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Awesome 80s Prom Celebrates First Anniversary

The Off-Broadway hit The Awesome 80s Prom will celebrate its first anniversary at Webster Hall on July 30th.   The premiere regional production of the show opened in Minneapolis this month, and will soon be followed by the Baltimore premiere on September 27th; Chicago and Boston openings will follow later this year.

According to the press release, "The Awesome 80's Prom is a brand new interactive experience in the style of Tony n' Tina's Wedding and The Donkey Show set at Wanaget High's Senior Prom… in 1989! All your favorite characters from your favorite '80s movies are at The Prom, from the Captain of the Football Team to the Asian Exchange Student, from the Geek to the hottie Head Cheerleader, and they're all competing for Prom King and Queen. And just like on American Idol, the audience decides who wins, all while moonwalkin' to great retro hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!" Come "Back In Time," to quote a Huey Lewis tune, and join the break-dance circle or just sit back and watch the '80s drama unfold."

The Awesome 80's Prom was conceived and directed by Ken Davenport and written by Davenport and "The Class of 1989", a group of performers including Sheila Berezan, Alex Back, Adam Bloom, Anne Bobby, Courtney Balan, Nicole Cicchella, Mary Faber, Stephen Guarino, Jeff Hiller, Emily McNamara, Troy Metcalf, Jenna Pace, Amanda Ryan Paige, Brian Peterson, Jessica West Regan, Kathy Searle, Mark Shunock, Josh Walden, Noah Weisberg, Brandon Williams, Simon Wong and Fletcher Young. In addition to The Awesome 80's Prom, Ken Davenport is currently producing Altar Boyz (2005 Outer Critics Award – Best Off Broadway Musical) with Robyn Goodman (Avenue Q), now at Dodger Stages. Davenport was profiled online and in the premiere issue of Experience magazine as a Broadway "up-and-comer" and won the 2003 Acclaim Screenwriting Award for his television pilot, I.C.A. He served as the Assoc. General Manager for the Broadway revival of Gypsy.

The Awesome 80s Prom continues to perform on Saturday evenings at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street),  The Prom is at 8 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM followed by dancing and Duran Duran.  Tickets are from $49.99; after the Prom, party-goers can boogie all night at Webster Hall for free with each paid admission.  For tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit

For group rates (bachelor/bachelorette parties, class reunions, or audio-visual clubs) call 212-874-8666.


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