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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 - Mar 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 will surely enjoy.

Shakespeare@ New Jersey's Acclaimed Theater Company Announces 2020 Season Photo Shakespeare@ New Jersey's Acclaimed Theater Company Announces 2020 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2019

Artistic Director Sean Hagerty has announced the 2020 expanded Season of Jersey City's award-winning Shakespeare@ with Spring and Fall productions. Now in their second year, the company centers on accessible interpretations of classic works, with a focus on diverse, large-cast dramas in intimate and unique spaces.

BWW Review: LILY-A World Premiere Play Brings Tension to the NJ Rep Stage with an Adu Photo BWW Review: LILY-A World Premiere Play Brings Tension to the NJ Rep Stage with an Adult Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 1, 2019

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) continues their year-round theatre season with 'Lily,' a world premiere play written by Christopher Daftsios and directed by Sarah Norris. Daftsios addresses taboo issues in his first full-length play, and he also skillfully plays the show's main character.

BWW Review: Jersey City's Grace Church turns into Elsinore for HAMLET by Shakespeare@ Photo BWW Review: Jersey City's Grace Church turns into Elsinore for HAMLET by Shakespeare@
by Matthew Michaels - Mar 30, 2019

Church, thy name is theater. Shakespeare@ kicks off their inaugural run in Jersey City with a sharp production of HAMLET. William Shakespeare's Danish tragedy of revenge and mental insanity transforms the space of Grace Church Van Vorst, a New Jersey Episcopal church on the National Registry of Historic Places. The first few minutes of this HAMLET are in Wittenberg as the prince studies beside his school chums with inaudible whispers; the rest, as they say, is silence. The audience does not hear any dialogue until Hamlet begins his famous 'to be or not to be' soliloquy, moved up from Act 3 to be juxtaposed with Hamlet reading a letter and learning of his father's death. Beneath the scene, the sound of what seems to be a ticking clock quickly turns into the pulsating heart beat of Hamlet as he begins his swift descent into madness.

David Hargreaves Joins Cast of Shakespeare@ Inaugural Production Of HAMLET Photo David Hargreaves Joins Cast of Shakespeare@ Inaugural Production Of HAMLET
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2019

The Legendary David Hargraves is the voice of the ghost of Hamlet's father in the Shakespeare@ inaugural production of HAMLET, which begins performances Thursday, March 28th. HAMLET opens on Sunday, March 31st at Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street, Jersey City - a five-minute walk from the Path Train). Directed by Shakespeare@ Artistic Director Sean Hagerty, HAMLET is set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst, offering a suspenseful reverence, aided by the masterful storytelling of a cast of veteran and rising stars of stage, television and film. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at shakespeare-at.org.

Photo Flash: First Look At HAMLET Photo Photo Flash: First Look At HAMLET
by Julie Musbach - Mar 13, 2019

Get a first look at Hamlet, new theater company Shakespeare@'s inaugural production at the Grace Church Van Vorst in Jersey City.

Jonathan Forbes Stars As HAMLET In Shakespeare's Inaugural Production   Photo Jonathan Forbes Stars As HAMLET In Shakespeare's Inaugural Production  
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2019

Jonathan Forbes, co-star of Amazon's hit British sitcom Catastrophe, which will have its fourth and final season premiere on March 15, also plays the title role in new theater company Shakespeare@'s inaugural production of Hamlet.  Set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street, Jersey City - a five-minute walk from the Path Train), the production begins performances on Thursday, March 28th.   

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Shakespeare@'s HAMLET Photo Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Shakespeare@'s HAMLET
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 6, 2019

Artistic Director Sean Hagerty presents the inaugural season of Shakespeare@, launching with a production of HAMLET, with performances beginning Thursday, March 28th. Opening is set for Sunday, March 31st at The Theater at Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street, Jersey City - a five-minute walk from the Path Train). Directed by Sean Hagerty, HAMLET is set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst, offering a suspenseful reverence, aided by the masterful storytelling of a cast of veteran and rising stars of stage, television and film. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at shakespeare-at.org.

HAMLET Starring Jonathan Forbes Begins Performances 3/28 Photo HAMLET Starring Jonathan Forbes Begins Performances 3/28
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2019

Artistic Director Sean Hagerty has announced the inaugural season of Shakespeare@, launching with a production of HAMLET, with performances beginning Thursday, March 28th. Opening is set for Sunday, March 31st at The Theater at Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street, Jersey City - a five-minute walk from the Path Train). Directed by Sean Hagerty, HAMLET is set against the stunning architecture of Grace Church Van Vorst, offering a suspenseful reverence, aided by the masterful storytelling of a cast of veteran and rising stars of stage, television and film. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at shakespeare-at.org.

BWW Review: APPLE SEASON has an Outstanding World Premiere at NJ Rep Photo BWW Review: APPLE SEASON has an Outstanding World Premiere at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 15, 2019

E.M. Lewis' 'Apple Season' is now making its world premiere at NJ Rep. This wonderfully crafted, emotive play is sure to make a lasting impression on metro area theatregoers. With the artful direction of Zoya Kachadurian and the show's splendid cast, it is storytelling at its best.

Animus Theatre Company Announces Schedule and Final Casting For Beth Henley 12-Hour R Photo Animus Theatre Company Announces Schedule and Final Casting For Beth Henley 12-Hour Reading Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2018

Animus Theatre Company (Jonathan Judge-Russo, Founding Artistic Director) in association with the Circle in the Square Professional Workshop, has announced the schedule and casting for its annual 12-Hour Reading Festival, which returns to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre this Thursday, July 19, beginning at 11:00am. This year's festival, which will showcase the repertoire of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart), will feature company artists will include Haley Bond, Sara Canter, Jonathan Judge-Russo (A Rainy Day in New York, "Law & Order: SVU"), Trevor Kluckman, Alan Langdon, Brad Lemons, Amy Northup, Courtney Shaw and Karen Sours Albisua ("The Chi," "The Bridge").

Carol Kane, Grace Gummer, Christine Lahti, Bull Pullman and More Announced For Animus Photo Carol Kane, Grace Gummer, Christine Lahti, Bull Pullman and More Announced For Animus Theatre Company's 12-Hour Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2018

Animus Theatre Company (Jonathan Judge-Russo, Founding Artistic Director), an artist-driven company whose mission is to explore and illuminate the resilience of the human spirit, is thrilled to announce that their annual 12-Hour Reading Festival will return once again to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre on Thursday, July 19, beginning at 11:00am. Having previously presented two successful 12-Hour Reading Festivals, the company is excited to announce that this year's festival will showcase the repertoire of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart).

BWW Review: IAGO at NJ Rep is an Extraordinary Play Wonderfully Presented
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 29, 2016

IAGO, a true theatrical masterpiece, is now onstage at New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) through September 25th. With a brilliant and insightful script by the late James McLure and the splendid direction of the theatre's Artistic Director, SuzAnne Barabas, it is a must-see show.

NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure.

BWW Review: BUTLER at 59E59 is Entertaining and Compelling
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 28, 2016

The compelling and entertaining Civil War comedic-drama 'Butler' is now onstage at 59E59 Theatre through August 28th. This superb play is written by Richard Stand, directed by Joseph Discher and presented by New Jersey Repertory Company.

NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure.

New York Premiere of Richard Strand's BUTLER at 59E59 Theaters 
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to open the 2016/2017 5A Season with New Jersey Repertory Company (Artistic Director SuzAnne Barabas, Executive Producer Gabor Barabas) and the NYC premiere of BUTLER, directed by by Richard Strand, directed by Joseph Discher. 

NJ Rep's BUTLER Begins Previews Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 11, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company presents the World Premiere of Butler by Richard Strand, directed by Joseph Discher and starring Ames Adamson, David Sitler, Benjamin Sterling and John G. Williams. Butler is a recipient of a prestigious Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award and is based on real life events that changed the lives of more than 10,000 slaves.

New Jersey Repertory Company to Present BUTLER, 6/12-7/13
by Tyler Peterson - May 12, 2014

Butler begins preview performances on Thursday, June 12 and celebrates its opening night on Saturday, June 14 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ), and runs through Sunday, July 13. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or online at www.njrep.org.

Primary Stages Announces Spring 2010 Master Class Series with Gleason, Ivey 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2010

The Primary Stages School of Theater (PSST) has announcedthe addition of its popular Master Class Series that was created to provide students the chance togain rare insight and experience from some of the finest working professionals in thetheater. Special guests for the spring series include, Judith Ivey, Judith Light and Craig Lucas.Master Classes are open to the public with a suggested $5 donation.

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