Abrons Arts Center / Recital Hall

Todays Date: 06/28/22
Last Update: 05/31/09 11:30:27 AM

Address: 466 Grand Street
New York, NY    10011

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Paved Paradise Redux: The Art Of Joni Mitchell  | Open: 06/18/09 Close: 06/27/09
In PAVED PARADISE REDUX: The Art of Joni Mitchell, John Kelly’s performance is a musical and visual homage to the great Canadian singer/songwriter. His countertenor uncannily evokes Mitchell's own smoky soprano as he sings songs from the various stages of her career in their original key. He also plays dulcimer and replicates Mitchell’s guitar style by way of her signature open tunings. Kelly is accompanied on keyboard by musical director Zecca Esquibel, as well as additional musicians. The evening also features an original video component featuring Kevin Joseph (Broadway’s Threepenny Opera, a.k.a. Flotilla DeBarge) as journalist Tavis Smiley in a recreation of his PBS interview with Mitchell.

"Champion" / "The Stuttering Preacher"  | Open: 04/06/06 Close: 04/30/06
David Paladino's "Champion" and Levy Lee Simon's "The Stuttering Preacher"

"Champion," directed by Tommy R. Hicks, co-stars its renowned author, playwright/performer David Paladino, who plays Anthony Pisano, a man who struggles with major life altering challenges; and prominent actor Ski Cutty Carr, who plays a man whose own trials and tribulations are paramount to the play's intriguing plot.

"The Stuttering Preacher," directed by Woodie King, Jr., co-stars its award winning author, Levy Lee Simon, as the speech challenged ladies man and title character; and gifted actress Joyce Sylvester, who plays Efay, a proud Black woman tired of deceitful, game playing men and bad relationships; until she crosses romantic paths with "The Stuttering Preacher. "