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Written By: June Daniel White

Directed By: Michael Padden

The World Premiere — Opening January 25th — Theatre 54, New York

Welcome to Delta in the Sky with Diamonds or Maybe Not

Austin Pendleton and June Daniel White star in an original, offbeat comedy about God, a woman, and love.

Humans have had many imagined conversations with God. This is the conversation God was waiting to have. He was waiting for Delta — a feisty, big-hearted woman who has a lot to teach the Almighty.
Their conversation is an adventure in 1 hour and 45 minutes, no intermission, so fasten your seat belts and join the ride.


244 W 54th Street — 12th Floor

Between Broadway & 8th Ave.

When & Tickets

January 25th through February 10th

 The performance schedule is:

Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM

Matinees on Saturdays at 2 PM and on Sundays at 3 PM.

Buy Delta in the Sky with Diamonds Or Maybe Not Tickets Today

Tickets are $25.00

The comedy runs approximately one hour and 45 minutes without intermission.

Cast & bios


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Austin Pendleton

Austin Pendleton (God) made his New York debut in Oh Dad, Poor Dad... and his Broadway debut as Motel the tailor in the original cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Both of these productions were directed by Jerome Robbins. After that he appeared in Hail Scrawdyke (on Broadway, directed by Alan Arkin) for which he won the Clarence Derwent Award and The Little Foxes (at Lincoln Center, directed by Mike Nichols), and won an Obie playing the title role in the musical The Last Sweet Days of Isaac. Other Broadway appearances include Doubles and The Diary of Anne Frank (with Natalie Portman).

Austin has directed extensively on, off, and off-off Broadway, around the country, and at the National Theatre of Great Britain. On Broadway he directed The Little Foxes starring Elizabeth Taylor, for which he was nominated for a Tony. He has appeared in over 250 movies, and played recurring roles on TV in Oz, Homicide, and Law and Order among others.

June Daniel White

June Daniel White (Author and Delta) appeared as Jessie in ‘Night Mother at the Seattle Rep, Steffy in I Ought To Be In Pictures at Barter Theatre in Virginia, Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and Woman in Death of A Salesman both at Actors Theater of Louisville. In Los Angeles, she played Popeye in The Miss Firecracker Contest, Lacey Rollins in The Lucky Spot at the Hyperion and Truvy in Steel Magnolias at the Odyssey. On television, she co-starred in Johnny Bago on CBS. She has done stand-up comedy in New York at The Comic Strip and in Los Angeles at Igby’s, The Comedy Store and The Ice House, among others. As a singer, she performed with her own band, “Fever” in clubs in New York and L.A. June’s one woman show, We Love You But No! and her play Things From The Ocean were developed at the Playwrights Unit at HB Studio.  June appeared in We Love You But No! directed by Austin Pendleton at the Kraine Theatre in New York City.  She is a member of the Playwrights/Directors Workshop at Actors Studio.

Bob D'Haene

Bob D'Haene (Lyle) has appeared in Baghdaddy (St. Lukes Theatre & The Actor's Temple), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick/South Brooklyn Shakespeare), MacBeth (MacBeth/Expanded Arts), Roote (The Hot House/Columbia), TV/Film: Six Degrees of Murder, Evil Lives Here, Your World Too. Directing credits include: Richard II (Off-Broadway), MacBeth (Off-Off Broadway), The Laramie Project (Fairleigh Dickinson).

Regina Gibson

Regina Gibson (Hollywood) Recent NYC credits: Leah in Leah, the Forsaken (Metropolitan Playhouse), The Golden Bride (National Yiddish Opera Folksbiene), Science Fair (ArsNova ANT), Welfare Lady (Nylon Fusion), Antigone (Columbia). Regional: Lathem Prince (DC Capital Festival), As You Like It (Connecticut Shakespeare) Charlotte's Web (Theatreworks/USA). Film: Spiders (Cannes Festival) She stars as Amelia in her comedy series, Honestly, Ameli.

Melissa Hurst

Melissa Hurst (Bobbie) has appeared in UTILITY (The Amoralists at Rattlestick, LEAH, THE FORSAKEN (Metropolitan Playhouse), ONE NECK (Atlantic Theatre Company), THE HOUSEGUESTS (Obie Award, Best Play), DARK RIDE (Soho Rep), SHE GOT OFF THE COUCH (Dixon Place), CAUSE CELEB! (Joe’s Pub). FILM/TV: Law and Order, Guiding Light, Goldstar, Ohio.

Joan Porter

Joan Porter (Rosie) appeared on Broadway in The Inspector General and  Off- Broadway in Everyday A Visitor, Suddenly Last Summer, The Glass Managerie, Blues for Mr Charlie, Heaven Knows, the annual C-10 festival 2,3,4,5 and many more.  TV: Chicago Med, Amy Schumer Show, Louie, Law and Order, Law and Order C.I., The Third Watch, Ryan's Hope, etc.  Film: Rickie And The Flash, We Are Unsatisfied, Brooklyn, Victoriana, The Front, Law and Disorder.

Vincent Ticali

Vincent Ticali (Tommy/Ralph) has most recently been seen in the TheatreLab original musicals, 21 Short Plays and Speaking to the Dead, One Way Ticket (TADA!) and Private Eyes (JCity Theater). His films includes The Perfect Murder, A Crime to Remember, Hack My Life and the web-series, The Crew.

Michael Padden

Michael Padden directed The Cleaners (Sam French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival), Zurich, NY (ETG); Barn, Sex and Death in London (Rising Phoenix Repertory Theatre); and Open (New Gorges Wintry Mix). He has been Assistant Director on Hit the Wall (Eric Hoff, Barrow Street Theater); The House of Blue Leaves (David Cromer, Broadway, Walter Kerr); When the Rain Stops Falling (David Cromer, Lincoln Center Theater); Brighton Beach Memoirs (David Cromer, Broadway.)

June Daniel White

June’s background in theatre and entertainment is full and varied.  Her experience ranges from acting – with a long list of plays (a sampling appears below) done in NYC, Los Angeles, and regionally.

June Daniel White appeared as Jessie in ‘Night Mother at the Seattle Rep, Steffy in I Ought To Be In Pictures at Barter Theatre in Virginia, Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and Woman in Death of A Salesman both at Actors Theatre of Louisville. In Los Angeles she played Popeye in The Miss Firecracker Contest, Lacey Rollins in The Lucky Spot  at the Hyperion and Truvy in Steel Magnolias at the Odyssey. On television she co-starred in Johnny Bago on CBS.

June has done stand-up comedy in New York at The Comic Strip and Catch A Rising Star and in Los Angeles at Igby’s, The Comedy Store and The Ice House, among others.

As a singer, June performed with her own band, “Fever” in clubs in New York and L.A. Her musical director was the famous Howie Wyeth from Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue.

June’s plays, We Love You But No! and Things From The Ocean were developed at HB Playwrights Unit and her upcoming play Delta in the Sky with Diamonds or Maybe Not was partially developed at Actors Studio in New York and is due to open in NYC on January 18, 2018.  It will star Austin Pendleton and be directed by Michael Padden.

Brooke van Hensbergen

Brooke van Hensbergen is a scenic and property designer based in Brooklyn. She is currently working as a Production Assistant on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Recent credits include: The Witch on St. Elmora's Street at Access Theatre and property design for Glass Guignol: the brother and sister play for Mabou Mines.

Jessica McIlquham

Jessica McIlquham (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be a part of the company of Delta in the Sky with Diamonds or Maybe Not.  She is a stage manager, multidisciplinary performer, sound engineer, and composer based in Brooklyn and is a proud member of AEA. Her band Beacon James toured and recorded from 2007 to 2015, playing venues like the Chicago Hard Rock Cafe, 7th Street Entry, and The New Earth Barn, and participating in the Volume One Backstage and Sounds Like Summer concert series. She has released three albums and two singles to date. Vlah!

Johanna Pan

Johanna Pan is a costume designer from Singapore. Recent designs include Bye Bye Birdie (Barrington Stage Company), Ajax in Iraq and Woyzeck (Strasberg), Four Sisters (WWTNS?), Aphrodisiac (Loft 227), Cinderella (Coleytown Company), Boom (Stonewater Productions), Fingers & Toes (La Vie Productions), Am I? Am I? Am I? (Flea), and associate costume designer for the recent Falsettos revival on Broadway. She has also worked at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodspeed, Muny, Playwrights Horizons, Signature (DC), Theatreworks, Roundabout, Lincoln Center, Primary Stages, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Alley Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Asolo Rep, Papermill Playhouse, Arena Stage, Steppenwolf, Rattlestick, Atlantic Theatre Company, amongst others. B.F.A. Ithaca College., IG: @scriptedflowers

Margaret Montagna

Margaret Montagna is a freelance sound desginer born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is currently a senior BFA Production and Design student at Pace University. She enjoys designing sound for all types of productions, but especially loves designing shows of the horror, comedy, and fantasy genres. She has designed numerous shows at Pace University and is currently working on making contacts throughout the city. This past Summer she was a sound intern at New York Stage and Film for their Powerhouse season at Vassar College.

When she's not sound designing Margaret enjoys learning about wildlife, experimenting with other creative outlets, and baking cookies, which she sometimes will bring to tech rehearsal.

Ry Burke

Ry is a lighting designer based in New York. He recently graduated from Reed College in Portland, OR, where he designed the lights for student thesis shows, including 4.48 Psychosis and The Gas Heart. He assisted on numerous mainstage productions at Reed, as well as several professional productions in Portland, and one in Venice, Italy. Ry co-adapted and designed the lights for Reed’s 2017 spring mainstage production, These Violent Delights, a queer adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. He is interested in the language of color developed by the LGBT community and how it is incorporated into the visuals of queer stories.

​He is a co-founder and resident narrator for Theater of the Well Dressed, a theater company that specializes in enacting queer utopia by re-telling classic tales with glitter, lip-syncing, and boy bands.

He is currently a 2017 Wingspace mentee and Juilliard Electrics Apprentice.

Susan L. Schulman

SUSAN L. SCHULMAN (General Press Representative) handles publicity for Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals, national tours, cabaret, special events and individual personalities.  Her Broadway productions include APPLAUSE, SCAPINO, SLY FOX, Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, STATE FAIR and DREAM.  She has handled publicity for the Manhattan Theatre Club, Circle in the Square, York Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Joffrey and Feld Ballets as well as Tony Award winners/nominees Karen Ziemba, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kathleen Chalfant among many others.  Susan's memoir, BACKSTAGE PASS TO BROADWAY, is one of Amazon’s 100 Best Selling books on theatre.

Kat Norton

Kat Norton (Stage Manager) is a recent graduate of Syracuse University's Department of Drama with a BFA in Stage Management.  Her previous credits include Production Stage Manager for Among the Furies , winner of Best Play in the New York Summerfest 2017, SM for If On A Winter's Night and Bible Adventure Park and PSM for Laura and the Sea at SU Drama. She also previously worked as the Production Intern for the Lincoln Center Festival 2016.