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Lee Breuer

 
Bio:
Breuer was a founding co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company in New York City, which Breuer began in 1970 with colleagues Philip Glass, Ruth Maleczech, JoAnne Akalaitis, David Warrilow, and Frederick Neumann. Since the birth of the company, Breuer worked with Mabou Mines. In 2013, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Breuer was a founding co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company in New York City, which Breuer began in 1970 with colleagues Philip Glass, Ruth Maleczech, JoAnne Akalaitis, David Warrilow, and Frederick Neumann. Since the birth of the company, Breuer worked with Mabou Mines. In 2013, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1988]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Lyricist

 

Stage

Productions

Director

Writing
Bookwriter
Lyricist

Lee Breuer Biography

Breuer was a founding co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company in New York City, which Breuer began in 1970 with colleagues Philip Glass, Ruth Maleczech, JoAnne Akalaitis, David Warrilow, and Frederick Neumann. Since the birth of the company, Breuer worked with Mabou Mines.

In 2013, Breuer directed the La Divina Caricatura: Part I The Shaggy Dog which was co-produced by Mabou Mines. In 2005, Breuer's previous Mabou Mines production Red Beads, was adapted by Breuer from a Russian folk story, created in collaboration with puppeteer Basil Twist and composer Ushio Torikai. Of the September 2005 New York City premiere, the New York Times critic wrote "...theater as sorcery; it is a crossroads where artistic traditions meet to invent a marvelous common language. It is a fairy tale, a puppet play and a chamber opera… amazing work."

Mabou Mines Dollhouse, a deconstruction of the Ibsen classic, won 2004 Obie Awards for Best Director and Best Performance. The production toured nationally and internationally. Breuer directed high definition video adaptation of stage production for Arte television France, which was aired throughout Europe.

Much of Breuer's work with Mabou Mines premiered at The Public Theater (NYC) under the patronage of the late Joseph Papp, and at the La Mama Experimental Theater Club under the patronage of Ellen Stewart. These include his Obie-winning adaptation of three works by Samuel Beckett: Play, Come and Go and The Lost Ones.

Breuer authored/directed Mabou Mines' trilogy, Animations, including The B Beaver, The Red Horse and The Shaggy Dog Animation, which was awarded the Obie for Best Play in 1978. In 1980 Breuer received two Obies for writing and direction of his play, A Prelude to a Death in Venice. He also wrote and directed An Epidog, the winner of the President's Commission Kennedy Center-American Express Award for Best New Work.

Lee Breuer Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Book of a Musical
Lee Breuer, The Gospel at Colonus

Lee Breuer News

Mabou Mines Presents A Three-Day 50th Anniversary Celebration Of Work Photo Mabou Mines Presents A Three-Day 50th Anniversary Celebration Of Work
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

Mabou Mines presents a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Work, reaching back into the company's brimming five-decade history of innovative theater as a launchpad into the next 50 years.

Mabou Mines to Present Three-Day 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF WORK Photo Mabou Mines to Present Three-Day 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF WORK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Mabou Mines will present a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Work, reaching back into the company’s brimming five-decade history of innovative theater as a launchpad into the next 50 years (June 23–25; beginning 5pm June 23; 5pm–11 pm June 24; and 12pm–11pm June 25).

Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theat Photo Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center 58th Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced its 2022 summer season, which features the return of some beloved in-person public events put on pause during the virtual and hybrid seasons of 2020 and 2021. 

Mabou Mines Presents Eve Beglarian, Mallory Catlett, And Karen Kandel's THE VICKSBURG Photo Mabou Mines Presents Eve Beglarian, Mallory Catlett, And Karen Kandel's THE VICKSBURG PROJECT
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022

Mabou Mines presents preview performances of The Vicksburg Project, May 11 - 15, May 18 - 22, May 25 - 29, 2022 (at Mabou Mines, 150 1st Avenue, Second Floor, New York), in anticipation of its premiere at Harlem Stage in 2023.

Mabou Mines to Present Preview Performances of THE VICKSBURG PROJECT Photo Mabou Mines to Present Preview Performances of THE VICKSBURG PROJECT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Mabou Mines will present preview performances of The Vicksburg Project, May 11 - 15, May 18 - 22, May 25 - 29, 2022 (at Mabou Mines, 150 1st Avenue, Second Floor, New York), in anticipation of its premiere at Harlem Stage in 2023.

Court Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Court Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

For the 68th season, Court Theatre will share a beloved, sharp-witted classic comedy; a drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa that speaks directly to our moment; an award-winning Caryl Churchill play about the lives of women farm laborers in 1970s England; and a celebratory, exuberant musical that re-imagines the story of Oedipus.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca to Return to The Joyce Theater With NI BIEN NI MAL, T Photo Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca to Return to The Joyce Theater With NI BIEN NI MAL, TODO LO CONTRARIO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

Noche Flamenca, the renowned company founded and led by Artistic Director Martín Santangelo and Soledad Barrio will make a long-awaited return to the stage with ni bien ni mal, todo lo contrario (neither good nor bad, just the opposite), April 5–10 at The Joyce Theater. T

Wake Up With BWW 12/20: ALADDIN, MOULIN ROUGE!, and MORNING SUN Cancel Performances,  Photo Wake Up With BWW 12/20: ALADDIN, MOULIN ROUGE!, and MORNING SUN Cancel Performances, and More
by - Dec 20, 2021

Today's top stories include more cancelled performances this weekend, including Aladdin, Moulin Rouge!, and Morning Sun. Learn more here. Plus, watch Andrew Barth Feldman and Seth Rudetsky rehearse for their streaming concert, and more!

Mabou Mines Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Season Culminating In A Four-Day 50th Annive Photo Mabou Mines Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Season Culminating In A Four-Day 50th Anniversary Celebration
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2021

Mabou Mines today announces its Winter/Spring 2022 season, with the iconic company re-engaging its past to celebrate its 50th anniversary—and presenting new work that continues to vitally push the boundaries of theatrical experience.

Carl Hancock Rux Joins Harlem Stage as Associate Artistic Director/Curator-In-Residen Photo Carl Hancock Rux Joins Harlem Stage as Associate Artistic Director/Curator-In-Residence
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021

Harlem Stage today announced that multidisciplinary artist Carl Hancock Rux has joined the organization in a newly created role as associate artistic director/curator-in-residence. The hire is a major component of Harlem Stage’s plan to strengthen and nurture leadership roles and employment opportunities for artists of color.

Lee Breuer Videos

Stage Tube: Fan & Friends to Present THE KINDNESS PROJECT at Flamboyan Theater
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Fan & Friends presents THE KINDNESS PROJECT, a work-in-progress presentation by Mabou Mines' 2015-2016 Resident Artist Chongren Fan, at the Flamboyan Theater at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002), on Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30pm and Friday, June 3rd at 8:30pm. Check out the video preview from rehearsal below.


Lee Breuer Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lee Breuer written?
Lee Breuer has written 1 shows including The Gospel at Colonus (Bookwriter).

What awards has Lee Breuer been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Gospel at Colonus .