The Abrons in the News

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Royal Pain: Jackie Hoffman and John Epperson face off in “Once Upon a Mattress.”

December 14, 2015 | The New Yorker
Forty-second street, Saturday afternoon: a costume fitting. In one corner of a rehearsal studio, the perpetually grouchy character actress Jackie Hoffman practiced running up and down a staircase...

Review: In ‘The Reenactors,’ a Play About a Suicide Pact Has a Twist

December 7, 2015 | The New York Times
The play, by Juliana Francis Kelly, revolves around a play rehearsal; the Busbee/Brockman character is, in the script, labeled simply “Actress.” Sometimes — because the fictional playwright/director (Ean Sheehy) is...

Backstage on Broadway: Jackie Hoffman, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka talk ‘Once Upon A Mattress’, give back this Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015 | PIX11
The longtime comedic actress, most recently seen in On the Town, is talking about her new off-Broadway musical, a revival of the Tony-nominated Once Upon A Mattress...

Nilaja Sun's PIKE ST. Extends at Abrons Art Center

November 25, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com
Epic Theatre Ensemble, Abrons Arts Center and Nilaja Sun have announced that the critically-acclaimed world premiere production of Pike St. will be extending by popular demand. In Pike St., written and performed by Nilaja Sun and directed by...

Jackie Hoffman Kvetches Her Way to Royalty in ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

November 25, 2015 | The New York Times
On a recent morning, the actress Jackie Hoffman sprawled on a bed costing thousands of dollars. She was at a Hästens showroom in the Flatiron district, lounging on a mattress covered in a tasteful checked throw that clashed...

Once Upon a Mattress Revival, Starring Jackie Hoffman, Begins Performances Tonight

November 23, 2015 | Playbill
The Transport Group revival of the Tony-nominated musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress begins previews Nov. 23 at The Abrons Arts Center starring Jackie Hoffman as Princess Winnifred and John “Lypsinka” Epperson as Queen Aggravain. The production is helmed by...

Exclusive Pics! Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Invites Us Into the Rehearsal Room for Once Upon a Mattress

November 23, 2015 | Playbill
"Working on Once Upon A Mattress for the Transport Group has really been a full circle experience for me, as it was the very first musical I was ever in as a child (I was a very, very fat Sir Harry)," says the actor. "One of...

Team Player: In her new solo show, Nilaja Sun finds humanity on the Lower East Side.

November 23, 2015 | The New Yorker
Sun is a solo star who manages to rise above the limitations of the solo-show form by bringing in the world that helped to shape her. Raised on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the...

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