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Eve Plumb to Play Final Performance of MISS ABIGAIL Sun, May 29, Mystery Replacement Starts Jun 1

ON SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
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Celebrated television icon Eve Plumb will play her final performance in the hit new Off-Broadway comedy Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage! on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre at Sofia's (221 West 46th Street, next to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Times Square).

Ms. Plumb - best known for her unforgettable portrayal of Jan Brady in the iconic American television series "The Brady Bunch" - made her New York stage debut as Miss Abigail last October  in a comedy that Entertainment Weekly calls "...pure fun and, in less than 90 minutes, the perfect romp for an evening out with friends."

"Eve Plumb's contribution and commitment to MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE have made an indelible impact on the continued success of our show," said director and co-author Ken Davenport. "From the very beginning, her dedication and work ethic have been truly outstanding, and looking back on these past 250 performances, we really couldn't have asked for more. And while we're certainly sad to see her go, we're very excited to welcome a brand-new Miss Abigail to our family on June 1."

Casting for the new Miss Abigail -- another acclaimed actress and American pop-culture icon -- will be announced on Monday, May 2.  Until then, visit for daily casting clues and a special contest. The first person to correctly guess the new Miss Abigail will win a VIP ticket package for two to see her first performance on Wednesday, June 1. All runners-up will receive an autographed poster from the new Miss A.

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Written by Ken Davenport (Altar Boyz, My First Time) and Sarah Saltzberg (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage! 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. 

Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage!features scenic design by Hilary Noxon, costume design by Abbi Stern and lighting design by Graham Kindred.  The production began preview performances on Thursday, October 7, 2010 and officially opened on Sunday, October 24.


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 or call toll-free 1-877-9-MISS-ABIGAIL.


EVE PLUMB (Miss Abigail). Eve is an actress and artist best known for her portrayal of Jan Brady in the television sitcom "The Brady Bunch." In the ABC hit series, Eve portrayed Jan Brady, the middle of the three Brady sisters. Eve has also been a part of the prestigious L.A.-based Groundlings improv comedy troupe and has appeared in "The Love Boat," Little Women, "That '70s Show," "Days of Our Lives," "All My Children," the Saturday morning sitcom "Fudge" and the feature film Fudge-A-Mania. In addition to acting, she has been painting for more than 20 years, with her work featured in select galleries nationwide. Utilizing oil on canvas, Eve's focus is "spontaneous still life." To learn more, visit

MAURICIO PEREZ (Paco) returns to the fine art of making the love after originating the role of "Paco" this last spring in Tampa, FL. Other recent credits include Altar Boyz Off-Broadway and the workshop of the upcoming musical version of An Officer and a Gentleman. More info at Proud Sinfonian and member of AEA.

KEN DAVENPORT (Playwright, Director) is a Broadway and Off-Broadway producer. Recent Broadway productions include Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow starring Raul Esparza, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, and 13. Ken is the only independent producer to have had three shows running simultaneously Off-Broadway - Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80s Prom and My First Time. He was recently featured on a national commercial for Apple's iPhone, named one of Crain's "Forty Under 40" in 2008, and was dubbed the "P.T. Barnum of Off-Broadway" by The New York Times. Ken's company recently released an iPhone app called At The Booth, which gives a listing of available shows at the famed TKTS booth in Times Square.  At The Booth has been featured on Entertainment Weekly's Must List, and called "Ingenious! The best thing to happen to New York theater since, well, the introduction of the TKTS booth!" He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, Imedia and others. Combined, Ken's productions have grossed more than $100 million worldwide and are being produced internationally in over 25 countries including Germany, Mexico, France, and Korea. Other current projects include bringing the first ever revivals of both Godspell and A Few Good Men to Broadway, adapting the novel and film Somewhere in Time into a Broadway musical, launching his latest creative collaboration Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage and a documentary on one of the top unsigned bands in the country - Red Wanting Blue. Ken's blog on commercial theater producing and marketing,, has been featured in Vanity Fair, Gawker, The Gothamist and more.  For more information on Davenport Theatrical's projects, visit

SARAH SALTZBERG (Playwright). On Broadway, Sarah Saltzberg played Logainne Schwartzandgrubenairre for two years in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She created and developed her character in C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E (upon which Spelling Bee is based), which she co-produced at the Theatorium in NYC, and appeared in both Barrington Stage productions. She most recently appeared in Fat Camp (NYMF), and has appeared off-Broadway in Junie B. Jones (Lortel Theatre), her one-woman show Dear Diary (Ars Nova), as well as throughout NYC in long-form improv comedy with the Upright Citizen's Brigade. Sarah can be seen in the late-night Broadway-themed improv show Don't Quit Your Night Job, which she co-created and co-produces (  She is also a co-artistic director of Stage 13, a theater/production company dedicated to cultivating new and original stage, web and film pieces (

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