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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-06-21

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 04-06-21.

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Music Mountain Theatre Presents "Songs For A New World"

(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre will continue their 2021 Spring Season with Songs for a New World premiering April 9th. The show will run for 6 performances ending on April 19th. The Theatre will continue at 50% indoor capacity while also offering the option to stream at home.  For the safety of patrons, The Theatre blocks off seats to allow for social distancing between groups.

NJ Rep Presents "The Nice Man Cometh" by Michael Tucker

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) --  New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) presents The Nice Man Cometh - a Virtual Serial with a cliff hanger at the end of each episode presented over five consecutive days starting today, Monday, April 5 with Episode One. The serial concludes with Episode Five on Friday, April 9. 

East Lynne Theater Company Presents "Nothing Matters" Online

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- "Once again, ELTC brings a historical figure to life who may otherwise fade away. NOTHING MATTERS is timeless and timely - a tribute to writers who protect the truth and stand the test of time. James Rana as Bierce is genuine and passionate... Amanda is played with brilliant rapport by Gayle Stahlhuth." - Tom Sims' Review in EXIT ZERO (fall 2020)


"A World Within Worlds: The Music of Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell" online April 22

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) --  Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, an award-winning American singer and musician specializing in Yiddish song, has created remarkable music influenced by very diverse traditions—Yiddish art songs, African American Spirituals, Chassidic melodies, folk songs from the African American South, and more. Russell will give a performance and engage in discussion about the musical convergences that define his work. Dr. Josh Kun, an award-winning cultural historian, will moderate the program, navigating through the rich worlds of sound from which Russell creates his unique and inventive interpretations.

$15 Million In Relief Funding For Venues Awaiting Governor's Signature

(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- After months of meetings and discussions with the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor's Office, New Jersey Independent Venue Association (NJIVA) is pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Legislature voted to pass legislation A.5447/S.3521 to help rescue New Jersey’s live performance venues who’ve been struggling financially due to the pandemic shut down. NJIVA anticipates that the Governor’s Office will sign this legislation into law, but awaits final word.

The Stanhope House To Reopen April 15th

(STANHOPE, NJ) — Finally some good news for the live music scene! The Stanhope House, one of New Jersey’s oldest live-music venues, will reopen on April 15.  The venue has announced several shows throughout April with a renovated and expanded Beer Garden open at 4:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and at 2:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.   


2021 New Jersey International Film Festival To Take Place Online June 4-13

(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 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival from June 4 - 13, 2021. The festival, which celebrates its 26th anniversary, showcases new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals, and cutting-edge documentaries.  Screenings will take place virtually on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Staying true to the festival experience, they will have interviews and Q&A sessions online with film directors, producers, and actors. 


Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Announces Dancers For "The Bridge" April 5-9

(FORT LEE, NJ) -- In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute through Zoom, The Bridge.  The Institute’s aim is to bring together dancers, choreographers and directors around the world to experience the master teachers of color whose practices are embedded in the community and are focused on advancing the art of dance that transform the personal, environmental and metaphysical spaces. 


Chris Rockwell Talks About Soup Can Magazine

There are certain people around the state that New Jersey Stage likes to keep an eye on and Chris Rockwell is one of them.  He's a spoken word poet and hip-hop artist from the Jersey Shore who has organized cultural events throughout the tri-state area for over a decade. His latest project is called Soup Can Magazine, a printed publication featuring poetry and art which will be published quarterly. We reached out to him to learn more about the magazine.

2021 Ellarslie Open Invites Artists to Submit Artwork

(TRENTON, NJ) -- The organizers of the 2021 Ellarslie Open juried art show have announced the show’s Call for Art and invite artists to submit artwork through April 30 via an online entry system. Aartists may submit up to six entries across a variety of categories.


Brookdale Appoints Nancy Kaari VP of Advancement

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- Brookdale Community College President David Stout has announced that Nancy Kaari has joined the institution as vice president of advancement. Kaari began her new role in February. 

Art House Productions To Hold Virtual Drag Bingo Extravaganza On April 21

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions invites audiences to join the staff, Harmonica Sunbeam, Vanity Ray, DJ Baklava, and DJ Baby Dahl for one final VIRTUAL DRAG BINGO EXTRAVAGANZA on Wednesday, April 21st at 8:00pm EST on Zoom. Proceeds from this event will benefit an ambitious season of performing, visual arts, and arts education programming following the opening of Art House’s new, permanent space at 184 Morgan Street in Jersey City.

originally published: 04/06/2021

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