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Daily Edition 04-18-24

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update from New Jersey's arts newswire. We regularly publish between 8-15 new articles and news reports each day. Nobody covers the Arts throughout the Garden State like New Jersey Stage!

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State Theatre New Jersey presents "Mean Girls"
 

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Mean Girls, the record-breaking new musical comedy adapted from the hit Paramount Pictures film with four performances May 11-12, 2024. Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (30 Rock), composer Jeff Richmond (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), and director Casey Nicholas (The Book of Mormon).

 



The Growing Stage presents the 2024 New Play-Reading Festival
 

(NETCONG, NJ) -- The Growing Stage: The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is thrilled to present the four finalists for their New Play-Reading Festival (April 26-28). The 2024 finalists include Bug & Junior: An Unfairytale by Ann Eskridge; Her-Cules by Matthew Hanf; Her Beautiful Sound by Cris Eli Blak; and Little Things by Bonnie Gleicher & Brandon Michael Lowden.  The New Play-Reading Festival is curated by Danny Campos, The Growing Stage's veteran actor and teaching artist.

 



McCarter Announces New Leadership Team Members
 

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center has announced two significant appointments to its leadership team: Donya K. Washington as the new BOLD Associate Artistic Director and Joe Peacock as Director of Development.

 



Premiere Stages at Kean Announces 2024 Season
 

(UNION, NJ) -- Premiere Stages at Kean University has announced its 2024 season, which will feature the development of numerous new plays, including a summer reading series, two full productions, and fall staged reading.


 
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Full Cast Announced for "Fly More Than You Fall"
 

(TEANECK, NJ) -- Complete casting has been announced for Fly More Than You Fall, a brand new musical having its New Jersey premiere this weekend with two concert performances presented at The Puffin Cultural Forum (20 Puffin Way) in Teaneck.

 



American Theater Group presents the World Premiere of "Canned Goods" by Erik Kahn
 

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- American Theater Group (ATG) presents the world premiere of the provocative new play, Canned Goods, by Erik Kahn, May 9-11 at Hamilton Stage in Rahway and May 16-19 at the Sieminski Theater in Basking Ridge. Canned Goods is a historical drama about the little-known incident which contributed to the launch of World War II. NY-based Director Charlotte Cohn will helm the production.

 


music


JEM Records Celebrates Jagger & Richards with Latest Release
 

With a great deal of “satisfaction” Marty Scott, President of Jem Records announced the 5th in the series, JEM Records Celebrates Jagger & Richards to be released on May 31, 2024. Coincidentally, The Rolling Stones 2024 North American Spring/Summer Tour overlaps with the album release date. (Time is on Jem’s side, yes it is!)

 



MPAC presents Lyle Lovett and Lisa Loeb
 

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Two iconic songwriters share the stage, trade songs and swap stories when Lyle Lovett and Lisa Loeb perform together at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Tickets range from $59-$99. Showtime is 7:30pm.

 



The Newton Theatre presents Kiefer Sutherland
 

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Kiefer Sutherland on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 8:00pm. The famous actor has been releasing music since his debut album, Down in a Hole, came out in 2016. He's released three studio albums and several singles to date.


 
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English Duo to Headline 4th Annual Washington Rock 'n' Roll and Steampunk Fair
 

(WASHINGTON, NJ) -- The 4th Annual Washington Rock 'n' Roll and Steampunk Fair will be headlined by Victor and the Bully, direct from England. The event takes place Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 10:00am-5:00pm. The Steampunk Fair combines the steam-powered Victorian Era energy of the classic science fiction genre with a punk and rock 'n' roll feel that makes for an amazing day of retro-futuristic fun.

 


film


Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert comes to NJPAC
 

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert comes to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, October 13, 2024 at 3:00pm. Audiences will immerse themselves in a two-hour odyssey with a live orchestra bringing the show's iconic musical score to life, in perfect harmony with highlights and favorite moments from all three seasons of the series.

 


art


Regina Hann: "Coexistence" Solo Exhibition at the Riverside Gallery
 

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- Regina Hann, a painter, will hold a solo exhibition titled "Coexistence" at Riverside Gallery from April 27 to May 4, 2024. Hann is an artist who creates works expressing interest in the beauty and crisis of coral reefs. Inspired by her childhood experiences at the seaside and her environmentally conscious values, she has chosen coral reefs as the subject of her artwork.

 


community


West Windsor Arts Honors 2024 Volunteers of the Year
 

(PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- In recognition of National Volunteer Month, West Windsor Arts has named Shaheen Shahnaz and Latoya Edwards as its Adult Volunteers of the Year and Sharaya Gala and Aarohi Honap as its Student Volunteers of the Year.

 



Bell Theater at Bell Works Opens in Holmdel
 

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- Central New Jersey has a brand new home for the arts! Bell Theater, housed at the iconic Bell Works complex in Holmdel, opens in May with an electrifying slate of performances that includes professional Broadway musicals and plays, concerts, comedy, jazz, and family entertainment

 



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LATEST NEWS


Outpost in the Burbs presents Lizzie No

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents Lizzie No on Friday, September 20, 2024 at 8:00pm.  The concert takes place at the First Congregation Church in Montclair and is part of Outpost's New Voices Series.


McCarter Theatre presents Chris Botti




OCC Repertory Theater presents "All Shook Up"




Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Kinderhook


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