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Pressley Stars in Kennedy's How Did You Meet the Beatles

On, Monday, January 15, Mom, Adam P. Kennedy and Adrienne Kennedy's How Did You Meet the Beatles? - A True Story of London in the 1960's will be performed at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.).

Directed by Michael Greif (Rent, Grey Gardens), the show will feature Brenda Pressley.

"Playwright Adrienne Kennedy chronicles her search for fame and fortune in 1960's London, where she encounteRed Lawrence Olivier, James Baldwin, Ricki Houston, various British writers and, of course, The Beatles," press materials state.

"Considered one of our greatest living playwrights, Adrienne Kennedy has been a force in the American theater since the early 1960's, influencing generations of playwrights with her hauntingly fragmentary lyrical dramas. The Signature Theatre Company in New York devoted its 1995-1996 season to her work. She has earned numerous awards including three Village Voice Obie Award for her plays Funnyhouse of a Negro, June and Jean in Concert, and Sleep Deprivation Chamber (which she co-authored with her son, Adam P. Kennedy). In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, joining a list of past recipients that includes Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Baldwin. She received the PEN Master Dramatist Award in June, 2006."

Adam P. Kennedy is a writer. Sleep Deprivation Chamber, a play he co-wrote with Adrienne Kennedy, won a Village Voice Obie Award for Best New American Play. He is the CEO of Kennedy Promotions LLC, a promotions and publishing company.

Pressley has been seen on television in the acclaimed series "Brewster Place," as well as "Daddy's Girl," "New York Undercover," and "One Life to Live," among others. Recent film credits include Twisted and It Could Happen to You. Her Broadway work includes Cats, the original company of Dreamgirls, and The Moony Shapiro Songbook. Pressley starred in And the World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb (for which she received the Outer Circle Critic's Award, and is featured on the Original Cast Recording), and in both the Off-Broadway and international touring productions of Blues in the Night. Other Off-Broadway credits include Marvin's Room. She is the recipient of a George London Grant, given to accomplished performing artists.

Showtime is at 7:00pm, and tickets are $20.  Visit www.joespub.com for more information.


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