It's New Year's Eve at the George Street Playhouse Beginning April 14

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Tony Award winner Arthur Laurents' newest play, New Year's Eve, begins performances at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse April 14 under the direction of George Street artistic director David Saint.
Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine Photo by Showtime

The production co-stars Marlo Thomas and Keith Carradine, who are joined onstage by Walter Belenky, Peter Frechette and Natasha Gregson Wagner.

Performances of New Year's Eve will continue through May 10 with an official opening scheduled for April 17.

The play, according to George Street, asks: "What does a smart, funny star do when everything is turning into a bad joke on her?"

The production features the work of scenic designer James Youmans, lighting designer Joe Saint, costume designer Suzy Benzinger and sound designer Christopher J. Bailey.

Arthur Laurents, the librettist for West Side Story; Hallelujah, Baby!; Anyone Can Whistle; and Gypsy, began writing for the theatre more than 50 years ago with the play Home of the Brave. Among his other works are The Time of the Cuckoo, Jolson Sings Again and 2 Lives. Laurents received a Best Director Tony Award for the original production of La Cage aux Folles. He also directed the Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly and Patti LuPone revivals of Gypsy as well as Invitation to a March, I Can Get it for You Wholesale and Anyone Can Whistle. Laurents' candid autobiography, published a few years back, is titled "Original Story By." He is currently represented on Broadway with the new revival of West Side Story at the Palace Theatre. Marlo Thomas — of television's "That Girl" and (Jennifer Aniston's mom on) "Friends" fame — has appeared on the Broadway stage in The Shadow Box, Social Security and Thieves. Other credits include The Vagina Monologues, Six Degrees of Separation, The Exonerated, The Guys and Paper Doll. Thomas also created the "Free To Be...You and Me" TV specials, books and records.

Keith Carradine, who was recently seen Off-Broadway in Mindgame, made his Broadway debut in Hair and also appeared in Foxfire, The Will Rogers Follies (Tony nomination) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His film credits include "Nashville," "Choose Me," "Southern Comfort" and "Pretty Baby." The singer-songwriter received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for "I'm Easy," which was heard in the film "Nashville."

For more information visit www.georgestplayhouse.org.

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