In response to the impending storm and shut down of New York City's mass transit system, Abingdon Theatre Company has cancelled its upcoming 20th Anniversary Gala, which was set for Monday, October 29 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street), beginning at 6pm.
ABINGDON: SETTING THE STAGE FOR 20 YEARS was to have honored Tony and Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly, Board Member Sam D. Altman, and Press Representative Shirley Herz. The annual benefit gala was to have been hosted by Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill, with special performances by Jonathan Hadary and Julie Halston.
The event will be rescheduled, with a new date to be announced.
Abingdon Theatre Company has produced more than 77 new American plays in its 20-year history. Proceeds were to benefit the company's mission to develop and produce new plays by American Playwrights.
Since 1993, Abingdon Theatre Company has developed and produced new plays by American Playwrights exclusively. Their actors, directors, designers, producers and dramaturgs have collaborated with more than 200 playwrights to develop original plays. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Jan Buttram and Managing Director Samuel Bellinger, the company provides a safe home in which playwrights collaborate with other theatre artists and receive audience feedback through the utilization of a four-step development process: Page 2 Stage, Staged Readings, and Workout Labs, which culminate in Studio and Mainstage Productions.
Abingdon Theatre Company's current season includes Mike Vogel's MARCH MADNESS, directed by Donald Brenner, currently in previews at and set to open Sunday, November 4.
For additional information, visit www.abingdontheatre.org.