Sunday, October 1, 2023

FROM GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE: First Look at "The Pianist"!



First Look at George Street Playhouse's The Pianist


Daniel Donskoy and Robert David Grant (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)


The Pianist is Wladyslaw Szpilman’s harrowing account of the annihilation of Jewish life in Warsaw during World War II and his remarkable survival through the transcendent power of music.​

His memoir inspired an Oscar-winning film—and now acclaimed Playwright/Director Emily Mann has crafted an innovative, immersive play with music that delivers this terrifying and triumphant tale with soul-shaking power and thrilling theatrical immediacy.


Sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation



(L to R) Arielle Goldman, Daniel Donskoy, Georgia Warner, Austin Pendleton, Paul Spera, Claire Beckman, Charlotte Ewing (Photos by T. Charles Erickson)


THE PIANIST stars Ukrainian-Russian Jewish actor Daniel Donskoy (A Small Light; The Crown) as Wladyslaw Szpilman in his American stage debut and features Claire Beckman (The Torch-Bearers) as Mother, Austin Pendleton (Between Riverside and Crazy; The Minutes; The Little Foxes) as Father, Paul Spera (On The Basis of Sex) as Henryk, Arielle Goldman (The How and the Why) as Regina, Georgia Warner (Broadway: All My Sons) as Halina/Woman, Charlotte Ewing (Law and Order: SVU) as Magda/Boy, Tina Benko (Broadway: The Rose Tattoo) as Janina and others, Robert David Grant (Succession) as Majorek and others, and Jordan Lage (Broadway: Glengarry Glenross) as Jaworski.


(L to R) Paul Spera, Austin Pendleton, Claire Beckman, Daniel Donskoy, Georgia Warner, and Arielle Goldman (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)


(L to R) Robert David Grant, Daniel Donskoy, Austin Pendleton, Paul Spera, Tina Benko (Photos by T. Charles Erickson)






Middlesex County: New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Discover Jersey Arts