Lincoln's Sexuality Is Subject of Big, Gay Dance Party, Opening Off-Broadway Aug. 11

News   Lincoln's Sexuality Is Subject of Big, Gay Dance Party, Opening Off-Broadway Aug. 11
 
The Off-Broadway premiere of Aaron Loeb's politically charged comedy, Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party,  officially opens Aug. 11 following previews that began July 27 at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre.

Stephanie Pope Caffey and Arnie Burton
Stephanie Pope Caffey and Arnie Burton Photo by Carol Rosegg

The six-week limited engagement is directed by Chris Smith with choreography by Vince Pesce.

The cast features Lisa Birnbaum, Arnie Burton, Robert Hogan, Ted Koch, Pippa Pearthree, Stephanie Pope Caffey and Ben Roberts.

The creative team also includes Bill English (scenic design), Jeff Croiter and Grant Yeager (lighting design) and Rebecca Lustig (costume design).

In Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party, press notes state, "a fourth-grade Christmas pageant in Lincoln's rural Illinois hometown sets off a firestorm of controversy when it calls into question Honest Abe's sexuality. A thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud funny, and uniquely American story unfolds, offering surprises at every turn. Each of the three acts lets the audience see the story from a different character's viewpoint – and at each performance the audience decides in which order the acts are performed, creating a Rubik's Cube-like theatrical event."

Producers are BlueRare Productions in association with Aaron Glick and Deborah Taylor.

Show times are Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Friday 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM and 7 PM.

Tickets are priced $51.25 and $66.25 for premium seats ($20 student rush) and are on sale now at www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

The cast of <i>Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party</i>
The cast of Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party Photo by Carol Rosegg
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