Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom
Written and Directed by award winning actor, writer and director, Christine Toy Johnson, Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom tells the story of a Teaneck-born Asian American actress who poses as an exotic Hong Kong movie star so she can get her shot at Broadway. This piece was the winner of Abingdon Theatre Company’s inaugural Festival of Short Plays, a two week virtual festival took place in the fall, shedding light on stories by people of color.
Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom Watch Party and Talkback
Written and Directed by Christine Toy Johnson
Moderated by Reggie Lee
Estella Scrooge is a new musical event for the whole family. It follows Estella, a modern-day Wall Street tycoon with a penchant for foreclosing. A hotelier in her hometown of Pickwick, Ohio has defaulted on his mortgage and Estella fancies the idea of lowering the boom personally. Arriving at Harthouse on Christmas Eve, Estella discovers that the defaulting party is her childhood friend Pip Nickley. A good and generous soul, Pip has transformed the property into a refuge for the sick, dispossessed and homeless. A freak snowstorm forces Estella to take refuge. That night, just as it happened to her ancestor Ebenezer, she is haunted by three visitations…and oh, what uninvited houseguests they are!
Book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
Abingdon co-produced the online revival of the celebrated series of songs and monologues Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, starring an array of Broadway, television and film favorites! This is set to stream on World AIDS Day – Tuesday, December 1ST.
The stream included performances from:
Academy Award Winner
Tony Award Winner
James Monroe Iglehart
Also featuring, Brooks Ashmanskas, Laura Bell Bundy, Fran Drascher, Robin de Jesús, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Norm Lewis, Kevin McHale, Anthony Rapp, Krysta Rodriguez, Seth Rudetsky, Alysha Umphress…and many more!