Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage

 

Calling all mingling singles, dating disasters, mating mavens and nuptial know-it-alls-Miss Abigail is in town! After a successful run at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center), Ken Davenport will present the New York City premiere of Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage (www.MissAbigailsGuide.com). The open-ended engagement began previews on October 7, with its opening night last night, Sunday, October 24, 2010, at the Downstairs Cabaret Theater at Sofia's (221 West 46th Street, next to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre).

Eve Plumb, TV's famed Jan Brady, will make her New York theatrical debut in the lead role of Miss Abigail. Manuel Herrera plays Miss Abigail's right-hand man, Paco.

Written by Ken Davenport (Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom) and Sarah Saltzberg (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage is based on Abigail Grotke's popular book-the comedy's namesake-that promises "classic advice for contemporary dilemmas." Davenport directs as Miss Abigail takes you back to a simpler time, before booty calls and speed-dating, back when the divorce rate wasn't 50 percent and Fidelity was more than an investment firm.

Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage is the story of Miss Abigail, the most sought-after relationship expert to the stars-think Dr. Ruth meets Emily Post-and her sexy sidekick Paco, as they travel the globe teaching Miss Abigail's outrageously funny "how-tos" on dating, mating and marriage.

Photos by Walter McBride / WM Photos

 

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Ken Davenport

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams, Abby Grotke, Ken Davenport and Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams, Sarah Saltzberg, Abby Grotke, Ken Davenport and Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Manuel Herrera

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Manuel Herrera

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Manuel Herrera

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Manuel Herrera & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Manuel Herrera & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Manuel Herrera & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Manuel Herrera & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Manuel Herrera & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Manuel Herrera & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Manuel Herrera & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Manuel Herrera

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Manuel Herrera

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Eve Plumb & Manuel Herrera

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
Manual Herrera, Abby Grotke, Eve Plumb and Barry Williams

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage
"MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE

Photo Coverage: MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING & MARRIAGE Backstage



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