A lot can happen in one night! That’s the motto of Abingdon’s One Night Only Series, a series which strives to create a once in a lifetime theatrical experience. Each event is a chance for us to orchestrate the magic that happens when artists come together to create. Voices young and old, unique and never repeated, a chance to revisit classics and hear a new voice for the first time.
Written by Matt Webster
What if you could buy a second chance at life? Set in a world where time travel is not only possible, but readily available, Back follows the 10 year relationship of Leah and Derek. Despite their undeniable chemistry and inherent trust, their journey toward love is filled with heartache and mistakes. Over half a lifetime, their assumptions, resentments, and stifled dreams have kept them in a tortured romantic cycle. It’s a shame they can’t go back in time, do it all over, and build a life without regrets…but what if they could?
May 2nd, 2023 at Theatre 4 in Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
The Dork Knight
Written by Jason O’Connell
A look into one man’s obsession with movies about another man’s obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people, The Dork Knight traces the ups and downs of actor Jason O’Connell’s personal and professional life as seen through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the Batman movies. Featuring numerous “cameos” from the bat-voices in O’Connell’s head, the acclaimed The Dork Knight is equal parts film-geek funhouse and intimate comic memoir.
May 8th, 2023
Husband & Life
Written by Charlotte Cohn-Williams and Jason Odell Williams
Dave’s wife is ready to have a baby. Dave… not so much. While navigating the complex waters of family, career and fidelity, Dave finds himself in a motel room with a curt New York escort who may or may not be the answer to his problems. A funny and candid glimpse at a regular guy searching to answer the eternal question: can we find everything we need… in just one person?
May 11th, 2022 at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York
The Dork Knight
Written By Jason O’Connell
A play about one man’s obsession with Batman…
A look into one man’s obsession with movies about another man’s obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people, The Dork Knight traces the ups and downs of actor Jason O’Connell’s personal and professional life as seen through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the Batman movies. Featuring numerous “cameos” from the bat-voices in O’Connell’s head, The Dork Knight is a trip down cinematic memory lane that begins with the 1989 Michael Keaton blockbuster, and strolls past George Clooney’s bat-nipples, Christian Bale’s bat-growl, and a couple of iconic Jokers en route to (sigh) Batfleck. O’Connell’s funny, intimate memoir demonstrates how one’s “inner geek” can guide and inspire in good times and in bad.
May 9th, 2022 at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York
Date Of A Lifetime
Book and lyrics by Carl Kissin
Music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr.
In the pressurized few minutes of a speed date, two singles suggest to each other what they think their entire lives would be like if they allowed their brief tête-à-tête to go beyond the “switch partners” bell. Competing comical and fraught visions of the future leave them wondering if the person they have just met is the Date from Hell or the Date of a Lifetime.
February 17th, 2020 at Theatre 71
Just For Us
Written by Alex Edelman
Just For Us was featured at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal
garnered a Barry Award nomination at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and earned the best reviews of any show in Edinburgh, where it won a prestigious Herald Angel Award and notched
an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination.
January 15th, 2020 at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Robin & Me: My Little Spark of Madness
Written by Dave Droxler
Robin & Me is a fast-paced, semi-autobiographical, one-man show about how a little boy named Dave creates an imaginary friend of Robin Williams to help him navigate through his anxiety and the rough terrain of life. But as Dave’s relationship with his father becomes more strained through the years, and he learns he’ll become the father of a boy himself, everything culminates into a tidal wave of feelings that can only be harbored by Robin’s help.
November 11th, 2019 at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Love! Valour! Compassion!
Written by Terrence McNally
Directed by Chad Austin
This event was a celebration of New York City Pride Week and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots and honored The Tyler Clementi Foundation.
June 23rd, 2019 at Theatre 71
Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Blanche Baker
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
May 20th, 2019 at Lucille Lortel Theatre
Written by Wade Dooley
With Oscar Winning actress Estelle Parsons
The Prompter follows veteran actress Irene Young, who, after a forty-year absence, is returning to the Broadway stage. But now, she can’t do it alone; so, the production hires a young actor to be her prompter. But this isn’t her story, it’s his. Based on real events, The Prompter is a funny, heartfelt, untold, behind-the-scenes looks at Broadway through the eyes of a young dreamer.
February 11th, 2019 at Lucille Lortel Theatre