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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 02-28-20

Here are the articles published at New Jersey Stage for 02-28-20

Barn Theatre Presents "The Revlon Girl"

REVIEW: "5 Times In One Night" at Mile Square Theatre

By Adam F. Cohen

Princeton Composer Julian Grant Talks About His China Years at Soundtracks Event

Students from Randolph and Boonton win MPAC Art Cover Contest

Pierrot Productions presents "33 Variations" at Kelsey Theatre



Cathedral Arts Live Presents Upstate and Cabaret Sauvignon

Monmouth University Presents Cherish the Ladies

The Tomato Patch Workshop Presents "Frozen Jr" at Kelsey Theatre

State Theatre Presents Masters of Illusion

"Avian Art" with The Raptor Trust and James Fiorentino At D&R Greenway

Westminster Choir College's Art Song Festival Celebrates the Vocal Music of Samuel Barber

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Story & Verse: A Storytelling and Poetry Open Mic

Lewis Center for the Arts Presents "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare

PRIME Gallery Presents HANDS UP (A Campaign for Peace)


Kane Brown, Chris Lane and Russell Dickerson To Perform At Boardwalk Hall

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Multi-Platinum, 3X AMA award-winning artist Kane Brown will bring his first ever international headlining tour to Atlantic City ...

Two River Theater Presents "Radio Golf" by August Wilson

The Newton Theatre Presents 10,000 Maniacs Featuring Mary Ramsey

Passage Theatre's 2020 Benefit To Honor Judith Wooldridge and PNC Bank

Eddy Lee Ryder To Perform At The Stanhope House

Winter Exhibitions To Open at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

SOPAC Presents Willie Nile with Special Guest James Maddock

Music At Bunker Hill Presents Chamber Musicians From Marlboro Music Festival

Marsha Heller's "Fragments Of Beauty" on Display at Cafe Mignon In March

The Barn Theatre in Montville To Hold Auditions For "Into The Woods"


REVIEW: "5 Times In One Night" at Mile Square Theatre

Having just endured a break up, the last thing in the world I wanted to do was review a play entitled 5 Times in One Night.  But this production is an astute, fierce, playful, and highly entertaining evening hosted by the intimate Mile Square Theatre.  ...

American Theater Group Stages Stirring and Powerful "Till: A New Musical"

Honey Wild: The Making Of A Band

East Lynne Turns 40!

REVIEW: "You Go To My Head"

Featured Music Video: "Deliver" by The Warhawks


Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Go Home Drama You're Drunk and Other Tales of Going through Hell to Escape the Evil Monkeys" by A Halo Called Fred

For the first 24 of the 28 years that New Brunswick-based indie-rockers A Halo Called Fred churned out their psycho-geek Tupperware-pop madness, I wasn’t a big fan because I thought their music was a silly waste of time. Shame on me! Like Bob Dylan’s “My Back Page ...

Record Roundup with The Outcrops, Stephane Wrembel and Dub Proof

Makin Waves with The Anderson Council: Keeping Young

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...2/27/20

New Jersey Stage Features Published During The Week Of 02-24-20

New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 02-28-20

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"Gatsby In Connecticut" An Interview With Filmmaker Robert Steven Williams
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has long been recognized as one of the premier American novels of all-time.  It has become synonymous with the lifestyle of the rich and famous and instantly transports readers to Long Island, but what if the setting wasn’t Long Island at all.  What if the real West and East Egg are found on the other side of Long Island Sound in Connecticut?

Honey Wild: The Making Of A Band
It’s rare that a band plays its first gigs in August, releases its first EP in November, and winds up with the Makin Waves Song of the Year (“Don’t Call Me Baby”).  But that’s the story of Honey Wild, a bluesy rock band led by Hana Denson which is comprised of musicians from Central and North Jersey that has been playing shows in New Jersey and New York.

East Lynne Turns 40!
While many theaters around the Garden State take the summer off, East Lynne Theater thrives on the summer season.  Located in Cape May, the theater is dedicated to presenting American theater classics.  Seasons often include a play or two that hasn’t been performed in decades. In 2020, the theater celebrates its 40th season with the theme of “Challenging Change” and productions of Possessing Harriet, Born Yesterday, and Why Marry? to go along with their annual radio shows, Halloween, and Christmas based productions. 

REVIEW: "You Go To My Head"
With his solo debut feature (having previously co-directed 1995’s The Blue Villa with Alain Robbe-Grillet), You Go to My Head, director Dimitri de Clercq evokes everything from the psychosexual dynamics of 1940s melodramas to the dusty desolation of Ozploitation, with dashes of Hitchcock, Nicolas Roeg and Richard Stanley thrown in for good measure. The result is a heady brew that doesn’t always work, but for long periods of its narrative, de Clercq’s film keeps you gripped, and marks the veteran producer turned newbie director as one to watch.

Featured Music Video: "Deliver" by The Warhawks
Our Featured Music Video of the Month is "Deliver" by The Warhawks. Send your video links to for consideration as a future music video of the month.

Theatre Preview: March 2020
Here's a look at plays on stages around the Garden State in March 2020. Remember to add your shows to the NJ Stage Event Calendar and send press releases to to be included here.

REVIEW: "Emma"
A few years back, Anya Taylor-Joy delivered a striking performance in Thoroughbreds, a blackly comic teen thriller in which she played a spoilt rich kid who takes a troubled young girl (played equally brilliantly by Olivia Cooke) under her wing. The dynamic was reminiscent of that between Emma Woodhouse and Harriet Smith, the young central characters of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel ‘Emma’. With first time director Autumn de Wilde at the helm, Taylor-Joy has returned directly to the source for an adaptation of ‘Emma’ that is too reverent to the novel for its own good.

Record Roundup with The Outcrops, Stephane Wrembel and Dub Proof
Bob Makin takes a look at the latest releases by The Outcrops, Stephane Wrembel, and Dub Proof in this month's Makin Waves Record Roundup.

"The Promotion" - an interview with playwright Joe Giovannetti
Trish and Josh are coworkers and good friends, but when they are both up for a promotion things change.  You’ll see just how far people are willing to go to get ahead in The Promotion by Joe Giovannetti.  The comedy about surviving in the dog eat dog world of business has its World Premiere at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch in March.

Makin Waves with The Anderson Council: Keeping Young
If you are a fan of British Invasion power pop and psychedelia and subsequently inspired acts, Highland Park-based The Anderson Council are you’re jam. Released on Jersey-based JEM Records — home to similar Garden State acts The Weeklings and The Grip Weeds — last year’s 14-song “Worlds Collide” is one of the best things the psyche-pop four-piece ever have done during their 21 years, following four previous LPs and an anthology.  

NJ Film Festival February 2020 Preview
The New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020 will take place from January 25 through February 28. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries. Screenings take place on select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings on the Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Theatre Preview: February 2020
Here's a look at plays coming to stages around the Garden State in February. Remember to send your press releases to and add your shows to the event calendar to be included in future previews.

Theatre Preview: January 2020
Here's a look at plays taking place on stages across the Garden State in January. Remember to add your plays to the New Jersey Stage event calendar (listings are free) and send press releases to

Inside The New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies, presents the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020 from January 25 through February 28. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries, the festival includes over 35 screenings and more than 40 films will have their New Jersey or Area Premiere (Middlesex County) screenings as part of the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020 and the United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival.

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Event calendar
Fri, Feb 28, 2020


Joey Cape @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

Rainbow Full of Sound: Grateful Dead ’72 @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

THE PRINCE PROJECT @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

AIR SUPPLY @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

DUEL OF THE DECADES: 90’S VS. Y2K – 2020 TOURNAMENT EDITION @ The Wellmont Theater, Montclair - 7:00pm

Masters of Illusion @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Everett Jones @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 2:00pm

Cherish the Ladies @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 8:00pm


Till: A New Musical @ Church of St. Andrew & Holy Communion (South Orange), South Orange - 7:00pm


Men are from Mars,Women are from Venus-LIVE @ Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm
Jeff Norris & His K9's for Warriors @ Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan - 8:00pm


Classic Film Series 35 mm: JURASSIC PARK @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm


The Spinning Tales of Peter Pan and Cinderella ON ICE @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 7:00pm


Annual Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture, presented by the Fund for Irish Studies @ James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 4:30pm

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