On October 23rd, 2015, THE MIRACLE OF LONG JOHNS played on Theater Row as part of the United Solo Theater Festival. 

 The play, written and performed by David Lefkowitz, would go on to win the festival’s award for “Best Non-Fiction Script.” In 2016, the show played two nights in Northern Colorado followed by a return to NYC, April 7 & 8 at midtown's 777 Theater (info at miracleoflongjohns.com) !


Here’s what critics and audiences have had to say about THE MIRACLE OF LONG JOHNS:


“85 minutes of pure genius, laughter and great stories. . . a fine and delicate sense of humor. . . The audience loved it and laughed during the whole performance.   A great stage presence with a show-stopper quality made [the] full-of-energy evening unforgettable.”

- Eric Michel, critic, CultureNews.com. (click to read the full review!)

"David Lefkowitz's The Miracle of Long Johns is a hilarious and touching tour de force. Lefkowitz's memory of his most embarrassing night as a theater critic will have you in stitches."

- Iris Dorbian, journalist and author of “Great Producers: Visionaries of American Theater”


"A critic's ultimate catastrophe--and what a laughable leveler it is!  Actors will revel."

- Harry Haun, theater journalist

"***3/4! A hilarious and kind of deep tale . . . I sat between a 50-something-year-old grandmother and a high school boy.  Both of them were rolling, as I was . . ."

- Gail K., Boulder Fringe audience member (click to read the full review!)

“Lefkowitz [goes] where very few performers go, other than the late, great George Carlin . . . the theater audience rollicks with laughter.”

- Ed Rubin, New York Theater Wire & TheaterScene.com. (click to read the full review!)

“I laughed so hard, I split my long johns!”

- Al Hunter, actor

“I laughed so hard, I embarrassed my husband.”

- Marni Rosenblum, audience member


"I did not expect to enjoy and laugh so much as I did at Mr. Lefkowitz's one man show."

- Esther B., audience member

"A wonderfully talented and gifted storyteller, Mr. Lefkowitz presented a personal yet very relatable story that brought out the kind of uncontrollable laughter that resonates from deep within your soul. One of the best 90 minutes I’ve spent in the theater in a while!!"
- Juliet F., audience member

“A very funny, well-performed monologue that had me in suspense for most of the show. The incredible atmosphere made it like the performer was talking directly to me and a group of our friends over a drink at the bar."

- Adam Sheflin, audience member

“The Miracle of Long Johns gave me fresh perspective on the life of a theater critic and renewed appreciation for long underwear! It also made me laugh till I cried!” 

- S. Watkins, Boulder Fringe audience member

“I have a new respect for a very under-appreciated garment. Laughed so hard I almost had to write my own sequel.”

- Adam Pinkow, audience member 

“Thoroughly LOVED the show!! I hope my loud laughter and snorting let you know how much I enjoyed it! Would HIGHLY recommend for anyone to see!!!!"
- Julie J., audience member.

"The Miracle of Long Johns was fantastic!  A one-of-a-kind, one-man miracle that had me laughing from beginning to `end,' literally."

- Stefanie S., audience member

“Got the greatest laughing cramps!”

- Debra & Bobby O., audience members

"David Lefkowitz’s show, The Miracle of Long Johns, was like hearing a new friend tell the story of something that happened in his life that was really very unfortunate and . . . hilarious."
- Lisa A., audience member.

“Great time! David Lefkowitz will show you how important long johns are! Laugh out loud.”
- Laira Z., audience member

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