FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phenomenology, Inc., an innovative production model in the performing arts, announced it has secured “Sopranos” star Jamie-Lynn Sigler to lead a powerful cast in the staged reading of a new play for MANHATTANonPATRICK at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in suburban Washington D.C. on September 27.

Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Well known for her work in “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway, HBO’s “Entourage” and her unforgettable role as Meadow Soprano in HBO’s ground-breaking television series “The Sopranos,” Sigler will lead a four person cast as a cutthroat attorney in “Second Derivative,” a full-length crime drama previously workshopped with the Maryland Ensemble Theatre and Off-Broadway with The Actors Company Theatre in 2016. The play was workshopped with both MET and TACT under a previous working title and Sigler was not a part of either project.

“We are thrilled to have Jamie join us for this performance,” says Jeffery Keilholtz, Artistic Director & CEO of Phenomenology, and also “Second Derivative” playwright. “MANHATTANonPATRICK is the flagship theatre program for Phenomenology, specializing in the production of high-value limited engagement stage performances, with the purpose of identifying high-potential regional performers and technicians and giving them unique opportunities to showcase their gifts.”

Manhattan On Patrick
In its inaugural outing, MANHATTANonPATRICK will premiere a dynamic staged reading of “Second Derivative” for one night only at the historic Weinberg Center for the Arts — on Patrick Street, in Frederick, Maryland. The cast also includes Keilholtz, himself a Frederick native, along with Bru Ajueyitsi and Amanda Shafer. Mr. Ajueyitsi is from Washington D.C. and Ms. Shafer is from Frederick.

Critically-acclaimed actress, Ashlie Atkinson, of Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning film, “BLACKkKLANSMAN,” and Broadway’s, “The Ritz,” is attached to direct.

The evening will feature a red carpet reception, performance and post-show Q&A. Admission to the after party with cast members and the director is also available to a limited number of ticket buyers at an additional cost.

Adds Keilholtz, “The privilege of bringing together all of this talent, including both Jamie, as a performer, and Ashlie, as director, adds enormous value to the promise of MANHATTANonPATRICK and the endeavor of Phenomenology to create a new corridor of professional activity between Frederick, Maryland and major media markets — beginning with New York City, the theatre capital of the world.”

Tickets for MANHATTANonPATRICK are available to the general public beginning August 15 at or via box office hotline: 301-600-2828.

For more information about MANHATTANonPATRICK, visit the Phenomenology website:

About Phenomenology, Inc.:

Phenomenology, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is an innovative production model to raise the quality of life for performing artists and technicians by creating meaningful partnerships in the entertainment industry — coupled with the production of high-value projects — to generate a first-of-its-kind corridor of professional activity between Frederick, Maryland and major media markets.

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