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REVIEW: "Tiny Beautiful Things" by George Street Playhouse

by Charles Paolino - published 2021-05-08

You want to see Tiny Beautiful Things, the play now being streamed by the George Street Playhouse. You do. You want to see it for several reasons, and they comprise pretty much everything about the play: the work itself, the actors, their performances, the setting, and the manner in which the drama is presented under the direction of David Saint.

Ryan George Talks About "Tiny Beautiful Things" at George Street Playhouse

by Charles Paolino - published 2021-05-03

​​​​​​​The last thing Cheryl Strayed needed was an unpaid gig writing an online advice column—what with her penurious spouse, their bills, their kids, and the book she was trying to finish. So when a friend who had been writing the column asked her to take it on, naturally she agreed.

VIDEO: Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo Helps NJ Arts Through Benefit Concert

by Maddie Orton, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-04-20

"Hamilton” star Phillipa Soo recently lent her talents to a cause close to her heart: protecting the arts community. Her April 16 virtual concert through Rowan University benefited The New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund. Correspondent Maddie Orton talks with Soo about the pandemic’s impact on the theatre community, the exciting releases of "Hamilton" on Disney+ and "Over the Moon" on Netflix, the importance of cultural representation in her work, and her upcoming benefit concert.

#RIFT Takes Theatre Beyond the Stage

by Gary Wien, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-04-15

“For exactly half his life, my brother has been in prison and in December he’ll be up for parole. My name is Gabriel Jason Dean. I’m a playwright and this is a mostly true story about my brother and me.”

Hard Questions about Class, Race, Education, and Duty Raised in SCTC's "Pipeline"

by Shen Shellenberger, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-04-07

Like arts and cultural organizations everywhere, the South Camden Theatre Company faced countless challenges during these last 12+ months. Their 2020 season had been planned as a dual celebration – to mark the 15th anniversary of the SCTC’s beginnings at Sacred Heart Church and the 10th anniversary of their move to The Waterfront South Theatre at 400 Jasper Street. But after staging one show, Abigail/1702: A Twice Told Tale, in February of 2020, the decision was made to postpone the rest of the season.

McCarter Theatre’s "The Manic Monologues" Rises to an Ambitious Agenda in Virtual Theatre Programming and Mental Health Advocacy

by Ilene Dube, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-03-31

Enter the virtual space to experience McCarter Theatre’s The Manic Monologues and, accompanied by gentle music, you approach a mobile of silhouettes—a dancer, a sax player, athletes, a woman carrying an umbrella. Click the silhouettes to see their stories performed.

George Street Playhouse Continues Virtual Season With "Fully Committed" Starring Maulik Pancholy

by Charles Paolino - published 2021-03-22

Five people in a basement may not seem like the makings of a professional performance of a play, but this is the pandemic era. Those five and that basement were what it took to produce the George Street Playhouse virtual presentation of Becky Mode’s comedy “Fully Committed,” starring Maulik Pancholy.

Passage Theatre Presents “Surely Goodness and Mercy” Online as Part of 2021 Stages Festival

by Gary Wien, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-03-18

For nearly 25 years, theatre companies throughout the state have taken part in the annual Stages Festival presented by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. The festival offers free and low-cost events that can serve as a wonderful introduction to the world of theatre for families. Due to COVID-19, many of the events this year will be available online.

Basking Ridge Writer to Have Her Plays Presented at NJ Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival

by Sanford Josephson - published 2021-03-11

Fancy Farthington is a "social climbing phony." Princess Cordelia is "English royalty, old money." Mrs. Diedre Billingsworth is a "good-hearted former lady's companion who inherited her fortune from the older woman she took care of." And, Prince Carlos is a "handsome Spanish prince" who "is penniless."

"Bad Dates" is Good Virtual Viewing

by Karen Nowosad - published 2021-03-04

New Brunswick’s George Street Playhouse launches their new Digital Productions with a one woman show that is sure to please. Bad Dates runs until March 14 and it marks the first of four productions being planned for the Playhouse’s 2021 Streaming Season. Written by Theresa Rebeck, Bad Dates stars Andrea Burns as divorcee and single mother Haley Walker. Peter Flynn, Ms. Burns real life husband, directs and their son, Hunter Flynn, edited this filmed production. If you are looking for something that is a cross between all those Netflix movies you’ve probably been watching and live theater, this production fills the bill.

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