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BWW Interview:  Artistic Director, John J. Wooten of Premiere Stages and FANNIE LOU H Photo BWW Interview: Artistic Director, John J. Wooten of Premiere Stages and FANNIE LOU HAMER, SPEAK ON IT! From 10/15 to 10/18
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 8, 2020

Premiere Stages in Union, under the artistic direction of John J. Wooten, will present an outdoor production of the one-woman show, Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It! The show will be performed from 10/15 to 10/18 at The Tent at The Liberty Hall Museum.

BWW Review: YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Premiere Stages in Union is a Moving  Story-A Must- Photo BWW Review: YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Premiere Stages in Union is a Moving Story-A Must-See
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 8, 2019

Premiere Stages is currently presenting the New Jersey premiere of Rohina Malik's compelling play, 'Yasmina's Necklace' at Kean University in Union through September 22. The play is superbly directed by Kareem Fahmy and features a cast that brings Malik's beautifully crafted, emotive, yet entertaining story to life.

BWW Review: THE WAKE at Premiere Stages is an Outstanding Family Drama Photo BWW Review: THE WAKE at Premiere Stages is an Outstanding Family Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 14, 2019

Premiere Stages at Kean University is currently staging the world premiere of 'The Wake' by Tammy Ryan through July 28. This finely crafted family drama is laced with just the right amount of humor. Directed by the theatre's Producing Artistic Director, John J. Wooten, the cast features four outstanding thespians.

BWW Review: BLACK TOM ISLAND at Premiere Stages is an Emotive and Excellent Historica Photo BWW Review: BLACK TOM ISLAND at Premiere Stages is an Emotive and Excellent Historical Play
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2018

Martin Casella's world premiere play, 'Black Tom Island' is now being performed by Premiere Stages through October 21 at the 1882 Carriage House of Liberty Hall Museum on the Kean University Campus. With the inspired direction of Premiere Stages' Producing Artistic Director, John J. Wooten, history meets the best in theater.

BWW Review:  BRICK CITY at Premiere Stages Captures Inner City Struggles and Triumphs Photo BWW Review: BRICK CITY at Premiere Stages Captures Inner City Struggles and Triumphs with Drama and Humor
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 11, 2018

'Brick City,' a world premiere play, is now being performed at Premiere Stages on the Kean University campus now through September 23. Written by Nicole Pandolfo and Directed by Jessi D. Hill, it is a thought-provoking and important show. With excellent staging and a top-notch cast, the production captivates.

BWW Review: LINGER at Premiere Stages is a Gripping Family Drama that Addresses Curre Photo BWW Review: LINGER at Premiere Stages is a Gripping Family Drama that Addresses Current Issues
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 21, 2018

Premiere Stages at Kean University is now presenting playwright, Craig Garcia's gripping family drama, 'Linger' through Sunday, July 29. The play was recently selected from over 570 submissions as the winner of the 2018 Premiere Play Festival. The production features superb direction by the theatre's Producing Artistic Director, John J. Wooten and an excellent cast.

BWW Review:  FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages is Charming and Enthralling Photo BWW Review: FOSTER MOM at Premiere Stages is Charming and Enthralling
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 12, 2017

Foster Mom, an entertaining and significant new play is now being presented at Premiere Stages at Kean University through September 24. This charming theatrical piece is written Chris Cragin-Day, meticulously directed by Kel Haney, and features an excellent cast. It is a story that will touch the hearts and minds of all who see it.

BWW Review: THE SKELETON CREW Presented by Premiere Stages at Kean University is an Insightful Must-See Play
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 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 production for metro area audiences.

BWW Review: LAS CRUCES at Premiere Stages is Outstanding Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 6, 2016

Premiere Stages at Kean University is now presenting 'Las Cruces' through September 18th. This thought provoking piece of theatre is written by Vincent Delaney and has inspired direction by the theatre's founding producing artistic director, John Wooton.

BWW Review: WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at Premiere Stages is Rich and Rewarding Drama
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 18, 2016

The New Jersey Premiere of Water by the Spoonful is now being performed through July 31st by Premiere Stages, the professional Equity Theatre at Kean University. This exceptional Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Quiara Alegria Hudes features excellent direction by Kel Haney and a very accomplished troupe of actors.

Pearl Theatre to Present HENRY IV, PART 1, 2/15-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

The Pearl Theatre Company continues its 29th season-the first season in its new home on West 42nd Street-with Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. On the heels of acclaim for its current Bard-centric production, In Acting Shakespeare, The Pearl picks up where the company left off after last year's staging of Richard II, directed by Artistic Director J. R. Sullivan. Henry IV, Part 1 is directed by Davis McCallum and features Resident Acting Company members Bradford Cover as King Henry and Dan Daily as Falstaff.

Pearl Theatre Presents HENRY IV, PART 1, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2013

The Pearl Theatre Company continues its 29th season-the first season in its new home on West 42nd Street-with Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. On the heels of acclaim for its current Bard-centric production, In Acting Shakespeare, The Pearl picks up where the company left off after last year's staging of Richard II, directed by Artistic Director J. R. Sullivan. Henry IV, Part 1 is directed by Davis McCallum and features Resident Acting Company members Bradford Cover as King Henry and Dan Daily as Falstaff.

Pearl Theatre to Present HENRY IV, PART 1, 2/15-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

The Pearl Theatre Company continues its 29th season-the first season in its new home on West 42nd Street-with Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. On the heels of acclaim for its current Bard-centric production, In Acting Shakespeare, The Pearl picks up where the company left off after last year's staging of Richard II, directed by Artistic Director J. R. Sullivan. Henry IV, Part 1 is directed by Davis McCallum and features Resident Acting Company members Bradford Cover as King Henry and Dan Daily as Falstaff.

Pearl Theatre Company Closes Out 2011-12 Season With A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 21, 2012

The Pearl Theatre Company (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director) has announced its final production of the 2011-12 season, Eugene O'Neill's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. It begins performances on March 6, 2012 at New York City Center Stage II. The production will be directed by J.R. Sullivan. Tickets are currently on sale through CityTix¬ģ and at NYCityCenter.org.

THE MISANTHROPE Begins Previews at the Pearl Theatre Company, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2011

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director; Shira Beckerman, Managing Director) proudly presents Moliere's wryly personal comedy, The Misanthrope, translated into English verse by the renowned and prolific Richard Wilbur. The production begins performances on January 14 at New York City Center Stage II and is directed by the former Artistic Director of Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Joseph Hanreddy.

THE MISANTHROPE Begins Previews at the Pearl Theatre Company, 1/14
by Kelsey Denette - Dec 22, 2010

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director; Shira Beckerman, Managing Director) proudly presents Moliere's wryly personal comedy, The Misanthrope, translated into English verse by the renowned and prolific Richard Wilbur. The production begins performances on January 14 at New York City Center Stage II and is directed by the former Artistic Director of Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Joseph Hanreddy.

Pearl Theatre Presents Rosmersholm, Begins 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2010

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director; Shira Beckerman, Managing Director) proudly presents Henrik Ibsen's passionate and haunting ROSMERSHOLM, adapted by Mike Poulton.

Pearl Theatre Presents Rosmersholm, Begins 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2010

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director; Shira Beckerman, Managing Director) proudly presents Henrik Ibsen's passionate and haunting ROSMERSHOLM, adapted by Mike Poulton.

Pearl Theatre Presents Rosmersholm, Begins 11/12
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 11, 2010

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director; Shira Beckerman, Managing Director) proudly presents Henrik Ibsen's passionate and haunting ROSMERSHOLM, adapted by Mike Poulton.

Pearl Theatre Presents Rosmersholm, Begins 11/12
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 2, 2010

THE PEARL THEATRE COMPANY (J.R. Sullivan, Artistic Director; Shira Beckerman, Managing Director) proudly presents Henrik Ibsen's passionate and haunting ROSMERSHOLM, adapted by Mike Poulton.

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