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Inside The 2019-2020 Season at Paper Mill Playhouse


(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season features the highly anticipated new musical Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, which chronicles the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and the World Premieres of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and T ...

 
T. Thomas Fortune Foundation To Celebrate "Carrie Fortune Day"


Teaneck New Theatre Presents "Room Service"


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 03-18-19


Hudson Theatre Works Presents A Reading Of "Joe Hill & The Wobblies" For Stages Festival


Red Mill Museum Village To Host Military Heritage Day On April 7





 

EVENTS HAPPENING TODAY

Inside The 2019-2020 Season at Paper Mill Playhouse


EVENTS THIS WEEK

Fleetwood Mac To Perform At Prudential Center

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac has announced a North American tour, set to kick off in October and travel through 50+ cities ending in Spring of 2019. The tour, which features the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevi ...

 
truTV’s Impractical Jokers Are Headed To The Prudential Center

Vineland Holds Auditions For 2019 Diamond in the Rough Talent Competition

The Studio Montclair Incubator at Academy Square Gallery presents "In Stitches"

Bluegrass Legends Del McCoury and David Grisman To Perform At SOPAC

NJPAC Presents Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies

Crossroads Theatre and NJPAC Present "Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies"

"Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream" Comes To Newton Theatre

Selwyn Birchwood To Perform At The Saint

Music of the Holocaust To Be Subject of Workshop At Cumberland County College


FEATURES

"She Inspired Me!" Renée Fleming LIVE! at the State Theatre


Audiences are lining up outside New Brunswick’s State Theatre New Jersey this Wednesday, February 27, 2019 for a live concert performance by one of the most acclaimed singers of our time — Renée Fleming! ...

 
Director Jim Jack Talks About "The Immigrant" On Stage At George Street Playhouse


Objects Count At The New Jersey State Museum


An Interview With The People Behind "Native Gardens" at Eagle Theatre


"Just Incredible!" Herbie Hancock LIVE! at BergenPAC


PHOTOS from "Theo" at Two River Theater



COLUMNS

Makin Waves Scene Report with Chris Pinnella, Colossal Street Jam, Billy Walton Band and more


Before he tours Florida and L.A. then heads into the studio to record his solo debut album, soaring vocalist Chris Pinnella will perform “The Billy Joel Songbook” March 23 at The Asbury hotel. This week also features Secret Sound, Green Knuckle Material, Elephant Talk, Levy & the Oaks, Avenel Arts Center, “The Eleventh Hour, ...

 
Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Fear of a Unified Public" by Hot Blood


Makin Waves with The Bouncing Souls: 30 years of 'Crucial Moments'


ROCK ON! This Week's Sound Bites...3/14/19


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 73


New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 03-18-19



MAGAZINE
NJ Stage Magazine
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Experience the arts in a new way!

The Source: an invasion of privacy
Ever since our lives became intertwined with cellphones, the issue of privacy has moved to the forefront.  Just imagine someone hacking into your phone, seeing or stealing your photos, text and voice messages, and contact information.  It’s a scenario that can keep you up all night.  And rightfully so, because hackers have already shown the ability to do this.  

REVIEW: "Holiday"
Now that more women are venturing into and being granted more opportunities in filmmaking than ever before, one of the joys for cinephiles is seeing fresh female takes on previously masculine dominated genres. Is there any more macho genre than the gangster drama? The milieu Swedish writer/director Isabella Eklöfhas has chosen it for her feature debut, Holiday. In gangster movies, women have generally either been relegated to background eye candy at worst or Lady Macbeth figures at best. Eklöf takes a gangster’s moll and places her front and centre in this uncompromising and provocative character study.

Joe Pug: Success May Be Around The Corner
Every now and then an artist has a good idea for promotion that makes you wonder why it’s not done by everyone.  For Joe Pug, a singer-songwriter from Austin, that idea is a podcast.

Featured Music Video: "Come On, Little Cougar" by Jenny And The Felines
This month's Featured Music Video is "Come On, Little Cougar" by Jenny and the Felines.

Theatre Preview: March 2019
Here’s a look at plays taking place across the Garden State.  We’ve got productions by such playwrights as David Mamet, Harold Pinter, Henrik Ibsen, and Yasmina Reza.  Highlights include a regional premiere of Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias at Eagle Theatre and a timely piece entitled The Immigrant at George Street Playhouse.

Plays Born In New Jersey In March
March is an amazing month for theatre in New Jersey.  There are five plays having their World Premieres take place in the Garden State.  Two of the plays began earlier in the year and will have their runs end on March 3rd, but three will run throughout the month.  In addition, Premiere Stages at Kean University holds their annual play reading series and The Theater Project’s Annual Short Play Competition both take place in March as well.

James Dalton's Show of Shows
Local artists often find themselves performing in small clubs, coffeehouses, house parties, and even on the streets in downtown areas.  They rarely get the chance to show their talents on the big stage, but that may be changing.

REVIEW: "Climax"
In a self-referential nod to his controversial 2002 thriller Irreversible, Gaspar Noé opens his latest mindfuck, Climax, with the film’s final scene and closing credits. We then cut to an extended Haneke-esque sequence in which the individual members of a multi-cultural French dance troupe are seen discussing their enthusiasm for an upcoming Stateside dance competition on an old boxy TV screen (the movie is set in 1996, likely to avoid the plot hassles that cellphones notoriously cause horror filmmakers). Arranged beside the TV set is a pile of VHS tapes, the spines hinting at Noé’s influences (Argento, Buñuel, Fulci, Pasolini, Zulawski). They also act as a sly warning of the horrors to come - the primary coloured slaughter of dancers (Suspiria); floors splashed with bodily secretions (Salò); a miscarriage/interpretive dance performance (Possession); a blade dragged across human flesh (Un Chien Andalou).

Makin Waves Record Roundup with The Vansaders, Cook Thugless, and Cyclone Static
This month, Bob Makin reviews the latest releases by The Vansaders, Cook Thugless, and Cyclone Static.

Bongo Boy TV - Issue 56
Each issue of NJ Stage Magazine contains the latest episode of Bongo Boy TV showcasing great music videos from around the world.

One Step Back: The Rock & Roll Odyssey Of Splooge
For every rock and roll band from New Jersey that becomes a household name, there’s a band full of people working day jobs and holding onto the dream of success.  One such band is Splooge out of Union County.  Their story is told in the documentary One Step Back: The Rock & Roll Odyssey of Splooge by Peter Ventrella.  The film was released in January as a video-on-demand rental through iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play as well as on DVD through the film’s website.  

The Songs 4 U
For roughly two decades, Alice Leon led the band The Alice Project.  They released several albums and toured throughout the East Coast.  After the band disbanded, she began releasing music under her own name.  She’s also taken her songwriting talent to a different use - running songwriting workshops and performances for children in schools and libraries, Girl Scout troops, as well as with senior citizens and children with disabilities and life-threatening conditions with TheSongs4U.COM





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Event calendar
Monday, Mar 18, 2019

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2019-03-19
Count Basie Center For The Arts @ 8:00pm
Red Bank

2019-03-19
Pierce Memorial Presbyterian Church @ 7:30pm
Farmingdale

2019-03-20
Count Basie Center For The Arts @ 7:30pm
Red Bank




 







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