Abingdon Theatre Company Announces BROADWAY ON THE BOWERY Cabaret Series

Abingdon Theatre Company Announces BROADWAY ON THE BOWERY Cabaret Series

Abingdon Theatre Company announces the presentation of Broadway on the Bowery, a curated series of downtown cabaret, directed by Artistic Director Chad Austin, to be held monthly at the intimate entertainment venue Duane Park (308 Bowery - between Bleecker & Houston Streets). The inaugural event will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00pm. Tickets, which include the show and a three-course meal, are priced at $250 (tax deductible donation of $175) and $200 (tax deductible donation of $125) and may be purchased online at www.ovationtix.com. Casting for the evening will be announced soon.

Two of New York City's most crowded thoroughfares - Broadway and Bowery - lie a very short distance apart but epitomize the divide between "uptown glamour" and "downtown edge." The two will merge together once a month for an evening not to be missed.

Known to spice up your night (and your taste buds), Duane Park is the perfect venue to bring you inches from your favorite Broadway performers while dining on a three-course meal. In addition to the glittering chandeliers, expect to find fire dancers and aerial performers suspended above your table and new performances by some of Broadway's finest in an intimate setting. You may have seen Gypsy, but have you seen it with real burlesque performers? Come see Broadway stars let their hair down and perform versions of their favorite songs one can only get below 14th Street. This is not your mother's dinner theatre!

"Creating this new series for Abingdon has been a labor of love for musical theatre and the individuality of the actors that bring it to life," says Chad Austin, Abingdon Theatre Company's Artistic Director. "There is no evening in New York City like this, so I couldn't be more excited to kick off this new cabaret series by bringing Broadway downtown with electrifying interpretations of musical theatre classics by some of New York's finest performers."

The Abingdon Theatre Company is dedicated to developing and producing brave, new American work by emerging and established artists. The company provides a safe home where playwrights, directors and actors can collaborate within a supportive and nurturing environment. We search for stories about the human experience that reflect our social, political, historical and cultural diversity. We are acutely aware of the theatre's power to unite disparate population groups through stories about common human interests, and we strive to shed light on a variety of perspectives. In January 1993, a group of five professional theatre artists eager for ongoing collaboration and greater control over their creative lives gathered in a brownstone near New York City's Abingdon Square Park for a series of bi-weekly readings of new plays. After a few months of informal meetings, enthusiasm swelled and the artists pooled their theatrical experience to establish an open-door home where they could collaborate, invite their colleagues to join the process, and develop new plays. Twenty-two years later, Abingdon has collaborated with more than 200 playwrights, produced 85 New York and World Premiere plays, presented more than 700 readings, staged 175 ten-minute plays, and commissioned 6 one-act plays.

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