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Kathleen Turner in An Act of God

November 28 — December 23, 2017

November 28 — December 23, 2017

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Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner

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Kathleen Turner is an Academy Award nominee, Tony Award nominee, and multiple Golden Globe winner. She has appeared in nearly three dozen films, including The War of the Roses, Prizzi’s Honor (Golden Globe Winner), Romancing the Stone, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (voice of Jessica Rabbit), Marley and Me and many others. Ms. Turner received an Academy Award nomination for her starring role in the hit film Peggy Sue Got Married. A star of the Broadway stage as well, Ms. Turner received Tony Award nominations for her performances in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  She also starred as Mrs. Robinson in the Broadway and West End productions of The Graduate. Her television appearances include Nip/Tuck, Friends, and Californication. Turner’s distinctive husky voice can be heard on episodes of Family Guy, The Simpsons, and King of the Hill, among others.  

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David Javerbaum

David Javerbaum

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David Javerbaum is an American comedy writer and currently an Executive Producer for Fusion Network (a joint venture network between ABC and Univision) to oversee development of a news satire block of programming.  As the former Executive Producer of Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", his work for that program, including four years as Head Writer, has earned him 11 Emmys, two additional Emmy nominations, two Peabody Awards, and Television Critics Awards for both Best Comedy and Best News Show.  He is one of the primary authors of the show’s textbook parody America (The Book), which sold over 2.5 million copies, spent a year on The New York Times Bestseller List (including 15 weeks at #1), won the James Thurber Prize for American Humor (his second), won the 2005 Quill Awards for Best Humor Book and Audiobook, and was named Publishers’ Weekly’s 2004 Book of the Year; the audiobook won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. The book’s sequel, Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race was released in September 2010. He was also Emmy-nominated for his work as a writer for "The Late Show with David Letterman" and wrote for the 2006 Academy Awards.  He spent three years writing for the satirical newspaper and website The Onion, conceiving its 1999 New York Times #1 bestseller Our Dumb Century and contributing numerous articles to it and two other Onion books.  His first book as sole author, What to Expect When You’re Expected was published by Random House in 2009. In 2011, his book The Last Testament: A Memoir by God, was published by Simon & Schuster, and his affiliated Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod has over 1 million followers.

Javerbaum and his frequent collaborator Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) have won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for their songs featured in the 2011 and 2012 Tony Awards, both times performed by Neil Patrick Harris.  They also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Lyrics and Music for "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!", which won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.  On the stage, David and Adam also earned a 2008 Tony nomination for their songs in the Broadway adaptation of John Waters’ film Cry-Baby, itself nominated for Best Musical.  Javerbaum is a winner of the prestigious Kleban Award for Lyrics, and was the lyricist and co-librettist of Suburb, which won the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater, as well as Best Off-Broadway Musical nominations from the Outer Critics Circle, the Lucille Lortel Awards, and the Drama League.

Javerbaum is a graduate of NYU's Graduate School of Musical Theater Composition and Harvard University, where he wrote for the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon and co-wrote two of that school's Hasty Pudding musicals.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Debra and their daughters Kate and Sara. His hobbies include the succinct encapsulation of his achievements.

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David Saint

David Saint

Director

David Saint (Director/Artistic Director) enters his 21st season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change marks his 37th mainstage productions at GSP, having most recently helmed last season’s American Son and Mama’s Boy. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen, Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Elaine May, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach and many others, including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition, many new award-winning works have begun their life here during his tenure, such as Proof, The Spitfire Grill, It Shoulda Been You, and Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies and The Toxic Avenger. He has directed Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall in East Hampton, N.Y., and off-Broadway at Westside Theatre, as well as the National Tour of West Side Story. In July 2016, he directed a two-night concert performance of West Side Story at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. He also has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf and many others on premieres by writers such as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe DiPietro and Jonathan Larson. He isthe recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A. Drama Critics Award, several Drama-Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.

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Stephen DeRosa

Stephen DeRosa

Cast

Stephen DeRosa (Michael) previously appeared at George Street Playhouse in 2010’s Sylvia. On Broadway, he’s appeared in On the Town, Betrayal, The Nance, HairsprayTwentieth Century, Henry IV, Into the Woods, and The Man Who Came to Dinner, among others. He also appeared in the recurring role of Eddie Cantor in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Other TV appearances include Ugly Betty, Rescue Me, Law & Order and Suddenly Susan.

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Jim Walton

Jim Walton

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Jim Walton (Gabriel) returns to George Street, having played Howard in 2014's The Fabulous Lipitones and Cosme in  2007's Souvenir. Broadway: Merrily We Roll Along, 42nd Street, Sweeney Todd, The Music Man, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Off-Broadway: And the World Goes ‘Round, Scrambled Feet and Closer Than Ever. On PBS: Follies: In Concert, Crazy For You, Sondheim! The 80th Birthday Concert and Company. With his brother, Bob Walton, he wrote book, music and lyrics for Mid-life! (The Crisis Musical), Mid-life 2! (The Crisis Continues) and Double Trouble (A Musical Tour de Farce). Jim was raised in Marion, Indiana, and attended the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.   midlifethecrisismusical.com

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From the mind of 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum, former head writer and executive producer of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

Following Her recent sold-out Broadway run, God arrives in New Brunswick — and she looks a lot like Kathleen Turner! Called “deliriously funny” by The New York Times, God takes human form in An Act of God and doesn’t hold back about what She’s seen and heard. In this hilarious comedy by Emmy Award-winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), God, along with two archangels (Stephen DeRosa and Jim Walton), answers many of the deepest (and not so deep) questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.

It’s an hour and a half of comedy heaven, and I’d gladly watch it annually.

The New York Times

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Kathleen Turner joined by Stephen DeRosa, Jim Walton in GSP's "An Act of God"

Stage and screen legend Kathleen Turner will be to be joined by Broadway’s Stephen DeRosa and Jim Walton in "An Act of God" at George Street Playhouse, Nov. 28-Dec. 23, 2017. DeRosa (Broadway’s "Into the Woods") and Walton (Broadway’s "She Loves Me") return to George Street as archangels to Turner’s God in the divine comedy. Tickets start at $85 with limited “Heavenly Seating” starting at $100. Learn More

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Stage, screen legend Kathleen Turner stars in "An Act of God"

Legendary actress Kathleen Turner will star as God in the George Street Playhouse's comedy "An Act of God" by David Javerbaum, Nov. 28 - Dec. 23, 2017. Turner, an Academy Award nominee, Tony Award nominee, and multiple Golden Globe winner, has appeared in nearly three dozen films, including "The War of the Roses", "Prizzi’s Honor" (Golden Globe Winner), "Romancing the Stone", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", "Marley and Me" and many others. Learn More

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GSP’s Interim Venue Gets Ready for 2017-18 Season

Build out of theatre begins and signage installed at 103 College Farm Road. Subscriptions and Flex Passes are on sale now for the upcoming 5-play season, with single tickets going on sale in August. Learn More

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George Street Playhouse announces 2017-18 season, interim venue

An updated version of the hit off-Broadway show "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" – with book and lyrics by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts — opens the Playhouse's 2017-18 season at an interim venue on Rutgers University's Cook Campus. Learn More