New Jersey Stage

Sunday, November 3, 2013

CAST OF CLEVER LITTLE LIES ANNOUNCED

(New Brunswick, NJ) -- George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced final casting for the world premiere production of Clever Little Lies by Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro. Joining the award-winning stage and screen actress Marlo Thomas are: Greg Mullavey (TV's "I-Carly" and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman); Jim Stanek (Freud's Last Session off-Broadway, The Story of My Life, Lestat on Broadway) and Kate Wetherhead (Broadway's Legally Blonde, web series Submissions Only). George Street Playhouse Artistic Director David Saint will helm the production, which begins performances Tuesday, November 19 and continues through Sunday, December 22. Opening night is set for Friday, November 22.


A mother always knows when something's up. Bill Jr. is distracted, under pressure and off his game. Will a surprising evening with his parents send him further off-kilter? Secrets are exposed and clever little lies are crafted when a confidence shared between father and son escalates into an unexpected revelation that could change everything.

Individual tickets for Clever Little Lies, beginning at $38, are on sale, as are subscription and flexible admission packages. Contact the George Street Playhouse Box Office at 732-246-7717 or visit the Playhouse website, www.GSPonline.org , to purchase tickets, or receive show information and parking and dining recommendations. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in the heart of New Brunswick's vibrant downtown scene, steps away from public transportation, parking and dining of every cuisine and budget.

Marlo Thomas has appeared on Broadway in The Shadow Box, Social Security, Thieves and last season's, Relatively Speaking, written by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May. Off-Broadway: The Vagina Monologues, The Guys and The Exonerated (which she also performed in Chicago and Boston). National Tour: Six Degrees of Separation. Regional theatre: Paper Doll, Pittsburgh Public Theater; Woman in Mind, Berkshire Theatre Festival; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Hartford Stage; The Effect Of Gamma Rays, Cleveland Playhouse. London West End: Barefoot in the Park. Ms. Thomas has appeared in more than a dozen distinguished television movies, including Nobody's Child, for which she won the Emmy for Best Dramatic Actress. Numerous TV guest appearances including Ugly Betty, Friends and Law & Order. Films include: Playing Mona Lisa, The Real Blonde, Dust and Stardust, In the Spirit, Thieves, Jenny and LOL., co-starring Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore. Ms. Thomas created the Free to BeYou and Me TV specials, books and records, as well as the bestselling books, The Right Words at the Right Time, Volumes 1 and 2, and Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny. She starred in and produced the groundbreaking That Girl, television's first comedy series about a single, independent woman. She has been honored with four Emmys, nine Emmy nominations, the Peabody, the Golden Globe and the Grammy, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Ms. Thomas has performed at George Street Playhouse in Elaine May's Roger Is Dead and Arthur Laurents' New Year's Eve.

Greg Mullavey is well-known to TV viewers for his roles on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, in which he played Louise Lasser's husband, and on the Nickelodian series iCarly. Other television credits include The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Bold and the Beautiful, ER, JAG and many others. He was also seen on Broadway in Rumors and Romantic Comedy.

Jim Stanek Broadway: Story of My Life, Lestat, Little Women, The Rivals, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Indiscretions. Off-Broadway: I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Slut, Saturday Night and others. Regional credits include appearances at the Guthrie, Signature Theatre, North Shore Music Theater, The Kennedy Center, McCarter, Williamstown Theatre Festival and many others.

Kate Wetherhead is the co-creator, writer, director and star of Submissions Only, an online sitcom currently gearing up for its third season ( www.submissionsonly.com ). Broadway credits: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway credits include The Other Josh Cohen (2013 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical), Ordinary Days, Sarah, Plain and Tall and Tatjana in Color. Regionally, Kate has performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Dallas Theater Center, John W. Engeman Theater, Skylight Opera Theater and Saint Michael's Playhouse. Coming up: The Other Josh Cohen at Paper Mill Playhouse (February 2014).

Kate is currently writing a children's book series for The Penguin Group with collaborator Andrew Keenan-Bolger. She is thrilled to be making her George Street Playhouse debut.
Joe DiPietro won the 2012 Drama Desk Award and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book for the recent Broadway hit Nice Work If You Can Get It. He won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score for Memphis, which was also awarded the 2010 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. His other shows include All Shook Up; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (the longest-running musical revue in off-Broadway history); The Toxic Avenger and The Thing About Men (both winners of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical). His plays include the much-produced Over the River and Through the Woods, The Art of Murder (Edgar Award winner for Best Mystery Play), Creating Claire and The Last Romance. His work has been produced thousands of times across the country and around the world. Two previous works have had their premeires at George Street Playhouse: The Toxic Avenger and Creating Claire.

This is David Saint's sixteenth season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. In that time he has directed thirty-one mainstage productions, most recently, Good People, Twelve Angry Men , The Nutcracker and I , God of Carnage, Fox on the Fairway, Creating Claire, and Sylvia. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen, Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach and many others including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition many new award- winning works have begun their life here during his tenure, such as The Toxic Avenger, Proof, The Spitfire Grill and It Shoulda Been You. He most recently directed the National Tour of West Side Story and has also directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf and many others on premieres by writers such as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe Di Pietro and Jonathan Larson. He is the recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A. Drama Critics Award, several Drama Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.


Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint since 1998, George Street Playhouse is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists. Founded in 1974, the Playhouse has been represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway. Recent productions include The Toxic Avenger (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical), Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League nominated production of The Spitfire Grill and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays. In addition to its mainstage season, GSP's Touring Theatre features four issue-oriented productions and tours to more than 250 schools in the tri-state area, and are seen by more than 60,000 students annually. George Street Playhouse programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.