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In April 2022, Abingdon Theatre Company returns to us live and in person, bringing us their main stage production of ‘Queen’s Girl in the World’ by Caleen Sinette Jennings. This piece, which will make its New York Premiere at Theatre Row, looks at one young woman’s journey of self-discovery at the onset of the Civil Rights-era. It chronicles the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle class upbringing in 1950s Queens to a progressive, predominantly Jewish private school in Greenwich Village. Funny, poignant, and filled with life — all punctuated with the irresistible sounds of Motown.

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