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Jon Stewart To Take Part In A Q&A Session To Benefit Count Basie Center For The Arts

originally published: 06/06/2018

Jon Stewart To Take Part In A Q&A Session To Benefit Count Basie Center For The Arts

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Comedian Jon Stewart will participate in an onstage interview and audience Q&A on Sunday, June 17th at 8:00pm at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank. Tickets for the event, a benefit for the Basie Center’s capital campaign project, are priced between $75 and $250, and customers will be limited to 4 ticket purchases per household. 

“I’m happy to appear at the Basie for a great cause – the Count Basie,” Stewart said. “The expansion going on at the center is going to keep Monmouth County the center of ‘Jersey’s premier arts communities.”

Jon Stewart is one of America’s top social and comedic figures.  As the longtime host and executive producer of Comedy Central’s Emmy and Peabody award winning program,The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he and the show won a collective 20 Primetime EMMY Awards and were nominated 56 times.  Stewart is also a New York Times best-selling author. In 2014 he wrote and directed his first feature film, Rosewater, which he also produced alongside Gigi Pritzker and Scott Rudin. Stewart currently has a first-look deal with HBO and serves as an executive producer on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Stewart will take questions from a moderator, with an audience-generated Q&A session closing the evening.

“We’re honored that Jon is lending his support to the Count Basie Center,” said Adam Philipson, President and CEO, Count Basie Center for the Arts. “Proceeds from this evening will go directly towards construction of our new center. It’s impossible to express how much this means to us.  Jon’s dedication to the region, the Basie and the arts in general is invaluable.” 



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Announced in 2016, the Basie campaign is an ambitious, $26 million effort to expand the facility into a true, regional center for the arts. The project broke ground last fall on the west end of the Basie Center campus, which will create the Jay And Linda Grunin Arts And Education Building and house a second performance venue, space for the ever-growing Basie Performing Arts Academy, and provide upgrades to the backstage areas of the Basie’s historic, 1926 theater.  A second phase, set to begin shortly, will expand the Basie theater’s lobby, restrooms, and concessions areas, while creating a striking, glass-lined outer wall, flanked by the Stillwell-Larkin Pavilion and overlooking a new, outdoor public arts plaza.

Count Basie Center for the Arts is located at 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, New Jersey.





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Event calendar
Sunday, Jan 20, 2019


MUSIC

The Brook Orchestra presents Fire & Ice @ Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook - 3:00pm

Bay Atlantic Symphony: Mozart & Verdi @ Stockton Performing Arts Center (StocktonPAC) in Galloway, Galloway - 2:00pm

Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes @ Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme, Succasunna - 4:00pm


THEATRE

"Apple Season" by E.M. Lewis @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 2:00pm

Annie Jr. @ The Oakes Center, Summit - 2:00pm

Auditions: Born Yesterday @ Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair - 6:30pm







KIDS

American Girl Live @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 1:00pm


MISC

WWE Superstar Braun Strowman @ iPlay America, Freehold - 11:00am

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