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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 06-07-21

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 06-07-21.

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Brook Arts Center Presents "Rent" In November

(BOUND BROOK, NJ) -- The Brook Arts Center, in association with the Media and Performance Collective, will launch their production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1996 Best Musical Tony Award winner, "RENT," this November.  Written by Jonathan Larson and debuting on Broadway 25 years ago, “RENT” will run November 12-21, 2021 at the historic Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook, NJ.


Max Weinberg to Headline NJ Lottery Festival of Ballooning On July 23

(READINGTON, NJ) -- For 45 years, Max Weinberg has held the drum chair behind Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, playing before millions around the world. Now Max Weinberg’s Jukebox comes armed with an unlimited repertoire of classic songs, ready to engage the audience at the upcoming New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning in a truly interactive concert experience on July 23.

The Porchistas & Jackson Pines To Perform Outdoor Show On June 19th

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The Porchistas will be opening up their yard in Montclair for live music again with a concert featuring them and their friends Jackson Pines on Saturday, June 19th.  Doors open at 6:00pm. They will be following CDC COVID-19 guidelines and limiting attendance to 50 people.

Williams Honor To Play AC and Launch onPEARL series in Long Branch in July

After a pandemic that brought the country duo and their weekly “The Willi Ho Show” to the top of the international Pollstar Livestream charts, two sold out appearances over the last 6 months at The Vogel, Reagan and Gordon of Williams Honor are looking forward to returning to mask-less public performance.


NBPAC Presents Hasan Minhaj In August

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) presents comedian Hasan Minhaj from August 19-22 as he showcases and prepares material for his new one man show in an intimate setting. 


Paradise screens at the 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival this Saturday, June 12!

The brilliant film Paradise screens at the 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival this Saturday, June 12!

2021 New Jersey International Film Festival Sweethurt Video Q+A

Here is the 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival Video Q+A with Sweethurt Director Tom Danger, Sweethurt Actors Rav Ratnayake and Rhiaan Marquez, Festival Juror Amit Bachani and Festival Director Al Nigrin.

Leave Nothing Behind at 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival

Leave Nothing Behind plays Video on Demand at the 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival  on Sunday, June 6.

"There's Also a Baby Goat" – An Interview with the Director of the Comedy “Sweethurt”

The New Jersey International Film Festival runs across two weekends, June 4-6 and June 11-13.  On Sunday, June 6th, the festival screens “Sweethurt,” a  wonderful young-adult comedy with two interwoven stories of love, friendship, and the paralyzing fear of dying alone.

2021 New Jersey International Film Festival Video Q+A with Who the f... is Roger Rossmeisl? Director and Producer

The 2021 New Jersey International Film Festival is underway! Here is a Video Q+A with Who the f... is Roger Rossmeisl? Director Luc Quelin, Producer Kaspar Glarner and Festival Director Al Nigrin. Who the f... is Roger Rossmeisl? is part of the Festival's opening weekend and plays on Saturday, June 5. Join the thousands of others who have bought tickets to the this great Festival which is committed to screening quality and thought provoking films.  


Dance Rising NYC Announces Hyper-Local Dance Outs On June 10 & June 12

Dance Rising NYC announces the next Hyper-Local Dance Outs on Thursday, June 10, 2021 and Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 7:00pm-7:30pm ET. NY, NJ, CT, and PA professional dancers will take to the parks, streets, and rooftops to dance, focusing public attention on a resilient industry that is still struggling to survive due to closures and lack of support during COVID. All artists identifying as a professional dancer, choreographer or teacher are invited to take part.  To sign up and for more information, visit https://bit.ly/SpringDanceOutSignUp


Middletown Arts Center presents "The Decade That Rocked" Exhibit of Work by Mark Weiss

(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- The Middletown Arts Center is excited to reopen its gallery doors with a tribute to ‘80’s Rock and Metal music, The Decade That Rocked, an exhibition presenting the work of renowned Rock n’ Roll photographer, Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss. Also on display is a collection of silkscreen prints created from Weiss’s iconic photographs by Steve Lacy, artist and news anchor from Fox 5 New York. The exhibition is on view now through August 15 and will celebrate Weiss’s birthday and his 40+ years of Rock n’ Roll photography with WEISSFEST 2021, three nights of exciting live entertainment events, from Thursday, June 24 to Saturday, June 26.


Brookdale Community College Appoints First Diversity and Inclusion Director

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- Brookdale Community College has announced Angela Kariotis as the College's first Director of Diversity and Inclusion. This position will elevate and accelerate the College’s twenty-first century vision for inclusive excellence. 

Nimbus Brings Back Live Arts and Performances with the Outdoor Nimbus Arts Festival This Summer

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- This summer, Nimbus leads Jersey City and statewide audiences back to live performance with the star-studded, outdoor Nimbus Arts Festival. The Nimbus Arts Festival features a lineup of nationally-renowned and locally-loved performing artists including Nimbus Dance, Jersey City’s hometown dance company, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, co-presentations with Segunda Quimbamba Puerto Rican Folkloric center,  Riverview Jazz and Hudson West Folk Festival, and special guest: Sarah Lane, star of the American Ballet Theatre. Audiences can expect amazing arts entertainment in a laid-back and socially distanced atmosphere, complete with food trucks, drink refreshments, and artisan vendors.

Gardens of Cape May Tour On June 12 features both private homes and public spaces

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- On Saturday June 12 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, you are invited to step past the frontage and explore the plants and blooms of some of the Cape May area’s natural areas and most dedicated gardeners. You can see both public and private gardens and take home ideas for your own gardens. Smell and see what’s blooming and flourishing in several different seashore locations dominated by sunlight, ocean breezes, sand and salt, but each uniquely situated. Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate gardens are included, as well as the The Nature Conservancy’s Garrett Family Preserve.

Furniture Designer and Renaissance Man Receives Rotary Club of Englewood's Community Service Award

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- Michael Shannon, President of the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF), was recently honored at The Rotary Club of Englewood's virtual gala with the Community Service Award in recognition of his contributions to the community.  Emmy awarding winning producer and emcee of the festive event, Harry Martin, described Shannon as a Renaissance man with many talents and interests.

12th Annual NYC Juneteenth Hybrid Family Festival to be Held in Brooklyn and Virtually

(BROOKLYN, NY) -- Plans are underway for thousands of New Yorkers and virtual participants from across the country to celebrate Juneteenth with a three-day celebration of music, dance, wellness, poetry, education and more at the 12th annual Juneteenth NYC Family Festival, June 18-20 in Brooklyn. The event will kick off virtually on Friday, June 18th, then become a hybrid celebration including both virtual and in-person events for the remainder of the weekend. In-person events will be held at Herbert Von King Park on Saturday, June 19 and at the Bed Stuy Restoration Amphitheater on Sunday, June 20th.


PC & Kristin Cast to Appear in Ocean County Library’s “Dive into YA” Virtual Series On June 26

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Fans of “House of Night” and “The Escaped” can meet the creators, P.C. & Kristin Cast, when they join the Ocean County Library’s “Dive into YA: It’s Not Just for Teens” virtual author dialog series on Thursday, June 26 at 6:00pm. The program aims to show how real issues, imaginative concepts, diverse characters and vivid writing propel Young Adult literature beyond traditional age categories. 

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