Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SAVE THE DATE! September 17, 2011

Save the Date! September 17, 2011 - Playwrights Theatre Benefit Celebrating 25 Years of Creativity and Community​laywrights-theatre-benefit


Lawrence S. Feinsod, Executive County Superintendent, Essex County

Jeannie Tsukamoto, Council Member, Madison Borough Council

Lisa Ellis, President, Madison Board of Education

Dave Carver and Playwrights Theatre’s Champion Girls Softball Team

Arthur Wilson, Poet/Playwright/Teaching Artist

Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid, 2010 NJ State Poetry Out Loud Champion


Featuring the Improbable Playwrights:

New plays by

Hon. Jon M. Bramnick, NJ State Assemblyman

Hon. Mary-Anna Holden, Mayor of Madison


Music by:

Jerry Vezza

Sahirah Johnson with Jane Keitel


The MoMs (from MoM A Rock Concert Musical)


A Collaborative Play Written by You


Silent Auction


Menu: Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Wine, Light Refreshments, Dessert and Coffee

Dress: Business Casual


We hope you will join us! Tickets are $75 and you can get yours today by mail, phone or online.

By Mail: Make checks payable to Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and send to:
Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey
PO Box 1295
Madison, NJ 07940

By Phone: Call 973.514.1787 x10 to charge your credit card

Online: You can book through Eventbrite

Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre Presents
Based on Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
The original direction for this version of YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN by Michael Mayer
Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson

The production (appropriate for all ages) will have three performances: July 21 and July 22 at 7:30pm and July 23 at 2:00pm. The production will be directed by Danielle Constance with musical direction by Jane Keitel. The cast features all Madison youth performers: Brian Lang, Kasey Colligan, Katharine Brundage, Sharlys Leszcuk, Tori Peterson, Alex Post, Ally Dupree, Mary Meyer, Grace VanCleef, Patty Doyle. Single tickets are on sale now $10 for adults and $5 for students/child. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 973-514-1787 X31. Performances take place at Playwrights Theatre, 33 Green Village Road in Madison, NJ.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is the first co-production between The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre, which has been located in Madison for 25 years. This summer, 10 talented young people from the town will take the stage to bring Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters to life on Playwrights Theatre’s stage in the Green Village Road School building — this will be the last full production in the space. We are pleased that this exceptional play celebrating the joy of growing into a unique individual will be the final show in a place where so many young people have developed their own imaginations and sense of self.