Actor, Husband, and Son Collaborate to Stream Play
ROMANCE GONE WRONG: Andrea Burns, shown here with cinematographer Hudson Flynn, who happens to be her son, stars in “Bad Dates,” the first show of George Street Playhouse’s streamed season.
Broadway actor Andréa Burns stars in the first show of George Street Playhouse’s 2021 streaming season with the premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Bad Dates, running through March 14. The full-length, filmed production features direction by Peter Flynn, husband of Burns, and cinematography and editing by their son, Hudson Flynn.
“Creating this production was a true family affair,” said Artistic Director David Saint. “Thanks to a generous GSP board member granting us use of her home as a filming location, our star, director, and cinematographer were able to form a safe familial ‘bubble’ and film this one-of-a-kind production from the ground up. We hope patrons will join us as subscribers this year as we work to create high-quality theatre in exciting new ways.”
A one-woman comedy about a single mom in search of cute shoes, the perfect dress, and a romantic table for two at a great restaurant, Bad Dates is a funny and hopeful tale of dates gone wrong and looking for Mr. Right. George Street Playhouse oversaw and maintained strict testing protocols and safety procedures.
Burns received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for her portrayal of Gloria Fajardo in Broadway’s On Your Feet. She also received a Drama Desk Award for her creation of the role of the hairdresser Daniela in In the Heights and will appear in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film version of West Side Story.
Starting March 23, the season continues with the hit comedy Fully Committed by Becky Mode starring Maulik Pancholy. Tickets for each show can be purchased for $33 per household at GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org. Patrons can also subscribe to all four shows this season for $132.