George Street Playhouse's inaugural 2019-20 mainstage season in The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center features a heartwarming new musical, a hilarious one-woman show starring a beloved television personality, a gripping suspense thriller based on a bestselling novel, a world premiere historical drama by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro, and a new musical adaptation of a popular film.
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Last Days of Summer
In this heartwarming new musical based on the contemporary novel by Steve Kluger, Joe Margolis and his young son open an old box of letters that transport Joe back to Brooklyn and the summer of 1942—when young Bar Mitzvah boy Joey and his best friend Craig are writing fan letters to their hero Charlie Banks, the star third baseman of the New York Giants. Amid the tumultuous events of World War II, they forge an unlikely friendship that might be the very thing Banks needs. Directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun and music by Grammy winner Jason Howland, this musical opens our inaugural season in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Learn More
My Life on a Diet
Called “fascinating, lighthearted and spicy” by the New York Times, this hilarious comedy stars the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award winning writer and actress Renée Taylor, known for her recurring role on television’s "The Nanny." In this acclaimed show, she looks back on a life full of memorable rolls in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets, all while dishing juicy anecdotes about legends like Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, and Barbra Streisand. Learn More
When a major snowstorm breaks out during a routine at-home birth, cutting off all communication with the outside world, midwife Sybyl Danforth is forced to make an impossible decision. Adapted for the stage by the author from his bestselling novel of the same name – an early selection of Oprah’s Book Club – this gripping tale of suspense and riveting courtroom drama will keep audiences on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Learn More
This world premiere historical drama set during the American Red Scare marks the latest work by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro ("The Second Mrs. Wilson," "Toxic Avenger," "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change," "Clever Little Lies"). Acting boldly against party lines, real-world Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith becomes one of the first to stand up against Joseph McCarthy in this extraordinary tale inspired by real events. Learn More
A Walk on the Moon
In this new musical adaptation of the film, Pearl Kantrowitz, longing for more than her life as a mother and housewife, catches the eye of a free-spirited traveling salesman while vacationing with her family in the Catskills. As the Woodstock music festival comes to life nearby, their whirlwind romance, set in the summer of 1969, when mankind first stepped on the moon, bring audiences on a musical journey through an iconic moment in American history. Learn More
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