PlaywrightJohn Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley’s theatrical work is performed extensively across the United States and around the world. For his play Doubt, he received both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In the arena of screenwriting, he has nine films to his credit, most recently Doubt, which received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was also directed by Mr. Shanley. Other films include Five CornersAlive, Joe Versus the Volcano, which he also directed, and Live from Baghdad for HBO (Emmy nomination). For his script of Moonstruck, he received both the Writers Guild of America Award and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The Writers Guild of America awarded Mr. Shanley the 2009 Lifetime Achievement in Writing.
David Saint (Artistic Director) is in his 23rd season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. He has directed 39 mainstage production at GSP, having most recently helmed last season’s The Trial of Donna Caine, in addition to American Hero; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; and An Act of God starring the legendary Kathleen Turner in the 2017-18 season. 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 The Toxic Avenger, Proof, The Spitfire Grill, Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies and It Shoulda Been You. He has directed Final Follies at Primary Stages, 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. In Summer 2019, he directed a revolutionary new production of West Side Story for IHI Stage Around in Tokyo and currently serves as a creative consultant for a new film version of West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg. He also has directed on Broadway, offBroadway 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 is the 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.
John Bolger (Rand Danforth) returns to George Street Playhouse for an eighth time, having previously appeared here in The Trial of Donna Caine, American Hero, American Son, Outside Mullingar; Good People; Twelve Angry Men and Lips Together, Teeth Apart. National Tours: South Pacific and Dirty Dancing; Regional: Five Presidents at Bay Street, cover for That Face at MTC; staged concert of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Richard III at Hartford Stage; The Real Thing and Antony and Cleopatra at The Old Globe; Light Up The Sky at The Roundabout; The Lady From Maxim’s at The Huntington; Safe Sex at La Mama; Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Sea Plays and Ages of Man, with The Willow Cabin Theatre Co. TV: Taken, Bull, Homeland, The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, The Black Donnelly’s, Sex and the City, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, General Hospital, One Life to Live and Another World. Film: Patriots Day, The Only Living Boy in New York, Just Looking, Parting Glances and Black and White. And thank you Pat McCorkle for your decades, yes decades, of encouragement and support. You wonderful woman you!
Patricia Conolly (Aoife Muldoon) is making her George Street Playhouse debut. Her extensive Broadway credits include: Is He Dead?, Enchanted April, Waiting in the Wings, The Sound of Music, The Circle, Judgment at Nuremberg, A Small Family Business and four seasons with the APA/ Phoenix Company at the Lyceum Theatre. She has also worked at Lincoln Center (The Coast of Utopia and A Streetcar Named Desire); The Manhattan Theatre Club (House and Garden and Woman in Mind); The Roundabout Theatre Company (Misalliance and Hedda Gabler); The Atlantic Theatre Company (Gabriel); and The Irish Repertory Company (Beyond the Horizon). She has worked at The Stratford Festival Theatre in Canada (where her roles include Viola, Regan, and Phaedra); in England at the Chichester Festival Theatre (director Sir Laurence Olivier), for the RSC (directors Peter Hall and Peter Brook), and in the West End (with Dame Maggie Smith); and in Australia, where she grew up, for the Sydney and Melbourne Theatre Companies. She has worked in many regional centers in the U.S., including The Guthrie Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, Westport Country Playhouse, Hartford Stage, and the Williamstown Theatre.
Ellen McLaughlin (Sibyl Danforth) is marking her third appearance at George Street Playhouse, having previously portrayed Rosemary Muldoon in Outside Mullingar and Margie in Good People. Broadway: Angels in America (Walter Kerr Theater). Off-Broadway: The Heart is Not Made of Stone (BAM); Septimus and Clarissa (Ripe Time); Blue Window, (Manhattan Theater Club); The Bacchae (LaMaMa); A Bright Room Called Day (Public Theater); String of Pearls (Primary Stages). Regional: Seascape (ACT, SF, CA); Good People, Ros and Ray (Seattle Rep.); Dear Elizabeth (People’s Light and Theater); Penelope, The Year of Magical Thinking, All My Sons (Playmakers’ Rep. NC); A Delicate Balance (Yale Rep. and Arena Stage, DC); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (McCarter Theatre, NJ); For Peter Pan…, Hedda Gabbler, Ghosts (Berkeley Repertory Theater); Fen, Road, Angels in America (Eureka Theater, SF, CA); King Lear (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland); Three Penny Opera (Trinity Rep., RI); Cryptogram (Yale Rep.); Angels in America (Mark Taper Forum, LA); Top Girls (Williamstown, MA); Homebody/Kabul (Intiman Theater, Seattle). TV: Law & Order. McLaughlin is also an award-winning playwright whose plays have received numerous Off-Broadway, regional and international productions.
David Schramm (Tony Reilly) is making his third appearance at George Street Playhouse, following appearances in Twelve Angry Men and The Seafarer. He is best known to audiences as Roy Biggins from NBC’s hit series Wings. Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow, Bedroom Farce, Robber Bridegroom, London AssuranceTartuffe and The Misanthrope (Circle). Off-Broadway: The Beard of Avon (NY TW), La Terrasse, The Cradle Will Rock and King Lear (both directed by John Houseman), Palace of Amateurs and Mother Courage, among others. Encores!: Strike Up the Band and Music in the Air. Leading roles in world premieres: The Boy Next Door, Other People’s Money, The Mask of Moriarty and Semmelweiss. American premieres: Alan Ayckbourn’s Man of the Moment, A Chorus of Disapproval. Regional: Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Pasadena Playhouse, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Williamstown Theatre Festival (7 seasons), Berkshire Theatre Festival (8 seasons). Director: The Price (American Theater Company), The Rug Merchants of Chaos (Pasadena Playhouse). Television: The Dreamer of Oz, The Kennedys (mini-series), The Cradle Will Rock (PBS’ American Musical Theater series), and various guest-starring roles. He has taught at UCLA, SUNY Colleges, University of Missouri, Three of Us Studios (New York). He is a founding member of John Houseman’s The Acting Company, soon to celebrate its 45th season. He trained at The Juilliard School’s Drama Division – the now-infamous Group 1 (1968-1972).
"Like Moonstruck, the play is a valentine to the wonder of love."
- New York Daily News
A delightful romantic comedy about two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that— due to his painful shyness—suits him well.Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving.
NEWS & REVIEWS
- REVIEW: Outside Mullingar - New Jersey Stage (10/22/2014)
- Review: 'Outside Mullingar' - Asbury Park Press (10/17/2014)
- Review: 'Outside Mullingar': A chance to renew the soul and stir the spirit with a touch of Celtic magic - NewJerseyHills.com (10/15/2014)
- BWW Reviews: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at GSP is Absolutely Superb - BroadwayWorld.com (10/15/2014)
- Theatre Review: Outside Mullingar at George Street Playhouse - New Brunswick Today (10/11/2014)
- AUDIO: Full interview with John Bolger and Ellen McLaughlin (30 min.) - WBGO Journal Web Extra (10/10/2014)
- AUDIO: GSP's Outside Mullingar: Interview with John Bolger and Ellen McLaughlin (11 min.) - WBGO Journal (10/10/2014)
- 'Outside Mullingar' begins new season at New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse - The Times of Trenton/NJ.com (10/10/2014)
- Local Celtic Band To Perform Following George Street Play On October 18 - New Jersey Stage (10/9/2014)
- BWW Interviews: Ellen McLaughlin in OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at GSP, 10/7 to 11/2 - BroadwayWorld.com (10/6/2014)
- Making a Connection: John Bolger returns to George Street Playhouse for 'Outside Mullingar' - CentralJersey.com/Packet Media Group (10/3/2014)
- ‘Outside Mullingar’ at the George Street Playhouse - Asbury Park Press (10/2/2014)