2023-2024 Season

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The Pianist

Adapted for the stage by Emily Mann

Based on the book “The Pianist” by Wladyslaw Szpilman

Directed by Emily Mann 

September 26, 2023 - October 22, 2023 

In a new adaptation for the stage, The Pianist is Wladyslaw Szpilman’s harrowing account of the annihilation of Jewish life in Warsaw during World War II and his remarkable survival through the transcendent power of music.​

His memoir inspired an Oscar-winning film – and now acclaimed Playwright/Director Emily Mann has crafted an innovative, immersive play with music that delivers this terrifying and triumphant tale with soul-shaking power and thrilling theatrical immediacy.

 

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Having Our Say

The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

By Emily Mann 

Adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany, with Amy Hill Hearth

Directed by Laiona Michelle 

November 28, 2023 - December 17, 2023 

Adapted for the stage by Emily Mann, Having Our Say is an enthralling full-length play based on the bestselling book by Sarah (Sadie) Delany and Elizabeth (Bessie) Delany. This powerful production revolves around the remarkable lives of African-American sisters, Sadie and Bessie Delany, who both surpass the age of 100. Their extraordinary journey unfolds as they share their personal experiences, which include growing up as the daughters of a former slave who became a respected professor, establishing successful careers, and integrating a New York suburb. 

During its celebrated run on Broadway, Having Our Say captivated audiences and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. Through this powerful adaptation of the Delany sisters' book, audiences are invited to witness a compelling tale that transcends race and gender, offering a profound reflection on American history as seen through the eyes of two unforgettable women. 

 

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Ibsen's Ghost

Written by Charles Busch

Directed by Carl Andress 

January 16, 2024 - February 4, 2024

Ibsen wrote great stories about women, but how much did the women in his life do more than inspire the stories?

Based on a few irrefutable facts, Ibsen's Ghost tells a tall (and hilarious) tale of the legendary Norwegian playwright's wife Suzannah the week after the great man's state funeral. A fierce keeper of the flame, Suzannah is confronted with a series of predicaments: her husband's long lost illegitimate son, his former protegee peddling a libelous diary and an enigmatic rodent exterminator known as the Rat Wife. This is the play Ibsen never wrote but with more laughs and a happy ending. 

"My longtime collaborator/director Carl Andress and I are delighted to work with David Saint and premiere my new play at this distinguished theater. If Henrik Ibsen were alive, I have no doubt he'd be submitting his latest work to the George Street Playhouse." - Charles Busch

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The Club

by Chris Bohjalian 

Directed by David Saint 

February 27, 2024 - March 17, 2024

Everyone wants to belong to the Club, but what will it cost you?

Three married couples collide in a suburban living room one autumn Sunday – what they think is a refuge from the rock ‘n roll turbulence outside their neighborhood – only to discover there’s no escape from the era’s cultural upheaval.

The Club is getting its world premiere at the George Street Playhouse, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist Bohjalian (The Flight Attendant, Hour of the Witch) also premiered his critically-acclaimed stage adaptation of his novel, Midwives, in 2020 at GSP.

Chris Bohjalian’s The Club, is rich with biting wit and startling twists as it explores racism, marriage, and the lies we tell ourselves daily. And though the play is set in 1968, it’s eerily timely.

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Tick, Tick...BOOM!

April 23, 2024-May 19, 2024

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Tick, Tick...Boom! is the captivating musical masterpiece by the late, great Jonathan Larson (RENT). Set in the bustling streets of New York City, this electrifying production ignites the stage with raw emotion and unyielding passion.

Follow the journey of Jon, a struggling composer on the brink of turning 30, as he wrestles with the haunting pressures of artistic ambition and the relentless ticking of time.

With an energetic and eclectic score that seamlessly blends rock, pop, and musical theater, Tick, Tick...Boom! pulses with vibrant melodies and poignant lyrics. It's a celebration of the human spirit, a battle cry for anyone who has ever dared to chase their dreams, and a heartfelt tribute to Larson's own artistic journey.

Don't miss this explosive theatrical event, where dreams and desperation collide in the city that never sleeps.


David Auburn, Script Consultant
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus
Tick, Tick...BOOM! was originally produced off-Broadway in June, 2001 by
Victoria Leacock Robyn Goodman
Dede Harris Lorie Cowen Levy Beth Smith