George Street Playhouse
George Street Playhouse moved to its new home in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in fall 2019,
continuing its 45-year history of producing groundbreaking new works, inspiring productions of classics and hit
Broadway plays and musicals that speak to the heart and mind. Its inaugural season in the NBPAC included the
new musical Last Days of Summer, the comedy My Life on a Diet starring Renee Taylor, the new play Midwives by
best-selling author Chris Bohjalian, and the world premiere of Conscience by Joe DiPietro.
George Street Playhouse’s 2013 show Gettin’ the Band Back Together hit Broadway’s Great White Way in 2018.
Other George Street productions appearing on Broadway include the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof
by David Auburn; the Outer Critics’ Circle Best Musical Award–winner The Toxic Avenger; It Shoulda Been You; and
American Son, starring Kerry Washington and Stephen Pasqual.
The Playhouse’s education department provides extensive programming for children, youth and adults. Partnering
with administrators and educators throughout New Jersey, the Playhouse provides unique education experiences
that both reinforce classroom curriculum and investigate issues such as bullying, diversity, immigration, health and
wellness, and the rising epidemic of opioid addiction. George Street Playhouse’s Theatre Academy celebrates each
student’s creative expression, providing an engaging environment to explore theatre, develop self-confidence and
collaborate with others.
Crossroads Theatre Company
Crossroads Theatre Company, the nation’s premier African American theater, was awarded the 1999 Tony Award®
for Outstanding Regional Theatre in the United States by the American Theatre Critics Association, the American
Theatre Wing and the League of Regional Theatres and Producers in recognition of its long history of artistic
accomplishment and excellence. Crossroads is the first African American theater to receive this honor in the
history of this special award category. Founded by Ricardo Khan and the late L. Kenneth Richardson as a space
where actors could work on substantive, non-stereotypical roles, Crossroads continues to lead the nation with
its commitment to literary works that examine the African American experience so that it may be understood and
appreciated by all people.
A proud resident theatre company of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, Crossroads continues the work
that celebrates the culture, artistry and voices of the African Diaspora. Crossroads also remains steadfast in its
commitment to provide a nurturing, professional working environment for writers and artists in the development
of plays created and interpreted through the lens of the Black experience. Its ultimate goal is to present authentic
portrayals of people of color in order to inspire, educate, ignite imagination and promote healing in our society.
Photos courtesy of Middlesex County Office of Arts & History