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New Jersey Stage Features Published During The Week Of 03-09-20

NJ Stage Weekly Features

In addition to running about 60 news stories and event previews each week, New Jersey Stage runs several original features and interviews as well. Every Monday we shine a spotlight on the features run for the past week.

PHOTOS from World Premiere Of "Conscience" at George Street Playhouse
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Tony Award-winning actress Harriet Harris stars as real-world Senator Margaret Chase Smith opposite Lee Sellars  as Senator Joseph McCarthy in the world-premiere of Tony-Award winner Joe Pietro’s new play Conscience, currently on stage at George Street Playhouse until March 29.

"Matilda" and the Power of Reading
By Gary Wien,
March is National Reading Month and there’s no better way to celebrate this with your children than seeing Roald Dahl’s “Matilda, the Musical” at Axelrod Performing Arts Center. The play is based on the popular children’s book about a girl who is able to escape the problems of her own world through the books given to her by a librarian.  The musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and offers the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Axelrod’s production runs for three weekends beginning March 7th.


"Ecstatic!" Air Supply LIVE! at BergenPAC
By Spotlight Central
It’s Friday, February 28, 2020, and fans inside Englewood, NJ’s BergenPAC auditorium are excitedly awaiting a sold-out concert by the world-famous Australian pop duo, Air Supply.

SonicVoyageFest Hits Teaneck & Dunellen
Joe Deninzon enjoys collaborations with a range of progressive rockers on his SonicVoyageFest tours that have brought his band Stratospheerius as far west as Chicago, north as Maine, and South as Tennessee. The leadsinger/electric violinist returns with his group to New Jersey for two concerts and get-togethers with prog fans—March 11 at Debonair’s in Teaneck and Friday March 13 in Dunellen at Roxy & Dukes for the NJProgHouse. The Fest features his Melodic Revolution Records’ labelmate Potter’s Daughter and their friends Dark Beauty.

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/5/20
By Danny Coleman
"I've been very good; I'm incredibly busy and it doesn't get any less busy. I'm just putting the finishing touches to my autobiography which is already officially on sale before I've even finished it but it's really in the finishing touches so I'm trying to get this all sorted before I head into rehearsals for the forthcoming tour."

PHOTOS from The New Deal at Wonder Bar
By Chris Paul
The New Deal came to The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on February 20, 2020 and photographer Chris Paul was on hand to take some pics. With over 1400 legendary late nights, sold-out clubs and triumphant festivals under their belts, The New Deal returned in 2019 with ‘TND3' – the third incarnation of the renowned live electronica trio: Jamie Shields (keyboards), Dan Kurtz (bass), and new drummer Davide Di Renzo.

Makin Waves with A Halo Called Fred: 'Joys of Not Taking Life So Seriously'
By Bob Makin
New Brunswick-based indie-rock veterans A Halo Called Fred will celebrate their latest release on Lump ‘N’ Loaf Records, “Go Home Drama You're Drunk and Other Tales of Going through Hell to Escape the Evil Monkeys,” at their annual Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show on March 21 at Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse in Dunellen.

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Keep Me in Your Mind" by Joshua Mark
By Bob Makin
Asbury Park singer-songwriter Joshua Mark has followed his 2015 debut EP, “Breaking Ground,” with another impressive five-song collection on Jersey Shore-based Ghetto Surf Records. “Keep Me in Your Mind” recalls the sensitive, organic-sounding singing and songwriting of James Taylor with a bit of the funky folk-pop of Jack Johnson. Some of his vocal inflections particularly recall J.T.

Orleans, Poco, and Pure Prairie League LIVE! at MPAC
By Spotlight Central
Fans of music from the 1970s are excitedly waiting inside Morristown, NJ’s beautiful MPAC auditorium this Saturday, February 22, 2020 evening for the start of tonight’s sold-out Ultimate ’70s Tour concert starring ’70s country-flavored pop icons Orleans, Poco, and Pure Prairie League.


Discover Jersey Arts Summer 2020 Season Preview Guides To Be Produced By NJ Stage
Arts organizations have relied on print newspapers for decades. When circulation numbers began to fall and more people started to get their news from the Internet, many arts organizations wondered where to go for promotion.  New Jersey Stage believes digital publications, which combine the best of the Internet with the design of print publications, is the way to go.  Last Fall, the arts community got a chance to see our work in action.  Thanks to a successful debut, we are about to do it again.

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originally published: 03/09/2020

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