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Theatre Preview: April 2018

originally published: 03/22/2018

Theatre Preview: April 2018

Each month, New Jersey Stage provides a special advertising section promoting plays hitting stages around the Garden State. Make sure to add your plays to the event calendar to have them seen by thousands.  Event listings are always free.

Theatre Preview: April 2018

Trying at George Street Playhouse, 103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick. Trying tells the story of internationally known Francis Biddle, Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials, Attorney General under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. At 81 years old, he is sharply cantankerous and trying to put his life in order as he works on his memoir. When Sarah, a young, new secretary is hired, the two come to understand how strangers at very different places in their lives can unexpectedly and forever influence each other. The production stars Philip Goodwin and Carly Zien and runs from March 13 to April 8th at George Street Playhouse. 

Theatre Preview: April 2018

The Sting at Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn. Paper Mill Playhouse presents the World Premiere of The Sting, a new musical Based on the Academy Award-Winning Film. Chicago. 1936. Get ready to enter a smoke-filled world of cons and capers, where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they appear to be. The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small-town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff, who plot to bring down the city’s most corrupt racketeer. Starring Harry Connick, Jr., and directed by John Rando, the play runs from March 29 to April 29.

Theatre Preview: April 2018

Hitler’s Tasters at Centenary Stage Company, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown. Centenary Stage Company presents the World Premiere of Hitler’s Tasters by Michelle Kholos Brooks. Inspired by the true story.  Three times a day, every day, a group of young women have the opportunity to die for their country.  They are Adolph Hitler’s food tasters.  And what do girls discuss as they wait to see if they will live through another meal?  Like all girls, throughout time, they gossip and dream, they question and dance.  They want to love, laugh, and above all they want to survive. Performances run April 6-22.

Theatre Preview: April 2018

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder at State Theatre NJ, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. Performances on April 6-7.

Theatre Preview: April 2018



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West Side Story at Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is one of the best ever written and Arthur Laurents’ book is as powerful, poignant, and timely as ever. Performances run April 7-22.

Theatre Preview: April 2018

What A Piece Of Work Is Man at Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, College Drive, Toms River. The Wit, Wisdom, and Wonder of Will Shakespeare. An entertaining sampling of the Bard’s “Hits and Misses:” the famous to the infamous, the comical to the tragic... Enjoy the wit, wisdom and wonder of the bestselling fiction writer of all time. From the depth of his characters, the beauty of his language, to his plays, sonnets and songs; experience the universal themes of love and loss, politics and power and the nature of man… and a bit of the bawdy as well. OCC Repertory Theatre Company presents this April 19-22 and April 27-29.




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Event calendar
Friday, Feb 22, 2019


MUSIC

CHARLIE MARS @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 6:00pm

ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

David Bromberg Quintet @ First Congregational Church of Montclair, Montclair - 8:00pm

SWITCHFOOT THE NATIVE TONGUE TOUR @ The Wellmont Theater, Montclair - 7:00pm

Todd Dennison at the Minstrel @ Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, Morristown - 7:30pm

DISCO OF LOVE - TRIBUTE TO DONNA SUMMER & BARRY WHITE @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

LESS THAN JAKE @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 6:00pm

"Panama Dead" New Riders of the Purple Sage tribute band @ Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck - 8:30pm

Jersey Jazz Collective (JJC) @ Classic Quiche Cafe, Teaneck - 7:00pm

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

James Day & The Fish Fry @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Mamma Mia! @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

An Enemy Of The People @ Centenary Stage Company - Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center, Hackettstown - 8:00pm

Intimate Apparel @ Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood - 8:00pm

The Meeting @ Middletown Arts Center, Middletown - 8:00pm

My Very Own British Invasion @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 8:00pm

Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical @ George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Fun Home @ Wallace Theater at Lewis Arts Complex, Princeton - 8:00pm

Legally Blonde – The Musical @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Psychodrama @ Oakes Center, Summit - 8:00pm

Cornerstone Playhouse Presents Almost, Maine @ Cornerstone Playhouse, Sussex - 7:30pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Kean University Wilkins Theatre, Union - 8:00pm

Roan at The Gates @ Luna Stage, West Orange - 8:00pm


FILM

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 Screening @ Voorhees Hall #105, New Brunswick - 7:00pm


POETRY

C.K. Williams Reading Series: Tina Chang @ Labyrinth Books, Princeton - 6:00pm

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