Tony Winner Karen Olivo Will Offer Rare Solo Concert

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Karen Olivo, winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story, will perform in concert at the George Street Playhouse in April.

Karen Olivo
Karen Olivo Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The April 2 concert on the theatre’s mainstage will begin at 7:30 PM.

Olivo's most recent appearance on the New York stage was last June in a five-show run of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! as part of New York Center’s Encores! Off-Center series.

“I first met Karen when I was Associate Director for the most recent West Side Story revival, directed by my good friend Arthur Laurents,” said artistic director David Saint in a statement. “Her talent, both as an actor and singer, just knocked me out. I am so grateful that she will be making one of her few stage appearances here in New Brunswick for the benefit of George Street Playhouse.”

Olivo created the role of Vanessa in the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. She also appeared on Broadway in Rent and Brooklyn.

All seats are $35 and tickets are available through the GSP box office at (732) 246-7717 or gsponline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue.

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