Thursday, March 3, 2016

Sandy Duncan will play Miss Daisy in a one-night-only reading of Driving Miss Daisy at GSP

 Sandy Duncan in  Circle-Mirror-Transformation at GSP

Three time Tony Award nominee and television star SANDY DUNCAN returns to George Street Playhouse in One Night Only reading of DRIVING MISS DAISY. Kevyn Morrow, on his night off from The Color Purple revival currently on Broadway, will play Hoke

Tickets Now on Sale for Monday, March 21, at 7:30 pm Event

Broadway and television star Sandy Duncan will play Miss Daisy in a one-night-only reading of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry, George Street Playhouse announced today. The reading, part of the GSP Celebrity Event Series, will take place on Monday, March 21, at 8 p.m. at the New Brunswick theatre.

Tickets are $25 with a limited number of $50 tickets available that include a post-play meet and greet with the artists.

For tickets and information, contact the George Street Playhouse Box Office, 732-246-7717, or visit George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ.

Duncan has been nominated for three Tony Awards, two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. She appeared on Broadway in Peter Pan, Chicago, My One and Only, and The Boyfriend among others. On television, she starred in the CBS sitcom Funny Face, The Sandy Duncan Show and for several seasons she appeared in Valerie’s Family as Sandy Hogan. In the mid-1970s to the 1980s she was the television spokesperson for Wheat Thin crackers. Additional stage work includes The King and I, Mame, The Glass Menagerie, and Driving Miss Daisy.

Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy, winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is the story of Daisy Werthan, an elderly Southern Jewish woman and her African-American chauffer Hoke. The timeless and hopeful story begins in 1948 and spans nearly 25 years as their initial troubled pairing turns into a lasting and transformative friendship. The play was made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.

This exclusive reading of Driving Miss Daisy also features Kevyn Morrow (photo) as Hoke and Bob Hess as Daisy’s son, Boolie. Morrow is currently appearing on Broadway in the revival of The Color Purple. He also appeared in the Broadway musicals Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe’s CafĂ© and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Hess has appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Odd Couple and Art among many others.

Eric Woodall directs the reading – which reunites him with this cast, having directed them in a full production of Driving Miss Daisy at North Carolina Theatre. Additional directing credits include Billy Elliot, August Osage County and many others.

George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in the heart of New Brunswick's vibrant downtown Arts and Entertainment District, steps away from plentiful parking and dining options for every palate and pocketbook. Visit when planning your trip for helpful parking and dining recommendations.

Photo: Sandy Duncan in 

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