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Blue Öyster Cult Comes to bergenPAC 5/31 Blue Öyster Cult Comes to bergenPAC 5/31
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in New Jersey

Blue Öyster Cult comes to bergenPAC Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 8PM. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)
THE BOY FROM OZ Headed to Kelsey Theatre This May THE BOY FROM OZ Headed to Kelsey Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in New Jersey

Forte Dramatic Productions partners with Pierott Productions to bring Allen's musical biography to the stage at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times are Fridays, May 12 and 19 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 13 and 20 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)
BROADWAY & BEYOND, Featuring Kelly Briggs, to Benefit Gateway Playhouse BROADWAY & BEYOND, Featuring Kelly Briggs, to Benefit Gateway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in New Jersey

Broadway veteran Kelly Briggs ( Les Miserables & CATS), along with musical director John McMahon bring their award winning show 'Broadway & Beyond' to Gregory's in Somers Point on Wednesday May 24th as part of Dinner and a Show to benefit the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, NJ which will be opening in August. (more...)
American Repertory Ballet to Host Physical Therapy Panel Discussion American Repertory Ballet to Host Physical Therapy Panel Discussion
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in New Jersey

On Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:15 pm, American Repertory Ballet will host a panel discussion, 'Physical Therapy: Taking Care of the Young Dancer's Body,' as part of its On Pointe enrichment series. This event will be held at ARB's Princeton studios, located in the Princeton Shopping Center (301 North Harrison Street, above McCaffrey's). This event is free and open to the public. (more...)
NJISJ, NJPAC and The NAACP New Jersey State Conference Present: A Conversation on Social Justice NJISJ, NJPAC and The NAACP New Jersey State Conference Present: A Conversation on Social Justice
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in New Jersey

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and the National Advancement for Colored People (NAACP) New Jersey State Conference will present, A Conversation on Social Justice with New Jersey's Gubernatorial Candidates, moderated by Elise Boddie, Institute Board member and Rutgers University Professor of Law, and Michael Hill, award-winning NJTV anchor and correspondent. The forum will feature gubernatorial candidates Jim Johnson, Raymond Lesniak, Phil Murphy, and John Wisniewski. (more...)
Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2017 Season Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in New Jersey

For the first time in its 13-year history, Premiere Stages will provide expanded development to five new works in one season, including the New Jersey Premiere of Skeleton Crew, the third play in Dominique Morisseau's critically acclaimed Detroit cycle, and the first professional production of Chris Cragin-Day's heartwarming play, Foster Mom, winner of the 2017 Premiere Stages Play Festival. This season will also feature free developmental workshops of Patricia Cotter's 1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson), runner-up for the 2017 Play Festival, and two exciting new play commissions, Nicole Pandolfo's Brick City, developed in cooperation with NJPAC and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and Martin Casella's Black Tom Island, recipient of the 2017/2018 Liberty Live Commission in partnership with Liberty Hall Museum. Tickets go on sale May 22. (more...)
Joe DiPietro's Hit Show CLEVER LITTLE LIES Continues Through 5/7 Joe DiPietro's Hit Show CLEVER LITTLE LIES Continues Through 5/7
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in New Jersey

Clever Little Lies opened to acclaim at the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre last week and runs through May 7. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Eric Hafen, this production of Clever Little Lies stars Harriett Trangucci as Alice, Bob Mackasek as Bill Sr., Rachel Matusewicz as Jane, and Ben Kaufman as Billy, Jr.  (more...)
Peppa The Pig Comes to NJPAC! Peppa The Pig Comes to NJPAC!
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in New Jersey

 Peppa Pig's Big Splash, Peppa's first North American theatre tour resumes on September 14 and will visit NJPAC on Today, April 27, 2017. By popular demand, 40 additional cities have been added to the tour schedule for 2017, including coast-to-coast stops from Anaheim and Oakland to Newark and many more. In addition, the hit live show will make an exciting visit north of the border for the very first time with stops in major Canadian cities, including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The new tour dates will give fans throughout North America one last chance to see Peppa Pig live on stage during this final leg of the Peppa Pig's Big Splash tour. (more...)
PAW PATROL LIVE! to 'Race to the Rescue' at NJPAC This Winter PAW PATROL LIVE! to 'Race to the Rescue' at NJPAC This Winter
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in New Jersey

PAW Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' based on hit preschool series PAW Patrol, which airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master Entertainment, will visit the NJPAC Dec. 9 and 10, 2017. (more...)
Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway Show Choir to Take PAPER MILL SINGS on NJ Tour Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway Show Choir to Take PAPER MILL SINGS on NJ Tour
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in New Jersey

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir's 2017 tour of their fully-staged concert event 'Paper Mill Sings.' (more...)
BWW Review:  Douglas Martins PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by ARB is Stunning BWW Review: Douglas Martins PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by ARB is Stunning
by Marina Kennedy on April 27, 2017 in New Jersey

The stunning World Premiere of Douglas Martin's Pride and Prejudice by the American Repertory Ballet (ARB) was performed at Princeton's McCarter Theater on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd. Martin, the company's Artistic Director, has created a fabulous production that brings Jane Austen's beloved 1813 classic novel to the stage. (more...)
Mile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCH Mile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCH
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in New Jersey

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents its annual 10-minute play festival, 7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball . (more...)
Centenary Stage Company presents SUMMER JAMFEST 2017 Centenary Stage Company presents SUMMER JAMFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in New Jersey

Centenary Stage Company announces exciting line-up of musical guests for the 2017 Summer Jamfest.  Set to rock the Lackland Performing Arts Center all summer long, Centenary Stage Company's 2017 Summer Jamfest will feature; Drive:  A Tribute to the Cars on Saturday, July 15 at 8pm; The Doo Wah Riders on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm; The British Invasion Years on Saturday, July 29 at 8pm; the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra on Saturday, August 5 at 8pm and Dr. K's Motown Revue on Saturday, August 12 at 8pm.  All performances will be held in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)
BWW Review: THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE at DREAMCATCHER REPERTORY THEATRE Sits Two Guys Down For a Chat BWW Review: THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE at DREAMCATCHER REPERTORY THEATRE Sits Two Guys Down For a Chat
by Michael Vest on April 26, 2017 in New Jersey

Wendy McLeod's good-natured little two-hander Things Being What They Are is now on at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the professional theater in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, NJ. The show, comfortably directed by Producing Artistic Director Laura Ekstrand, runs weekends through May 7th. When it soars, it soars, and when it meanders, it maintains a pleasant, if tame, personality. (more...)
Light of Day Foundation Raises Over Half Million Dollars for 3rd Straight Year During Winterfest Light of Day Foundation Raises Over Half Million Dollars for 3rd Straight Year During Winterfest
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in New Jersey

For the third year in a row, the Light of Day Foundation has raised over a half a million dollars through its annual WinterFest fund raiser, catapulting its 17-year cumulative total past the $4.5 million mark in the global battle to defeat Parkinson's Disease and the Parkinsonisms, ALS and PSP, through the awesome power of music. (more...)
Little Feat Comes to bergenPAC 5/24 Little Feat Comes to bergenPAC 5/24
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in New Jersey

Little Feat comes to bergenPAC Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 8PM. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)
Gaelic Storm Plays Their Way to to SOPAC 6/2 Gaelic Storm Plays Their Way to to SOPAC 6/2
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in New Jersey

]Gaelic Storm, multi-national Celtic-fusion band will play their way to the South Orange Performing Arts Center stage Friday, June 2 at 8 p.m. The eclectic band has been touring for two decades, gaining acclaim by playing their infectious and foot-pounding song "Irish Party in Third Class" in the blockbuster hit Titanic. This versatile band has a hand and foot in every genre from Bluegrass, to Country-Rock and Rock 'n Roll, and has just released their new album Matching Sweaters.??????? (more...)
NJ Ballet Weekend and Spring Fundraiser Come to Morristown Airport NJ Ballet Weekend and Spring Fundraiser Come to Morristown Airport
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in New Jersey

'Take off' to MPAC's spring fundraiser at Morristown Airport on Wednesday, June 7 at 6 pm and help Morris County's premier arts venue raise critical operating funds and support its growing education programs. (more...)
Curtain Call Performing Arts to Present Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR. Curtain Call Performing Arts to Present Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR.
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in New Jersey

Curtain Call Performing Arts Center will present the Disney Channel movie-turned-musical, High School Musical, Jr. featuring a talented cast of children ages 8 through 17. (more...)
Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete! Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017 in New Jersey

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)
Bergen County Players to present Neil Simon's CHAPTER TWO Bergen County Players to present Neil Simon's CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in New Jersey

Neil Simon returns to Oradell as the Bergen County Players close the mainstage portion of their 2016-2017 season with his semi-autobiographical comedy, the Tony Award-nominated "Chapter Two". (more...)
Tickets On Sale 4/28 for ELLA & DIZZY at NJPAC Tickets On Sale 4/28 for ELLA & DIZZY at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in New Jersey

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Ella & Dizzy: The Centennial Celebration! Celebrate the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie with an exclusive lineup of acclaimed jazz artists:  Gregory Porter, Lizz Wright, Regina Carter, Valerie Simpson, Randy Brecker and Sean Jones, all backed by the Christian McBride Big Band. (more...)
Original Comedy/Drama TWIST OF FAITH Continues this Spring at BBPAC Original Comedy/Drama TWIST OF FAITH Continues this Spring at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in New Jersey

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of  the original comedy/drama Twist Of Faith in the heart of Teaneck, NJ - just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge.   This newly revised production of the Off-Broadway hit is written and directed by Michael Gurin, and based on an original concept by Matt Okin.  (more...)
Kean University to Host 'Internet of Things' Panel on Disaster Mitigation Kean University to Host 'Internet of Things' Panel on Disaster Mitigation
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in New Jersey

Kean University will host a panel on June 8, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the STEM Building, Liberty Hall Center, 1075 Morris Ave Union, NJ 07083. (more...)
Sunda Croonquist, Marin Mazzie and More Appear at STARS SHINE ON AUTISM NJ Benefit at MSU Sunda Croonquist, Marin Mazzie and More Appear at STARS SHINE ON AUTISM NJ Benefit at MSU
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in New Jersey

Actress, comedian and New Jersey native Sunda Croonquist returned to her home state on Monday, Apri 3rd, to host the 'Stars Shine on Autism New Jersey' benefit - at the Memorial Auditorium of Montclair State University (MSU). (more...)