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"Bad Dates" at George Street Playhouse


By Christopher Benincasa, JerseyArts.com

originally published: 02/27/2021

"Bad Dates" at George Street Playhouse

We recently spoke with the family behind George Street Playhouse’s latest offering, “Bad Dates.” This one-woman show starring Broadway’s Andréa Burns was directed by her husband Peter Flynn, with cinematography by their son Hudson Flynn – a filmmaker and high school senior. The play, written by Theresa Rebeck, is a comedy about a single mom on the hunt for shoes, the perfect dress, and a romantic table for two at a great restaurant.

Burns, known for her performances in “In the Heights,” “On Your Feet!,” “The Nance,” “Songs for a New World,” and soon-to-be-seen Steven Spielberg's remake of “West Side Story,” stars as Haley Walker, sharing tales of dates gone wrong while looking for Mr. Right. Burns and her family created this production of “Bad Dates” with a small team in the New Jersey home of the play’s Executive Producer Sharon Karmazin.

Like all arts professionals, they had to adapt in order to create new work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the result is a unique hybrid of theatre and filmmaking. “Bad Dates” starts streaming February 23, and will be available to watch through March 14.

"Bad Dates" at George Street Playhouse



 
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About the author: Christopher Benincasa is an Emmy Award-winning arts and culture journalist. He produced content for NJ PBS for a decade before co-founding PCK Media. Christopher currently works as a freelance producer, video editor, writer, and communications specialist for a diverse set of commercial, non-profit, and government clients. His work has been featured on various PBS stations, and in American Abstract Artists Journal, The Structurist, Paterson Literary Review, and JerseyArts.com.

Content provided by Discover Jersey Arts, a project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.




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