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Articles By Charles Paolino

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.

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

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.

Andrèa Burns Talks About "Bad Dates" at George Street Playhouse

​​​​​​​Andrèa Burns sums up what she has just done by paraphrasing a Stephen Sondheim lyric: “We made a hat where there never was a hat.” By that, she means that she and the George Street Playhouse team have created a show for a pandemic audience in a form that has few if any precedents and no real definition.

Joe DiPietro Talks About "Conscience" Which Premieres At George Street

Since 1789, there have been 1,984 U.S. Senators; only 57 have been women. As late as 1949, Margaret Chase Smith—a Maine Republican—became only the seventh female member; but she made enough of a splash to inspire Joe DiPietro’s new play, “Conscience,” which will have its world premiere at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick March 3 through March 29.

Cast Members Talk About "Midwives" by Chris Bohjalian

“Midwives” is a story with a sharp knife, lots of blood, a death, and a criminal trial—but no villain. Chris Bohjalian’s play, in its world premiere at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick through February 16, is not about evildoers but rather about a woman going about her business when something goes off the rails.

Chris Bohjalian Talks About "Midwives"

Fewer than one in a hundred babies in the United States is born at home, and such a birth is the basis for “Midwives,” Chris Bohjalian’s play that will have its world premier this month at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick.

Renee Taylor Talks About "My Life On A Diet"

If you’re Lainie Kazan and your voice deserts you hours before a singing gig, who you gonna call? For Kazan, who recently had such a crisis, the answer was Renée Taylor, the actress-writer who is bringing her one-woman show, “My Life on a Diet,” to the George Street Playhouse from November 19 through December 15.

Steve Kluger Talks About "Last Days of Summer" at George Street Playhouse

When Steve Kluger was pitching his novel “Last Days of Summer” in the 1990s, nobody was interested. But Kluger persisted, the novel became a best-seller, and, two decades later, it is still popular. And, it is the basis for the musical play chosen by the George Street Playhouse to open its first season in its new home, the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.



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