George Street Playhouse Announces Virtual Season

George Street Playhouse
Andréa Burns (left) will lead Bad Dates and Maulik Pancholy will lead Fully Committed in George Street Playhouse's 2021 streaming season.
Courtesy of George Street Playhouse

Audiences can stream four plays during the New Brunswick-based theater’s virtual season. The season kicks off with Bad Dates, available from February 23 through March 14.

“I am happy to announce that George Street Playhouse will produce a season of four plays this season,” said Artistic Director David Saint. “During the last 10 months, we have reinvented how we go back into rehearsal, and how we get back to creating art and presenting it in a safe way. The arts are vital to our soul, and we are thrilled to bring these four streaming productions to the virtual stage until we can all be in the room together again.”

Bad Dates

Feb 23–March 14

A one-woman comedy about a single mom in search of cute shoes, the perfect dress, and a romantic table for two at a great restaurant, Bad Dates is a charming, funny and hopeful tale of dates gone wrong and looking for Mr. Right.

This comedy was written by award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck (Seared, The Scene, Bernhardt/Hamlet) and stars Drama Desk Award Winner Andréa Burns. Burns received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for her portrayal of Gloria Fajardo in Broadway’s On Your Feet.  She also received a Drama Desk Award for her creation of the role of  the hairdresser Daniela in In the Heights. She starred opposite Nathan Lane on Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of The Nance, which was then broadcast on PBS Great Performances. Burns will also appear in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film West Side Story.

Fully Committed

March 23–April 11

Featuring one actor playing more than 40 characters, Fully Committed takes place in a famed restaurant where patrons will stop at nothing to secure a reservation—including coercion and bribes.

Television and film star Maulik Pancholy will play Sam in Becky Mode’s Fully Committed. Pancholy played Jonathan, Alec Baldwin’s assistant, in the Emmy-award winning 30 Rock, and Sanjay in the hit series Weeds. He starred on Broadway’s in It’s Only A Play as well as several off-Broadway productions. Other roles include the upcoming Hulu series Only Murders in the Building, The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Phineas and Ferb, and Web Therapy.

Tiny Beautiful Things

May 4–23

Tiny Beautiful Things is based on the best selling novel of the same name by Cheryl Strayed. Tiny Beautiful Things is based on the Dear Sugar advice column, and was adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding).

It’s Only A Play

June 8–27

Closing the 2021 season is the hilarious Broadway comedy about Broadway, It’s Only A Play by playwright and Tony winner Terrence McNally.
It is opening night and the cast of characters is waiting eagerly for what could only be rave reviews.

Event Information

  • Date: 02/23/2021 - 06/27/2021
  • Ticket Info: The George Street Playhouse 2021 Season of four streaming plays is now on sale for $132 per household.  Single tickets can be purchased for $33 per household beginning January 27. Each subscriber household will receive a unique link to view each of their performances. Patrons may watch the performance on demand at any time during the run of the show, but patrons must finish their viewing within 24 hours.
  • Phone: 732-659-0377
  • Website: https://georgestreetplayhouse.org/shows/season/2021-season/

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