New Jersey Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: F THEORY at NJ Rep Shines Bright with Humor and Heart BWW Review: F THEORY at NJ Rep Shines Bright with Humor and Heart
by Marina Kennedy - August 22, 2017

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) is now presenting the World Premiere of F Theory from August 17 through September 24. The play is co-written by Megan Loughran and Alex Trow and enjoys superb direction by Ethan Heard. Loughran and Trow also star in this outstanding two-hander that captures a li... (more...)
BWW Review: Dinner and a Show - Levoy's PETER PAN and the Old Oar House Irish Pub BWW Review: Dinner and a Show - Levoy's PETER PAN and the Old Oar House Irish Pub
by Pati Buehler - August 17, 2017

A Classic Peter Pan delights at the Classy Levoy Theatre in Millville NJ... (more...)
BWW Review: MOVIE MASTERWORKS at Dover Little Theatre BWW Review: MOVIE MASTERWORKS at Dover Little Theatre
by Gina Zenyuch - August 14, 2017

On Friday August 11th, Dover Little Theatre opened with an original play, 'Movie Masterworks,' arranged for stage and directed by Alex Oleksij of Nutley, New Jersey.... (more...)
BWW Review: APPROPRIATE at Princeton Summer Theater Stirs Family Feud BWW Review: APPROPRIATE at Princeton Summer Theater Stirs Family Feud
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - August 13, 2017

APPROPRIATE by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is an intriguing, intimate family drama that asks the right questions. Princeton Summer Theater's ensemble delivers.... (more...)
BWW Review: 2017 NJ FRINGE FESTIVAL BWW Review: 2017 NJ FRINGE FESTIVAL
by Pati Buehler - August 10, 2017

There's something for everyone at a Fringe Festival and this Fringe's 'edge' is a healthy dose of somber reality.... (more...)
BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JR. at Moorestown Theater Company BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JR. at Moorestown Theater Company
by Donna Marie Nowak - August 06, 2017

Moorestown Theater Company's production of ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JR. brims with charm and imagination and is fun for children of all ages.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE presented by The Charles Seller Foundation BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE presented by The Charles Seller Foundation
by Gina Zenyuch - August 05, 2017

For its 67th year, The Charles Seller Foundation Talent Time Players presented 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' on Thursday night August 3, 2017.... (more...)
BWW Review:  NEWSIES at Surflight Shines with a Fine Cast and Great Numbers BWW Review: NEWSIES at Surflight Shines with a Fine Cast and Great Numbers
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2017

'Ain't it a fine life, Carrying The Banner!' Disney's Newsies is the second show this season of the newly reopened Surflight Theatre located in Beach Haven, New Jersey.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SKELETON CREW Presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University is an Insightful Must-See Play BWW Review: THE SKELETON CREW Presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University is an Insightful Must-See Play
by Marina Kennedy - July 19, 2017

The New Jersey Premiere of Playwright Dominique Morisseau's Obie Award winning play, 'Skeleton Crew' is now being presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University through Sunday, July 30th. Directed by the theater's Producing Artistic Director, John J. Wooten, this insightful show is a must-see produ... (more...)
BWW Review: Ritz Theater Brings BEAUTY & THE BEAST to South Jersey BWW Review: Ritz Theater Brings BEAUTY & THE BEAST to South Jersey
by Pati Buehler - July 17, 2017

Hats off to this community theater for hitting a home run with an impressive production of a massive show.... (more...)
BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Haddonfield Plays and Players BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Haddonfield Plays and Players
by BWW Special Coverage - July 17, 2017

Haddonfield Plays and Players continue their successful 84th season with the Rock hit musical, ROCK OF AGES!... (more...)
BWW Review: Moliere's THE BUNGLER at STNJ is a Comedic Jewel BWW Review: Moliere's THE BUNGLER at STNJ is a Comedic Jewel
by Marina Kennedy - July 10, 2017

'The Bungler' is now onstage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) through July 30th. This Moliere comedy, translated by Richard Wilbur, enjoys wonderful direction by Brian Crowe and features a cast that capture their roles. It is a perfect summer production, an appealing, laugh-out-loud s... (more...)
BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Surflight Theatre - The reopening of the Beach Haven landmark! BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Surflight Theatre - The reopening of the Beach Haven landmark!
by Gina Zenyuch - July 03, 2017

'Footloose' follows a Chicago teen, Ren McCormack, who recently moved to a small town where dancing and rock music have been banned. As he struggles to fit in, he also fights to change the minds of the conservative Reverend Shaw Moore and the entire town. The music is written by Tom Snow with lyrics... (more...)
BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM at STNJs Outdoor Stage is Totally Enchanting BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM at STNJs Outdoor Stage is Totally Enchanting
by Marina Kennedy - July 01, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is presenting an exciting, elaborate performance of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' on the Outdoor Stage located at the College of Saint Elizabeth. The theatre's Artistic Director, Bonnie J. Monte directs the show with her signature flai... (more...)
BWW Review: HALFTIME WITH DON is a Timely and Outstanding Theatrical Experience BWW Review: HALFTIME WITH DON is a Timely and Outstanding Theatrical Experience
by Marina Kennedy - June 28, 2017

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) is now presenting the World Premiere of 'Halftime with Don' through July 30th. Written by Ken Weitzman and directed by Kent Nicholson, this outstanding show features a stellar cast.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO at TRT is Enthralling Musical Theater BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO at TRT is Enthralling Musical Theater
by Marina Kennedy - June 16, 2017

Two River Theater (TRT) is completing their successful season with a musical theater production that will surely be a hit with metro area audiences. The Ballad of Little Jo will be on the Red Bank stage through Sunday, June 25th. Directed by the theater's Artistic Director, John Dias, the show featu... (more...)
BWW Review: Magical and Marvelous-MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse through 6/25 BWW Review: Magical and Marvelous-MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse through 6/25
by Marina Kennedy - May 31, 2017

The Paper Mill Playhouse production of Mary Poppins is marvelous. Directed by the theatre's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, choreographed by Denis Jones, and with musical direction by Meg Zervoulis, the show delivers an experience that will affirm your love for musical theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage is an Exciting New Musical BWW Review: HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage is an Exciting New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, is thrilling audiences from the first minute to the last. It is everything a musical should be with a fascinating story, inventive staging, an excellent score, and a top-notch cast. This show is having its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton St... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at STNJ is an Enthralling Season Opener BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at STNJ is an Enthralling Season Opener
by Marina Kennedy - May 22, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) opens its 2017 season with a stunning production of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, a show that has not been performed by the company in 17 years. Directed by Robert Cuccioli, the excellent staging and stellar cast makes this 16th century da... (more...)
BWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter Theatre Embraces BWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter Theatre Embraces
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - May 18, 2017

Forgotten lives of history take center stage in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: The World Premiere of & JULIET at NJ Rep is Intriguing BWW Review: The World Premiere of & JULIET at NJ Rep is Intriguing
by Marina Kennedy - May 10, 2017

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) is now presenting & Juliet through June 4th. This intriguing World Premiere play is written by Robert Caisley and superbly directed by Marc Geller.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CURVY WIDOW at GSP is a Heartfelt Musical with Humor and Pizzazz BWW Review: THE CURVY WIDOW at GSP is a Heartfelt Musical with Humor and Pizzazz
by Marina Kennedy - May 09, 2017

George Street Playhouse (GSP) has a marvelous finale to their successful 2016-2017 season. The new musical comedy, 'Curvy Widow' is on the New Brunswick stage through May 21st.... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at InterACT Theatre is Fabulous, Baby! BWW Review: SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL at InterACT Theatre is Fabulous, Baby!
by Gina Sarno - May 09, 2017

This past weekend, interACT Theatre Productions presented 'Sister Act The Musical' at The Baird Community Center in South Orange, New Jersey. The musical is based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith and Kathy Najimy. The musical, written by Cheri & Bill Steinkellner, opened on Br... (more...)
BWW Review:  THE CAT IN THE HAT at The Growing Stage Charms BWW Review: THE CAT IN THE HAT at The Growing Stage Charms
by Marina Kennedy - May 03, 2017

Here's your chance to experience the fun of a beloved classic story. Dr. Seuss' s The Cat in the Hat is being performed at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey from Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 21st.... (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 - April 26, 2017

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... (more...)