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BWW Review: CRAZY LOVE – The Live Production at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Entranc Photo BWW Review: CRAZY LOVE – The Live Production at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Entrances
by Marina Kennedy - August 03, 2020

You'll fall in love with the live theatre production, 'Crazy Love,' now being performed by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ)....
BWW Review: CONSCIENCE-A World Premiere Play by Joe DiPietro Captivates and Informs a Photo BWW Review: CONSCIENCE-A World Premiere Play by Joe DiPietro Captivates and Informs at George Street Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - March 13, 2020

See 'Conscience,' a gripping world premiere play by Joe DiPietro. It is being performed through March 29th at GSP housed in NBPAC. With the exceptional direction of the Playhouse's Artistic Director, David Saint and featuring an outstanding cast of four thespians, 'Conscience' presents a slice of hi...
BWW Review: THE PROMOTION at NJ Rep Brings a Contemporary Story of Office Politics to Photo BWW Review: THE PROMOTION at NJ Rep Brings a Contemporary Story of Office Politics to the Long Branch Stage
by Marina Kennedy - March 12, 2020

There's a lot of office politics and shenanigans happening in Joe Giovanietti's world premiere play, 'The Promotion' now being performed at NJ Rep through April 5. With the creative direction of Evan Bergman and a top-notch cast of four actors, this is a contemporary play that metro area audiences w...
BWW Review: Roald Dahl's MATILDA at Axelrod Performing Arts Center is a Whimsical Boo Photo BWW Review: Roald Dahl's MATILDA at Axelrod Performing Arts Center is a Whimsical Book Adaptation Brought to the Stage
by Erica Handel - March 11, 2020

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents the first musical of its 2020 season, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical....
BWW Review: August Wilson's RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater-A Gem of a Play Excellent Photo BWW Review: August Wilson's RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater-A Gem of a Play Excellently Presented
by Marina Kennedy - March 10, 2020

Two River Theater (TRT) is presenting a play that has been highly anticipated in their current season, August Wilson's, 'Radio Golf.' With the superb direction of Brandon J. Dirden, and a cast that is perfect in their roles, it is a must-see show. We attended the opening night performance when the e...
BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Moorestown High School Theater Photo BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Moorestown High School Theater
by Donna Marie Nowak - March 08, 2020

Moorestown High School Theater presents a delightful production of Michael Stewart's Tony Award-winning Broadway smash Bye Bye Birdie- and let me say it -Broadway versions have nothing on this outing directed and choreographed by Erica Scanlon Harr....
BWW Review: The New Musical, TILL by American Theater Group Enthralls at St. Andrew's Photo BWW Review: The New Musical, TILL by American Theater Group Enthralls at St. Andrew's Church in South Orange
by Marina Kennedy - March 04, 2020

An extraordinary setting for an extraordinary show! The American Theater Group (ATG) is currently presenting the New Jersey premiere of a new musical, Till staged at the historic St. Andrew's Church in South Orange. Directed by Cezar Williams, written by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro, Till will be perf...
BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at The Summit Playhouse Brings the Poignant Story Photo BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at The Summit Playhouse Brings the Poignant Story to Life
by Marina Kennedy - March 02, 2020

A superb play, The Diary of Anne Frank is now on stage at The Summit Playhouse. Based on the Anne Frank's journal accounts, it is written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Karen Thornton....
BWW Review: Student Stars! OCVTS Performing Arts Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE at The Stra Photo BWW Review: Student Stars! OCVTS Performing Arts Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE at The Strand
by Sarah Osman - February 27, 2020

PAA did a fabulous job portraying Legally Blonde's message that a?oeBeing true to yourself never goes out of stylea??. With that said, I am a?oePositivea?? OCVTS: Performing Arts Academy productions are ones you will not want to miss!...
BWW Review: 5 TIMES IN ONE NIGHT at Mile Square Theatre Photo BWW Review: 5 TIMES IN ONE NIGHT at Mile Square Theatre
by Adam Cohen - February 27, 2020

An honest, entertaining, contemporary look at sex and relationships. Wholly entertaining and professionally produced....
BWW Review: THE SUNSHINE BOYS at Centenary Stage Company is a Must-See Comedy Photo BWW Review: THE SUNSHINE BOYS at Centenary Stage Company is a Must-See Comedy
by Marina Kennedy - February 20, 2020

'The Sunshine Boys' by Neil Simon is now being performed by the Centenary Stage Company through March 1. Directed by Keith Baker, it features a marvelous cast. Whether you've seen this gem of a comedy before, or it's your very first time, you'll find that the production excels in every respect....
BWW Review: BUNNY BOY at The Growing Stage-A Charming Adventure Story Through 2/16 Photo BWW Review: BUNNY BOY at The Growing Stage-A Charming Adventure Story Through 2/16
by Marina Kennedy - February 13, 2020

The Growing Stage (TGS), The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong, is now presenting the world premiere production of 'BUNNYBOY' by Philip Kaplan directed by Stephen L. Fredericks....
BWW Review: PASS OVER at Luna Stage is an Intense and Important Story for Our Times Photo BWW Review: PASS OVER at Luna Stage is an Intense and Important Story for Our Times
by Marina Kennedy - February 12, 2020

'Pass Over,' a new play by Antoinette Nwandu is now at Luna Stage through March 1. This compelling show is directed by Devin E. Haqq and features the finest acting and staging....
Review: UNMASKED: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Paper Mill Playhouse - An Exqui Photo Review: UNMASKED: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Paper Mill Playhouse - An Exquisite Celebration of the Composer and his Music
by Marina Kennedy - February 11, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse is now presenting the stunning world-premiere of 'Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.' Co-written by Richard Curtis, directed and choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter, with musical direction by Sam Davis, it showcases the brilliant music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and has a tale...
BWW Review: LOST IN YONKERS at Chatham Playhouse Photo BWW Review: LOST IN YONKERS at Chatham Playhouse
by Gina Zenyuch - February 09, 2020

In their 98th season, The Chatham Community Players presents Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a?oeLost in Yonkers,a?? directed by Wanda Maragni from West Orange....
BWW Review: GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter Theatre-A New Play Featuring Dana Delany Photo BWW Review: GOODNIGHT NOBODY at McCarter Theatre-A New Play Featuring Dana Delany
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - January 31, 2020

GOODNIGHT NOBODY, a new play by Rachel Bonds, now running at McCarter, is set in a farmhouse in upstate New York. The house belongs to Mara, played by Emmy-Award winner Dana Delany. Much of the plot revolves around her adult son and his friends, whose lives and yearnings are woven into her own; to o...
BWW Review: World Premiere of MIDWIVES at George Street Playhouse-An Engrossing Drama Photo BWW Review: World Premiere of MIDWIVES at George Street Playhouse-An Engrossing Drama
by Marina Kennedy - January 29, 2020

The world premiere of 'Midwives' is now being performed by George Street Playhouse. This engrossing drama is based on the 1998 novel by Chris Bohjalian who wrote GSP's stage adaptation. The directorial talents of the Playhouse's Artistic Director, David Saint and the show's accomplished cast make th...
BWW Review: BONE ON BONE Enthralls at NJ Rep-A 35-Year Marriage in the Throws of Tran Photo BWW Review: BONE ON BONE Enthralls at NJ Rep-A 35-Year Marriage in the Throws of Transition
by Marina Kennedy - January 14, 2020

'Bone on Bone' by Marylou DiPietro is now being performed at NJ Rep through February 9th. It is a smart, finely crafted play about a couple's diverging personal and professional lives. Moving, honest, and at times comical, the two-hander enjoys superb direction by M. Graham Smith and stars John Litt...
BWW Review: HIP-HOP NUTCRACKER at NJPAC-An Exhilarating Dance Show for the Holiday Se Photo BWW Review: HIP-HOP NUTCRACKER at NJPAC-An Exhilarating Dance Show for the Holiday Season
by Marina Kennedy - December 21, 2019

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) celebrated the season on Friday evening December 20th and Saturday afternoon, December 21st with 'Hip-Hop Nutcracker.' Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber and adapted by Mike Fetelson, the exciting production was part of the M & T Bank dance series ...
BWW Review: A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL at Mile Square Theatre Photo BWW Review: A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS CAROL at Mile Square Theatre
by Adam Cohen - December 18, 2019

Brilliant. Beautiful. Engaging fun. An amazing take on an old classic....
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theater- A Treasured Show for the Holiday S Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theater- A Treasured Show for the Holiday Season
by Marina Kennedy - December 18, 2019

The magic continues! 'A Christmas Carol' at McCarter Theater, is now on stage through December 29th. Adapted by David Thompson and directed by Adam Immerwahr, the production has marvelous acting, elaborate staging, and exciting new flourishes....
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Charms, Touche Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Charms, Touches, and Entertains
by Marina Kennedy - December 15, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) tops off their successful 2019 Season with a production that is not to be missed. Now onstage through December 29 is Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' adapted by Neil Bartlett and directed by Brian Crowe....
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE MUSICAL at Crossroads Theatre Company is a Grand Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE MUSICAL at Crossroads Theatre Company is a Grand Stage Show
by Marina Kennedy - December 12, 2019

There's just one weekend left to see Crossroad Theater Company's production of A Christmas Carol The Musical. It is being performed at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) through Sunday, December 15 in their James Cahill Theater....