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BWW Interview: Donnell E. Smith and TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET

The critically acclaimed drama Too Heavy for Your Pocket, winner of the prestigious 2017 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, will open 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

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WBGO: Benjamin Pelteson Is 'The Immigrant' With A Big Heart, The Latest George Street Playhouse Production

A play currently running at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick tells the real-life story of a Russian -Jewish man that made his way to the United States in the early 1900’s. The Immigrant, written by Mark Harelik, follows his grandfather Haskell’s pursuit of the American Dream. Learn More

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Director Jim Jack Talks About "The Immigrant" On Stage At George Street Playhouse

Mention of the immigration of the early 20th century evokes images of the “wretched refuse” floating into New York Harbor and washing up on Ellis Island. But not all of “your tired, your poor” landed in New York, and we learn about one of the exceptions in Mark Harelik’s play “The Immigrant,” on stage at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick from March 12 through April 7. Learn More

BWW Interview: Benjamin Pelteson in THE IMMIGRANT at George Street Playhouse

During the first 1/4 of The Immigrant, Haskell speaks only Yiddish. (I don't speak Yiddish, so I had to learn that phonetically thanks to a terrific coach, Motl Didner.) As Haskell begins to learn English, there's an accent that starts off quite heavy and modulates over time. So that's all technically pretty tricky. Learn More

Laiona Michelle Sparkles as Nina Simone in GSP's "Little Girl Blue"

Nina Simone was a cultural icon who used her creativity to attract a worldwide audience and spread a message of social and personal injustice and racial inequality. Learn More

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"Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical" Premieres at George Street Playhouse

Join Jesse and Dave as they talk with the creators of this new musical, which depicts Simone’s passionate journey from classical piano child prodigy to the High Priestess of Soul. Learn More

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BWW Interview: Director/Choreographer Devanand Janki and LITTLE GIRL BLUE-THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL at George Street Playhouse

This production takes the stage under the vision of Director/Choreographer Devanand Janki, an award winning director and choreographer based in New York City. Learn More

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Laiona Michelle Talks About "Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical"

This might be the right time for Nina Simone—15 years after her death. That’s what Laiona Michelle thinks, and, in a way, Michelle will be testing that idea by bringing the singer-activist to life in a world-premiere musical show at George Street Playhouse. Learn More

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Devanand Janki Talks to iCRV Radio

Another production that was workshopped in CT goes to bigger things. Director Devanand Janki talks to iCRV Radio. Learn More

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Betsy Aidem Puts a Woman's Touch on George Street Playhouse's "A Doll's House, Part 2

Betsy Aidem is a veteran actress you might have seen on Broadway. Or maybe on an episode of “Law & Order: SVU.” Or maybe on the big screen last year in “The Greatest Showman.” Learn More

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Betsy Aidem’s “A Doll’s House”–Ibsen’s Norwegians Would

Me Too, The Women’s Marches, and now the Blue Wave in the House of Representatives all came after Lucas Hnath wrote his darkly comedic take on what would happen if Henrik Ibsen’s Nora, from “A Doll’s House,” came back after one of the most famous exits in theatrical history—or her-story. Learn More

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Broadway Actress Turned Director Brings Women’s Perspectives to Tony Award-winning Play at George Street Playhouse

With a distinguished performance career spanning theatre, television, film, and the Broadway Stage, veteran actress Betsy Aidem—already known to local audiences for three critically acclaimed performances at George Street Playhouse—will make her professional directing debut with GSP’s second production of the season. Learn More

A Look At Betsy Aidem, Director of "A Doll's House, Part 2" at George Street Playhouse

Betsy Aidem has seen the stage from both sides now. An award-winning actress, Aidem is taking her first professional turn as a director, guiding the George Street Playhouse production of Lucas Hnath’s comedy A Doll’s House, Part 2. Learn More

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Flor De Liz Perez in GSP Production "The Trial of Donna Caine"

Flor De Liz Perez makes her George Street Playhouse debut in the world premiere of The Trial of Donna Caine. Perez plays the role of Marine Staff Sergeant Donna Caine. Perez came into the WBGO studios to talk to News Director Doug Doyle about the show and her career. Learn More