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Daily Edition 05-30-23

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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Howell PAL Theater Company to present "West Side Story"

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- The Howell PAL Theater Company presents their 2023 production, West Side Story, at the Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood on Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. The book and score are written by Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, and Leonard Bernstein widely regarded as one of the best ever written, with original direction and choreography by the world-renowned Jerome Robbins.


New York Classical Theatre presents "Richard III" with All-Female, Gender-Fluid Cast

(NEW YORK, NY) -- New York Classical Theatre has announced an all-female, gender-fluid, and disability-forward cast for Shakespeare's Richard III. The production, directed by Burdman, will play in Central Park from June 13 to June 25; in Brooklyn Commons at Metrotech from June 27 to July 2; and in Carl Schurz Park from July 4 to July 9. All performances are free and open to the public.


Classic American Tales presents "Tales at the Dormer House" beginning June 8

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Classic American Tales (CAT) presents Tales At The Dormer House.  This new company has taken on what had been presented by East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) for 33 years under the name "Tales of the Victorians." As usual, with "Tales," attendees are treated to tea and tantalizing treats, while listening to stories by American authors like O. Henry, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mark Twain read, now by CAT performers, for only $12.00, cash at the door. Children are always welcome, and ages 12 and under are free.



Chrisette Michele to headline Rhythm & Blues by the Brook on June 3rd

(PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- The Union County Board of County Commissioners would like to invite residents to kick off the summer season with Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

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New Jersey Symphony Announces 2023 Edward T. Cone Composition Institute Composers

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony has announced the composers for the ninth Edward T. Cone Composition Institute. The 2023 Institute will take place Sunday, July 9 through Saturday, July 15 in Newark, culminating in a performance of the composers’ works on Saturday, July 15, 2023. This year's winning composers include Tom Morrison with his work Messages in the Ground, Kory Reeder with his work Walls of Brocade Fields, Sam Wu with his work Hydrosphere and Yangfan Xu with her work Bya.'s New & Notable NJ Music 5/29/23

Lazlo, founder of (an online radio station based around New Jersey artists), shines a light on some of the many new releases from NJ based musicians each week with this column. This week Lazlo takes a look at releases by Above the Moon, Fake Pockets, Arlan Feiles, and The Anderson Council.


Ted Rosenthal Trio to Perform at Jersey Jazz LIVE! in Madison on June 11th

(MADISON, NJ) -- Pianist Ted Rosenthal has released 15 albums as a leader, among them 2014's Rhapsody in Gershwin (Playscape) and 2010's Impromptu (CD Baby). The former featured his arrangement of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" for a jazz trio; the latter demonstrated his reconceptualizing of classical themes for a jazz trio.



An Interview with "Stargazer" Director Alan McIntyre

Stargazer tells the story of one night in the life of Grace Campbell, a grad student burning with fury about the fate of Cecilia Payne, an astronomer who discovered the nature of the universe - and saw her genius stolen by men. For Grace, history threatens to repeat itself when she's forced to partner with a male journalist.


Balaena & The Sprayer screen at the June 2023 New Jersey International Film Festival on Sunday, June 4

Balaena directed by Alessia Cecchet and The Sprayer directed by Farnoosh Abedi are two short films playing at the 2023 New Jersey International Film Festival that address the relationship between people and their impact on the environment, both negative and positive. These films use various art forms to highlight the issue of climate change in a thoughtful and visually stimulating way. 

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Top Chefs Unite to Make a Difference on July 17th

(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- Get ready to embark on a culinary journey through La Riviera D'Italia, accompanied by the finest Italian wine and spirits, at the highly anticipated Chefs Who Care event. Taking place on Monday, July 17, 2023 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at The English Manor in Ocean Township, NJ, this premiere gathering of renowned chefs from New York City and New Jersey aims to raise funds and awareness for The Ashley Lauren Foundation and honoring Sir Gary Kong. The Foundation provides much-needed hope, help, and support for children with cancer and their families throughout the State of New Jersey.



Ocean County Library to Mark Juneteenth with "When the Cavalry Came to Call"

(JACKSON, NJ) -- In honor of Juneteenth, the Ocean County Library will present a live program by noted storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson, "When the Cavalry Came to Call." The presentations will take place at the OCL Jackson Branch on Saturday, June 17 at 2:00pm, and at the OCL Waretown Branch on Monday, June 19 at 4:00pm. Ms. Wilson will relate stories and poems that celebrate African American Emancipation and honor the sacrifices made to attain it.


Newark Works To Improve Conditions At Sussex Avenue Homeless Shelter

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the City's Homelessness Czar Luis Ulerio announced on May 25, 2023 that the City of Newark will take steps to improve the H.E.L.P. Center, which houses residents without addresses, after health and fire inspections revealed appalling conditions at the facility. Located at 224 Sussex Avenue, the facility is operated by the Sussex Avenue Renewal Corporation. Persons being sheltered at the center will be moved temporarily to emergency housing beds across Essex County with supports in place over the next several weeks.


3rd Annual Hamilton Arts Festival to Take Place June 15–24

(PATERSON, NJ) -- The Paterson Performing Arts Development Council (PPADC) has announced the 2023 lineup for its annual Hamilton Arts Festival (June 15–24, 2023), a series of events including theatrical productions and film screenings.


Union County Offers Free Professional Development Webinar on for Non-Profit Organizations

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites non-profit organizations to attend Building Community, a free professional development workshop on Tuesday, June 13 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, presented on Zoom by Dr. Brea M. Heidelberg, Arts Management Consultant and Researcher; and Assistant Professor of Entertainment & Arts Management at Drexel University.


Stockton Awarded $444,445 Grant to Promote K-12 Computer Science

(GALLOWAY, NJ) -- Nearly 400 K-12 teachers across South Jersey have been introduced to computer science during the past school year through the establishment of a regional hub by the Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) at Stockton University.




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The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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Free Summer Event: Joshua Van Ness

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 @ 6:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) - Vail Mansion Plaza
110 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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The Mavericks – Moon & Stars Summer Tour ‘24

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Count Basie Center for the Arts
99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
category: music

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Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 8:00pm. This is the world's greatest tribute to the music of the '80s!

Fred Lehotay and the Ragtimers to Perform at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch

Avenel Performing Arts Center presents Confessions of a Showgirl

Lauren O'Brien's "Lolo's Boyfriend Show" comes to Turn the Lights On Festival at Playhouse 46

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