Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from October 30 to November 5, 2022. Each week we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week's top 15 includes articles from 9 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Sussex, and Union).
1) George Street Playhouse Announces Cast for "Joy the Musical" - (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- George Street Playhouse has announced the full cast as first rehearsals kick-off today for the world premiere production Joy the Musical starring Erika Henningsen at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. The musical is based on the life of Joy Mangano and her book Inventing Joy: Dare to Build a Brave and Creative Life. Performances begin December 7th and continue through December 30th. Tickets are now on sale.
2) PHOTOS from "The Rocky Horror Show" at Music Mountain Theatre - On October 28th and 29th, The Rocky Horror Show returned to Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville, NJ for two sold-out performances. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
3) New Jersey Hall of Fame Announces Lineup For Induction Ceremony - (NEWARK, NJ) /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey's best and brightest will once again be front and center.
4) Haunt O'Ween NJ to take place at Bell Works - (HOLMDEL, NJ) /PRNewswire/ -- The Experiential Supply Co., an innovative experiential productions and attractions company that drives high profile viral destination experiences, and Fever, the global entertainment discovery platform, today announced their groundbreaking one-of-a-kind Halloween experience: Haunt O' Ween NJ will land in New Jersey this Halloween. The fully immersive spooktacular event will take place September 30th - October 31st, 2022 at Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd. in Holmdel, New Jersey.
5) UCC's Harvest Fest Reaches Hundreds of Newarkers With Free Coats, Costumes, Food, Resources - (NEWARK, NJ) -- United Community Corporation’s Harvest Fest on October 26th did more than lift the spirits of Newark families with live entertainment and treats. It also served hundreds of community members with vital resources.
6) Painting of Mural Celebrating Black Women Suffragists and Black Women Launches in Englewood - (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's (NNJCF) ArtsBergen announces the launch of the painting of "The Black Women's Mural: Celebrating Black Suffragists and Black Women in Englewood" on the Women's Rights Information Center's building, located at 108 W. Palisade Avenue in downtown Englewood, New Jersey. The mural uses the design input from Black women in the city and the larger community.
7) Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone with Gary Puckett and the Union Gap LIVE! at the Strand Theater - The line is long this Friday, October 7, 2022 evening as music lovers wait to enter Lakewood, NJ’s Strand Theater for a Stars of the Sixties concert by Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone along with Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.
8) Newark Black Film Festival Presents a Screening of "Nanny" - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Join the Newark Museum of Art for a special screening of Nanny, the winner of this year’s Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm. Nanny is a gem of a horror film that combines impressive filmmaking and powerful storytelling. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.
9) Jersey-based Christine Radlmann Named Female Country Vocalist of the Year at Josie Music Awards in Nashville - (WESTFIELD, NJ) -- Christine Radlmann, lead singer of the New Jersey country trio Southpaw, was crowned Female Country Vocalist of the Year by the prestigious Josie Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on October 23, 2022.
10) "Classic Country!" Josh Turner LIVE! at UCPAC - Thanks to the arrival of fall, it’s dark out early in Rahway, NJ this October 20, 2022 evening, but the lights inside the town’s historic UCPAC auditorium shine brightly as music lovers ready themselves for a concert by country singer Josh Turner.
11) Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison, Adrian Belew Announce 19-Date 'Remain In Light' Tour - On the heels of their performance at LA’s The Wiltern at the end of September, original Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison and noted touring member Adrian Belew have announced that they will bring their popular ‘Remain In Light’ concert on the road this winter, in celebration of the band’s iconic 1980 record. The 19-date tour will find Harrison and Belew performing songs from this monumental period of the band’s history alongside a powerhouse band, including former members of Turkuaz, Julie Slick on bass, and Yahuba Garcia-Torres on percussion. Local shows taking place in 2023 include Sunday, March 5th at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville; Tuesday, March 7th at Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia; and Thursday, March 9th at Sony Hall in New York City.
12) Sussex County Community College Presents the Fall Play "Everybody" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins - (NEWTON, NJ) -- A true a luck of the draw, the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Sussex County Community College will take its audience on a journey of a lifetime in the upcoming Fall production of “Everybody” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist, “Everybody” takes a modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play, “Everyman.” The comedic-drama follows Everybody as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living.
13) Jackson Pines To Headline Stone Pony w/ Friends on November 5th - On Saturday, November 5th, my band Jackson Pines will headline the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ for the first time. We’re super excited to bring our band and a few of our friends to play with us that evening, and Gary at NJ Stage has allowed me to tell you about the night in my own words. Far from being the first time we’ve played there, it is the first time we’ve been invited to curate the night’s acts and anchor the evening with our music.
14) Princeton's Day of the Dead festival returns November 5th - (PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) continues their decades-long tradition of celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with a free, outdoor community festival on Saturday, November 5 from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
15) Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/20/22 - “We found it in our vault, which we've been going through in recent years and it's something that we've been meaning to put out for quite some time and we finally did," said a thrilled Dennis Diken, drummer of The Smithereens. "This was recorded during an interim period; we worked on it in early ‘93 and eventually later that year we signed with RCA Records and we actually recorded two albums worth of material. The songs that did not appear on "The Lost Album” were actually re-recorded for “A Date with The Smithereens” once we got signed with RCA.”
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