NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The curtain goes up on George Street Playhouse's "Last Days of Summer" on Monday, but the cast has been hard at work for weeks.
The production, featuring Julian Emile Lerner as Joey Margolis and Parker Weathersbee as Craig Nakamura, runs until Nov. 10. It will mark the company's debut at the $170 million New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.
The production is a tale of friendship, baseball and the enduring bonds between fathers and sons will speak to all generations. The show is based on the best-selling novel by Steve Kluger and features music by Grammy winner Jason Howland. This heart-warming story is set in 1940s Brooklyn and pulses with jazz music and big band sounds of the era.
Wanna see Julian Emile Lerner and Weathersbee perform "Just Like Us" from rehearsals? Click here.
This is exciting times for Tony-nominated director Jeff Calhoun, George Street Playhouse and its new space. Under the leadership of artistic director David Saint since 1998, and Kelly Ryman - managing director since 2013, the Playhouse produces groundbreaking new works, inspiring productions of the classics, and hit Broadway plays and musicals that speak to the heart and mind, with a commitment to producing new work. As New Brunswick’s first producing theater, George Street Playhouse became the cornerstone of the revitalization of the city’s arts and cultural landscape. With its 45-year history of producing nationally renowned theater, the Playhouse continues to fill a unique theater and arts education role in the city, state and greater metropolitan region.
Tickets available at GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org.