Last fall, "Miss Abigail" came to town to teach New York's mingling singles, dating disasters and mating mavens how to date, mate and marry in a new play that Entertainment Weekly calls "...pure fun and, in less than 90 minutes, the perfect romp for an evening out with friends."
But "Miss Abigail" can't do it alone, and for the next installment of the hit new talkback series, "Miss Abigail" is proud to welcome gay/lesbian matchmaker Charlie Maffei for a special interactive talkback immediately followingthe 3 pm matinee performance on Sunday, May 22 performances of MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, AND MARRIAGE! at the Downstairs Cabaret Theater at Sofia's (221 West 46th Street, next to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre).
CharlieTheMatchmaker is a professional matchmaker that began his career working specifically for the gay/lesbian community. But times have changed! With his reputation for personalized one-on-one service, straight women and men have flocked to him asking for his services.
Being the bearer of love, he can no longer deprive anyone the chance to find love. You can also follow CharlieTheMatchmaker's column ""Pop The Question" on the hip website MoxieQ.com which caters to "A Gay for Every Girl" (You know how much straight women love asking their gay pals for advice). Charlie prides himself on one-on-one contact with every single client and works personally with him or her to help find their perfect match. Being in a relationship with his husband of 20 years has not only given Charlie the knowledge of how to find the perfect match, but to keep it.
Many of his past clients actually turn to Charlie for ongoing relationship advice. To learn more, visit www.CharlieTheMatchmaker.com.
Starring celebrated artist and television icon Eve Plumb ("The Brady Bunch"), MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, AND MARRIAGE! is written by Ken Davenport (Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom) and Sarah Saltzberg (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and is based on Abigail Grotke's popular book - the comedy's namesake -that promises "classic advice for contemporary dilemmas."
Miss Abigail is the most sought-after relationship expert to the stars - think Dr. Ruth meets Emily Post - and in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, AND MARRIAGE!, she and her sexy sidekick Paco (played by Mauricio Perez) travel the globe teaching her outrageously funny "how-tos" on dating, mating and marriage.
Davenport directs as Miss Abigail takes you back to a simpler time, before booty calls and speed-dating, back when the divorce rate wasn't 50 percent and Fidelity was more than an investment firm.
During this 90-minute comedy, audiences are guaranteed to laugh-out-loud and learn a thing or two . . . like how to have a perfect kiss (it's all about lip position) . . . what you should and should not talk about on a date (don't mention your troll doll collection) . . . and how to let a man think he wears the pants.
As previously announced, classic television star Joyce Dewitt ("Three's Company") will assume the role of Miss Abigail beginning Wednesday, June 1. Eve Plumb will play her final performance on Sunday, May 29.
TICKETING AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
The regular weekly performance schedule for MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, AND MARRIAGE! is as follows:
Wednesday matinees at 2 p.m.
Thursday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Three types of ticket packages will be available for the performance. Lovers 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.