Broadway's Andréa Burns (On Your Feet; In the Heights) and television and film's Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock; Weeds; Phineas and Ferb) will headline the start of George Street Playhouse's newly announced 2021 season, starring in two hilarious full-length comedies audiences can stream at home.
"I am happy to announce that George Street Playhouse will produce a season of four plays this season," said Artistic Director David Saint. "During the last 10 months, we have reinvented how we go back into rehearsal, and how we get back to creating art and presenting it in a safe way. The arts are vital to our soul, and we are thrilled to bring these four streaming productions to the virtual stage until we can all be in the room together again."
The 2021 Season begins streaming with the comedy Bad Dates, written by award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck (Seared, The Scene, Bernhardt/Hamlet) and starring Drama Desk Award Winner Andréa Burns.
Television and film star Maulik Pancholy will then play Sam in Becky Mode's Fully Committed this MARCH.
Andréa Burns received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for her portrayal of Gloria Fajardo in Broadway's On Your Feet. She also received a Drama Desk Award for her creation of the role of the hairdresser Daniela in In the Heights. She starred opposite Nathan Lane on Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of The Nance, which was then broadcast on PBS Great Performances. Burns will also appear in Steven Spielberg's upcoming film West Side Story.
A one-woman comedy about a single mom in search of cute shoes, the perfect dress, and a romantic table for two at a great restaurant, Bad Dates is a charming, funny and hopeful tale of dates gone wrong and looking for Mr. Right. The Wall Street Journal said it was "miraculously contrived to turn Ms. Rebeck's show into a poignant slice of urban life that also happens to be drop-dead funny."
Bad Dates is available to stream FEBRUARY 23 thru MARCH 14.
George Street's production will be helmed by acclaimed director Peter Flynn, husband of Ms. Burns. Flynn's credits include Curvy Widow at George Street Playhouse and off-Broadway; On the 20th Century with Douglass Sills and Marin Mazzie; and Funny Girl with Bebe Neuwirth, Whoopi Goldberg and Andrea Martin.
The design team includes Costume Designer Lisa Zinni, Lighting Designer Alan C. Edwards, Sound Designer Ryan Rummery, and Production Manager Christopher J. Bailey. Hudson Flynn is the cinematographer. The Production Stage Manager is Samantha Flint.
Bad Dates is sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
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