George Street Playhouse News

THE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere - THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.  (more...)

FWD Theatre Project to Stage Reading of COYOTE at Theater WitFWD Theatre Project to Stage Reading of COYOTE at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On Monday, May 9th, FWD Theatre Project will present a staged concert reading of COYOTE, by Tim McCorry and Michael Aman. (more...)

Ain Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts CenterAin Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

1972: Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: 'I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.' The latest work by renowned theatre artist Ain Gordon, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, is a new play drawn from the 217 boxes of archive materials from national LGBT activist of Dr. John Fryer discovered by Ain Gordon during his two-year embedded artist status at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). This new work is set to run, May 5-7, at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Painted Bride and Historical Society of Pennsylvania members can save $5. Tickets and more information are available online at www.paintedbride.org or by phone at 215.925.9914. (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThe Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Review:  MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP is a True Gem at GSPBWW Review: MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP is a True Gem at GSP
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 21, 2016

'My Name is Asher Lev' is a gem of a show now being performed at George Street Playhouse through May 1st. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with George Street's MY NAME IS ASHER LEVSTAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with George Street's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, which runs now through May 1 at the New Brunswick theatre. In the video below, director Jim Jack and actor Miles G. Jackson (Asher Lev) discuss the story and themes of the play, adapted from the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th SeasonJen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at George Street PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, which runs now through May 1 at the New Brunswick theatre. Miles G. Jackson (4000 Miles) portrays the titular Jewish artist Asher Lev, who must be a painter despite his faith and the will of his family. Bob Ari (Frost/Nixon, GSP's Red) and Lena Kaminsky (Law & Order, GSP's The Pillowman) both return to George Street to round out the cast. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV is directed by George Street Playhouse Director of Education and Outreach, Jim Jack. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3Charlayne Woodard, Chris Myers & More to Star in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR at LCT3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Austin Durant, Reggie Gowland, Chris Myers, Rachel Nicks, Michele Shay, Lance Coadie Williams, and Charlayne Woodard will be featured in the upcoming LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of WAR by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.  WAR will begin performances Saturday, May 21; open Monday, June 6; and run for six weeks only through Sunday, July 3 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street).  (more...)

 BWW Interview:  Bob Ari in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP BWW Interview: Bob Ari in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at GSP
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 6, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Bob Ari who will star in 'My Name is Asher Lev' at George Street Playhouse from April 12th to May 1st. The hit show is directed by Jim Jack and also starts Miles G. Jackson and Lena Kaminsky. (more...)

Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

On a bright autumn night in Manchester, a woman named Harper Regan walks away from her job, her home, her husband and her daughter.  The play named after her, 'Harper Regan' by English playwright Simon Stephens, stunningly reveals life on the cusp of the working class in modern British society. The author is the 2015 TONY Award-winner for best play ('The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time').  This 2008 play is a dramatic Odyssey navigating family, love and redemption.  T. Schreiber Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, will present the piece May 4 to June 4, directed by Terry Schreiber. (more...)

MOSTLY SONDHEIM Will Conclude Run at the Duplex Tomorrow Night!MOSTLY SONDHEIM Will Conclude Run at the Duplex Tomorrow Night!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Mostly Sondheim, The Duplex's long-running Friday night open mic honoring the music of the theater, concludes its record-breaking 12 year run this Friday, April 1st at 11:30pm.  (more...)

Harriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla PlayhouseHarriet Harris & Patrick Kerr to Lead World Premiere of Joe DiPietro's HOLLYWOOD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Hollywood, by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis, Chasing the Song) directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

Bell, Overtree & Bolin's FOUND, RIZZO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company 2016-17 SeasonBell, Overtree & Bolin's FOUND, RIZZO and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company has just announced its 2016/17 season, with four plays and one musical that showcase work by some of the most exciting and provocative playwrights in America. (more...)

Tony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICTTony Abatemarco & David Nevell to Star in A WALK IN THE WOODS at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Can personal bonds bridge political chasms? John Henry Davis directs Tony Abatemarco and David Nevell in a brilliant and funny play of ideas by Lee Blessing. A Walk in the Woods opens April 29 at International City Theatre, with two low-priced previews set for April 27 and April 28. (more...)

Miles G. Jackson to Star in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at George Street Playhouse; Cast Announced!Miles G. Jackson to Star in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at George Street Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Aaron Posner's MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, which runs April 12 through May 1 at the New Brunswick theatre. Miles G. Jackson (4000 Miles) will portray the titular Jewish artist Asher Lev, who must be a painter despite his faith and the will of his family. Bob Ari (Frost/Nixon, GSP's Red) and Lena Kaminsky (Law & Order, GSP's The Pillowman) both return to George Street to round out the cast.  MY NAME IS ASHER LEV will be directed by George Street Playhouse Director of Education and Outreach, Jim Jack. (more...)

Andrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works FestivalAndrew Lippa Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING & More Set for Bay Street's New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

 Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 3rd ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, April 29 - May 1. THE READINGS ARE FREE. Reserve seats online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

Al Tulane to Return to Don't Tell Mama with Jay Rogers, 4/1Al Tulane to Return to Don't Tell Mama with Jay Rogers, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Following two sold out performances at Manhattan's famed cabaret nightspot Don't Tell Mama, Al Tulane returns with an encore presentation of Act of A Lifetime - Cheaper Than Therapy Friday, April 1 at 10pm.  Al will be joined on stage by Jay Rogers, recently seen in the Off-Broadway revival of Once Upon A Mattress.  Cover for this musical memoir is $10 with a 2-drink minimum ($5 for Cabaret Hotline, MAC, AEA, AGMA or SAG members).  Reservations may be made online at any time by visitingwww.donttellmamanyc.com or by phone at 212-757-0788 any day after 4pm.  Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th Street, part of Manhattan's Restaurant Row. (more...)

BWW Review:  SEX WITH STRANGERS at GSP is Excellent TheatreBWW Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS at GSP is Excellent Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 15, 2016

'Sex With Strangers' is now on stage at George Street Playhouse through March 17th. This riveting play is written by Laura Eason and directed by David Saint. (more...)

Claudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 SeasonClaudia Rankine's CITIZEN and More Slated for Primary Stages' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Primary Stages announced their upcoming 32nd Season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the Centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator, Horton Foote. (more...)

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