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(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Exit 82 Theatre Company presents Neil Simon's Rumors over three weeks in April now through April 27. The play takes place at a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse where the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. ... READ ON

(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Brian Corrigan, Beejan Land, and Lipica Shah will star in Luna Stage's production of Heartland. The intercontinental love story by Gabriel Jason Dean, directed by Ari Laura Kreith will run from April 4-April 28. The fourth production of Luna’s 2018-2019 Season, Heartland is set in Nebraska and Afghanistan. It has been described as "a magical new play about family, grace, and the consequences of defending an American Empire.” ... READ ON

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The National Endowment for the Arts is supporting the next generation of American songwriters. For the second year and in collaboration with the American Theatre Wing, the Arts Endowment is calling for applications from high school students to the agency’s Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. This national program is for students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musical theater including hip-hop, rock, R&B, country, jazz, and more. Application is simple and can be completed online now through April 30, 2019 at midnight ET. Join the Twitter conversation at #IWriteMusicals.... READ ON

(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon runs from April 4 through May 5, 2019.... READ ON

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre presents Bunnicula from April 13 through May 5. On a dark and stormy night, the Monroe family decides to go see a movie. Their pets Chester (the cat) and Harold (the dog) patiently await their return. When they finally come home, they come bearing a surprise: they have found a bunny in the movie theatre. However, this is no ordinary rabbit…this is the extraordinary Bunnicula!... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Two River Theater presents The Belle of Amherst from April 13 through May 5 in the Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater. Crafted from diary entries, letters, and poems by Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst is a spellbinding and personal look at the life of one of America’s greatest poets. ... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The critically acclaimed drama Too Heavy for Your Pocket, winner of the prestigious 2017 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, will open at George Street Playhouse on April 23 and close the Playhouse’s 2018-19 season as it prepares to move to its permanent new home at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center this fall. The production runs until May 19.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts presents The Simon & Garfunkel Story on January 23, 2020.Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including "Mrs Robinson", "Cecilia", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Homeward Bound" and many more. **NOTE: this show was originally scheduled for January 30, 2019 but had to be postponed due to a winter storm. Tickets for the original date will be honored on January 23, 2020. For those unable to make the new date, refunds will be honored at the original point of purchase through August 1, 2019.... READ ON

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