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(LINCROFT, NJ) -- Brookdale Community College will celebrate the 453nd birthday of William Shakespeare with the seventh annual Shakespeare Read-A-Thon on Thursday, April 20 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Lincroft. Residents of all ages are invited to dress as their favorite Shakespearean character, read from their favorite plays and sonnets and join friends, family and community members in a collaborative reading from the Bard’s works.... READ ON

Jared Mancuso has been traveling the country paying tribute to the music of Buddy Holly. He talks about the music, the audience reaction and much more as he sat down with us to preview The Buddy Holly Story, which is at the Algonquin Arts Theatre from April 1 to April 9.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The wonderful world premiere stage adapation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express presented by McCarter Theatre Center will move on to Hartford Stage as part of the company's 2017-2018 season. Helmed by two-time Tony Award nominee Emily Mann and adapted by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig, the play will run at Hartford Stage in Spring 2018.... READ ON

​(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) — The hatred is real, and the hatred is beautiful. It’s the type of hatred that can only stem from a relative - someone you know by blood. Picture the hatred between two people who have known each other for their entire lives, but can’t stand to be in the same room. That’s the energy which drives Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon, a hilarious comedy that is on stage at George Street Playhouse until April 9.... READ ON

(WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ) -- The Road Company presents the flashy hit musical Sister Act at the Grand Theatre from April 27 – May 13. This show-stopping musical is based off of the 1992 film of the same name. Deloris Van Cartier is a lounge singer whose dreams of making it big are put on hold when she witnesses a murder committed by her boyfriend and is put in protective custody inside a convent. Inside the convent, she meets new friends who have her questioning whether she is on the right path.... READ ON

(OCEAN GROVE, NJ) -- La Strada Ensemble presents the Premiere of Not Curing Cancer at the Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove, April 7th-9th. In this play, Jane Huxley enters the work force after her husband has passed away. She is offered a job in a top Pharmaceutical PR firm to help find a cure for Cancer in this searing hilarious original comedy by Chicago's most scathing and biting satirist Gerry Ringwald. ... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Tickets for MPAC's fifth annual spring musical, West Side Story, go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10:00am. Four shows will take place between June 2 and June 4. Tickets are $20-25.... READ ON

(LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ) --Rider University’s Musical Theatre program will present the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island, in the Yvonne Theater on the campus of Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ from April 5 through April 9. From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who wrote Seussical and Ragtime, Once On This Island is a Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid.  It tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with the well-born Daniel and is aided by the gods of earth, water and love in her quest to be with him.... READ ON

(NUTLEY, NJ) -- Nutley Little Theatre presents Oleanna by David Mamet on select dates from April 7-22. In this play, a meticulously flawed college professor, meets with Carol, his equally flawed student to discuss her grades. What seems an innocuous conference ends as a destructive firestorm derived from John's words, and Carol's singular interpretation.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- In tradition of performing classical Shakespeare plays and selecting wild artistic aspects to add, Two River Theater in Red Bank produced The Merry Wives of Windsor using only 3 actors to portray all of the characters. This quick-witted script and mature content kept the audience on the edge of their seats as the story twisted and turned into a situational mess and a seedy, dark and hilarious masterpiece.... READ ON

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