Tonya Pinkins and Anika Noni Rose to Reunite On Stage for Kenny Leon

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Tony Award-winning Caroline, or Change co-stars Tonya Pinkins and Anika Noni Rose will reunite for a one-night-only benefit presentation of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine.

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Tony-winning director Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences) will direct the benefit for the non-profit arts education organization Opening Act. Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine will be presented at New World Stages.

Pinkins and Rose will be joined by Wood Harris ("The Wire") and Michael Mastro (West Side Story, Side Man). Showtime is 6:30 PM.

Here's how the play is billed: "Fabulation… is a social satire about an ambitious and haughty African-American woman, Undine Barnes Calles, whose husband suddenly disappears after embezzling all of her money. Pregnant and on the brink of social and financial ruin, Undine retreats to her childhood home in Brooklyn's Walt Whitman projects, only to discover that she must cope with a crude new reality. Undine faces the challenge of transforming her setbacks into small victories in a battle to reaffirm her right to be. Fabulation… is a comeuppance tale with a comic twist."

The event also includes a pre-show and post-show reception. Proceeds of the evening go directly to Opening Act’s free theatre programs.

For tickets, click here.

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