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Review: THE PIN UP GIRLS at NJ Rep Shines Bright on the Long Branch Stage Photo Review: THE PIN UP GIRLS at NJ Rep Shines Bright on the Long Branch Stage
by Marina Kennedy - June 20, 2022

Plan to visit New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) for their new musical production that has it all, The Pin Up Girls: A Musical Love Letter. The show is a wonderfully performed timeless tribute to our armed forces.  Its music and stories will captivate a broad audience....
Review: THREE SISTERS at Two River Theater Brings Anton Chekhov's Classic Play to New Photo Review: THREE SISTERS at Two River Theater Brings Anton Chekhov's Classic Play to New Heights
by Marina Kennedy - June 17, 2022

The Two River Theater playwright-in-residence, Madeleine George has collaborated with director Sara Holdren to create a stunning new translation of Anton Chekhov’s beloved classic, Three Sisters.   ...
BWW Review: ENCHANTED APRIL at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Charms with Humor and He Photo BWW Review: ENCHANTED APRIL at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Charms with Humor and Heart
by Marina Kennedy - June 14, 2022

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) has launched their 60th Anniversary Season with a theatrical gem, Matthew Barber's 'Enchanted April.'...
BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Paper Mill Playhouse is a Delightful Musical Comedy Wonderf Photo BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Paper Mill Playhouse is a Delightful Musical Comedy Wonderfully Performed
by Marina Kennedy - June 06, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse wraps up their successful 2021-2022 Season with the beloved Tony Award nominated musical, Sister Act.  The Millburn theatre has brought the show to exciting new heights with elaborate staging and a wonderful cast....
BWW Review: HALLELUJAH, BABY! at Haddonfield Plays & Players Will Have You Yelling “H Photo BWW Review: HALLELUJAH, BABY! at Haddonfield Plays & Players Will Have You Yelling “Hallelujah!”
by Amber Kusching - June 01, 2022

Haddonfield Plays & Players’ is South Jersey’s only BYOB theatre. So, grab your favorite beverage and head over to HP&P’s Hallelujah, Baby! playing now through June 4th in Haddonfield, NJ. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit www.haddonfieldplayers.com...
BWW Review: 'EXPOSED' BY BETH HENLEY at Black Box Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: 'EXPOSED' BY BETH HENLEY at Black Box Performing Arts Center
by Lianna Albrizio - May 16, 2022

In late 1990s Los Angeles at Christmastime, a married man is cheating on his wife while a teen boy who went through foster care is jailed after assaulting a police officer....
BWW Review: A WALK ON THE MOON at George Street Playhouse-A New Musical to Embrace Photo BWW Review: A WALK ON THE MOON at George Street Playhouse-A New Musical to Embrace
by Marina Kennedy - May 10, 2022

Musical theatre lovers and many more should head over to George Street Playhouse (GSP) to see the new musical, A Walk on the Moon, now being performed through May 21....
BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART at Center Playhouse Shows How Sisters Bond Over Love Photo BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART at Center Playhouse Shows How Sisters Bond Over Love and Heartbreak
by Erica Handel - May 09, 2022

Center Playhouse in Freehold presents their newest production of Beth Henley’s classic play, Crimes of the Heart. The tragicomedy is produced by Roberta Fallon and directed by Anthony Marinelli....
BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at The Summit Playhouse Captivates Photo BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at The Summit Playhouse Captivates
by Gina Sarno - May 01, 2022

The Summit Playhouse presents A BRIGHT STAR Written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Directed by Lynn Polan with Musical Direction by Joe DeVico and Choreographed by Megan Ferentinos....
BWW Review: THE WANDERER at Paper Mill Playhouse-Musical Theatre to Treasure Photo BWW Review: THE WANDERER at Paper Mill Playhouse-Musical Theatre to Treasure
by Marina Kennedy - April 05, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse is now presenting the vibrant world premiere of The Wanderer. Based on the life and music of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Dion DiMucci, it features a stellar cast that performs an array of memorable and legendary songs....
BWW Review: A TOMATO CAN'T GROW IN THE BRONX at Center Playhouse Is A Timeless Story Photo BWW Review: A TOMATO CAN'T GROW IN THE BRONX at Center Playhouse Is A Timeless Story About Changing Family Dynamics
by Erica Handel - April 04, 2022

Gary Morgenstein’s original play A Tomato Can’t Grow In The Bronx makes its world premiere this month at Center Playhouse in Freehold. The play is produced by Bob Szita and directed by Bernice Garfield-Szita, who serves as the theatre’s Artistic Director....
BWW Review: PINKALICIOUS at The Growing Stage is Delightful Photo BWW Review: PINKALICIOUS at The Growing Stage is Delightful
by Jaclyn Layman - March 30, 2022

My family and I had the absolute pleasure to experience live theater again at The Growing Stage in Netcong NJ. This charming theater is such a special place for kids to engage in live performances....
BWW Review: THE CLEOPATRA CLUB at Black Box PAC Photo BWW Review: THE CLEOPATRA CLUB at Black Box PAC
by Lianna Albrizio - March 27, 2022

Mike Gardiner, Luke Shibbo and Mike Marcou star in Black Box PAC's riveting performance of the mystery drama with flair and gusto....
BWW Review: THE FOREST at NJ Rep Brilliantly Portrays the Complex Subject of Dementia Photo BWW Review: THE FOREST at NJ Rep Brilliantly Portrays the Complex Subject of Dementia
by Marina Kennedy - March 23, 2022

The spring entertainment season is in full swing and New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) in Long Branch is giving you a great reason to visit their theatre.  The Forest, a world premiere by Lia Romero, is being presented through April 10. ...
BWW Review: THE HOMBRES at Two River Theater Brings Dynamic Male Relationships to the Photo BWW Review: THE HOMBRES at Two River Theater Brings Dynamic Male Relationships to the Stage
by Marina Kennedy - March 22, 2022

A new play, The Hombres by Tony Meneses is now on stage at Two River Theater in Red Bank.  This view of emerging male friendships will be performed through April 10 in the Marion Huber Theater. ...
BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Axelrod Performing Arts Center Proves Th Photo BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Axelrod Performing Arts Center Proves That True Love Exists In Unexpected Ways
by Erica Handel - March 14, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents its highly anticipated production of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical The Bridges of Madison County this March. The production is directed by Hunter Foster who played the role of Bud Johnson in the original Broadway cast. Broadway legends Kat...
Review: BIAPAS Enraptures Audiences at George Street Playhouse Photo Review: BIAPAS Enraptures Audiences at George Street Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - March 09, 2022

Baipás is making its American English-language premiere at George Street Playhouse (GSP) located in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC). This is a unique production that will captivate and intrigue its audience....
BWW Review: TUCK EVERLASTING at Chatham Playhouse Photo BWW Review: TUCK EVERLASTING at Chatham Playhouse
by Gina Sarno - March 08, 2022

Chatham players presents Tuck Everlasting by Claudia Shear, Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen, Tim Federle, directed by Jeffrey Fiorello....
BWW Review: A CONCERT FOR PEACE at Union County Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: A CONCERT FOR PEACE at Union County Performing Arts Center
by Lianna Albrizio - March 01, 2022

The orchestra performed compositions by Marvin Hamlisch and Leonard Bernstein....
BWW Review: Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Centenary Stage Company-A Wildly Entertai Photo BWW Review: Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Centenary Stage Company-A Wildly Entertaining Modern Play
by Marina Kennedy - February 22, 2022

Meteor Shower by renowned actor, producer, and writer, Steve Martin is now being performed at Centenary Stage Company.  This is the one to see.  The expert direction of the Company’s Artistic Director, Carl Wallnau complements Martin’s clever plot and the play’s finely tuned dialogue. Make the trip ...
BWW Review: Bergen County Players Stage Riotous, Entertaining Performance of Ken Ludw Photo BWW Review: Bergen County Players Stage Riotous, Entertaining Performance of Ken Ludwig's "MOON OVER BUFFALO"
by Lianna Albrizio - February 20, 2022

The Bergen County Players Stage Ken Ludwig's 1995 farce in memory of deceased player, Rita Smith....
BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Haddonfield Plays & Players is 'One Moment' You Photo BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Haddonfield Plays & Players is 'One Moment' You Won't Want to Miss
by Amber Kusching - February 09, 2022

Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World” is “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back.” This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery....
BWW Review: CLUE at Paper Mill Playhouse is an Intriguing Must-See Production Photo BWW Review: CLUE at Paper Mill Playhouse is an Intriguing Must-See Production
by Marina Kennedy - February 06, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse is now presenting an extraordinarily entertaining production of Clue that features a stellar cast of Broadway veterans. The show is inspired by the classic Hasbro game and based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie....
BWW Review: A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at The Little Firehouse Theater Photo BWW Review: A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at The Little Firehouse Theater
by Lianna Albrizio - December 19, 2021

Eight talented singers a part of the Bergen County Players staged Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-nominated musical revue at the Little Firehouse Theater in Oradell in a delighted audience....
BWW Review: A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is Photo BWW Review: A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is Charming Audiences this Holiday Season
by Marina Kennedy - December 16, 2021

You’re invited to a delightful Christmas celebration that will lift your spirits and warm your heart. A Child’s Christmas in Wales is now being performed at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) through January 2....