AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS Makes NY Premiere At The Tank, Closes 2/6


Cantwell/Newsom Productions presents the New York premiere of Martin Blank's advertising world comedy Avenue of the Americas, directed by Katherine M. Carter. The production will close February 6, 2011 at The Tank @ 45th Street (354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenue).

A 30-year-old woman on the lamb from a New Jersey mental institution becomes the queen of Madison Avenue. Her extreme advertising campaigns are wildly popular, winning awards and blue chip clients. As well as the heart of New York's most eligible bachelor. Still, her commercials wreak havoc with her boss, the Catholic Church, and certain cat owners. Avenue of the Americas is a dark, comic ride that asks the question; how far would you go to have it all?

Martin Blank; founding artistic director of Theater J in Washington, DC; is the author of ten plays. His full-length drama, The Law of Return, was produced at Center Stage Theater, Jerusalem, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, and was optioned for Broadway. His full-length comedy, Scenes from Life in America, was seen in New York at Ensemble Studio Theatre's Octoberfest. He has served as Artistic Associate for the American Jewish Theatre and American Place Theatre, New York, as well as Literary Manager, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Directed by Katherine M. Carter (Darwin and Fitzroy), Avenue of the Americas boasts a cast that includes Virginia Bartholomew (Triumph of Love), Timothy J. Cox (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Astoria Performing Arts Center), Chris Davis (Give and Take), Leo Goodman (Williamstown Theatre Festival and Washington Shakespeare Theatre) and Laura Yost (Bye Bye Birdie, Millbrook Playhouse). Kristin Cantwell (Confessions of an Invisible Woman, Capital Fringe) and Phil Newsom (Ten Reasons I Won't Go Home With You, MITF) are the play's producers.

The performance schedule is Friday, January 21st at 7:30 pm; Saturday, January 22nd at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, January 26th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, January 30th at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, February 2nd at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 6th at 7:30 pm at The Tank @45th Street (354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Ave.; Subway: A/C/E to 42nd St.). Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at http://www.thetanknyc.org. The play's running time is 60 minutes.


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