written by legendary Irish playwright Brian Friel. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stark Naked Theatre's FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Following the regional premiere of All Girls, Stark Naked Theatre Company's third season continues with two critically acclaimed Irish plays-Faith Healer and The Good Thief-performed in repertory and directed by the incomparable John Tyson. This special two-play rotation opens on January 24th with the Houston premiere of Faith Healer, a Tony award-winning play written by legendary Irish playwright Brian Friel. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Company Presents FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF, Begin. 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Following the regional premiere of All Girls, Stark Naked Theatre Company's third season continues with two critically acclaimed Irish plays - Faith Healer and The Good Thief - performed in repertory and directed by the incomparable John Tyson. This special two-play rotation opens on January 24th with the Houston premiere of Faith Healer, a Tony award-winning play written by legendary Irish playwright Brian Friel. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Stark Naked Theatre Talks FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF
by David Clarke - Jan 15, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company is kicking off 2014 with two plays, Brian Friel's FAITH HEALER and Conor McPherson's THE GOOD THIEF, being performed in repertory. John Tyson is directing both productions. FAITH HEALER stars Philip Lehl, Kim Tobin, and John Tyson, and Santry Rush is reprising his role in THE GOOD THIEF. In the midst of their busy rehearsal schedule, I got to speak with all four artists about the two plays. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Jay Sullivan Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Company to Host Second Annual New Year's Eve Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Stark Naked Theatre Company rings in the New Year with its 2nd annual New Year's Eve celebration hosted by Artistic Directors Philip Lehl and Kim Tobin. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. in STUDIO 101 at Spring Street Studios, and the $25 ticket price (available in advance online at www.starknakedtheatre.com or at the door on the night of the event) includes beer-furnished by Saint Arnold-and wine, delicious food prepared by Mockingbird Bistro and Torchy's Tacos, as well as an evening full of unforgettable entertainment! Guests will enjoy dancing to live music provided by Instrumental Surf Rock Band The Neptones, have their caricature drawn by cartoonist Tom Rye, and experience a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast with Artistic Directors Kim Tobin and Philip Lehl (who, in addition to mingling with all the guests, will announce the title of the Shakespeare play which Stark Naked Theatre will produce in the spring!) Additionally, all attendees are eligible for exciting door prizes (including Rockets basketball tickets) and will have the opportunity to bid on many coveted silent auction items, such as theatre tickets and works of art from some of Houston's finest visual artists, including: Dick Craig, Mic McAlister, Taft McWhorter, Tony Parana, Page Piland, Hanna Shoup, Camille Warmington, and Gary Watson-plus more to come! This event promises to be the party of the season, so purchase your tickets now! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Jay Sullivan Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF Set for Stark Naked Theatre's Third Season, Beg. 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Stark Naked Theatre Company has announced its upcoming productions as well as the theatre's 2nd annual New Year's Eve Gala. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 12/13 - Jay Sullivan on Top!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 12/6 - Jay Sullivan Leads Best Actor!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/29 - Kristin Warren Has Big Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/22 - Daily & Warren Both Lead for SWEENEY TODD!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Voting is now underway for Houston! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Alley Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS is Hauntingly Delightful and Heartwarming
by Kristina Nungaray - Nov 18, 2013

While Thanksgiving is right around the corner, holiday festivities are commencing in full force. For many Houston theater goers, the highlight of the holiday season is the Alley Theatre's infamous production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. Michael Wilson's imaginative stage adaptation of the Charles Dicken's classic A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, is celebrating its 24th year and continues to be a spectacle that is hauntingly delightful and heartwarming. With family-friendly thrills, chills, and a hearty dose of laughter, this festive production remains a holiday favorite. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean & John Feltch Set for Alley Theatre's Stage's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Houston's seasonal favorite A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas returns to light up the Holiday Season downtown on the Hubbard Stage November 15 to December 26. (more...)

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