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
This beautiful tale of friendship, baseball, and the enduring bonds between fathers and sons will speak to all generations. Based on the bestselling novel by Steve Kluger, with music by Grammy winner Jason Howland, directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, the heart-warming story is set in 1940’s Brooklyn and pulses with jazz music and big band sounds of the era. 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 roles 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
A severe snowstorm breaks out during a routine at-home birth. With no way to contact the outside world, midwife Sibyl Danforth makes an impossible decision to save the life of a baby. But when the sun rises and the blizzard clears, questions arise about what really occurred that icy Vermont night. Learn More
On June 1, 1950, Senator Margaret Chase Smith stood on the Senate floor and delivered her “Declaration of Conscience '' in a historic moment of political courage. This sharply written new play by Tony winner Joe DiPietro takes you behind the scenes of 1950s Washington in the days leading up to and following the singular speech that rattled McCarthyism, Congress, and the nation itself. Learn More
An Evening with Laiona Michelle: Celebrating the Music of Nina Simone
Broadway veteran Laiona Michelle, star of the critically acclaimed sold-out Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical, returns for one night only to celebrate the music of Nina Simone and classic Broadway. This concert event celebrates Black History Month and Women's History Month with favorites like Feeling Good, My Baby Just Cares for Me, Little Girl Blue, Sinnerman, and so many more! Learn More
A Walk on the Moon
Woodstock, 1969. In this new musical adaptation of the award-winning film, housewife Pearl Kantrowitz, sensing that change is in the air, begins a fling with a free-spirited traveling salesman while summering with her family in the Catskills. Their whirlwind romance, set against the backdrop of man’s first walk on the moon, takes audiences on a nostalgic journey through an iconic moment in American history. Learn More
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