George Street Playhouse’s 2023-24 season will include ‘The Pianist,’ ‘Having Our Say’ and more

by JAY LUSTIG
George Street Playhouse 2023-24 season

The George Street Playhouse’s 50th anniversary 2023-24 season will include ‘The Pianist,’ ‘Having Our Say’ and more.

Emily Mann — who retired from her position as artistic director of the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton in 2020, after 30 years there — will play a big part in the 2023-24 season of the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick.

Mann’s new adaptation of Wladyslaw Szpilman’s Holocaust memoir “The Pianist” — which was also made into an Oscar-winning movie, starring Adrien Brody, in 2002 — will kick off the season, Sept. 26-Oct. 22. And her “Having Our Say” — adapted from the oral-history book “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years,” about two Civil Rights activists — will be the season’s second offering, Nov. 28-Dec. 17. (“Having Our Say” ran on Broadway in 1995, earning Mann a Tony nomination, and also was made into a TV film in 1999).

The George Street Playhouse season, which will be the theater company’s 50th, will also include Charles Busch’s “Ibsen’s Ghost” — about the Norwegian playwright’s widow, in the week after his death — from Jan. 16 to Feb. 4. And Chris Bohjalian’s “The Club,” about three suburban couples in the culturally and politically turbulent year of 1968, will be presented from Feb. 27 to March 17.

The season’s fifth show will be announced later, but the George Street website describes it as an “autobiographical, audience favorite musical.”

All shows will be presented at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. For information and updates, visit georgestreetplayhouse.org.

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