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New Plays Take Center Stage In The Premiere Stages 2024 Season


Discover the new plays set to take the spotlight in the Premiere Stages 2024 Season. This year, expect innovative storytelling and unique performances from a diverse range of playwrights.

Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2024 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award Winners


Premiere Stages at Kean University announces the winners of the 2024 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards, recognizing Kean University student Riv Dabul and alumnus Dustin Ballard. Both winners will receive a cash prize and a developmental reading of their plays.

BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards December 5th Standings; THE PROM Leads Best Musical!


It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Premiere Stages at Kean University Reveals Play Festival Winners and Commission Recipients


Premiere Stages at Kean University has announced four playwrights selected for expanded development as part of the 2023 and 2024 seasons. Learn more about the playwrights here!

Premiere Stages At Kean University Seeks Submissions To Annual Play Festival


Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, is accepting submissions for the 19th annual Premiere Play Festival beginning Friday, September 1.

Review: SATELLITES by Premiere Stages Brings a Mesmerizing Story of Career, Cosmos, and Caring to the Stage


Premiere Stages at Kean University is now presenting the mesmerizing world premiere of Erin Breznitsky’s play, Satellites at the Bauer Boucher Theatre Center.

Premiere Stages To Produce Erin Breznitsky's SATELLITES, July 13- 30


Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the Premiere of Erin Breznitsky's Satellites July 13-30 in Kean University's Bauer Boucher Theatre Center (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.).

SELLING KABUL, SATELLITES & More Set for Premiere Stages at Kean University's 2023 Season


Premiere Stages at Kean University has revealed its 2023 season, featuring multiple new plays that explore the need for human connection.

Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces Semi-Finalists For 2023 Play Festival


Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has announced the 2023 Premiere Play Festival Semi-Finalists.

Photos: New Jersey Theatre Alliance Hosts 2023 Curtain Call Celebrating NJ Theaters


See photos from New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Curtain Call celebration.

Premiere Stages and Kean Stage present SMALL by Robert Montano


Premiere Stages and Kean Stage co-present SMALL written and performed by actor and dancer Robert Montano and directed by Jessi D. Hill on Saturday, March 18 at Kean University’s Enlow Recital Hall (215 North Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205).    

Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2023 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Award Winners


Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has named Kean University student Chad Colacurcio (Class of '23) and alumnus Steven Patrick (Class of '78 ) as the winners of the 2023 Bauer Boucher Playwriting Awards, named for longtime donors W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards; Paper Mill Playhouse Leads Favorite Local Theatre!


The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards; at Jersey City Theater Center Leads Best Ensemble Performance!


The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards; Paper Mill Playhouse Leads Favorite Local Theatre!


The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Submissions For Premiere Stages 2023/2024 Liberty Live Commission to Open in November


Premiere Stages, the professional theatre in residence at Kean University, will be accepting submissions for the 2023/2024 Liberty Live Commission, a biennial commissioning program for New Jersey playwrights in partnership with Kean's Liberty Hall Museum beginning Tuesday, November 1.

Review: SCAB at Premiere Stages Mesmerizes and Brings a Relevant Labor Dilemma to the Stage


Premiere Stages continues their successful season with Gino Diiorio’s poignant, mesmerizing new play, Scab that was honored as a finalist from the 2020/21 Premiere Play Festival.

Premiere Stages' SCAB Begins Performances This Week, September 8-25


Premiere Stages' production of Gino Diiorio's powerful new play Scab will begin performances this week on Thursday, September 8 in Kean University's Bauer Boucher Theatre Center (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.).

Premiere Stages at Kean University Seeks Submissions to Annual Play Festival


Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, is accepting submissions for the 18th annual Premiere Play Festival beginning Thursday, September 1. 

Premiere Stages Announces Cast of SCAB, Running September 8-25


Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the New Jersey Premiere of Gino Diiorio's Scab September 8-25 in Kean University's Bauer Boucher Theatre Center (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.).

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