By Andrew Gans
24 Feb 2009
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Performances of New Year's Eve will continue through May 10 with an official opening scheduled for April 17.
The play, according to the George Street website, is described as such: "What does a smart, funny star do when everything is turning into a bad joke on her?"
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.
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.
For more information visit www.georgestplayhouse.org.