Friday, March 18, 2011


An Intimate Evening With Stiller & Meara

WHEN: Monday, April 4, 7:30 PM
  George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
TICKETS: Reserved Admission: $50
LIMITED VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE: $100 (includes premium seating and a private reception with Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)

Tickets on sale Monday, March 21, at noon.

The intimate evening with the comic duo, hosted by GSP Artistic Director David Saint will include the couple’s reminiscences about their incredible life and career, spanning decades and including working with such noted personalities as Ed Sullivan, Sir Lawrence Olivier and their son, Ben Stiller, as well as their unique take on everyday life and current events. The delightful evening promises backstage stories and anecdotes sure to be unforgettable—and funny.

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara honed their comedic talents first as members of The Compass Players which later became The Second City comedy troupe. Later, as the comedy team of Stiller and Meara, they often brought their real-life squabbles on stage with hilarious results.  After a number of years performing together, Ed Sullivan asked them to make the first of 36 appearances on his show. During this time they made numerous appearances on television, in movies and on the radio, most notably a series of commercials for Blue Nun wine, which won a Clio award. 

While successful as a team, they each had their individual careers as actors and writers as well—Jerry’s acting career includes the films The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Hairspay (the original John Waters film and the later musical remake), The Ritz and Zoolander , as well as memorable roles on television in the series Seinfeld (receiving an Emmy nomination and American Comedy Award) and King of Queens.  He has been on Broadway in Hurlyburly, The Ritz and Three Men on a Horse. He is also author of the book Married to Laughter: A Love Story featuring Anne Meara. 

Anne’s work on the TV series Archie Bunker’s Place, Sex and the City garnered her five Emmy nominations. In addition, she co-wrote and starred in the CBS movie of the week The Other Woman, which won a Writers Guild Award. Film credits include Lovers and Other Strangers, The Boys from Brazil, Fame, The Independent, Sex and the City: The Movie, and many others.  Anne originated the role of Bunny in John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves, and received a Tony nomination for Anna Christie at The Roundabout Theatre.  She is well-known to George Street Playhouse audiences as both playwright and star of After-Play (which won the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for New and Promising Playwright) and playwright of Down the Garden Paths, which had its premiere at George Street Playhouse, subsequently moving to New York.