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It's Only a Play

November 30 — December 19, 2021

November 30 — December 19, 2021

Playwright
Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally

Playwright

Terrence McNally (Playwright) was the recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2019 Dramatist Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2019 Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He won four Tony Awards, for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and his musical books for Kiss of the Spider Woman (music and lyrics by Kander & Ebb) and Ragtime (music and lyrics by Ahrens & Flaherty). Prior to Anastasia, he also collaborated with Ahrens & Flaherty on the award-winning musical A Man of No Importance. Broadway credits include the book for The Visit (with Kander & Ebb); Mothers & Sons starring Tyne Daly; Deuce starring Angela Lansbury; The Full Monty (music and lyrics by David Yazbek); The Ritz and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (most recently revived in 2019 with Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon). His other plays include Corpus Christi; A Perfect Ganesh; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Golden Age; The Lisbon Traviata and It’s Only a Play, all of which began at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Additional stage works include Bad Habits; Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?; Things That Go Bump in the Night; Next and the book for the musical The Rink (Kander & Ebb). His libretto for Dead Man Walking, with music by Jake Heggie, was originally presented by The San Francisco Opera in 2000 and is slated to debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2020-2021 season. McNally wrote a number of television scripts, including Andre’s Mother, for which he won an Emmy Award. He received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, a Lucille Lortel Award, and a citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. From 1970 to 2020, he was a member of the Dramatists Guild; he served as the Vice President of its council for 17 years. 
 

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Director
Kevin Cahoon

Kevin Cahoon

Director

Kevin Cahoon (Director) proudly returns to George Street Playhouse where he directed The Nerd. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway, off-Broadway, in regional theatre, as well as on television and film. Theatre highlights include roles in the original Broadway companies of The Lion King, The Wedding Singer, the revival of The Rocky Horror Show, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and he made his Broadway debut in The Who’s Tommy. He was a member of the original off-Broadway company of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, The Foreigner at The Roundabout (Lortel Nomination); and at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, MTC, The Old Globe, and The Guthrie, among others. TV and film highlights include Bobby Barnes on GLOW, Hugo on A Series of Unfortunate Events,  Rueben on Nurse Jackie, Modern Family, Elementary, and Mars Needs Moms. He has directed developmental productions at NYC’s Ars Nova, for the comedy duo Tastiskank, and four consecutive record breaking galas for New York Theatre Workshop.

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Colin Hanlon

Colin Hanlon

Director

Colin Hanlon (Director) is the Co-producer & star of Submissions Only. TV/Film: Modern Family, Difficult People, The Sinner, The Good Fight, and will be recurring on Uncoupled on Netflix this spring. Off Broadway: The New York premier of Dot by Colman Domingo (Vineyard Theater) dir. Susan Stroman and A.R. Gurney’s last play Final Follies (Cherry Lane) dir. David Saint. Original Off Bway cast of I Love You Because and Pirates of Penzance. Broadway: Falsettos, RENT, Wicked (tour) and In Transit. Four shows at George Street Playhouse, most recently The Nerd  dir. Kevin Cahoon. Four seasons at NYS&F and The O’Neill. Next Fall (regional premier St. Louis Rep). @ColinHanlon

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Lindsay Nicole Chambers

Lindsay Nicole Chambers

Cast

Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Julia Budder) TV/Film: Dickinson (AppleTV+), Fosse/Verdon (Leland Palmer, FX), Gail Liner in Submissions Only. Broadway/Tours: Kinky Boots (Lauren, First Nat’l Tour), Elf (Jovie, Nat’l Tour), Lysistrata Jones (Robin), Legally Blonde, Hairspray. Off Broadway and Regional: Loch Ness (Nessie); The Heart of Rock and Roll (Nina, The Old Globe); Chick Flick (Sheila, Westside Theatre); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (George Street Playhouse); Clue Onstage (Miss Scarlett, Bucks County Playhouse); Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Robyn); Triassic Parq (Velociraptor of Science, SoHo Rep). Twitter and Instagram: @heyitslnc. www.lindsaynicolechambers.com

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Greg Cuellar

Greg Cuellar

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Greg Cueller (Frank Finger) is an LA-based actor, grateful to be returning to George Street Playhouse. Greg recently made his network television debut on New Amsterdam (NBC). Select NYC credits: Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage); Play On! Shakespeare Festival (CSC/OSF); Jeremy O. Harris’ the feels...KMS (American AF Festival); development workshops for Apple TV, Playwrights Realm, The Lark, Trans Theatre Lab, The Civilians, and more; former residency at The International WOW Company. Upcoming: I Wanna F*ck Like Romeo and Juliet (New Light Theatre Project). Education: Columbia University. This one’s for Barb. Mní Wičóni. gregcuellaractor.com @itsgregcuellar


 

 

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Doug Harris

Doug Harris

Cast

Doug Harris (Gus P. Head) is an actor and playwright based out of NYC. He is thrilled to join the team at  George Street Playhouse for this wonderful production. Select NYC Credits: Disco Pigs (Drama League), The Rape of The Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias (Playwrights Realm), The Glass Menagerie (Masterworks Theater Company), Unity: 1918 (Project: Theater). Regional Theater: A Few Good Men (Pittsburgh Public Theater), We’re Gonna Be Okay (B Street Theater), 10x10: ’20 and ’21 (Barrington Stage Co.), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Oh, Gastronomy! (Humana Festival). Doug has developed new works with Playwrights Realm, NYTW, The Lark, Less Than Rent, Ensemble Studio Theater, CTG, Pipeline, and more. He is a founding member of We Are Animals. Films: Day One, December 1, 1969, The Wait, Viking Funeral. Upcoming: Spooky Action. www.dougharrisactor.com.

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Mark Junek

Mark Junek

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Mark Junek (James Wicker) Mark’s previous George Street Playhouse appearances include American Son and Conscience. Other credits include Gary and The Performers on Broadway, Final Follies at the Cherry Lane, The Hairy Ape at the Park Avenue Armory, Frankenstein at the Denver Center, The Forgotten Woman at Bay Street Theatre, After All The Terrible Things I Do at Milwaukee Rep, The Vibrator Play at Syracuse Stage, Family Play at The New Ohio, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Television credits include The Outs, Blindspot, Forever, Smash and Law & Order: SVU. Mark is a graduate of Columbia University and The Juilliard School Drama Division.  

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Kristine Nielsen

Kristine Nielsen

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Kristine Nielsen (Virginia Noyes) Broadway: Present Laughter; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony® nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award); Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus ( (Tony® nomination)  Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Spring Awakening; The Greenbird; Jackie; and The Iceman Cometh. Off-Broadway: Young Man From Atlanta, Hir; Why Torture Is Wrong, and The People Who Love Them; Omnium Gatherum; Betty’s Summer Vacation (Obie Award); Dog Opera (Obie Award). Regional work at Williamstown, Guthrie, McCarter, Old Globe, Long Wharf, Yale Rep, The Alley, and The Goodman Theatre. Film and TV includes: HBO’s upcoming The Gilded Age in January, Theresa Rebeck’s Trouble, Happyish, Elementary, Morning Glory, The Savages, Small Time Crooks, Political Animals, NBC’s Sound of Music Live!, Amazon’s Zelda. Graduate of Northwestern and the Yale School of Drama.    
 

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Patrick Richwood

Patrick Richwood

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Patrick Richwood (Peter Austin) Many films, television roles and commercials have made Patrick’s face a familiar one worldwide and his work on screen has been dubbed in eleven languages. Stage favorites: Seymour Little Shop of Horrors, Goat The Robber Bridegroom, Treplev The Seagull, Smee Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby and Ellard The Foreigner (Helen Hayes Award). Film credits include The Princess Diaries, Dear God, Race to Space, Soul Surfer, The Other Sister, Beaches. Most often recognized as Elevator Operator, Dennis in the film, Pretty Woman — and least as The White Rabbit (underneath three hours of prosthetic makeup) on Disney’s acclaimed series, Adventures in Wonderland. PatrickRichwood.com
 

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Triney Sandoval

Triney Sandoval

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Triney Sandoval (Ira Drew) Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet, Marvin’s Room, MACBETH, A Free Man of Color, A Man for All Seasons, Frost/Nixon. Other New York Theatre: 72 Miles to Go…(Drama Desk nomination),The Thin Place, Timon of Athens, The Idiot, As You Like it. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, American Players Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, Round House Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Alliance Theatre, Virginia Stage, Center Stage, Yale Rep., Milwaukee Rep., Alabama Shakespeare, Idaho Shakespeare, California Shakespeare, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, among others and six seasons with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. TV: Prodigal Son, The Black List, Elementary, The Sopranos, recurring roles on Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU.

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"DELIGHTFUL"

The Wall Street Journal

The playwrights, the reviewers, the stars and the hopefuls!  A Broadway opening night party in the producer’s stylish home brings together a delicious cacophony of characters, proving the old adage “there’s no people like show people” with an armload of wit, warmth and winter coats!  It’s Only A Play is a laugh-out-loud comedy love letter to the resilience of live theatre, and an homage to the people that -- even when things seem impossible -- always believe that the marquee will be lit again, and the show must go on.



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Doug Harris Talks About "It's Only A Play" at George Street Playhouse

A critic once complimented Doug Harris, who has a principal role in the new George Street Playhouse production of It’s Only a Play, for his “smooth charm.” Harris figures that critic “must have been allowed to drink inside the theater.” Learn More