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How Do You Build a Better Restaurant for a Play about at Restaurant?

How do you build a better restaurant for a play set in a restaurant? You go out and get people who work in restaurants to do it, that’s how. And that is exactly what the folks at the George Street Playhouse, in New Brunswick, did for the play Clyde’s that goes into previews on January 31 and runs through February 19th at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Learn More


Erika Henningsen is Rearranging the Pieces in JOY at George Street Playhouse

It all started with a mop. A self-wringing mop, a makeshift workstation in a garage, and a desire to make something better than before: that’s the story of Joy Mangano. Here in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the mop is ever present, 32 years after its invention. Learn More


True Story of Miracle Mop Inventor ‘Joy’ Sweeps Into George Street Playhouse

George Street Playhouse is debuting the new musical “Joy” about the life of inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano. As the inventor of the Miracle Mop, the best-selling self-wringing mop from the ‘90s, Mangano launched a mammoth cleaning product empire on QVC and Home Shopping Network, became an inspiration to women across the country, and was portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence on film. The uplifting new musical is the next benchmark in her remarkable life. Learn More


Joy the Musical, Starring Erika Henningsen, Completes World-Premiere Casting

Full casting has been announced for the George Street Playhouse world premiere of Joy the Musical, running December 7-30 at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. As previously announced, Erika Henningsen (Mean Girls) will lead the cast in the title role. She is joined by Vicki Lewis (Newsradio) as Toots, Stephen De Rosa (Mr. Saturday Night) as Rudy, and Trent Saunders (Hadestown) as Tony. Learn More