Friday, December 2, 2016

George Street Playhouse Has the Perfect Gifts for Family, Friends and Colleagues

Choose from gift cards, mini-subscriptions, acting classes and more!

Looking to share the joy of live theatre with those around you this holiday season? George Street Playhouse can be your one-stop shop for gifts and stocking stuffers this year.

In addition to tickets to one of four remaining productions this season, George Street Playhouse offers the following options to get for your special someone:
3-Play Season Package - Starting as low as $117, a 3-Play package includes one admission to each of three GSP mainstage shows—on the evening or afternoon of your choice with the flexibility and convenience to change dates.
Flex-Pass - With a Flex-Pass, you are providing 4, 5, or 6 admissions, in any combination, to GSP mainstage shows.
Gift Cards - These can be purchased in any denomination.
Acting Classes - Taught by a professional staff, GSP acting classes are unique gifts appropriate for all ages.
Honorary Gifts - Honor that special person in your life by making a tax-deductible donation to George Street Playhouse in his or her name, with recognition in the donor listings in playbills, lobby displays and the GSP website.

For more information about any of these gift options, call the GSP Box Office at 732-246-7717 or visit 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.

The remainder of George Street Playhouse’s current season includes:

Daddy Long Legs
Book by John Caird
Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon

Based on the classic novel by Jean Webster
Musical Direction by Darren R. Cohen
Directed by Michael Mastro

Now – December 24, 2016

A witty and winsome young woman’s wishes are answered when an anonymous gentleman she nicknames “Daddy Long Legs” gives her the opportunity to leave her orphanage and attend university. In return, Jerusha shares her life with her unknown benefactor through treasured letters as she grows into an intelligent and independent woman and experiences a budding romance with a young suitor. This heartwarming new musical has charmed audiences of all ages from London to New York. Based on the classic novel that inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs was created by Tony Award winner John Caird (Les Misérables) and Tony Award-nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre). This Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee was described by Stage Scene LA as “one of the most enthralling, entertaining and moving love stories on the American musical theater stage.”

American Son

By Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by David Saint

February 7-26, 2017

Jamal’s mother and her estranged husband rush to the police station when their son's car has been pulled over. With no explanation forthcoming and emotions building, this highly-charged drama twists, turns and builds to an explosive conclusion. American Son, recipient of the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for a new play by an emerging playwright, is certain to challenge assumptions and ignite conversations regarding recent events and the racial divide in this country.

Bad Jews

By Joshua Harmon
Directed by Jessica Stone

March 21 – April 9, 2017

Liam is a self-proclaimed “bad Jew” – and he may actually be an atheist. It’s the night after his grandfather’s funeral, and Liam and his high-strung and unbending cousin Daphna are arguing over who should inherit “Poppy’s” Chai necklace. The verbal battle rages until Liam stakes claim to the necklace, and a vicious and hilarious brawl about family, faith and legacy begins. This New Jersey premiere was hailed by The New York Times as “the best comedy of the season” and called “outrageously funny” by The Washington Post.

One additional selection will be announced at a later date and will run May 2-21, 2017.

About George Street Playhouse
George Street Playhouse is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists. Its leadership consists of Artistic Director David Saint, Resident Artistic Director Michael Mastro and Managing Director Kelly Ryman. Founded in 1974, the Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway, including the Outer Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award-winner The Toxic Avenger; the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League nominated production of The Spitfire Grill; and the Broadway hit and Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. In 2015, George Street Playhouse was represented by two productions in New York with the Broadway production of It Shoulda Been You and Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies, which opened off-Broadway that same year. Both shows received their premieres at the Playhouse. In addition to its mainstage season, GSP’s Touring Educational Theatre features three issue-oriented productions that are seen by more than 40,000 students annually. George Street Playhouse programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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