For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
gillerand@georgian.edu

Join Georgian Court for a Trip to Broadway’s "A Catered Affair"

Lakewood, N.J., May 30, 2008—Join Georgian Court University for a trip to see A Catered Affair on Saturday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m. You can leave the transportation details to GCU, as round-trip bus transportation is included to the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City from either the GCU campus in Lakewood or the Garden State Parkway Cheesequake rest area.

Tickets are $130 per person, which includes orchestra seating, round-trip transportation, and snacks. The bus leaves GCU’s Seventh Street Gate at 10:00 a.m. and the GSP Cheesequake rest area between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own in the city. For further information and tickets, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

About A Catered Affair
This new musical, written by and starring four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, explores the meaning of family and the need for love. Set in the Bronx in 1953, A Catered Affair reveals relationships strained to their limits when a couple must decide whether to spend their life savings on a family business or to launch their only daughter’s marriage with a lavish catered affair—the grand wedding they never had. Harvey Fierstein’s book and John Bucchino’s score explore the meaning of family and the need for love, both new and reawakened.

Fierstein also stars alongside a cast of musical pros including Tony-winner Faith Prince and Tony-nominee Tom Wopat as the struggling parents. Based on The Catered Affair, a 1956 movie written by Gore Vidal from an original teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, this funny, heartwarming new musical is uplifting for audiences of all ages.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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