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Dee Hoty to Star in THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK Off-Broadway Beginning Nov 2




Off-Broadway Performances Begin November 2.
Opening Night is November 18
At Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.

Get Tickets to The Preacher and the Shrink

Broadway favorite Dee Hoty is set to star in THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, a new play by Merle Good. Performances will begin November 2nd, with the official Opening Night on Monday, November 18th at 7 PM at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through January 4th. Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK will also feature Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels),Richard Thieriot (Clybourne Park), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist), and Nicholas Urda (Love’s Labour’s Lost).

In THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, a spirited young woman makes a sexual accusation which checkmates her father, a popular and respected pastor. They have been estranged for years by a deep grief. Will she follow through? Will he fight back? Even the psychiatrist (Dee Hoty) who tries to help becomes conflicted when middle age romance develops. THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK unwraps these struggles with startling consequences.

Three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty has starred in numerous Broadway hits including The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels, Mamma Mia!, Footloose, and Me and My Girl, and Off-Broadway in Personals, Vanities and Forbidden Broadway. Her TV credits include “Elementary,” “Smash,” “St. Elsewhere,” “My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies,” and “The Equalizer.”

Merle Good is an author, publisher and playwright, and has written numerous books and articles including Op-Ed essays for The New York Times and The Washington Post. He and his wife Phyllis oversee a series of projects in publishing and the arts. Merle also served as associate producer and screenplay consultant for Hazel’s People, starring Geraldine Page and Pat Hingle, based on his novel Happy as the Grass Was Green.

Director Steven Yuhasz has worked extensively in commercial and non-profit theatre. He produced Streakin’ Off-Broadway and The Visit, The Normal Heart and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas for The Actors Fund. He is a Founding Producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Steven directed Off-Broadway’s Flamingo Court and he is currently Executive Director for Shakespeare on the Sound.

Set design for THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK is by Brian Prather (Freud’s Last Session), with lighting design by Kirk Bookman (The Divine Sister, NY Philharmonic’s Company), costume design by Carol Sherry (Flamingo Court), and sound design by Patrick Weaver (The Visit).

The playing schedule for THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK will be Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $73.75 and are available through 212-239-6200.

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Andrew C. McGibbon



Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, The site was subsequently bought by, and became He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell