Wednesday, December 12, 2007

No 'Doubt': Not to Be Missed!

If you haven't read the extatic reviews for Doubt, I've taken the liberty of posting some musings here.

First, the NEW YORK TIMES raves:

George Street Playhouse has mounted a
"striking new production...with outstanding performances by the four-person cast under Anders Cato’s taut direction, a stunning rotating setting by Hugh Landwehr, evocatively lighted by Daniel J. Kotlowitz, and an arresting score by Scott Killian, this “Doubt” manages to produce 90 minutes of theatrical fireworks."

I'm not one to brag, but that's pretty great stuff there. But WAIT...there's more...some superlative praises for actress Ann Dowd.

"Ann Dowd is chilling as Sister Aloysius" - NY Times
"Ann Dowd is astonishing as Sister Aloysius" - The Star Ledger
"Dowd may have been born to play this role" - The Home News Tribune

and of course, plenty to say about the other actors in this production:

"[Meghan] Andrews is so credible as the inexperienced and idealistic young teacher that her alternating fear, nervousness, disappointment and elation ripple palpably through the theater as she performs." - Home News Tribune

"Dylan Chalfy’s Father Flynn comes alive" - NY Times

"Sister James, an inexperienced but highly idealistic teacher, played with heartbreaking intensity by Meghan Andrews" - NY Times

Coleman's "performance on opening night prompted the audience to interrupt the play with applause." - Home News Tribune.

Given all this, if you haven't yet seen this production, you only have one more week! Be sure to come back here to vote and leave your comments about the production

posted by Scott Goldman, Executive Assistant

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"Aunt May," "That Girl" and Elaine May!

Lots of exciting news is happening here at George Street. You only have 19 shopping days left! Why not buy that special someone a gift card or tickets to George Street! Two new shows have been announced this week. The first will open in January, Oscar and the Pink Lady stars the great stage and screen star Rosemary Harris, best known as Peter Parker's Aunt May in the recent Spiderman movies. The second announcement is that Marlo Thomas from TV's "That Girl" will star in a new comedy, Roger is Dead, by Elaine May (Oscar Nominated for the original The Heartbreak Kid and writer of Primary Colors). I'm actually one of the few people around here who have never seen That Girl on TV , but I did grow up on the cartoon series Free to Be...You and Me. Fortunately, both are now on DVD and I have this clip from the show. It's clear even here, what a comic actress Ms. Thomas is.

posted by Scott Goldman, Executive Assistant