The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater
at The New Brunswick Performing Arts CenterDirections
Terrence McNally was an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter, who was described as one of the greatest contemporary playwrights the theater world ever had. He also won the "2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement", the "2019 Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award", and the "Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award".</p><p>McNally was also inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1996. He spanned 6 decades earning an Emmy Award, 2 Guggenheim Fellowships, 1 Rockefeller Grant, 4 Drama Desk Awards, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards, 2 Obie Awards, and 3 Hull-Warriner Awards.
Kevin Cahoon (Director) directed the critically acclaimed production of The Nerd for George Street Playhouse. 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. 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.
Colin Hanlon (Director) returns to George Street Playhouse, where he appeared in Falsettos, The Last Five Years, and Tick, Tick...Boom! Broadway appearances include the Falsettos revival, In Transit, and Rent. Hanlon also played Fiyero in the first national tour of Wicked. He played Adam in the New York premiere of Dot by Colman Domingo, directed by Susan Stroman (Vineyard Theatre). Hanlon was in the original casts of I Love You Because and Edges. Hanlon’s television credits include Steven on the Emmy Award-winning Modern Family on ABC, Difficult People on Hulu, and The Sinner on USA Network. He also starred in and produced Submissions Only.
Tony Winner and longtime friend Terrence McNally left us this past year, and what better way to celebrate his life than with his hysterical comedy set at a Broadway Opening Night Party! (Remember those?!) We cordially invite you to join the festivities with this valentine to the theatre that The New York Times called “a hilarious gold-mining hit.” This production, directed by Kevin Cahoon and Colin Hanlon (The Nerd), features a cast of award-winning Broadway farceurs who have to be seen in person to be believed! We wanted to celebrate your return to George Street Playhouse’s big stage in the Johnson Theatre with a laugh-filled night to forget your troubles with guffaws!