Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor Pendleton and Paul at 16th Anniversary Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company to Honor Pendleton and Paul at 16th Anniversary GalaAbingdon Theatre Company will celebrate its 16th Anniversary by honoring Austin Pendleton and Pamela Paul (former Co-Artistic Director) Monday, November 10, 2008 at Tavern on the Green, Central Park West at 67th St.

Celebrities in attendance will include Tyne Daly, Austin Pendleton, Donna McKechnie.

For More information call Sara Rulfs, Development Associate at 212. 868.2055.

Abingdon Theatre Company, founded in 1993, is dedicated to developing and producing new plays by American playwrights.  Artistic Director for Abingdon Theatre Company is Jan Buttram. Samuel J. Bellinger is the Managing Director.

Austin Pendleton began his association with the New York musical theatre scene in the original cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Motel the Tailor. This was followed by an Off-Broadway run in the title role of The Last Sweet Days of Isaac by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, for 500 performances, for which he won several awards. Later Off- Broadway, he played Adam in Up From Paradise, the musical by Arthur Miller and Stanley Silverman based on the Book of Genesis, and then appeared as Harry in the musical What About Luv by Howard Marin, Susan Birkenhead and Jeff Sweet, based on the play Luv by Murray Schisgal. And still later he took over the role in Grand Hotel originated by Michael Jeter. Twice in the last three years he has sung with Alice Playten, Judy Kaye and David Green for the Warren (Ohio) Philharmonic, with Susan Davenny Wyner as musical director, in concerts devoted to theatre music. Mr. Pendleton apprenticed and acted and directed for many years at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and is a member of the Ensemble in Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. His most recent appearances in New York have been Mother Courage, with Meryl Streep and Romeo and Juliet with Lauren Ambrose, both in Central Park, and at the Abingdon Theatre in Another Vermeer by Bruce Robinson.

Photo Credit Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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