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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-02-21

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 04-02-21.

New Jersey Stage regularly publishes between 8-10 new articles and news reports each day. To have this newsletter sent to your email each morning, click here


Two River Announces Activities & Resources for Autism Acceptance Month

(RED BANK, NJ) -- According to Autism (TM) New Jersey, New Jersey has the highest rate of autism in the nation: 1 in 32 children. Like many, art is being used as an outlet for self-expression. Art and theater arts prove to be extremely impactful in improving fine motor skills, cognitions, visual and spatial discrepancies.

Skyline Theatre Company Presents "Laughing Wild" by Christopher Durang Online April 9-11

Skyline Theatre Company presents a weekend of livestreaming of Laughing Wild by renowned (and New Jersey native) playwright Christopher Durang from April 9-11. This special live event will be livestreamed from their stage in Bergen County’s Fair Lawn with performance times on all three evenings at 7:00pm.

Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces Camp Premiere: A Summer of Outdoor Creativity

(UNION, NJ) -- Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company at Kean University,  has announced that Camp Premiere, the annual summer theatre program for middle school and high school students, will be held in-person and outdoors on Kean University’s Union campus. Both Camps will strictly adhere to all state mandated COVID-19 safety requirements and recommendations.  

NJPAC and The Town Hall Presents Broadway By The Year

(NEWARK, NJ) --  The Town Hall's signature series in association with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), present Broadway by the Year (R), takes a "Pandemic Pivot," going both virtual and national. In its legendary 20-year history, it has featured everyone from Robert Goulet to Santino Fontana and from Jessie Mueller to Tonya Pinkins. 

"The Pillowman" Extended at Black Box PAC Until April 10

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) --  The Black Box Performing Arts Center, Inc., presents Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, presented in special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. - now extended for one more weekend! Performances have been added for Thursday April 8, Friday April 9, and Saturday April 10, all at 8:00pm.


McCarter Theatre To Present Free Concerts In Palmer Square

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center is welcoming Spring with McCarter Concerts In Palmer Square. The series of live concerts will kick off on April 25, 2021 and take place Sundays from 4:00pm-6:00pm through June 20, 2021. The free experience will safely reconnect the community with an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment for all ages.

"C'mon!" Spotlight on Buffalo Springfield and Poco's Richie Furay

Richie Furay is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who, in the mid-1960s, formed Buffalo Springfield with several other up-and-coming musicians including Stephen Stills and Neil Young. Buffalo Springfield’s biggest hit, “For What It’s Worth,” became an anthem for the 1960s, but the band’s three albums — all recorded in the span of just two years — consisted of additional outstanding material, notably Furay’s original composition, “Kind Woman.” Furay’s crisp, clean vocals earned him the nod as the group’s lead singer and, as such, it is his voice which carries many of Neil Young’s early songs.

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/1/21

Very few people know the meaning of passion, let alone understand the sacrifices required to follow it but musician, singer-songwriter, podcaster, activist and author Danny Rongo not only understands; he has made it a way of life.

Count Basie Center For The Arts and Lakehouse Music Academy Announce New Partnership

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts and Asbury Park’s Lakehouse Music Academy have announced a strategic partnership that brings Lakehouse’s renowned music programs to the Basie Center’s Red Bank campus.


West Windsor Arts announces Volunteer of the Year

(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- When West Windsor Arts’ staff reviewed the list of volunteers for the past year of shutdowns and pivots, they didn’t expect to come up with 127 names. This number represents individuals willing to give their time and energy by stepping up to meet the challenges of our times through the arts. It took some innovative ideas to keep volunteers engaged through projects like the Art Against Racism community art installation, sewing facemasks to donate to frontline workers, creating online galleries and receptions, and sending joy and encouragement by decorating Art Kit bags for classes and camps.

originally published: 04/02/2021

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