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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 01-08-21

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 01-08-21.

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A Look At East Lynne Theater Company's 2021 Season

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- As the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company prepares for its upcoming 41st summer/fall production season in Cape May, NJ, it continues to produce virtual events for its YouTube Channel,  most of which will be free and can be viewed any time during a limited run in the comfort of one’s home.  ELTC strongly recommends connecting the computer to the flat screen TV with an HDMI cable so the show can be seen on a larger screen with better sound. Some televisions have easy access to YouTube, in which case, most of ELTC's virtual shows can be viewed directly on the "big screen."

York Theatre Company Sustains Major Damage From Water Main Break

(NEW YORK, NY) -- The York Theatre Company sustained major damage from a water main break that occurred early on January 4, 2021. The damage is very extensive on the subterranean levels of St. Peter’s Church, which house the church’s Sanctuary and The York’s offices and facility. Up to two feet of water and mud were reported at places in the facility and the theater lobby; various elements including ceilings, walls, carpeting and perhaps even the stage have sustained major damage. The interior of the theater itself received some damage but the new seating installed a few years back seems to be intact. Crews are working long hours daily to remove and protect damaged items.

Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater presents "Unbecoming" by Emma Catherine Watkins

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present the first full production of Unbecoming, a new play by Princeton alumna Emma Catherine Watkins. The play is inspired by the story of real-life Lady Charlotte Guest, a Victorian housewife and mother who aspires to become the first person to translate the Mabinogion — a collection of ancient Welsh stories — into English, and the encounters that ensue as the mythic characters of these legends invade Charlotte’s world. The filmed outdoor production features Princeton seniors Paige Allen and Eliana Cohen-Orth, who also serve as dramaturg and director, respectively. 


Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...1/7/21

"I'm doing alright, I'm hanging in there and still doing music my own way; still with The Catholic Girls, still writing books and music no matter what goes on because I'm hoping for a good future." 

Centenary Stage Company presents Chuchito Valdes On January 23 - available online and in-person

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s January Thaw Music Festival heats up with Caribbean and Cuban rhythms of famed pianist, Chuchito Valdés on Saturday, January 23 at 8:00pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  Tickets for the in-person concert range from $15.00 to $22.50 in advance. $5.00 more on the day of the performance.  A live streaming option is available.  $10.00 per access link to stream.  Tickets for the in-person concert and live stream option are available on-line at centenarystageco.org or by phone at (908) 979 – 0900.

George Wirth Releases “The Long Road Home”

George Wirth, a singer-songwriter and life-long resident of the New Jersey Shore, has released The Long Road Home. It follows two previously critically acclaimed albums: The Lights of Brigantine and The Last Good Kiss. Featured guest performers on those albums have included Janey Todd, Abbie Gardner and Grammy Award winner Amanda Shires.

John Fogerty Releases New Song "Weeping In The Promised Land"

John Fogerty has released "Weeping In The Promised Land," a poignant reflection on 2020 and how the events of this past year have altered life as we've always known it. Coming from a songwriter who has captured the pulse of the nation time and again through enduring classics like "Fortunate Son,” "Bad Moon Rising” and “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” Fogerty reckons with the isolation, loss, division and hardship that were all too common this past year. The new song ultimately serves as a moving tribute to those who have been victims of the pandemic and those who have suffered through prejudice and injustice, with an eye on brighter days ahead. 

originally published: 01/08/2021

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