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Daily Edition 05-07-24

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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"Last Night At The Rue Bayou" to Have Industry Reading on Thursday

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Last Night At The Rue Bayou is a new immersive musical experience with concept, book and lyrics by Michael Meth, original music by recording artist Martee LeBow and direction by Tracey Conyer Lee. Irwin Fisch is music supervisor and the music director is Kenny Seymour. This magical new musical will have an invitation-only industry reading on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at The Blue Gallery just 3 blocks east of Times Square.


Playground Theatre Project presents "Lost Angels"

(RED BANK, NJ) -- During a lock down, 11 high school students are stuck in a classroom without a teacher and only texts and the PA system to let them know what is happening in the rest of the school. Amidst the confusion and for some, panic, these students will learn a great deal about each other. That's the premise behind Lost Angels, a play written and directed by Ralph Columbino (Artistic Director for the Actors Playground School of Theatre), which has performances at The Vogel on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Performances are at 6:00pm and 8:30pm.


Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to hold "Revelry" Fundraiser featuring Tony Award-winner Matt Doyle in Concert

(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents "Revelry," an exclusive fundraising soirée and concert set to take place on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Mead Hall and The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre on the campus of Drew University. The evening festivities will include cocktails and gourmet grazing, a fabulous silent auction, and an intimate concert performance by Tony Award-winner Matt Doyle, performing some favorites from Broadway and beyond.



Bell Theater at Bell Works presents The Weeklings BeatlesBash

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- The Weeklings bring their BeatlesBash show featuring The Horns & Strings Orchestra to the newly opened Bell Theater at Bell Works on Sunday, May 19, 2024 with a matinee performance at 3:00pm.

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Scottish Rite Auditorium presents Bruce Cockburn

(COLLINGSWOOD, NJ) -- The Scottish Rite Auditorium presents Bruce Cockburn with special guest Patty Larkin on Saturday, November 9, 2024. For 50 years, this Canadian musical legend has been capturing in song the essence of human experience–while fiercely striving to make it better. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.


Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band at Debonair Music Hall

(TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band on Thursday, May 30th, 2024 at Debonair Music Hall. Doors open at 7:00pm; showtime is 8:00pm. Hailing from Manchester, UK, Israel Portnoy is more than just a musician – he's an artist who weaves soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics into every note he plays.



Prudential Center presents Comedian Jo Koy

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Comedian Jo Koy will bring his ALL-NEW JO KOY: JUST BEING KOY TOUR to the Prudential Center on Friday, September 20, 2024 at 8:00pm. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing in a Las Vegas coffee house. Jo's uniquely relatable comedy pulls inspiration from his colorful family that has reached all kinds of people and has translated into sold-out arenas around the world.



Montclair Film's Free Movie Night Under the Stars Returns for 2024

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Montclair Film has announced the return of its annual Movie Night Under The Stars summer series. All films will start at sunset and will be free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. This year's lineup includes Barbie, Napoleon Dynamite, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.



From Ballet to Hip-Hop, Mercer Dance Ensemble Explores "Experiences" Through Dance at Kelsey Theatre

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Members of the The Mercer Dance Ensemble (MDE) will be tapping into their diverse backgrounds and talents in the original production "Experiences" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2024.

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Trenton City Museum Announces Juror and Call for Art for Ellarlsie Open 41

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Trenton City Museum invites artists to submit artwork for consideration in Ellarslie Open 41. Kimberly Camp, renowned as an artist, educator, museum leader, and gallery owner, will jury the 2024 show. Trenton City Museum will accept entries online from May 13 to June 13.


Princeton Makes Talks Series Features Artist Vivian Slee

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- On Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 6:30pm, artist Vivian Slee will be the featured speaker for the "Inside the Artist's Studio" series at Princeton Makes in the Princeton Shopping Center. Slee, a member of the Princeton Makes artist cooperative, is a Colombian-American artist who makes figurative and landscape paintings. She will share insights from her illustrious career and art practice.



Iconic Land of Make Believe To Feel The "Fury" in its 70th Year of Family Fun

(HOPE TWP., NJ) -- Get ready to feel the "fury" at Land of Make Believe when it launches its 70th season of family fun Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday May 25 through Monday May 27, 2024.


Clinton Hill Community Action Presents "If It Had Not Been For Mother"

(NEWARK, NJ) -- In 2023, Clinton Hill Community Action, unveiled a groundbreaking initiative that would transform the cultural landscape of the South Ward. Season 1 of the ArtsXChange, a collaborative effort with the renowned NJPAC, marked a milestone in community engagement and creative expression. This innovative venture showcased the richness of our community, providing a platform for local talents and fostering an environment where creativity knows no bounds. From visual arts to live performances, the ArtsXChange brings the arts directly to the heart of our community.


Bubble Planet: An Immersive Experience Comes to American Dream

(EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- Following its world premiere in Milan and expansion into Los Angeles, Brussels and London, Bubble Planet: An Immersive Experience is making its way to New Jersey this spring. The surreal and colorful interactive experience invites guests to escape into a whimsical world of bubbles, in which they can engage their senses and let their imaginations run wild.


Piscataway Hosts 51st Annual St. George Greek Festival

(PISCATAWAY, NJ) -- The 51st Annual St. George Greek Festival returns May 16-19, 2024. This Central Jersey tradition kicks-off New Jersey's "Greek Festival Season" lasting from May until October at Greek churches throughout the State. St. George, Piscataway Festival is synonymous with "philotimo" the Greek ideal of welcoming EVERYONE to explore Greek culture through homemade food, good music, traditional dancing and cultural tours.


Arts Institute of Middlesex County Offerings In May 2024

The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting various arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout May 2024. These events are free to enjoy for all County residents and beyond.


Princeton Community Pride Picnic Returns for its 4th year

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The fourth annual Princeton Community Pride Picnic will take place on Friday, May 31, 2024 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at Hinds Plaza (65 Witherspoon Street) located outside the Princeton Public Library. This kickoff to Pride Month in Princeton is for all ages, and will create a joyful, welcoming, safe space for everyone who attends. In the event of rain, the picnic will move inside the library.



An Evening with NYT bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews in conversation with author Lian Dolan

(SPRING LAKE, NJ) -- Thunder Road Books presents An Evening with NYT bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews in conversation with author Lian Dolan at the Spring Lake Public School (411 Tuttle Avenue) on Saturday, May 18th at 7:00pm.


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Sunday, July 21, 2024 @ 3:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

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The MAC Players at the Middletown Arts Center presents "Legally Blonde the Musical"

Sunday, July 21, 2024 @ 2:00pm
Middletown Arts Center
36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748
category: theatre

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The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Taylor Swift for Kids

Sunday, July 21, 2024 @ 12:00pm
The Vogel
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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(NEW HOPE, PA) -- Roxey Ballet will host the third annual River Dance Festival August 16-18, 2024 at Mill Ballet in New Hope, PA. Dancers, choreographers, and creators will get together in this three-day event featuring diverse talent from across the nation.

Mercer Master Gardeners Invite You to an Evening in the Garden

Original Stories of Somers Point's Own Richard Somers and Legendary Figure Molly Pitcher to Come to Life at Studio;Space

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