|Sunday, August 8 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm
John Marshall Quintetfeaturing Grant Stewart
The John Marshall Quintet featuring Grant Stewart will fill Abingdon Theatre with the sound of Jazz for this one evening benefit special performance. Having learned his craft, with help from Ornette Coleman and Lonnie Hillyer, trumpeter John Marshall went on to work with a succession of big bands led by Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, Lionel Hampton, Al Porcino, Gerry Mulligan and Dizzy Gillespie. In the late eighties John and pianist Tardo Hammer co-led the Bopera House, a standard-setting quintet which also featured tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama. Originally from New York, John moved to Europe in 1992 and became a member of the brass section and featured soloist with the West Deutscher Rundfunk Big Band, based in Cologne, Germany, he is one of the brightest contemporary hard bop trumpet voices. John Marshall leads his own quintets in Europe and has put out seven CDs as a leader since 1992, and many more as a sideman. He now returns to New York for the month of August to appear at Abingdon Theatre with an amazing assembled group of jazz musicians.
Tickets: $25.00 pre-sale ($35.00 at the door cash only)
Reservations: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com
June Havoc Theatre
Abingdon Theatre Complex
312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Please note: These productions in The Sunday Series are not Abingdon Theatre Company productions. Proceeds go to benefit Abingdon Theatre Company, but are not tax-deductible.
||3 New York Premieres, all showcased in our intimate Dorothy Strelsin Theatre!
October 29 — November 21
The Nanjing Race
by Reggie Cheong-Leen
directed by Brian T. O’Connor
New York Premiere Philip, a Japanese-American businessman, comes to Nanjing China in 1988. Yu Ahn, a hotel “floor-boy” befriends Philip in the hope of being sponsored to go to America. But it is Bao, another floor-boy, who intrigues Philip. Trapped in their social and racial identities, the three men struggle to come to terms with their desires and prejudices. Funny, dramatic and deeply moving, The Nanjing Race depicts an intimate culture-clash at an intriguing moment in recent Chinese history.
January 21 — February 13
How I Fell in Love
by Joel Fields
directed by Jules Ochoa
New York Premiere Jules Ochoa (Phantom Killer, 2010) returns to direct this delightful romantic comedy, winner of the 2009 Christopher Brian Wolk Award, in which two lost souls haplessly seek romance as they stumble into adulthood. When they accidentally find their way into each other’s lives, they discover that their individual stories may be more intertwined than they could have ever imagined… and they start to question the meaning of fate, friendship, and true love.
March 25 — April 17
Summer in Sanctuary
by Al Letson
directed by Rob Urbinati
New York Premiere Told through monologue, song, poetry, and multimedia, this autobiographical piece by performance poet/playwright Al Letson challenges perceptions about race and class, as he recounts his struggles to connect with the disadvantaged children of the Sanctuary in Jacksonville, Florida. Summer in Sanctuary will take you into the heart of a community, and leave you with a better understanding of the world. Rob Urbinati, who helmed Foggy Bottom and The President and Her Mistress in our 2006/7 season, is back to direct this funny, poignant, and ultimately inspiring piece of distinctly American theater.
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