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Bio:
Lee is resident Lighting Designer for New York-based Transport Group Theatre Company and has designed their off-Broadway productions of: Queen of the Mist, Hello Again, See Rock City (Drama Desk Nomination), Bury the Dead (Drama Desk Nomination), Marcy in the Galaxy, The Dark at the Top of the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Lee is resident Lighting Designer for New York-based Transport Group Theatre Company and has designed their off-Broadway productions of: Queen of the Mist, Hello Again, See Rock City (Drama Desk Nomination), Bury the Dead (Drama Desk Nomination), Marcy in the Galaxy, The Dark at the Top of the ... (read complete bio)
Heritage Theatre Festival Announces Cast For PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Photo Heritage Theatre Festival Announces Cast For PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Julie Musbach - May 23, 2019

You may have seen or read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but this summer, Heritage Theatre Festival's got news for you: You've never seen it quite like this!

Heritage Theatre Festival's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET To Feature National Tour Directors Photo Heritage Theatre Festival's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET To Feature National Tour Directors And Talent
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2019

Heritage Theatre Festival is preparing to get its 2019 season off to a rocking start with the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. The show tells the story of the momentous night of December 4, 1956, when legendary Sun Studios owner Sam Phillips brought together musical icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis for a one-time-only jam session for the ages.

VIDEO: First Look at Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at Paper  Photo VIDEO: First Look at Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Apr 26, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon began performances Thursday, April 4, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Benny & Joon is presented by special arrangement with Larry Hirschhorn. Opening Night is set for Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 7:00pm.

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in On BENNY & JOON at Paper Mill Playhouse Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in On BENNY & JOON at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Apr 16, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon began performances Thursday, April 4, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Benny & Joon is presented by special arrangement with Larry Hirschhorn. Opening Night is set for Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 7:00pm.

BWW Review: BENNY & JOON at Paper Mill Playhouse - A New American Musical that Touche Photo BWW Review: BENNY & JOON at Paper Mill Playhouse - A New American Musical that Touches the Heart and Mind
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 15, 2019

The East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon, is now onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse through Sunday, May 5. This new musical enjoys outstanding direction by Jack Cummings III, clever choreography by Scott Rink, and top musical direction by J. Oconor Navarro with orchestrations by Michael Starobin. The show's marvelous cast brings the honest, touching, and entertaining story to life on the Millburn stage.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of BENNY AND JOON, Starring Bryce Pinkham, Hanna Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of BENNY AND JOON, Starring Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 15, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon began performances Thursday, April 4, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Benny & Joon is presented by special arrangement with Larry Hirschhorn.

VIDEO: Watch Clips of Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at Paper Photo VIDEO: Watch Clips of Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon began performances Thursday, April 4, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Benny & Joon is presented by special arrangement with Larry Hirschhorn. Opening Night is set for Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 7:00pm.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at  Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon began performances Thursday, April 4, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Benny & Joon is presented by special arrangement with Larry Hirschhorn. Opening Night is set for Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 7:00pm.

BENNY & JOON Begins Performances at Paper Mill Tomorrow, April 4 Photo BENNY & JOON Begins Performances at Paper Mill Tomorrow, April 4
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon begins performances TOMORROW, Thursday, April 4.

Photo Flash: Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless and More Head Into Rehearsal for BENNY & JO Photo Photo Flash: Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless and More Head Into Rehearsal for BENNY & JOON At Paper Mill Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil.  

Claybourne Elder, Hannah Elless, and Bryce Pinkham Star in Paper Mill's BENNY & JOON Photo Claybourne Elder, Hannah Elless, and Bryce Pinkham Star in Paper Mill's BENNY & JOON
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse will present the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil.

Mia Katigbak, Eunice Wong, and David Huynh Cast in THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE Photo Mia Katigbak, Eunice Wong, and David Huynh Cast in THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2018

Transport Group has announced that casting for The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, written by Daniel Berrigan and directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III, includes Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing!, I Remember Mama), Eunice Wong (Mourning Becomes Electra, Smart People) and David Huynh (Henry VI, A Midsummer Night's Dream). The Trial of the Catonsville Nine runs Wednesday, January 16 through Sunday, February 23, 2019 at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. The opening night is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30pm.

Classic Stage Extends SUMMER AND SMOKE Through May 25 Photo Classic Stage Extends SUMMER AND SMOKE Through May 25
by Julie Musbach - May 4, 2018

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director), announced today that their new co-production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Cummings, will extend its run through Friday, May 25 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE features Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan), Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson (Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez(Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer), Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller).

Review Roundup: Classic Stage Company's SUMMER AND SMOKE Photo Review Roundup: Classic Stage Company's SUMMER AND SMOKE
by Review Roundups - May 4, 2018

Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through May 25. Opening night was Thursday, May 3. Let's see what the critics had to say...

Photo Flash: Classic Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE Photo Photo Flash: Classic Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2018

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), present a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, now in  previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20.  Opening night is Thursday, May 3.  The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan),  Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson(Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez (Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer),Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller).

Classic Stage Company Announces Cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE - Hannah Elless, Marin Irela Photo Classic Stage Company Announces Cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE - Hannah Elless, Marin Ireland, and More
by Julie Musbach - Mar 6, 2018

Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, beginning performances Friday, April 13. The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), and more.

BWW Review: BENNY AND JOON, A Breath of Fresh Air for your Musical Senses Photo BWW Review: BENNY AND JOON, A Breath of Fresh Air for your Musical Senses
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 24, 2017

The Old Globe has opened a window and let in a beautiful breath of fresh air in its latest world premiere musical, BENNY AND JOON, by bookwriter Kirsten Guenther, composer Nolan Gasser, and lyricist Mindi Dickstein. Based on the 1993 MGM film starring Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson and Aidan Quinn, it focuses on three characters, each insulated by their unique circumstances, and how they ultimately overcome their limitations to live the life they've always wanted. Love, family, compassion, and understanding are the foundation of the piece and, as they grow, so do we.

BWW Review: BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe Photo BWW Review: BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 22, 2017

The 1990's are back in a big way, in fashion, in remakes, and now on stage with a new musical version of the indie hit movie BENNY AND JOON, now playing at the Old Globe through October 22nd. This show has things younger generations may have only heard of, like VHS tapes, pagers, and (gasp) a corded land line! What it also has are some beautiful performances by Hannah Ellis and Bryce Pinkham.

Review Roundup: BENNY AND JOON at The Old Globe Theatre Photo Review Roundup: BENNY AND JOON at The Old Globe Theatre
by Alan Henry - Sep 21, 2017

The world premiere of BENNY & JOON, based on the 1993 movie of the same name, will run at The Old Globe theatre through October 22, and the critics are weighing in!

Photo Flash: First Look at BENNY AND JOON The Musical at The Old Globe Photo Photo Flash: First Look at BENNY AND JOON The Musical at The Old Globe
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2017

The world premiere of BENNY & JOON will run at The Old Globe Theatre through October 22. Based on the 1993 movie of the same name with a screenplay by Barry Berman and Lesley McNeil, BENNY & JOON follows the story of auto mechanic Benny, who is the only care taker of his eccentric sister Joon. Things become complicated when Sam, with his own take on the world, steps into the picture and turns everything upside down. BENNY & JOON explores what happens when you step outside of what you know, and take the leap toward love.

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