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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 07-11-19

originally published: 07/11/2019

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 07-11-19.

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Heavy subjects inspire a comedy in Tammy Ryan's "The Wake"

Maggie and Rosemary rent a beach house in Florida to scatter their sister’s ashes six months after she loses her battle with cancer. They soon find themselves and their partners staring down a hurricane. As the storm begins to rage, strange encounters with wildlife signal something more is going on. The premise may appear rather dark, but playwright Tammy Ryan views her latest work as a comedy.

Half Time (Original Cast Recording) To Be Released On July 19th

​​​​​​​(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse, along with Sony Masterworks Broadway, have announced the July 19th release of Half Time (Original Cast Recording), with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean.  The album features music from the Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin-written musical, which made its 2018 debut at Paper Mill Playhouse and tells the uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams. 

Inside State Theatre's 2019-20 Broadway Season

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey has announced its 2019-20 Broadway Season. Combined, the shows in the series shows have received 18 Tonys®, three Grammys®, 17 Drama Desk Awards, and six Outer Critics Circle Awards. The series kicks off in November with the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winner, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical and The SpongeBob Musical. The series continues with Jersey Boys, Fiddler on the Roof, The Color Purple, The Play That Goes Wrong, Cats, and Once On This Island.


Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Awaken (Deluxe)" by Reality Suite

North Jersey hard rockers Reality Suite have expanded upon their 2018 self-released “Awaken” EP with the 12-track LP “Awaken (Deluxe),” their debut for the Denmark label Lions Pride Music.

MPAC Presents Gavin DeGraw

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw bring his 2019 summer tour to Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on Sunday, August 4 at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $49-$109.

“Mysterium,” Westminster Choir College’s Summer Choral Festival Concert, focuses on the ancient five elements

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westminster Choir College’s annual Summer Choral Festival will conclude with a concert titled “Mysterium – the Five Elements” on Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the Princeton University campus.  Guest conductor Z. Randall Stroope will lead the Summer Choral Festival Choir and Festival Chamber ensemble in performing works by Bach, Ešenvalds, Pärt, Stroope and more.

A Look At Music Concerts At The 2019 Monmouth County Fair

(FREEHOLD, NJ) --  The Monmouth County Fair is almost here and brings with it an amazing line-up of live musical performances.  The fun kicks off with Start Making Sense, A Talking Heads Tribute Band on Wednesday, July 24 from 8:00pm-10:15p.m.  Be ready to dance during this celebration of new-wave art punk of the 80’s with songs spanning this iconic band’s entire career. 


PODCAST: 2 Guys From Jersey - Episode 84

The gang goes back to there childhood to relieve all the creepy and weird things they believed. Plus, a few celebrities call in to as Dr. D a questions.


MCCC's James Kerney Campus Gallery Presents "The Figure a Portrait Makes"

(TRENTON, NJ) --  This summer, Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC's) James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) presents contemporary interpretations of the genre of portraiture by ten current and former MCCC Visual Arts students. “The Figure a Portrait Makes” runs from Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 23.  The exhibit features photography by Ramie Ahmed, Timothy Dill, John Labaw, Elizabeth Mayer, Isaiah Mcrae, Julia Pfaar, Regina Ritter, Danielle Rackowski, Zac Santanello, and Grace Spencer. 


Joel and Victoria Osteen To Hold "A Night Of Hope" at Prudential Center

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Tens of thousands fill arenas and stadiums across America to hear a message of hope from Joel and Victoria Osteen.  They will be in Newark to hold “A Night of Hope” at Prudential Center on Saturday, October 5 at 7:00pm. Tickets start at $15.

Event calendar
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019


Steve Earle and the Dukes @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Tuesdays on Broadway: Tito Puente, Jr. (Latin Band) @ Broadway Bandshell Long Branch, Long Branch - 7:00pm

Robinson Treacher @ Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains - 11:00am

Big Bang Boom! @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 10:00am and 12:00pm


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 10:30am and 7:00pm


LADIES OF LAUGHTER @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm


Big Bang Boom! @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 10:00am and 12:00pm

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