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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Show Must Go On Virtually At George Street Playhouse by Chuck O'donnell

“We are embracing reinvention and thinking about ways that we can keep producing in this time, in a safe way,” said Kelly Ryman, managing director at George Street Playhouse. Safety is a…

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Monday, February 22, 2021

The Show Must Go On Virtually at George Street Playhouse by Chuck O'donnell

The theater that has been producing world-class shows for nearly half a century will be launching its 2021 streaming season with “Bad Dates,” a romantic comedy by award-winning playwrigh…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

George Street Playhouse Members Helping Create PPE by Chuck O'donnell

Shannon White heard that some health care professionals were forced to resort to repurposing disposable plastic water bottles to serve as face shields. The thought that there could be a shor…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center to Shut Down Immediately by Chuck O'donnell

George Street Playhouse’s production of “Conscience,” a new play by Tony winner Joe DiPietro that explores one woman’s bravery in the face of a relentless tide of McCarthyism, will s…

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

MIDWIVES Delivers Drama At George Street Playhouse by Chuck O'donnell

The characters in George Street Playhouse’s gripping production of “Midwives,” adapted by for the stage for the first time from Chris Bohjalian’s best-selling novel, all come to ice-…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Curtain Getting Ready to Rise On George Street Playhouse's 'Midwives' by Chuck O'donnell

By the time the curtain rises next week on the stage adaptation of author Chris Bohjalian's "Midwives," Ellen McLaughlin will have had a few dozen smoothies at the health food place on Georg…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Rehearsals Begin For George Street Playhouse's MIDWIVES by Chuck O'donnell

Rehearsals have begun at George Street Playhouse for New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian’s "Midwives" — a world-premiere play adapted by the author from his celebrated nove…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Review: 'My Life on a Diet' Doesn't Sugarcoat Anything by Chuck O'donnell

Renée Taylor’s weight may have gone up and down like a yo-yo, but the one constant over 60-something years in show business has been her sense of humor. Like the time her future mother in…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Renée Taylor's 'My Life on a Diet' Opening at NBPAC by Chuck O'donnell

Renée Taylor lays bare some of the more private moments of her life in her latest show and somehow she finds that cathartic. "My Life on a Diet," which opens at the New Brunswick Performing…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Review: LAST DAYS OF SUMMER Has Heart and Chutzpah by Chuck O'donnell

George Street Playhouse's first production in the newly opened, $172 million New Brunswick Performing Arts Center - centered on a preteen Jewish boy who strikes up an unlikely friendship wit…

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Friday, October 25, 2019

George Street Playhouse Set For Opening Night at NBPAC by Chuck O'donnell

The anguish and approbation of Steve Kluger's life will play out on stage when the curtain goes up on opening night and George Street Playhouse presents "Last Days of Summer." Kluger, who wr…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

George Street Playhouse Taking Shape; New Season Has 'Wow' Factor by Chuck O'donnell

David Saint has directed Keith Carradine and Amy Irving. He collaborated with Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, but a couple of construction workers seemed to leave him, at least for a m…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre