Arnie Burton
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Arnie Burton
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Arnie Burton, Stephanie Pope Caffey, Robert Hogan, Lisa Birnbaum, Ted Koch, Pippa Pearthree, and Ben Roberts will be featured in the Off-Broadway premiere of Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party, by Aaron Loeb. The production will begin previews at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row on July 27 in anticipation of an August 11 opening. Chris Smith will direct, with choreography by Vince Pesce.

In the show, which was seen at last year's New York International Fringe Festival, a fourth-grade Christmas pageant in Lincoln's rural Illinois hometown sets off a firestorm of controversy when it calls into question Honest Abe's sexuality. Each of the three acts lets the audience see the story from a different character's viewpoint -- and at each performance the audience decides in which order the acts are performed.

The creative team will include Bill English (scenic design), Jeff Croiter and Grant Yeager (lighting design), and Rebecca Lustig (costume design).

For further information, visit: www.abrahamlincolnsbiggaydanceparty.com.