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


A Look at the Language of “Her Portmanteau”

Most of us who see the play that opens the season at the George Street Playhouse—“Her Portmanteau” by Mfoniso Udofia—will be hearing the Ibibio language of Nigeria for the first time. The George Street company has two specialists on board to make sure we hear it right. Learn More


George Street Playhouse is Back at NBPAC With 'Dear Jack, Dear Louise'

Overcome with gratitude, David Saint set out to call the patrons who generously responded to George Street Playhouse’s emergency COVID-19 fundraising campaign last year. Learn More

Andy Groteluschen in IT'S ONLY A PLAY

George Street Playhouse releases streaming play filmed during COVID-19 pandemic

A New Jersey theater is going for laughs, but also sending out a message about pulling through a tough experience as it closes out its pandemic season of virtual shows. A play about a play might just be the perfect subject to bring to life on stage after a prolonged pandemic shutdown. Learn More


Andrèa Burns Talks About "Bad Dates" at George Street Playhouse

Andrèa Burns sums up what she has just done by paraphrasing a Stephen Sondheim lyric: “We made a hat where there never was a hat.” By that, she means that she and the George Street Playhouse team have created a show for a pandemic audience in a form that has few if any precedents and no real definition. Learn More


New Brunswick theater team creates comedy play set to stream starting Tuesday

How do you put on a play when a theater is closed? New Brunswick-based George Street Playhouse found a way to keep it all in the family and produce a comedy that will be available for streaming. The play "Bad Dates," which was written by Theresa Rebeck, is a solo show about a divorced woman struggling to find a new love. Learn More


A thriller that will have the audience asking: Did she or didn’t she?

The world was a very different place in 1997 when Chris Bohjalian published “Midwives,” the first of his best-selling novels. Learn More


Theater: George Street Playhouse season opens with ‘The Last Days of Summer’

Some memories from childhood are better left in the past, but for the grown-up Joey Margolis, his childhood memories of his fantastic friendship with New York Giants baseball star Charlie Banks and Charlie’s long suffering girlfriend Hazel MacKay are wonderful to recall and are the substance of “Last Days of Summer...." Learn More

George Street Playhouse Set For Opening Night at NBPAC

Young Joey and his best friend, Craig, are writing fan letters to their hero, Charlie Banks. Banks, the star third baseman of the New York Giants, and Joey forge an unlikely friendship that might be the very best thing they both need Learn More

George Street Playhouse presents inaugural show at New Brunswick PAC

"Last Days of Summer," George Street Playhouse's inaugural show in its new home at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, can be seen through Nov. 10. Learn More

A sure home run: Central Jersey’s newest performing arts venue and a new musical about baseball and friendship

George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint wanted to launch the company’s new season in its new home with a big show that would “appeal to the head and to the heart.” Learn More


What's in the spotlight on NJ stages?

It only seems fitting that the first production to grace George Street Playhouse's new stage centers around baseball. Learn More


Civil Rights drama 'Too Heavy for Your Pocket' at George Street Playhouse

Critically acclaimed drama “Too Heavy for Your Pocket,” winner of the prestigious 2017 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, opened at George Street Playhouse on April 23 and close the Playhouse’s 2018-19 season as it prepares to move to its permanent new home at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center this fall. Learn More


Award-winning civil rights drama opens at New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse

Called “illuminating and moving” by critics following a sold-out run at The Roundabout Theatre Company, Jiréh Breon Holder’s civil rights drama takes audiences back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. Learn More


Theater: ‘The Immigrant’ onstage at the George Street Playhouse

Playwright Mark Harelik titled his play “The Immigrant,” now onstage at George Street Playhouse’s temporary home at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick through April 7, in the singular with good reason. Although America has been the new home of millions of immigrants from everywhere in the world, his play is primarily about one, his own grandfather, and that man’s struggles and accomplishments in building a new life as the only Jew is a little Texas town. Learn More


A relatable 'coming to America' story centered on two very different couples

Playwright Mark Harelik's grandfather emigrated from his native Russia in 1909. Harelik's "The Immigrant," which centers on the patriarch's efforts to not only adapt but to soar in his new homeland, debuted in 1985. Yet the heartfelt family drama, at George Street Playhouse through April 7, is as relevant today as it was more than 30 years ago, director Jim Jack said. Learn More


'The Immigrant' opens at George Street Playhouse; based on real life story

Opening at George Street Playhouse, “The Immigrant” by the grandson of an immigrant is based on the real-life accounts of Haskell Harelik that rings true today as the country wrestles with allowing those seeking a better life to live in the states. Learn More

World premieres, Mamma Mia on tap on NJ stages - The Immigrant

In addition to studying with a coach to get his Yiddish and accent correct, Pelteson also spent time studying pogroms and the first-hand accounts of those who arrived in America at the turn of the century. Learn More

A timeless script: Play about a Russian-Jewish immigrant’s struggles has modern overtones

Although a play at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick is set in the early 20th-century, its story of a Russian Jew’s flight from persecution and struggle to find acceptance in America has modern resonance. Learn More


With Her 'Shakespearean' Little Girl Blue, Laiona Michelle Keeps Nina Simone’s Torch Burning

Ever since the High Priestess of Soul was called home to join the ancestors in 2003, her legacy has endured throughout pop culture. And that’s a good thing. Just ask Laiona Michelle—who wrote and stars in the new show, Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical.... Learn More


Nina Simone is misunderstood musical freedom fighter at George Street Playhouse

An outspoken freedom fighter battling bipolar disorder, the ingenious jazz and R&B vocalist-pianist Nina Simone is known to have been difficult to work and live with, but it is with relative ease that the biographical “Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical” was produced, creators said. Learn More


Laiona Michelle writes and stars in new Nina Simone play, ‘Little Girl Blue’

The award-winning actress, singer and writer Laiona Michelle, who has appeared in popular TV shows such as “The Blacklist” (2013) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” also shines as a theater powerhouse.... Learn More


Inside Rehearsals for The World Premiere of Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical

Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical, written by and starring Laiona Michelle, is set to begin performances at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey January 29. The production, directed by Devanand Janki, is scheduled to run through February 24. Learn More


'A Doll's House, Part 2' is being presented by the George Street Playhouse through December 23

Sequels and even prequels aren't uncommon for successful Hollywood films, but they are rare for even the most acclaimed and popular titles in literature and drama, and New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse's second production of the season, "A Doll's House, Part 2" by Lucas Hnath, running through December 23 at GSP's temporary home at 103 College Farm Road, is proving to be one very successful example of that rarity. Learn More


A look back at 2017

With 2018 upon us, we look back at an eventful and exciting year of success and change for George Street Playhouse — from the final curtain at our old downtown theater to opening night at our interim home on College Farm Road to God showing up in the form of legendary star of stage and screen, Kathleen Turner. Learn More