New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and the George Street Playhouse have kicked off rehearsals for the world premiere Joy the Musical starring Erika Henningsen.

The musical is based on the life of Joy Mangano and her book Inventing Joy: Dare to Build a Brave and Creative Life. Performances begin Wednesday, December 7, and continue through Friday, December 30. Tickets are now on sale and are directed by Casey Hushion with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and feature music and lyrics by Tony Award® nominee AnnMarie Milazzo (A Walk on the Moon). Musical supervision is by Andy Einhorn, and the book is by Tony Award winner Ken Davenport.

The cast of the musical JOY, at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ. Photo credit: Bruce Glikas social mediora credit is @bruglikas /@broadwaybruce_Photo credit: Bruce Glikas twitter is @brugli facebook tag my name “Bruce Glikas”

Joy is a heartwarming and powerful 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 it is sure to inspire audiences long after they leave the theater.

The George Street Playhouse World Premiere production is presented in association with Sandi Moran and Ken Davenport with TBD Theatricals, Jonathan and Rae Corr, Christine Williamson, Michael T. Cohen, Robin Reinach, Sheri, and Les Biller, Megan Ann Rasmussen, and Adam Riemer. Miranda Gohh is the associate producer.

 Tickets begin at $25 and are now on sale. For subscriptions and group discount information visit or call 732-246-7717. For more information, visit 

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