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BWW Interview: Artistic Director, John J. Wooten of PREMIERE STAGES PhotosBWW Interview: Artistic Director, John J. Wooten of PREMIERE STAGES
by Marina Kennedy - New Jersey

(4/10/2020) - We are pleased to continue our series of interviews with theatre professionals who have helmed great shows in the Garden State. Artistic Director, John J. Wooten of Premiere Stages in Union talks about the theatre, how they are coping with the Covid-19 outbreak, and their plans for the future.


Photo Flash: Inside The Park Theatre's Open House PhotosPhoto Flash: Inside The Park Theatre's Open House
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(3/7/2020) - Park Theatre Open House / Theatre Tours / Gallery Opening continues on Sunday!


Photo Flash: First Look at Joe DiPietro's CONSCIENCE at George Street Playhouse PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at Joe DiPietro's CONSCIENCE at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(3/6/2020) - Joe DiPietro's CONSCIENCE is currently playing at George Street Playhouse.


Photo Flash: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(3/3/2020) - This season, Two River continues its commitment to produce all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle with Radio Golf, directed by Brandon J. Dirden. This is the sixth play in the Cycle produced at the theater. Performances will run in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, through Sunday, March 22. The opening night performance is Friday, March 6 at 7pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Two River Theater's 2019/20 Season Sponsor is Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center.


Photo Flash: Mile Square Theatre's FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT PhotosPhoto Flash: Mile Square Theatre's FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(2/21/2020) - Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents Five Times in One Night by Chiara Atik.


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek At Set Designs For Joe DiPietro's CONSCIENCE at George S PhotosPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek At Set Designs For Joe DiPietro's CONSCIENCE at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(2/19/2020) - Broadway designer James Youmans (West Side Story, Gypsy, Come Fly Away) has just revealed his set renderings for two-time Tony winner Joe DiPietro's newest play CONSCIENCE, which is set to begin performances March 3rd at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. CONSCIENCE will star Broadway favorite and Tony winner Harriet Harris as Margaret Chase Smith, the influential senator who said no to Joseph McCarthy.


Photo Flash: Centenary Stage Company's THE SUNSHINE BOYS PhotosPhoto Flash: Centenary Stage Company's THE SUNSHINE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(2/17/2020) - Critics and audiences alike are raving over Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys running now until March 1 at Centenary Stage Company's Lackland Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Remaining performances are Wednesdays February 19 and 26 at 2:00 PM; Thursdays, February 20 and 27 at 7:30 PM; Fridays, February 21 and 28 at 8:00 PM; Saturdays, February 22 and 29 at 8:00 PM; and Sundays, February 23 and March 1 at 2:00 PM. Tickets range from $27.50 to $32.00 for adults with discounts available for seniors, students and children under 12. Tickets are available on-line at centenarystageco.org or by phone at (908) 979 – 0900.


Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night Of PASS OVER At Luna Stage PhotosPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night Of PASS OVER At Luna Stage
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(2/13/2020) - Antoinette Nwandu's searing and poetic new play Pass Over performs at Luna Stage Feb 6-March 1. The play premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago, where it was filmed by Spike Lee and launched considerable press controversy, then moved to Lincoln Center where it was awarded the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award for Best New Play.


Photo Flash: Luna Stage Presents Lucille Lortel Award-Winner PASS OVER PhotosPhoto Flash: Luna Stage Presents Lucille Lortel Award-Winner PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(2/11/2020) - Antoinette Nwandu's searing and poetic new play Pass Over performs at Luna Stage Feb 6-March 1. The play premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago, where it was filmed by Spike Lee and launched considerable press controversy, then moved to Lincoln Center where it was awarded the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award for Best New Play.


Photo Flash: Opening Night of MIDWIVES at George Street Playhouse PhotosPhoto Flash: Opening Night of MIDWIVES at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(2/3/2020) - New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's world premiere stage adaptation of his novel MIDWIVES opened January 24th to ecstatic notices.The cast celebrated after the opening night performance at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Chris Bohjalian's book, which has sold more than two million copies since its publication, was an early selection of Oprah's Book Club and its 2001 film adaptation starred Sissy Spacek.


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of WORKING At Meadow Brook Theatre PhotosPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of WORKING At Meadow Brook Theatre
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(1/23/2020) - Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, the musical Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the mill-worker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age.


Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of MIDWIVES at George Street Play PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of MIDWIVES at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(1/22/2020) - New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian's world premiere stage adaptation of his novel MIDWIVES began performances last night at George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. The official Opening Night is this Friday, January 24th.


Photo Flash: McCarter Theatre Center Presents GOODNIGHT NOBODY PhotosPhoto Flash: McCarter Theatre Center Presents GOODNIGHT NOBODY
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(1/17/2020) - The Big Chill meets This is Us in Rachel Bonds' play Goodnight Nobody. In this deeply moving and funny world premiere, a group of old friends reconnect after years apart. They reminisce with wild abandon, until the things they aren't telling each other come hurtling to the surface. The production runs January 10 through February 9 in McCarter's Berlind Theatre. More about the production at mccarter.org.


Photo Flash: First Look At TWELFTH NIGHT At Two River Theater PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look At TWELFTH NIGHT At Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(1/14/2020) - Two River Theater presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Sara Holdren with original music composed by the band/theater collective The Lobbyists. 


Photo Flash: First Look at PYGMALION at Black Box PAC PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at PYGMALION at Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(1/14/2020) - After a stunning opening weekend, there are just two weekends left to catch this new production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion at Black Box Performing Arts Center. Pygmalion is the play that inspired the hit Broadway musical My Fair Lady, but in this version Eliza Doolittle is nobody's lady. This immersive production gives audiences a vibrant look at Henry Higgins' wild experiment.


Photo Flash: First Look at the Company of the World Premiere Play MIDWIVES at Ge PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at the Company of the World Premiere Play MIDWIVES at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(1/8/2020) - Rehearsals are underway for the world premiere thriller MIDWIVES, adapted by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian from his celebrated novel. MIDWIVES is set to kick off 2020 in George Street Playhouse's new home at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. Performances begin January 21st.


Photo Flash: Bergen County Players Presents 33 VARIATIONS PhotosPhoto Flash: Bergen County Players Presents 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(12/30/2019) -  Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, is pleased to continue its 2019-2020 season with the Tony-nominated play, 33 Variations. Written by Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project) and directed by Steve Bell, 33 Variations will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from January 11th through February 1st, 2020. 


Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre Center PhotosPhoto Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(12/13/2019) - McCarter Theatre Center presents the return of A Christmas Carol, directed by Adam Immerwahr. This family-friendly production runs December 10 - 29 in the Matthews Theatre. A popular annual event for families all across the region, McCarter Theatre Center's production of Charles Dickens' timeless story brings a tale of memory and redemption beyond the stage and out into the aisles and lobbies. 


Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings the Holiday Spirit to Art House Production PhotosPhoto Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings the Holiday Spirit to Art House Productions
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(12/13/2019) - A live mash-up of nearly every movie version of A Christmas Carol ever made. Reid Farrington's A Christmas Carol conjures up over 100 years of film history through Dickens' classic tale. Fast-paced, funny and moving, this multimedia theater experience is both a contemporary spin on a classic tale and a nostalgic journey for all ages - it's perfect for the whole family! Reid Farrington's A Christmas Carol runs December 11-22, 2019 at Art House Productions in Jersey City, NJ. 


Photo Flash: First Look at Mile Square Theatre's A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at Mile Square Theatre's A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(12/8/2019) - Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents A Merry Little Christmas Carol adapted and directed by Mark Shanahan.


Photo Coverage: The Irish Tenors Start Their Holiday Tour in New Jersey PhotosPhoto Coverage: The Irish Tenors Start Their Holiday Tour in New Jersey
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - New Jersey

(12/8/2019) - On December 6, The Irish Tenors kicked off their Christmas Tour with a stop at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in New Jersey.


Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From ActorsNET's THE CHRISTMAS CAROL CONSPIRA PhotosPhoto Flash: Take a Look at Photos From ActorsNET's THE CHRISTMAS CAROL CONSPIRACY: SCROOGE'S REVENGE
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(12/2/2019) - You may know the familiar tale of A Christmas Carol - three spirits visit miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and inspire him to change his ways ... But what if it was all a hoax? A scam? A fraud?


Photo Flash: Mile Square Theatre Presents A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL PhotosPhoto Flash: Mile Square Theatre Presents A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(11/25/2019) -  Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents A Merry Little Christmas Carol adapted and directed by Mark Shanahan.


Photo Coverage: The Cast of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Take Opening Nigh PhotosPhoto Coverage: The Cast of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Take Opening Night Bows
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - New Jersey

(11/25/2019) - Paper Mill Playhouse presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella will continue through Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse.


Photo Flash: First Look at Exit 82's Theatre Company's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at Exit 82's Theatre Company's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(11/23/2019) - Get ready for the holiday season by joining Exit 82's Theatre Company for their annual production of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play! This holiday classic will be performed in Exit 82's immersive studio theater and comes to life with the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage as a charming 1940s radio broadcast. With live sound effects, a trio band and some caroling, It's A Wonderful Life will be sure to spark the audiences' Christmas spirit. Join Exit 82 Theatre and the beloved George Bailey as he considers all of his blessings one fateful Christmas Eve, and leave with the appreciation and true meaning of the holidays, family, and friends.


Photo Flash: First Look At Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET At George Street Pla PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look At Renée Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET At George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(11/13/2019) - Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Renée Taylor – known to millions as Fran Fine's food obsessed mother, Sylvia, on “The Nanny” – will bring her comedy smash MY LIFE ON A DIET to George Street Playhouse beginning this Tuesday, November 19th. Called “fascinating, lighthearted and spicy” by The New York Times, MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy written by Ms. Taylor and her late husband Joseph Bologna, had an enormously successful run last season Off-Broadway under the direction of Mr. Bologna.


Photo Flash: Luna Stage Presents MRS. STERN WANDERS THE PRUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY PhotosPhoto Flash: Luna Stage Presents MRS. STERN WANDERS THE PRUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(11/12/2019) - Luna Stage's critically acclaimed World Premiere of Jenny Lyn Bader's Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library will extend thru November 17. Praised by Oleg Sulkin of Voice of America as “a powerful and timely tour de force,” the production was originally slated to close Nov 10.


Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From LOVE IN HATE NATION at Two River Theater PhotosPhoto Flash: Take a Look at Photos From LOVE IN HATE NATION at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(11/12/2019) - Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents Love in Hate Nation, a world-premiere musical written (book, music and lyrics) by Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins. Love in Hate Nation has music direction and vocal arrangements by Annastasia Victory, music supervision and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and choreography by Mayte Natalio. Love in Hate Nation opens to the press on Friday, November 15 at 8pm and continues through Sunday, December 1 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org.


Photo Flash: Take Look at FUDDY MEERS Presented By The Black Box PAC PhotosPhoto Flash: Take Look at FUDDY MEERS Presented By The Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(11/12/2019) - With two weekends of performances under their belt, the Black Box Performing Arts Center will wrap its production of Fuddy Meers, by David Lindsay-Abaire, this Sunday evening. With shows such as Lynn Nottage's Sweat, Sarah Ruhl's How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, and the NJ premiere of Joshua Harmon's Significant Other, the Black Box Performing Arts Center made a name for itself in Teaneck as the area's premiere destination for immersive and cutting-edge plays. BBPAC is now located on Palisade Ave in downtown Englewood!


Photo Flash: First Look at GUYS AND DOLLS at Axelrod PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at GUYS AND DOLLS at Axelrod
by BWW News Desk - New Jersey

(11/9/2019) - The Axelrod Performing Arts Center's production of Guys and Dolls, directed and choreographed by Lisa Stevens, stars Jared Gertner (Broadway: Putnam County's 25th Annual Spelling Bee, The Book of Mormon) as Nathan Detroit, Jenny Hill (Broadway: Spamalot, Something's Rotten, Seussical The Musical) as Miss Adelaide, Stephen Mark Lukas (Broadway: The Book of Mormon) as Sky Masterson and Evan Bertram as Sarah Brown.