Jun. 15 – Jul. 4: George Street Playhouse to Stream Christine Toy Johnson, Andy Grotelueschen, Julie Halston, Triney Sandoval, Zach Shaffer, Doug Harris and Greg Cuellar in Virtual IT’S ONLY A PLAY

Triney Sandoval, Christine Toy Johnson, Greg Cuellar, Andy Grotelueschen, Julie Halston, Zach Shaffer, Doug Harris. Cinematography by Michael Boylan

George Street Playhouse is presenting award-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only A Play”, directed by Kevin Cahoon. This hilarious work will begin streaming on June 15 and will be available on demand through July 4, 2021.

(L to R) Cinematographer Michael Boylan and Christine Toy Johnson filming IT’S ONLY A PLAY. Courtesy of George Street Playhouse

The production, directed by Broadway actor Kevin Cahoon, features Tootsie stars Tony nominee Andy Grotelueschen and veteran actor Julie Halston, along with Christine Toy Johnson, Triney Sandoval, Zach Shaffer, and Greg Cuellar, and was professionally filmed onstage at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. 

(L to R) Triney Sandoval, Andy Grotelueschen, Greg Cuellar, Zach Shaffer, Doug Harris, Julie Halston, and Christine Toy Johnson. Cinematography by Michael Boylan.

It is opening night on Broadway, and an unforgettable cast of characters, from the self-possessed leading lady to the starry-eyed coat check boy, is eagerly awaiting “rave” reviews. Equal parts uproarious and heartfelt – It’s Only a Play will remind you why there’s no business like show business.

(L to R) Cinematographer Michael Boylan, Christine Toy Johnson, Andy Grotelueschen, and Zach Shaffer filming IT’S ONLY A PLAY. Courtesy of George Street Playhouse

The design and production team includes: David Arsenault (Scenic Design), Mike Boylan (Cinematographer), Alan Edwards (Lighting Design), Samantha Flint (Production Stage Manager), Charles G. LaPoint (Wig Design), Dorothy Peterson (Makeup Design), Ryan Rumery (Sound Design, Music and Sound Editor) and Alejo Vietti (Costume Design). Casting by Pat McCorkle, McCorkle Casting, Ltd.

(L to R) Julie Halston, Zach Shaffer, and Doug Harris. Cinematography by Michael Boylan

Tickets are available for $33 per household at GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org. Virtual Household Tickets will be available to purchase until 8 PM EST on Saturday, July 3, 2021

(L to R) Zach Shaffer, Greg Cuellar, Doug Harris, Andy Grotelueschen, Christine Toy Johnson and Julie Halston. Cinematography by Michael Boylan
(L to R) Zach Shaffer, Greg Cuellar, Andy Grotelueschen, Doug Harris and Christine Toy Johnson. Cinematography by Michael Boylan
(L to R) Christine Toy Johnson and Zach Shaffer. Cinematography by Michael Boylan
The cast of IT’S ONLY A PLAY. Cinematography by Michael Boylan
Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young (2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative). She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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