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BWW Review:  BAD JEWS at GSP is Comedy at its Best BWW Review: BAD JEWS at GSP is Comedy at its Best
by Marina Kennedy - March 27, 2017

'Bad Jews' is now being performed at George Street Playhouse (GSP) through April 9th. Written by Joshua Harmon, the play features superb direction by Jessica Stone. Metro area audiences will thrill to the excellent staging and stellar cast that brings this play to life.... (more...)
BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at McCarter Theatre Center BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at McCarter Theatre Center
by Leigh Byron - March 21, 2017

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS delighted a packed opening night house on Friday, March 17. Written by Agatha Christie, the show is adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig.  It is an exciting and gripping tale from beginning to end. ... (more...)
BWW Review:  SARAH SINGS A LOVE STORY through 3/26 at Crossroads Theatre is a Gem BWW Review: SARAH SINGS A LOVE STORY through 3/26 at Crossroads Theatre is a Gem
by Marina Kennedy - March 17, 2017

'Sarah Sings A Love Story' is now onstage at the Crossroads Theatre through March 26th. It is a theatrical gem written by Stephanie Berry, directed by Jeffery V. Thompson, with musical direction by Nat Adderley Jr., featuring a wonderful cast, and a talented live jazz trio.... (more...)
BWW Review:  MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING at NJ Rep is Intriguing Drama BWW Review: MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING at NJ Rep is Intriguing Drama
by Marina Kennedy - March 15, 2017

See 'Multiple Family Dwelling' while it is being performed at New Jersey Repertory Company. Written by James Hindman, directed by Alan Souza, and featuring a stellar cast, this is an intriguing play about two couples and the twists and turns of their relationships.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE NEVERENDING STORY at Growing Stage is a Fascinating Adventure for All BWW Review: THE NEVERENDING STORY at Growing Stage is a Fascinating Adventure for All
by Marina Kennedy - March 14, 2017

'The Neverending Story' is now being performed at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey through March 26th. Gather your group. This imaginative, adventurous show is ideal for the whole family.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at TRT is Inventive and Fascinating BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at TRT is Inventive and Fascinating
by Marina Kennedy - March 06, 2017

Two River Theater continues their successful season with 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' written by William Shakespeare. Cleverly adapted and directed by Eric Tucker, the production will be on the Red Bank stage through March 26th.... (more...)
BWW Review:  BEYOND THE OAK TREES at Crossroads Theatre is Exceptional Drama BWW Review: BEYOND THE OAK TREES at Crossroads Theatre is Exceptional Drama
by Patrick Kennedy - February 21, 2017

See 'Beyond the Oak Trees' now at Crossroads Theatre through February 26th. Written by Kisha Bundridge and directed by Marshall Jones III, it is an exceptional World Premiere play.... (more...)
The Surrogate at Centenary Stage-A Hilarious New Play and a Must-See The Surrogate at Centenary Stage-A Hilarious New Play and a Must-See
by Katherine Reardon - February 20, 2017

'The Surrogate,' written by Patricia Cotter and directed by Shelley Delaney is now being presented at the Centenary Stage Company through March 5th. This World Premiere play is a thoughtful, yet hilarious twist on the contemporary family.... (more...)
BWW Review:  THE BOX OF STORIES at The Growing Stage Captivates BWW Review: THE BOX OF STORIES at The Growing Stage Captivates
by Marina Kennedy - February 15, 2017

The Box of Stories, a World Premiere play, is now being performed at Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey through February 24th. Written by J.S. Puller and directed by Stephen L. Fredericks, this captivating show features an outstanding cast and conveys a universal message about the... (more...)
 BWW Review:  AMERICAN SON at GSP is Powerful, Poignant Drama BWW Review: AMERICAN SON at GSP is Powerful, Poignant Drama
by Marina Kennedy - February 13, 2017

See 'American Son' now being performed at George Street Playhouse through February 26th. Written by Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by David Saint, this superb play addresses the issues of race relations and policing along with their profound effects on individuals.... (more...)
BWW Review:  A COMEDY OF TENORS at Paper Mill Playhouse is Fabulous Comedy BWW Review: A COMEDY OF TENORS at Paper Mill Playhouse is Fabulous Comedy
by Marina Kennedy - February 10, 2017

The wait is over. See 'A Comedy of Tenors' now at Paper Mill Playhouse through February 26th. This madcap comedy is written by Ken Ludwig, directed by Don Stephenson and features wonderful staging and a talented cast.... (more...)
BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Mile Square Theatre BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Mile Square Theatre
by Adam Cohen - February 06, 2017

Mary Catherine Burke, director of Mile Square Theatre's production of 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' has a stated preference for comedy with bite. In this she successfully mines Charles Shultz' Peanuts comic strip for all the inherent anxiety and wit. Her team - including the cast - create a p... (more...)
BWW Review: HURRICANE DIANE at TRT-Relevant and Boldly Creative BWW Review: HURRICANE DIANE at TRT-Relevant and Boldly Creative
by Marina Kennedy - January 31, 2017

'Hurricane Diane,' a World Premiere show, is now being performed at Two River Theater (TRT) through February 12th. Commissioned by TRT, this boldly creative theatrical piece is written by Pulitzer Prize Nominee Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman.... (more...)
Review: MEMPHIS, THE Musical Review: MEMPHIS, THE Musical
by Pati Buehler - January 19, 2017

It's nice when a somewhat unfamiliar musical can actually surprise you in a good way.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE JAG at NJ Rep through 2/12-A Must-See Production BWW Review: THE JAG at NJ Rep through 2/12-A Must-See Production
by Marina Kennedy - January 17, 2017

NJ Rep is currently presenting the World Premiere of The Jag written by Gino Dilorio and directed by Brendan Burke. This must-see production will be on the Long Branch stage through February 12th.... (more...)
BWW Review:  THE NUTCRACKER by ARB at State Theatre is Spectacular BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER by ARB at State Theatre is Spectacular
by Patrick Kennedy - December 23, 2016

The American Repertory Ballet had a spectacular performance of 'The Nutcracker' at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. Directed by the company's Artistic Director, Douglas Martin, the show featured over 100 performers with a live orchestra and youth choir.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Sings! BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Sings!
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - December 14, 2016

The reimagined production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre is an entertaining mix of big and small, loud and quiet, poignant and irreverent. Most of all, it is good for the soul: delivering the cathartic joy of Scrooge's transformation with a playful nod to Dickens' Victorian England and the... (more...)
BWW Review:  BLACK NATIVITY at Crossroads Theatre is Inspiring and Exhilarating BWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Crossroads Theatre is Inspiring and Exhilarating
by Marina Kennedy - December 13, 2016

See 'Black Nativity' now on the Crossroads Theatre stage through December 18th .Directed by Lee Truesdale and choreographed by Obediah Wright, it is an inspiring and exhilarating show.... (more...)
See MARY POPPINS by Centenary Stage Company Through 12/11 See MARY POPPINS by Centenary Stage Company Through 12/11
by Katherine Reardon - December 09, 2016

Centenary Stage Company (CSC) brings to life, the magical, family holiday musical, 'Mary Poppins' through December 11 in the Sitnik Theater.... (more...)
BWW Review: The BODYGUARD at Paper Mill Playhouse is Thrilling BWW Review: The BODYGUARD at Paper Mill Playhouse is Thrilling
by Marina Kennedy - December 06, 2016

See 'The Bodyguard' now though January 1st at Paper Mill Playhouse. Based on the hit 1992 movie, this thrilling production is directed by Thea Sharrock, choreographed by Karen Bruce and features an all-star cast that includes Grammy Award noninee, Deborah Cox.... (more...)
BWW Review:  A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES at STNJ is a Theatrical Gem BWW Review: A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES at STNJ is a Theatrical Gem
by Marina Kennedy - December 05, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) welcomes the holiday season with a true theatrical gem, A Child's Christmas in Wales now through January 1st.The show features outstanding direction by Joseph Discher, musical direction by Robert Long and a stellar cast.... (more...)
BWW Review:  DADDY LONG LEGS at GSP is an Enthralling New Musical BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS at GSP is an Enthralling New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - December 03, 2016

'Daddy Long Legs' is now onstage at George Street Playhouse through December 24th. Directed by Michael Mastro and starring Ben Michael and Elise, Vannerson, this enthralling new musical is sure to please metro area audiences.... (more...)
BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Mile Square Theatre BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Mile Square Theatre
by Adam Cohen - December 02, 2016

Mile Square Theatre brilliantly gives life to a holiday classic.... (more...)
BWW Review:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - November 23, 2016

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey is presenting a marvelous, full-scale production of 'A Christmas Carol: The Musical' through December 18th. It is an elaborate theatrical event that will be enjoyed by everyone, young and old alike.... (more...)
BWW Review:  A LION IN WINTER at TRT is a Theatrical Masterpiece BWW Review: A LION IN WINTER at TRT is a Theatrical Masterpiece
by Marina Kennedy - November 22, 2016

See 'A Lion in Winter' at Two River Theater through December 4th. Written by James Goldman, the play features superb direction by Tyne Rafaeli and an outstanding cast. This is an ideal show to herald the holiday season.... (more...)