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Announcing Audible's Fall Slate at the Minetta Lane Theatre


Aasif Mandvi and Patti Smith among the performers taking the
Audible stage this fall in shows driven by language and voice

Tickets go on-sale on August 22nd,
but Audible members receive early access beginning today

Audible Inc., the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable
audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the fall
slate of productions at the Minetta Lane Theatre, Audible's creative
home for live performances in New York. The slate includes comedy,
drama, music, and more and features dynamic writing and performances
from Patti Smith, Aasif Mandvi and Isaac Gomez, as well as Chisa
Hutchinson, whose work was commissioned through Audible's $5 million
emerging playwrights fund. All of these performances will be recorded as
Audible Original productions, available to millions of listeners across
the globe and for the next 48 hours, tickets to the productions starring
Patti Smith and Aasif Mandvi will be available exclusively to Audible
members at,
with access beginning for the general public on August 22nd.

All produced by Audible, the fall slate at the Minetta Lane Theatre

  • Patti Smith: Words and Music at The Minetta Lane, featuring
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and National Book Award-winning
    singer-songwriter Patti Smith performing original spoken-word stories
    from her life, interwoven with the music of her beloved catalog played
    by Smith, her son and daughter - Jackson and Jesse Paris Smith - and
    Tony Shanahan, running from September 22nd-24th.
  • Obie Award-winning actor, writer, and former correspondent for The
    Daily Show
    , Aasif Mandvi's Sakina's Restaurant, an
    inspiring, funny, and heartwarming one-man show that centers on an
    Indian immigrant who comes to New York to work at a restaurant and
    live the American dream, beginning previews on October 5th, and
    running through November 4th, with opening night set for
    October 15th.
  • Newark resident and emerging playwright Chisa Hutchinson's Proof of
    , the inaugural production from Audible's emerging playwright
    program, with casting news, full creative team information, and exact
    dates to come. The late 2018 world-premiere of this
    Audible-commissioned production is a contemporary, probing, and
    endearing play, full of heart and humor.
  • The New York premiere of playwright Isaac Gomez's the way she spoke,
    an honest and thought-provoking one-woman play that demonstrates the
    power of speaking truth, even as it considers the implications of
    doing so, running in early 2019, with casting, full creative team
    information, and exact dates to come.

Award-winning Audible performances of captivating stage productions
starring Billy Crudup, Judith Light, John Lithgow, Carey Mulligan, and
others are available for preorder and download at

"I'm thrilled to be reviving my solo show ‘Sakina's Restaurant' in
collaboration with the amazing team at Audible," said Mandvi. "Despite
twenty years having passed since I first performed it at the American
Place Theatre, the themes I was grappling with then, those of an
immigrant family, struggling with the joys, heartbreaks and sacrifice of
what it means to leave one's home and create a new American life, seem
as relevant today as they ever did."

"Announcing Aasif, Chisa, Isaac, and the legendary Patti as the next
artists to collaborate with us at the Minetta Lane Theatre has been a
long time in the making, and we could not be more excited to welcome
audiences back this fall with these artists," said Audible Theater
Artistic Producer Kate Navin. "Audible is seeking to
transform the theater experience and usher in a new era for audio drama.
After last season's audiences embraced the award-winning Harry
 and Girls & Boys, we can't
wait to continue supporting the creation of compelling works in an even
wider spectrum of comedy, drama, music, and more, with both emerging and
established creators and bring these shows to Greenwich Village and to
millions of people as outstanding listening experiences on Audible."

Additional events at the Minetta Lane Theatre will be announced in the
coming months and Audible will also be announcing live performances in
other cities in the near future. Information about previous and future
live programming produced by Audible is available here.

Audible is thrilled to bring the first commission from our $5M emerging
playwright fund to life at the Minetta Lane Theatre with Chisa
Hutchinson's Proof of Love. Additional information about the
first class of commissioned playwrights is available here.

With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any
one audiobook, including the audio performances of the fall slate of
live productions at the Minetta Lane Theatre, free.


, an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading
provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a
new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created
to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and
utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 425,000
audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters,
entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business
information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio
products for Apple's iTunes Store.

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