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Dick Hyman Comes to The Bickford Theatre, 5/7 Dick Hyman Comes to The Bickford Theatre, 5/7
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in New Jersey

???????The virtuoso jazz pianist Dick Hyman will perform at the Bickford Theatre on Monday, May 7, at 7:30 PM. His solo concert, "Dick Hyman Plays the Decades," features his interpretations of popular songs from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" written in 1892 to Stephen Sondheim's "Losing My Mind" from the 1971 musical Follies. Some of the other selections to be performed are the Lennon-McCartney hit "Norwegian Wood," the popular standard "Stella by Starlight," and "I Feel Pretty" in celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein. Mr. Hyman also promises to perform his tour-de-force version of Fats Waller's "Minor Drag." (more...)
Greatest Showman Singer Loren Allred Comes to PSO Gala 2018 Greatest Showman Singer Loren Allred Comes to PSO Gala 2018
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in New Jersey

???????Loren Allred, the singing voice behind Rebecca Ferguson's portrayal of the legendary Jenny Lind in the hit movie The Greatest Showman, lent a taste of Hollywood and impressive vocals to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra's "Puttin' on the Glitz" Red Carpet Gala held Saturday at Jasna Polana. Nearly 200 elegantly dressed attendees generously contributed to funds raised for the orchestra and its PSO BRAVO! education programs, particularly to continue the PSO's commitment to bringing the orchestra into the Trenton Public Schools. (more...)
Cent. Stage Co. Announces Young Performers Workshop: Spring Festival Of Shows Cent. Stage Co. Announces Young Performers Workshop: Spring Festival Of Shows
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in New Jersey

???????Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns with their annual Spring Festival of Shows running May 25 through June 3. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 fill the Little Theater with musical theatre favorites including Hello Dolly!, Damn Yankees, Charlotte's Web, and South Pacific. (more...)
Two River Theater Announces Its 25th Anniversary Season Lineup Two River Theater Announces Its 25th Anniversary Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in New Jersey

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the lineup of productions for its 25th Anniversary Season in 2018/19, which will feature eight productions including world premieres, musicals, modern classics, and theater for family audiences. (more...)
Audra McDonald Comes to NJPAC Audra McDonald Comes to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in New Jersey

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Audra McDonald - Broadway's only six-time Tony Award winner - returns in an afternoon of Songs from the American Musical Theater. Without question, Audra McDonald is one of the brightest stars ever to hit Broadway. She's won six Tony Awards, more performance wins than any other actor, and is the only person to win in all four acting categories. In addition to her consistently brilliant stage work, McDonald has also lent her talents to television (Private Practice) and the big screen (opposite Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash, and as part of the stellar cast of Disney's 2016 Beauty and the Beast). (more...)
BWW Review:  ISSEI, HE SAY at NJ Rep is an Important Play Wonderfully Performed BWW Review: ISSEI, HE SAY at NJ Rep is an Important Play Wonderfully Performed
by Marina Kennedy on April 25, 2018 in New Jersey

NJ Rep is now presenting the world premiere of 'Issei, He Say (Or the Myth of the First)' through May 20. Written by Chloe Hung and directed by Lisa James, the play has superb staging and an excellent cast. It reveals many of the challenges faced by first generation immigrants. (more...)
10 Minute Festival Of New Plays To Benefit Hudson Theatre Works 10 Minute Festival Of New Plays To Benefit Hudson Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in New Jersey

Hudson Theatre Works presents two benefit performances of "United States of Anxiety." (more...)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial In Concert Comes To New Jersey With The NJSO E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial In Concert Comes To New Jersey With The NJSO
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in New Jersey

Relive the magic of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on the big screen accompanied by a magnificent, live performance of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Coming to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank on June 1, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on June 2 and State Theatre New Jersey on June 3, tickets are on sale now at www.njsymphony.org and www.stnj.org. (more...)
Aspire PAC Announces Summer 2018 Auditions Aspire PAC Announces Summer 2018 Auditions
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2018 in New Jersey

On Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 2018, Aspire Performing Arts Company will hold auditions for its upcoming summer musical theatre productions: Disney's The Lion King Jr. for children ages 7-11, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, for pre-teens/teenagers ages 11 through 18. (more...)
BergenPAC Presents CLOSE TO YOU - The Music Of The Carpenters 6/1 BergenPAC Presents CLOSE TO YOU - The Music Of The Carpenters 6/1
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in New Jersey

 Close to You - The Music of the Carpenters on Friday, June 1. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)
Dreamcatcher Offers 'Meet the Artist' New Play Readings on May 16 & 23 Dreamcatcher Offers 'Meet the Artist' New Play Readings on May 16 & 23
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in New Jersey

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present its annual Meet the Artist new play reading series on Wednesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 23 at 7 pm at the Oakes Center. (more...)
New Jersey Children Become Broadway's Rising Stars in THE MUSIC MAN New Jersey Children Become Broadway's Rising Stars in THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in New Jersey

Rising Stars Youth Performing Arts at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, proudly presents Meredith Willson's iconic Broadway musical "The Music Man" for four performance Sunday, May 6 and Sunday, May 13 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. (more...)
Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie Joins HALF TIME at Paper Mill, Meet the Full Cast & Creative Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie Joins HALF TIME at Paper Mill, Meet the Full Cast & Creative
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in New Jersey

Paper Mill Playhouse announced today the full cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of Half Time. The newest addition to this stellar cast is Tony award winner and Broadway legend Donna McKechnie. (more...)
TedxAsburyPark PASSION Announces Final Lineup TedxAsburyPark PASSION Announces Final Lineup
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in New Jersey

TEDxAsburyPark "Passion," amongst the largest and highest-rated TEDx conferences on the east coast, today announced the final line-up of performers set to take the stage at the legendary Paramount Theatre on Saturday, May 19th. Speakers, who will perform for an audience of 1500, will include a supermodel-turned-feminist advocate, elite dancers and choreographers, explorers, a marathon runner, business leaders, an LGBTQ pioneer, a "comic book man," and more. (more...)
VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil at the Meadowlands is Spectacular VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil at the Meadowlands is Spectacular
by Marina Kennedy on April 24, 2018 in New Jersey

Get your tickets, get excited, and experience VOLTA, the stunning Cirque du Soleil production being performed under the big top at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford through Sunday, May 6. This is a show that will please people of all ages with captivating staging and of course, the troupe's unparalleled talents. (more...)
Adam Sandler Special Guest Rob Schneider Come to NJPAC, 4/25 - 26 Adam Sandler Special Guest Rob Schneider Come to NJPAC, 4/25 - 26
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

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Oscar D'León with Tony Vega and Los Hermanos Moreno Come to NJPAC, 4/27 Oscar D'León with Tony Vega and Los Hermanos Moreno Come to NJPAC, 4/27
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center present an evening of exuberant, romantic salsa with three of the music's hottest acts: Venezuelan bassist and vocalist Oscar D'Leon, Puerto Rican vocalist Tony Vega, and the NJ-based tropical band Los Hermanos Moreno on Saturday, September 22nd at 8 PM. (more...)
Broadway's Brian Stokes Mitchell Comes To Enlow Recital Hall, 4/28 Broadway's Brian Stokes Mitchell Comes To Enlow Recital Hall, 4/28
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

???????Two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, who has starred on Broadway in Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha, King Hedley II and Shuffle Along, will close out the 2017/18 season at Kean Stage with two shows on Saturday, April 28. (more...)
On Sale 4/27: An Evening With NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON At Asbury Park On Sale 4/27: An Evening With NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON At Asbury Park
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

???????Convention Hall presents famed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson - the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on FOX, and NOVA ScienceNOW and Origins on PBS - returns by popular demand with a fun, family-friendly evening designed to help unravel the mysteries of modern science.   (more...)
Acclaimed Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Richard Rodgers At Axelrod Performing Arts Center Acclaimed Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Richard Rodgers At Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

Back by popular demand following last season's 100th birthday tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Gabrielle Stravelli sings the songs of Richard Rodgers in "It Might as Well Be Swing," at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 27 at 3pm. Stravelli will be joined by a 17-piece swing band, including acclaimed jazz pianist Dr. Art Topilow and clarinetist Carl Topilow, conductor of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. (more...)
Chris Pinnella Comes to Asbury Park, 7/28 Chris Pinnella Comes to Asbury Park, 7/28
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

The House of Independents, located on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ - presents Nationally Acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) on SATURDAY JULY 28TH as he premieres , 'Re-Define. Re-Imagine.' an evening featuring Pinnella's powerhouse vocals, a 15-Piece Orchestra and stunning original arrangements by familiar artists you know and love. (more...)
Wendy's Shadow Workshop Presentations This Weekend Wendy's Shadow Workshop Presentations This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

A new draft of Wendy's Shadow (NYMF '15) will be presented by Pleasant Valley Productions on Saturday April 28th at 8pm and Sunday April 29th at 2pm. Performances will be held at St. Virgil's Church, 250 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, NJ. (more...)
State Theatre New Jersey Presents Cabaret State Theatre New Jersey Presents Cabaret
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

???????State Theatre New Jersey presents the Tony-winning musical Cabaret for three performances on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8pm and Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$98. (more...)
Paper Mill's Show Choir Launches 2018 Tour Paper Mill's Show Choir Launches 2018 Tour
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

???????Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce dates and locations for the 2018 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir tour. (more...)
J City Theater Returns After 4-Year Hiatus With CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE J City Theater Returns After 4-Year Hiatus With CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in New Jersey

On May 4th, 2018, after a 4-year hiatus, J CITY Theater relaunches their theater company with a new jet-black comedy: CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE, by Michael McKeever at their new location - The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street. Performances begin at 8pm. Audiences are encouraged to reserve tickets due to limited seating and a limited run. The show is scheduled to close on May 19th. (more...)