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Theatre Previews For The Week of August 9 - 15


Here are previews of plays taking place from August 9-15. Click on the title to go to the full preview. Be sure to send press releases for your plays to info@newjerseystage.com to be included. New Jersey Stage covers Equity, community, college, and high school theatre.



bergenPAC presents Paul Anka

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Paul Anka, one of the most successful singer/songwriters, on November 8 at 8:00pm.  With well over 500 songs and 100 million albums sold, Paul Anka has the distinction of being the only artist in history to have a song on the Billboard charts during seven consecutive decades.

Heaven 17 brings tour to The Vogel

(RED BANK, NJ) -- 1980s new wave/synth-pop masters Heaven 17 are coming to North America this fall for their first-ever headlining transatlantic tour celebrating their storied 40-year career. The acclaimed British duo of Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory will perform their much-loved greatest hits, including “Temptation,” “Let Me Go” and “Hands Up To Heaven,” classic tracks and other highlights. The 15-date We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thang outing comes to the area with a show in Red Bank on Saturday, September 17 at The Vogel. 

The Perch at Peacock Inn in Princeton Earns Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

(PRINCETON, NJ Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/) -- The Perch at Peacock Inn, the only fine dining restaurant and luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Princeton, NJ, has been honored again for its excellent wine program. Wine Spectator, the world's leading authority on wine, reaches around 3 million readers worldwide through its print publication, Wine Spectator magazine, and the web's most trusted wine site at WineSpectator.com. The Award of Excellence is given to restaurants that offer thoughtfully chosen wine lists, encompassing quality, diversity and compatibility with the menu's style and pricing.

New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 08-09-22

Here is the morning update from New Jersey's arts newswire. We regularly publish between 8-15 new articles and news reports each day. Nobody covers the Arts throughout the Garden State like New Jersey Stage!

Asbury Lanes presents glaive

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Asbury Lanes presents glaive on Friday, September 23 at 8:00pm.  glaive is a vocalist, songwriter and producer from the mountains of North Carolina who began making music at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, releasing his first song on Soundcloud in April 2020. His rise since has been meteoric, supported by a steady stream of new music that has quickly earned him acclaim and a devoted following. aldn opens the night.

Registration Open for Mayo Performing Arts Center Fall Performing Arts School Classes

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Registration for Mayo Performing Arts Center’s fall Performing Arts Classes begins on Monday, August 8. Classes begin the week of September 19 and run for 14 weeks. Classes will be offered for children as young as three through adult. Classes include musical theatre, acting, improv, audition technique, private voice lessons, and The Miracle Project, MPAC’s program for children on the autism spectrum and with special needs.

Nicki Minaj to receive Video Vanguard Award and perform live at 2022 "VMAs"

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Global superstar Nicki Minaj will receive MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and perform for the first time since 2018 at the 2022 “VMAs,” airing LIVE from Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28 at 8:00pm. The 17x nominated and 5x “VMAs” winner, who took home her first Moon Person for Best Hip Hop Video in 2011, is nominated this year for “Best Hip Hop.” 

Adrenalin O.D. to Play Two Shows to Celebrate New Book

DiWulf Publishing House has announced the first book from Adrenalin O.D. drummer and co-founder, Dave Scott Schwartzman. If It 's Tuesday This Must Be Walla Walla: The Wacky History of Adrenalin O.D. tells the story of New Jersey 's fastest and funniest band and their adventures touring throughout the U.S. during the heyday of the American hardcore scene.

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council presents Poetry Reading by Wendy Jean MacLean

(ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ) -- Hey there, poetry lovers and literary friends! Join the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council on Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00pm to kick off a new series of readings in their gallery space. Treat yourselves to an evening of poems as we celebrate the important relationship between visual arts and the written word. The guest is award-winning poet Wendy Jean MacLean who will be reading from her recently published book, On Small Wings.

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FEATURES

"Timeless!" Smokey Robinson LIVE! at the Count Basie Center for the Arts

Music lovers inside Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Center for the Arts auditorium this Wednesday, July 27, 2022 evening patiently await the start of a performance by the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter, producer, and Motown executive, Smokey Robinson.

A Look at Kids 'N Family Shows at SOPAC

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) recently announced the lineup for their 2022-23 season. The season includes several shows for Kids 'N Family including BubbleMania!; the Heart & Soul of Magic; Stone Soup and Other Stories; The Great DuBois: Masters of Variety; and The Jungle Book.

2022 Trenton Film Festival takes place August 26-28

(TRENTON, NJ) -- The 2022 Trenton Film Festival will take place from August 26-28 at the Mill Hill Playhouse.  The festival concludes with an Awards Ceremony & Closing Reception where audience members are encouraged to vote for their favorites, and a prize will be awarded to the audience's favorite film. Additionally, the festival's panel of judges will award best film to one production in each category.

PHOTOS from Lotus at The Bourbon Room

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Lotus performed at The Bourbon Room in Atlantic City on August 5, 2022 and photographer Chris Paul was on hand to take photos.The band, which has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury, has steadily built a devote fan base through steady touring.  They've also crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band’s distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends. 

Soul Asylum: A Beautiful Problem

​​​​​​​Soul Asylum were part of an amazing chunk of rock music history on the Minneapolis-based indie label TwinTone Records with The Replacements, Babes in Toyland, The Jayhawks and a bunch of other great acts. Then in Majorlabelland, they went on to accomplish even more, including a Grammy for the 1993 hit “Runaway Train.”

Daniel Bernard Roumain, Resident Artist Catalyst at the New Jersey Symphony, on Black Classical Music, Hip-Hop, and The Newark Museum of Art’s Summer Concert Series

Earlier this week, composer, performer, educator, activist, and New Jersey Symphony Resident Artistic Catalyst Daniel Bernard Roumain brought jazz and jazz-inspired classical music to the Newark Museum of Art’s Summer Series along with a co-host, Grammy Award-winning clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, and the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players.

Theatre Preview: August 4-7

Here are previews of plays taking place this week. Click on the title to go to the full preview. Be sure to send press releases for your plays to info@tnewjerseystage.com to be included. New Jersey Stage covers Equity, community, college, and high school theatre.

Air Supply LIVE! on the Beach in Seaside Heights, NJ

It’s Saturday, July 23, 2022, and music lovers in Seaside Heights, NJ are excitedly awaiting a concert on the beach by the world-famous Australian pop duo, Air Supply.

PHOTOS from "The Hummingbirds" at NJ Rep

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) is currently presenting the U.S. premiere of The Hummingbirds: A Comedy of Menace by Garret Jon Groenveld.  It is a comic-drama set in the future, which may be closer than you think.  Performances run from August 4-28, Thursdays through Sundays. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

A Look At Comedy Shows Coming Up At SOPAC

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced the lineup for their 2022-23 season, which kicks off September 9th with comedian Ryan Hamilton.  In addition to Laughs in the Loft hosted by Joe Larson, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month, SOPAC has a number of comedy shows scheduled. Performances by Maria Bamford, Kevin Nealon, and Paul Reiser are coming up in September and October.

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COLUMNS

Theatre Previews For The Week of August 9 - 15

Here are previews of plays taking place from August 9-15. Click on the title to go to the full preview. Be sure to send press releases for your plays to info@newjerseystage.com to be included. New Jersey Stage covers Equity, community, college, and high school theatre.



BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music: 8/8/22

Lazlo, founder of BlowUpRadio.com (an online station based around New Jersey artists), shines a light on some of the many new releases from NJ based musicians each week with this column. This week Lazlo takes a look at releases by The Planet You, Jeff DeVito, Amzot, Marco Sepe, Lupe Dragon, By Torchlight, and The Gumbo Gumbas.

Top 15 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage from July 31 to August 6, 2022

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from July 31 to August 6, 2022. Each week we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week's top 15 includes articles from 10 counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean).

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Wasting Time" by The Vansaders

“Wasting Time,” the latest single from The Vansaders’ brand new album, “Caught in the Light,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...8/4/22

“I do, it just came out in April so even better it's out there now and it's called “Ten” and well, it was pretty simple to title; it's my tenth album so it kind of named itself," laughed the great blues guitarist Albert Cummings as he discussed his latest release, pursuit of his dream and more after a recent show at the famed Iridium in New York City. "I usually name them after some kind of phrase or words in the album but it just happened to be my tenth so, I thought, well yeah that's pretty easy.“ 

MUSIC


  • bergenPAC presents Paul Anka
  • Heaven 17 brings tour to The Vogel
  • Asbury Lanes presents glaive
  • Two Musicians Both Named Brian Woodbury Get Their Music Profiles Confused on the Internet and Decide to Make a Song Together
  • Nicki Minaj to receive Video Vanguard Award and perform live at 2022 "VMAs"

    THEATRE


  • Theatre Previews For The Week of August 9 - 15
  • Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series Enters Final Weekend
  • Howell PAL Theater Company presents "Matilda, the Musical"
  • East Lynne Theater Company presents "Little Women"
  • Vivid Stage Receives Provident Bank Foundation Grant for Bilingual Theatre Program

    FILM


  • 2022 Trenton Film Festival takes place August 26-28
  • What’s Filming In New Jersey: AMC’s The Walking Dead Spin-Off starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  • New indy film argues Alabama woman was wrongly convicted of murder
  • Fall 2022 New Jersey Film Festival Preview
  • M. Night Shyamalan Returned to South Jersey to Film "Knock at the Cabin"

    ART


  • Arts Ed NJ Announces New Board Members and Names New Board Leadership
  • Genevieve Gaignard's New Exhibition at Rowan University Art Gallery Confronts Racial and Gender Stereotypes
  • Council for the Humanities Grant Will Support Upcoming NJ State Museum Project
  • Women's History: Passion and Power on exhibit at Monmouth University
  • Jersey City Museum Collection Makes Its Debut at the Zimmerli This Fall

    DANCE


  • Dance on the Lawn set for September 10th
  • Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater presents World Premiere of "The Lost Princess of Oz"
  • Jacob's Pillow - 90 Years Young
  • PHOTOS from Surati for Performing Arts on July 4th
  • Talmi Entertainment Renames "Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker" In Solidarity With Ukraine; Announces Show in Sewell

    COMEDY


  • NJPAC presents Candice Guardino Italian's Bred
  • MPAC presents comedian Eric D'Alessandro
  • NJPAC presents comedian Jen Fulwiler
  • The Hopewell Theater presents Progressively Funny starring John Fugelsang & Friends
  • A Look At Comedy Shows Coming Up At SOPAC

    COMMUNITY


  • Registration Open for Mayo Performing Arts Center Fall Performing Arts School Classes
  • 3rd Annual New Brunswick Heart Festival takes place on Saturday
  • Past, Present and Future of Blueberries and Cranberries At the Ocean County Library Tuckerton Branch
  • Top 15 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage from July 31 to August 6, 2022
  • Passaic County Fair takes place August 11-14



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    ENCANTO

    Tuesday, August 09, 2022 @ 10:30am
    State Theatre New Jersey
    15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    category: film

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    ENCANTO

    Tuesday, August 09, 2022 @ 7:00pm
    State Theatre New Jersey
    15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    category: film

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    The Art of Living Well: Five Summer Stories

    Tuesday, August 09, 2022 @ 7:00pm
    Hopewell Theater
    5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
    category: film

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    Glen Burtnik’s The Summer of Love Concert — Woodstock Edition

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 8:00pm
    Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
    100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
    category: music

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    FREE SUMMER EVENT: SABRINA GENESIS

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 6:00pm
    Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) - Vail Mansion Plaza
    110 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
    category: music

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    Storyfaces

    Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00am
    Grunin Center
    1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
    category: kids

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    Storyfaces

    Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 12:00pm
    Grunin Center
    1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
    category: kids

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    Summer Family Thursdays & Fridays

    Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 10:00am
    Newark Museum of Art - Main Building
    49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
    category: kids

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    NMOA Summer Series | A Night of Jazz and Soul with Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet

    Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 7:00pm
    Newark Museum of Art - The Garden
    49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
    category: music

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    The Who's Tommy

    Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 8:00pm
    Algonquin Arts Theatre
    60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
    category: theatre

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