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 must-see new musical, Joe Margolis and his young son open an old box of letters that transport Joe back to his youth in Brooklyn and the summer of 1942—when young 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, Joey and Charlie forge an unlikely friendship that might be the very thing they both need. Last Days of Summer features a new score of Big-Band sounds and Jazz music 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
This gripping tale of suspense and riveting courtroom drama will keep audiences on the edge of their seats from start to finish. When a major snowstorm breaks out during a routine at-home birth, cutting off all communication with the outside world, midwife Sibyl Danforth is forced to make an impossible decision. This world premiere play is adapted by the author from his bestselling novel of the same name – an early selection of Oprah’s Book Club. Learn More
Acting boldly against party lines, real-world Senator Margaret Chase Smith becomes one of the first to stand up against Joseph McCarthy in an extraordinary tale inspired by real events. 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). 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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