Burton, Caffey, Hogan, Koch and More Cast in Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party

By Andrew Gans
June 21, 2010

Casting has been announced for the Off-Broadway premiere of Aaron Loeb's politically charged comedy, Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party, which will begin performances July 27 at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre.



The six-week limited engagement, directed by Chris Smith with choreography by Vince Pesce, will officially open Aug. 11.

The cast will feature Arnie Burton (The Temperamentals, 39 Steps), Stephanie Pope Caffey (Chicago, Smokey Joe's Cafe) and Robert Hogan (A Few Good Men, HBO's "The Wire") with include Lisa Birnbaum, Ted Koch, Pippa Pearthree 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 will be 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.ticketcentral.com or by calling (212) 279-4200.