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George Street Playhouse Announces Special Ticket Pricing For Theater Industry Members For "It's Only A Play"


George Street Playhouse Announces Special Ticket Pricing For Theater Industry Members For "It

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- George Street Playhouse (GSP) announces "No People Like Show People" ticket pricing for theater industry members for its latest production, It's Only A Play by award-winning playwright and Broadway legend Terrence McNally. By using the code SHOWPPL, professionals in the theatre industry as well as theatre students and hobbyists can unlock a $15 ticket price ($10 ticket, plus $5 Facility Fee) for a limited number of select seats -- for any performance during the run. It’s Only A Play is co-directed by Kevin Cahoon and Colin Hanlon and takes to the stage on November 30, running through December 19, 2021.  

A Broadway opening night party in the producer’s stylish home brings together a delicious cacophony of characters—playwrights, producers, actors and wannabes-- proving the old adage “there’s no people like show people” with an armload of wit, warmth and winter coats.  It’s Only A Play is a laugh-out-loud comedy love letter to the resilience of live theatre, and an homage to the people that -- even when things seem impossible -- always believe that the marquee will be lit again, and the show must go on.

Originally produced by GSP in the spring of 2021 as part of the company’s Virtual Season, this production marks George Street Playhouse’s return to the Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theatre in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.  GSP last performed in the beautiful, state-of-the-art venue for their triumphant debut performance in their new home two years ago in the fall of 2019.  

“We are delighted that audiences will now have the opportunity to experience this wonderful comedy TOGETHER in the theatre, and that we can all share our laughter and joy with one another.” said Artistic Director David Saint.  “Terrence McNally was an old friend and a treasure of the American Theatre.  Producing this play as we return to live performances this season feels like a perfect way to celebrate his life and our love for our theatre-going audiences.  An opening night party is a ritual we’ve all missed... Watch as they celebrate theirs!”

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.georgestreetplayhouse.org  Choose-Your-Own Three Play Packages are also available starting at $90. Industry professionals receive a special discount with the code SHOWPPL- $15 ticket price ($10 ticket, plus $5 Facility Fee) for a limited number of select seats.

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The design and production team includes:  David Arsenault (Scenic Design), Alan Edwards (Lighting Design), Samantha Flint (Production Stage Manager), Charles G. LaPoint (Wig Design), Ryan Rumery (Sound Design, Music and Sound Editor) and Alejo Vietti (Costume Design). Casting by Pat McCorkle, McCorkle Casting, Ltd.

It’s Only A Play is sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

PHOTO: (L to R) Greg Cuellar, Kristine Nielsen, Mark Junek, Patrick Richwood, Doug Harris, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, and Triney Sandoval. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint since 1997, and Kelly Ryman -- Managing Director since 2013, George Street Playhouse produces groundbreaking new works, inspiring productions of the classics, and hit Broadway plays and musicals that speak to the heart and mind, with an unwavering commitment to producing new work.  As New Brunswick’s first producing theatre, George Street Playhouse became the cornerstone of the revitalization of the City’s arts and cultural landscape.  With its 45-year history of producing nationally renowned theatre, the Playhouse continues to fill a unique theatre and arts education role in the city, state and greater metropolitan region.

Beginning with the 2019-20 Season, George Street Playhouse moved to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in downtown New Brunswick.  Featuring two state-of-the-art theatres -- The Arthur Laurents Theater with 253 seats and The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater which seats 465-- and myriad amenities, the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center marks a new era in the esteemed history of George Street Playhouse.

Founded by Eric Krebs, George Street Playhouse, originally located in an abandoned supermarket on the corner of George and Albany Streets, was the first professional theatre in New Brunswick. In 1984, the Playhouse moved to a renovated YMCA on Livingston Avenue, and in 2017 took temporary residence in the former Agricultural Museum at Rutgers University during construction of its new home.

The Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway. In 2018, George Street Playhouse was represented on Broadway with Gettin’ the Band Back Together which premiered on the Playhouse mainstage in 2013.  American Son, produced by George Street Playhouse in 2017, opened on Broadway in 2018 starring Kerry Washington and Stephen Pasqual, and will appear on Netflix.  Other productions include the Outer Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award-winner The Toxic Avenger.  In 2015, It Shoulda Been You opened on Broadway and Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies opened off-Broadway.  Both shows received their premieres at the Playhouse. Others include 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 the Playhouse during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.

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.  Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

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originally published: 12/02/2021

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