George Street Playhouse News

Jireh Breon Holder's Civil Rights Work TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Gets Rolling World Premiere with RoundaboutJireh Breon Holder's Civil Rights Work TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Gets Rolling World Premiere with Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Trustees of The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation, Inc. have announced that Too Heavy For Your Pocket by JIREH BREON HOLDER is recipient of the Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Entertain and Dine NJ StyleEntertain and Dine NJ Style
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 15, 2017

There are many exciting shows in New Jersey that are having their openings in January and February. We have paired some theatres with convenient restaurants that are ideal for Garden State entertainment buffs. Check out our some of our choices. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Excerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at GuggenheimExcerpts from Off-Broadway's THE PROFANE Set for 'Works & Process' Series at Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with playwright Zayd Dohrn and director Kip Fagan on the creation of The Profane. Members of the cast will perform excerpts from Dohrn's sharp and timely tale. (more...)

Author and Rutgers Law Professor David Dante Troutt to Speak at Free Community Event at George Street Playhouse, 1/19Author and Rutgers Law Professor David Dante Troutt to Speak at Free Community Event at George Street Playhouse, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse will host "American Sons and Daughters: Bringing Opportunity Home," featuring guest speaker David Dante Troutt, a professor of law at Rutgers University and award-winning author of many books, scholarly articles and a variety of legal and political commentaries on race, law and equality, on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 7 p.m. The special event is free and open to the public, but those wanting to attend should register to do so at www.georgestreetplayhouse.org. (more...)

John Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas to Lead AMERICAN SON at George Street PlayhouseJohn Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas to Lead AMERICAN SON at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of American Son, an award-winning, ripped-from-the-headlines drama, on stage February 7-26, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Celebrates the Delany Sisters in HAVING OUR SAYPhiladelphia Theatre Company Celebrates the Delany Sisters in HAVING OUR SAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off the new year with the inspiring and warm-hearted Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years by Emily Mann, adapted from the book by Miss Sarah ("Sadie") L. Delany and Dr. A. Elizabeth ("Bessie") Delany with Amy Hill Hearth.  Running January 27-February 19 and directed by Mary B. Robinson, the cast features Perri Gaffney and Cherene Snow as the two Delany sisters. (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents the musical romance Daddy Long Legs, on stage now through December 24. With book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird (Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), Daddy Long Legs stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular "Daddy Long Legs" who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. (more...)

Bring Your Daughter to See DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse for Free During Show's Final WeekBring Your Daughter to See DADDY LONG LEGS at George Street Playhouse for Free During Show's Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Weaved throughout the charming musical romance of Daddy Long Legs, currently on stage at New Brunswick, NJ's George Street Playhouse, are messages promoting the importance of education and the empowerment of young girls and women. So what better way to share those ideals this holiday season then with a special "Daughter Days" package for select performances of Daddy Long Legs December 20, 22 and 24. Daddy Long Legs is appropriate for daughters ages 10 through 100.   (more...)

Give NJ ENTERTAINMENT for the HolidaysGive NJ ENTERTAINMENT for the Holidays
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 12, 2016

Now that holiday shopping is in full swing, consider the gift of entertainment for your family, friends and co-workers. New Jersey has some of the best theaters and performing arts centers in the metropolitan area. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Henegar Center announced casting for It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy. Under the direction of Hank Rion, It Shoulda Been You will play January 13 - 29, 2017 on The Henegar Center main stage. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2017 SeasonBaryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Spring 2017 performance and residency series, which runs January 7 through June 17. Tickets for BAC Presents performances in theater, music, and dance can be purchased now at bacnyc.org and 866 811 4111. Throughout the season, BAC Residencies will provide critical support to eleven artists across disciplines to develop new work in BAC's studios. (more...)

BWW Review:  DADDY LONG LEGS at GSP is an Enthralling New MusicalBWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS at GSP is an Enthralling New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 3, 2016

'Daddy Long Legs' is now onstage at George Street Playhouse through December 24th. Directed by Michael Mastro and starring Ben Michael and Elise, Vannerson, this enthralling new musical is sure to please metro area audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Street Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGSPhoto Flash: George Street Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Daddy Long Legs, a romantic holiday musical running from November 29 through December 24 at the New Brunswick theatre. The musical, with book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird(Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular 'Daddy Long Legs' who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Give the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street PlayhouseGive the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Looking to share the joy of live theatre with those around you this holiday season? George Street Playhouse can be your one-stop shop for gifts and stocking stuffers this year. (more...)

Brad Zimmerman's MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts CenterBrad Zimmerman's MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Brad Zimmerman will return to South Florida this season in his highly praised autobiographical comedy, My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy.  The show will run from December 15th through January 29th at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton. (more...)

Casting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARYCasting Announced for AstonRep Presents ELEEMOSYNARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016-17 season with ELEEMOSYNARY, Lee Blessing's poignant portrait of three women, co-directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen* and Company Member Jeremiah Barr*. ELEEMOSYNARY will play February 23 - March 12, 2017 at The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Broadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArtsBroadway Vet James Ludwig to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at NewArts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT, is producing its first winter production - Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church. (more...)

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