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(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Jane Cox, Director of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University has been nominated for a Tony Award for her lighting design of the Broadway production of August Wilson’s play Jitney. In addition to her work as a professional lighting designer, Cox has served as a lecturer in the Program in Theater since 2007 and was appointed as Director in July 2016. She was also recently nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for her lighting design of New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Othello starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo.... READ ON

Some of the most memorable songs from Broadway and the silver screen are performed during Lisa Sherman’s “Broadway and Beyond” show. Lisa, a show business veteran, has lined up an incredible cast of performers including Franke Previte (Academy and Golden Globe winning composer) and Kristin Cochran (winner of Down Beat Magazine’s Vocalist of the Year Award). Lisa brings her show to the Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on June 10 at 8:00pm.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Back to the Real, a play part of NJPAC Stage Exchange and co-commissioned with Crossroads Theatre Company, will have a staged reading in the Chase Room at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Friday, June 23 at 7:00pm. Written by Pia Wilson, the play is about a brother and sister who must navigate the potholes along the way to becoming actual adults. It explores race, colorism within the African-American community, sexism, and anti-LGBTQ sentiment. How are the brother and sister going to (or not going to) stand up for each other? Admission is $5.... READ ON

(DOVER, NJ) -- Dover Little Theatre presents Avenue Q on select dates from June 2 to June 17.  Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, this laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. ... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Theater fills the Lackland Performing Arts Center as Centenary Stage Company announces its 2017 – 18 professional theater line-up. The Sitnik Theatre is set to burst as this season’s main stage professional theater series includes four exciting CSC produced plays; The Learned Ladies, Newsies, Art and Hitler’s Tasters. Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival also welcomes three incredibly unique guest productions; Song and Dance Men, Seeger: A Multimedia Solo Show and My Name is Gideon: I’m Probably Going to Die, Eventually as the festival returns for its third installment in the Kutz Theatre.... READ ON

(PISCATAWAY, NJ) -- Circle Players presents Outside Mullingar as the final production of their 2016-2017 65th Anniversary Season. Written by John Patrick Shanley, the author of Doubt and Moonstruck, the play is full of dark humor and poetic prose. In rural Ireland, two clueless, lovelorn farmers must overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries, and their own romantic fears to find happiness.... READ ON

(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey kicked off its 55th season with The Merchant of Venice, a play not seen at The Shakespeare Theatre since 2000. Shakespeare’s dark comedy and one of his most controversial tales, is a timely masterpiece that is eerily resonant of our world today. Performances run now through June 4. Acclaimed company member Robert Cuccioli directs the production. ... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- She Gon' Learn – the Award Winning ‘Dating While Black’ solo play that was a surprise hit on the theatre festival circuit – makes its New Jersey debut at Merseles Studios, presented by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) as part of its Disruption series. She Gon’ Learn runs June 1 (7:30 pm), June 2 (8:00 pm), and June 3 (8:00pm). ... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company is offering two special camps in theatre and performance this summer for students who love to perform. Continuing the tradition of nurturing young artists Centenary Stage Company is offering both the TYRO I and II Acting Programs and the Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive.... READ ON

(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues their 55th season with the popular tradition of an Outdoor Stage production, this year featuring A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. Featuring an exuberant array of music, dance, and visual surprises, Ms. Monte’s fresh new vision for Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy will make this popular play more enchanting than ever. In a world constructed almost entirely of objects that would normally be on their way to a landfill, her band of fairies transform trash into whimsical treasure. Picnicking under the stars with family and friends makes for a delightful evening where art, nature, and the ancient tradition of outdoor theatre all come together. ... READ ON

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