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(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- George Street Playhouse has announced the full cast and creative for The Nerd, which the theatre presents April 24 through May 20, 2018. Ann Harada, Colin Hanlon, Kate Reinders, Zach Shaffer, and Stephen Wallem, will join the previously announced Jonathan Kite in Larry Shue’s The Nerd. Hayden Bercy rounds out the cast as 8-year-old Thor Waldgrave. Kevin Cahoon will direct the popular comedy, which closes out GSP’s mainstage season.... READ ON

(LINCROFT, NJ) -- Brookdale Community College will celebrate the 454th birthday of William Shakespeare with the eighth annual Shakespeare Read-A-Thon on Thursday, April 26 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Lincroft. Residents of all ages are invited to dress as their favorite Shakespearean character, read from their favorite plays and sonnets and join friends, family and community members in a collaborative reading from the Bard’s works.... READ ON

(ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ) -- Monmouth Players presents Paul Rudnick's "I Hate Hamlet" on Friday and Saturdays from April 15 to April 29. The play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part.... READ ON

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- Holmdel Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing from April 13-28. In the play, a group of soldiers return from the war. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship. The production is directed by Tom Frascatore and produced by Heidi Bonney and Laurie Devino.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Rutgers Theater Company presents Henry IV from April 20–28 in the Phillip J. Levin Theater.  The play by William Shakespeare has been adapted into a three-act play by Dakin Matthews, which will be directed by Michael Sexton.... READ ON

(HAMMONTON, NJ) --  Eagle Theatre opens Moonlight & Magnolias - the highly anticipated and uproarious irreverent behind-the-scenes glimpse of Gone With The Wind - on March 28th. Based on a true story, the play offers hilarious insight to the making of America’s most successful and beloved film of all time. The production stars Damon Bonetti, Hanna Gaffney, Bruce Graham and Ernie Jewell and runs until April 29.... READ ON

(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- On March 30th, Eagle Theatre opens Ron Hutchinson’s Moonlight & Magnolias, an uproariously irreverent behind-the-scenes glimpse of Gone With The Wind. Based on a true story, the play offers a hilarious insight to the making of America’s most successful and beloved film of all time. The production runs until April 29th.... READ ON

(MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- Families are feuding. The country is polarized. Political and international conflicts are escalating. Time to laugh and get along because we're better together.  That's the message behind Better Together, an original comedy with music based on the plays of Joseph A. Dewan.  It will be presented in April by The Bimah Players at the Monroe Township Jewish Center.... READ ON

(EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, presents Rumors, a comedy by Neil Simon running April 13 - 29th.  Directed by Mark Kalet, Rumors take place in the home of the Deputy Mayor of New York City and his wife, on the night of their anniversary.  ... READ ON

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- It’s 1912, and the world’s most famous ocean liner, the RMS Titanic, is ready to set sail at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre. Playful Theatre Productions presents Titanic, the Tony Award-winning musical about the maiden – and only voyage – of the colossal ship that ends in tragedy at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Dates and show times for this Kelsey special event are: Fridays, April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 21 and 28 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, April 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. ... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Rider University presents Heathers: The Musical April 25 through 29 in the Yvonne Theater on the Rider University campus in Princeton. Heathers: The Musical is based on the cult classic film from the 1980s, which centers around two teenage lovers plotting to kill the most popular girl at their school. The musical has developed a cult following of its own, which surprised the director Rebecca Simon. ... READ ON

(HAMMONTON, NJ) -- Eagle Theatre heads out of town for the 1st Official Tour of their Barrymore Award Nominated,  john & jen, with a co-production at Cape May Stage. The production, which stars Kimberly Suskind and Will Connell, runs from April 27 to May 5th.... READ ON

​​​​​​​(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre presents public performances of its revival production of Y York’s The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi from April 14 to May 6. Restaging its 2011 production for a new audience, MST is thrilled to reunite much of the creative team from the earlier production, including MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor and actor Blaire Brooks (Bull, Blacklist) as Darzee the Tailor Bird. The cast includes MST regular Andrew Baldwin (Frog and Toad), Cameron Blankenship (Lyric Rep), and Arielle Legere (Princess K.I.M.).... READ ON

(HACKENSACK, NJ) --- Fair Lawn resident Teddy Coluca who plays Mr. Brimley on NBC’s The Blacklist  will lead the ensemble in The Company Theatre Group’s (Lou Scarpati, Managing Artistic Director) production of The Underpants, written by Steve Martin, co- directed by Lou Scarpati and Teddy Coluca.  The Underpants will perform at the new Hackensack Performing Arts Center (102 State Street, Hackensack, NJ).  The show opens on April 21 at 8:00pm and runs through May 6, 2018. ... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Two River Theater has announced the complete cast and creative team for its production of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa, winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play. Dancing at Lughnasa will be directed by Jessica Stone, who previously directed acclaimed productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Absurd Person Singular at Two River Theater. The production runs April 14 through May 13.... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is producing the World Premiere of Continuing the Conversation: An Evening of Short Plays Inspired by Current Events. The plays, by writers Suzanne Bradbeer, Richard Dresser, Steve Harper, Dania Ramos, Lia Romeo and David Lee White, all deal with themes that are in the public consciousness right now. Dreamcatcher has taken what was a one-night event last season and given it a place on the mainstage this spring. Continuing the Conversation runs April 26 - May 13, 2018.... READ ON

(TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios presents new productions of two modern classics by Eric Bogosian, Talk Radio and the rarely-performed Griller, presented on alternating evenings "in rep". Directed by Matt Okin, performances run from April 19 through May 13. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors.  ... READ ON

(LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company will present the World Premiere of Chloé Hung’s Issei, He Say, (Or the Myth of the First) April 19 through May 20, 2018. Winner of an Edgerton New Play award, Issei, He Say will be directed by Lisa James and stars Stan Egi as Mr. Yamamoto, Kathleen Kwan as Mrs. Chu, Fenton Li as Mr. Chu, and Christina Liang as Lucy Chu.... READ ON

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