Wednesday, November 9, 2022

WATCH A message from Joy Mangano about JOY: THE MUSICAL


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View a special message from inventor, entrepreneur, author
& star of QVC & HSN Joy Mangano!



Joy: A New Musical. Click to Play


Book by Ken Davenport, Music and Lyrics by AnnMarie Milazzo, Choreography by Joshua Bergasse, Directed by Casey Hushion, Based on the life of Joy Mangano and her book INVENTING JOY: DARE TO BUILD A BRAVE AND CREATIVE LIFE



Performances Begin December 7


This holiday season, George Street Playhouse is thrilled to be producing the World Premiere of JOY, a heartwarming and powerful biographical musical based on the life of Joy Mangano—the entrepreneur, inventor, best-selling author, and self-made millionaire whose journey epitomizes the real American Dream. This uplifting true story is about one woman’s triumphant climb, from divorce to single motherhood and bankruptcy, to becoming a wildly successful dynamo that all started with the invention of a mop – her Miracle Mop!

JOY is a feel-good musical about finding yourself through determination, imagination, and reinvention with a twist, and is sure to inspire audiences long after they leave the theatre. From Tony Nominee AnnMarie Milazzo (Music & Lyrics) – returning to George Street after last season’s recent hit A Walk on the Moon – this is a one-of-a-kind, moving and empowerment-charged musical theatre event that is not to be missed!



Sponsored by The Karma Foundation


The company of JOY. Photo by Bruce Glikas for George Street Playhouse.


(L to R) Erika Henningsen (star of Broadway's MEAN GIRLS) & Trent Saunders (ALADDIN, HADESTOWN). Photo by Bruce Glikas for George Street Playhouse.


(L to R) Stephen DeRosa (BOARDWALK EMPIRE), Vicki Lewis (ANASTASIA), & Erika Henningsen. Photo by Bruce Glikas for George Street Playhouse.


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