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It's Only a Play

June 15 — July 4, 2021

June 15 — July 4, 2021

Playwright
Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally

Playwright

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.

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Director
Kevin Cahoon

Kevin Cahoon

Director

Kevin Cahoon (Director) 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, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; 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 Nurse Jackie, Modern Family, Elementary, and Mars Needs Moms. He currently plays Hugo on Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. He has directed developmental productions at NYC’s Ars Nova, for the comedy duo Tastiskank, two consecutive galas for New York Theatre Workshop, and numerous productions for The Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre.

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Cast
Greg Cuellar

Greg Cuellar

Cast

Greg Cueller (Frank Finger) is an LA-based actor, grateful to be making his George Street debut with this incredible team. 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

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Andy Grotelueschen

Andy Grotelueschen

Cast

Andy Grotelueschen (Peter Austin) Broadway: Tootsie (Tony Nomination), Cyrano de Bergerac. Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods, Cymbeline, Imaginary Invalid, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night. NY/Regional: Public/Delacorte, TFANA, Clubbed Thumb, 13P, Ars Nova, The Glass Contraption, New Vic, McCarter, Guthrie, Old Globe, Trinity Rep, Yale Rep, the Acting Company. Film: Here Today, Coin Heist,Ordinary World, Still on the Road, Tumorhead. TV: Lincoln RhymeElementary, The Good Wife, The Good CopThe Knick. MFA Brown/Trinity, Fiasco Theater core company.

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Julie Halston

Julie Halston

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Julie Halston (Virginia Noyes) was last seen on Broadway in her acclaimed  performance as Rita Marshall in Tootsie. Other Broadway performances include You Can’t Take it With You ( Richard Seff Award) , Hairspray, The Twentieth Century ( Outer Critics Nom) and Gypsy. She is a founding member of Charles Busch’s legendary theatre company and has co-starred with Mr. Busch in numerous productions inc The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and The Divine Sister.  Miss Halston has received 4 Drama Desk Nominations, 2 Outer Critics Nominations , 2 Drama League Nominations and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Off Broadway Alliance. Television audiences know her as Bitsy Von Muffling on Sex and The City and Tina Carmello from The Class. Other TV credits: Divorce , Almost Family , Difficult People and Law and Order SVU .She and Charles Busch star in the soon to be released film, The Sixth Reel. Miss Halston has also received numerous awards for her SRO comedy performances at BIRDLAND and hosts a popular YouTube show , VIRTUAL HALSTON going into its third season .

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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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Christine Toy Johnson

Christine Toy Johnson

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Christine Toy Johnson (Julia Budder) is an award-winning actor, writer, director and advocate for inclusion. As an actor, Christine has appeared on Broadway and National tours (The Music Man, Grease!, Chu Chem, Cats, Flower Drum Song, Bombay Dreams, Come From Away), Off-Broadway (Merrily We Roll Along, Pacific Overtures, Crane Story, Falsettoland, Balancing Act and more), in regional theaters across the country (including the Guthrie, Williamstown and the Huntington) and nearly 100 television and film appearances (most notably recurring roles on Marvel’s Iron Fist, The Americans, You, Law and Order: SVU,Bull and more). She’s written tons of plays and musicals and serves as Treasurer of the Dramatists Guild and is host of the Guild’s podcast Talkback on Broadway Podcast Network. Co-founder of AAPAC (Asian American Performers Action Coalition), founder of The Asian American Musical Theater Writers Project. Rosetta LeNoire, JACL, Asian American Arts Alliance, Obie awards for advocacy in diversity and inclusion. For details, please visit www.christinetoyjohnson.com Twitter/Insta: @CToyJ

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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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Zach Shaffer

Zach Shaffer

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Zach Shaffer (James Wicker]) Broadway: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?A View From The BridgeThe Man Who Came to Dinner. NY credits include Taking Care of Baby (MTC), The Wii Plays, Playlist (Ars Nova) Mine, Brown, Love is Deaf (EST), Down the DrainTil the Rapture Comes. Regional Theater includes shows at Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, George Street Playhouse, etc. Film & TV: Smash, Chicago Justice (NBC) Salt (Columbia Pictures), Black BoxStrangers With CandyThe Black DonnellysSix Feet Under, XX/XYLaw & OrderGayby. Zach also co-directed and produced the documentary Squeezebox!, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before going on to tour film festivals around the world.

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"DELIGHTFUL"


The Wall Street Journal
 

Professionally filmed onstage at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, Tony Award winner Terrence McNally’s hit comedy comes to life for this new streaming production! It is opening night on Broadway, and an unforgettable cast of characters, from the self-possessed leading lady to the starry-eyed coat check boy, is eagerly awaiting “rave” reviews. Equal parts uproarious and heartfelt — It’s Only a Play will remind you why there’s no business like show business.

Virtual Household Tickets will be available to purchase until 8  PM EST on Saturday, July 3, 2021 due to the holiday weekend and to allow viewers enough time to view the show in its entirety.  

Run-Time: 2 Hours with Intermission 


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This streaming production of It's Only a Play is sponsored by Sharon Karmazin & The Karma Foundation.