David Saint, Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse, announced today that actress and philanthropist Marlo Thomas will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre Saturday, June 2 at 8pm. Proceeds from this “one night only” event will benefit The Playhouse’s mainstage and educational programming. Tickets to the event are priced at $125 and $60; the $125 VIP ticket price includes premium seating in the theatre and an exclusive, private reception with Ms. Thomas after the performance.
The intimate evening, hosted by GSP Artistic Director David Saint will include the actress’ reminiscences about her incredible life and career, as well as her unique take on everyday life and current events. The delightful evening promises backstage stories and anecdotes sure to be touching, unforgettable – and funny.
Marlo Thomas has appeared on Broadway in The Shadow Box, Social Security, Thieves and, this season, Relatively Speaking, written by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May. Off-Broadway: The Vagina Monologues, The Guys and The Exonerated (which she also performed in Chicago and Boston). National Tour: Six Degrees of Separation. Regional theatre: Paper Doll, Pittsburgh Public Theater; Woman in Mind, Berkshire Theatre Festival; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Hartford Stage; The Effect Of Gamma Rays, Cleveland Playhouse. London West End: Barefoot in the Park. Ms. Thomas has appeared in more than a dozen distinguished television movies, including Nobody's Child, for which she won the Emmy for Best Dramatic Actress. Numerous TV guest appearances including Ugly Betty, Friends and Law & Order. Films include: Playing Mona Lisa, The Real Blonde, Dust and Stardust, In the Spirit, Thieves and Jenny. This summer, she can be seen in L.O.L., co-starring Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore. Ms. Thomas created the Free to Be…You and Me TV specials, books and records, as well as the bestselling books, The Right Words at the Right Time, Volumes 1 and 2, and Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny. She starred in and produced the groundbreaking, That Girl, television's first comedy series about a single, independent woman. She has been honored with four Emmys, nine Emmy nominations, the Peabody, the Golden Globe and the Grammy, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Ms. Thomas has performed at the George Street Playhouse in Elaine May’s Roger Is Dead and Arthur Laurents’ New Year’s Eve.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the George Street Playhouse Box Office 732-246-7717, or by visiting The Playhouse website, www.GSPonline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue, in the heart of New Brunswick’s dining and entertainment district, steps away from incredible dining experiences for every taste and budget.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint, George Street Playhouse has become a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists. Noted Arts Administrator Norma Kaplan was appointed Managing Director in September 2011. Founded in 1974, The Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway – recent productions include the Outer Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award-winner The Toxic Avenger, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League nominated production of The Spitfire Grill and the recent Broadway hit and Tony® and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. In addition to its mainstage season, GSP’s Touring Theatre features four issue-oriented productions that are seen by more than 40,000 students annually. George Street Playhouse programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by its lead season sponsor, Johnson & Johnson. The Star Ledger is Official Print Media Sponsor of George Street Playhouse.