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Articles By Charles Paolino

Review of "A Walk on the Moon" at George Street Playhouse

If you’ve wondered what is possible for the George Street Playhouse in its new home, wonder no more. A Walk on the Moon, the final show of the season, answers the question to a fare-thee-well.

Author Pamela Gray talks about "A Walk on the Moon"

A Walk on the Moon appears at the George Street Playhouse this week with drama, comedy, music—and a sigh of relief. The latter comes from Pamela Gray, who wrote the play and who had begun to believe it would never be mounted at the New Brunswick venue.

Inside "Baipás" at George Street Playhouse

Baipás, the play that will reignite the George Street Playhouse season, is, in theatrical parlance, a “two-hander,” which means that it has two characters. But that’s only partly true. There are only two actors, but, without saying a word, the audience in this play by Jacobo Morales, plays a role—in fact, multiple roles—that are important to the story.

REVIEW: "It's Only A Play" at George Street Playhouse

A fine line separates farce from chaos. If you have seen an amateur production of Noises Off, you may have seen chaos. If you see the George Street Playhouse production of It’s Only a Play, you will see farce, and farce well done.

Doug Harris Talks About "It's Only A Play" at George Street Playhouse

A critic once complimented Doug Harris, who has a principal role in the new George Street Playhouse production of It’s Only a Play, for his “smooth charm.” Harris figures that critic “must have been allowed to drink inside the theater.”

REVIEW: “Dear Jack, Dear Louise” at George Street Playhouse

You can see Ken Ludwig’s play “Dear Jack, Dear Louise” at the George Street Playhouse, laugh and cry and marvel at two tour-de-force performances, or you can wait till spring and pay gas, tolls, parking and New York ticket prices to see the same play on Broadway. It’s up to you, but you’ve got only until Nov. 21 to decide; that’s when this romantic comedy wraps up its run at the New Brunswick theater.

Amelia Pedlow Talks About "Dear Jack, Dear Louise" at George Street Playhouse

Amelia Pedlow has looked at life from both sides now, and that includes Ken Ludwig’s play, “Dear Jack, Dear Louise,” in which she is costarring with Bill Army. This two-hander, based on the real-life experience of Ludwig’s parents, began in previews on October 26 and opens officially on Friday, October 29, 2021.

Director Kevin Cahoon On "It's Only A Play" at George Street Playhouse

“There’s no people like show people,” according to the Irving Berlin lyric, and that notion is at the heart of the final production in the George Street Playhouse pandemic season—Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.”

REVIEW: "Tiny Beautiful Things" by George Street Playhouse

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

​​​​​​​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.

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