Fat Ham on Broadway – TheaterWorksUSA Spring Gala – 20at20 Tickets thru April 9 – Abingdon Theatre Co, Robin & MeThe Beautiful Lady, LaMaMa

Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) announces the Off-Broadway premiere production of Robin & Me: My Little Spark of Madness written and performed by Dave Droxler, and directed by Chad Austin. In Robin & Me: My Little Spark Of Madness, Dave’s got a lot on his mind. And the only person who can help him unpack it all is his imaginary friend and real life idol: Robin Williams. Robin & Me: My Little Spark of Madness will play a strictly limited engagement in Theatre 4 at Theatre Row, starting April 15th, with opening night set for April 20th, and performances continuing through May 14, 2023. Abingdon Theatre Company is continuing to work towards their goal of making theatre accessible for all and will be offering $30 tickets throughout the entire run in honor of their 30th anniversary season. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run co-produced by The Public Theater and National Black Theatre, FAT HAM, arrived on Broadway March 21 at the American Airlines Theatre on West 42 Street thru June 25. In the deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Playwright James Ijames and Director Saheem Ali reinvent Shakespeare’s masterpiece, creating what The New York Times calls “the Best Theater of 2022! It’s hilarious, profound, and smothered in comedy.” www.FatHamBroadway.com

Grace McLean (Photo: Theo Cote)

THE BEAUTIFUL LADY – a new musical work posthumously presented by Tony nominated composer Elizabeth Swados (RUNAWAYS in 1978), with text translated by Paul Schmidt – will have its long-overdue NYC debut at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) this spring, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, the company’s Artistic Director.  Presented by La MaMa, THE BEAUTIFUL LADY is directed by Anne Bogart, who makes her own long-anticipated debut at La MaMa.  Previews begin May 5 prior to a press opening on May 8.  This Off-Broadway production runs through May 28, 2023. A timely look at the power of art and delicate nature of free speech, THE BEAUTIFUL LADY is set in the real-life Stray Dog café, a popular meeting place for Russian poets, writers and performers in St. Petersburg in 1911-15 prior to the start of World War I. www.lamama.org

TheaterWorksUSA, currently presenting the hit family show Dog Man The Musical at New World Stages, will host its annual Spring Gala on Monday, April 24 (cocktails begin at 6 PM) at The Current at Chelsea Piers. 100% of the net proceeds from the event will support our mission to create exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences that are accessible to young and family audiences in diverse communities across New York City and North America. This year TWUSA will honor Lisa Chanel (TWUSA Board Chair 2019-2022), Andréa Burns  (Award-winning Broadway actress & educator), Peter Flynn (TWUSA alumnus and award-winning director, writer, and educator), and Holly McGhee (Founder and Creator of Pippin Properties, New York Times best selling author). The event will feature appearances by some of Broadway’s biggest stars, hosted by Chuck Cooper, including Jason Robert Brown, Janet Dacal, Kevin Del Aguila, Sutton Foster, Lillias White and more. Visit TWUSA.org/springbenefit

20at20 Continues thru April 9th