This month, the hit Off-Broadway comedy MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, AND MARRIAGE! celebrates its first anniversary as it welcomes its newest leading lady, Christine Pedi. Pedi is set to begin performances in the title role on tonight, October 29, 2011 at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre at Sofia's (221 West 46th Street, next to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Times Square).
Christine Pedi has a long association with the satirical revue Forbidden Broadway and a Drama Desk nomination for Forbidden Hollywood, having played both shows in New York, London and around the world. On Broadway, she appeared in Talk Radio with Liev Schrieber and Little Me with Martin Short and Faith Prince.
Fans of HBOs "The Sopranos" may recognize Pedi for her pivotal role as Mrs. Bobby Baccala. Her multi-award winning cabaret act Great Dames has played New York, London, South Africa and all over the United States.
Pedi is doing double-duty Off-Broadway this fall, starring not only in Miss Abigail's Guide... but also in NEWSical the Musical at the Kirk Theatre on 42nd Street. And in December, double-duty turns to triple-duty when her annual holiday show There's No Bizness Like Snow Bizness returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre for its 4th consecutive year.
She was recently part of The Mad Show at the York Theatre's Musicals in Mufti series and Project Shaw's Fannie's First Play at The Players Club. She can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio's "On Broadway" Channel 72, playing music of the stage and screen, and interviewing theatre legends.
Pedi takes over the role of Miss Abigail from television icon Joyce Dewitt ("Three's Company"), who plays her final performance on Saturday, October 8. Laurie Birmingham, who originated the role in the show's out-of-town tryout last year, will star as Miss Abigail on Saturday, October 15 and Saturday, October 22.
MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, AND MARRIAGE! plays at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre at Sofia's (221 West 46th Street) on Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Three types of ticket packages are available for the performance. Lover's Lane is the VIP package that includes table seating, champagne and a rose from Miss Abigail for $125. The Drive-In premium package includes table seating for $99.99. Regular Tickets are $69.50.
For tickets, additional information, and even some complimentary dating tips from Miss A., please visit the official website at www.MissAbigailsGuide.com or call toll-free 1-877-9-MISS-ABIGAIL.