Playbill Online is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lefkowitz as full-time staff writer of theatre news and features for Playbill On-Line.
Lefkowitz will report breaking stories on theatre around the world, though with an emphasis on North America.
A theatre critic for 10 years, Lefkowitz is publisher and editor in-chief of This Month ON STAGE magazine. Lefkowitz's stories have appeared in Time Out-NY, Back Stage, Theatre Week, Stages, The Resident, Long Island Business News, Saturday Review Online and The Long Island Examiner. He also was an editor at the newspaper Show Business.
He has been a frequent guest on Manhattan Cable Television's "Two On The Aisle" and "Hi Drama" theatre programs; and morning theatre critic on New York's WFUV-FM.
Lefkowitz is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, International Association of Theatre Critics, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Dramatists Guild. In 1994 he served as a critic fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Critics Institute. Also a playwright, Lefkowitz wrote a tragicomedy, Kandide, which won the 1995 Lee Korf Playwriting Award and was produced by The Original Theatre Works in Los Angeles. He's also had one-acts produced by New York's Love Creek Ensemble, Phoenix Ensemble, New Village Productions and Madison Avenue theatres.
An anthology of his plays, "Marriage, Babies And The End Of The World," was published March 1996 by E.D. Press, St. Petersburg.
Lefkowitz, 32, holds a BFA in Film & Television and an MFA in Dramatic Writing, both from New York University's Tisch School Of The Arts. He has taught fiction at Touro College and lectured about the joys of inexpensive theatregoing at various locations in Manhattan and Long Island, N.Y.
Use his e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to send him releases, tips and story ideas.
He joins Playbill On-Line's full-time staff, Robert Viagas, Katia Lundy, Blair Glaser, Andrew McGibbon and Andrew Ku; plus correspondents and columnists Andrew Gans, Sheridan Morley, Harry Haun, Starla Smith, Kevin Reardon, Ray Ellicock, Andrea Hodges, Yuriko Aoki, Nertutila Achao; and intern Andrea Prince.