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(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), City of New Brunswick, and George Street Playhouse have announced The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater and The Arthur Laurents Theater – named after two George Street Playhouse benefactors. The $7.75 million in gifts, the largest in George Street Playhouse history, strengthens NBPAC as the premier center for the performing arts. NBPAC, a $172 million redevelopment initiative that will transform New Brunswick’s Downtown Cultural Arts District, opens its doors to the public this fall.... READ ON

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Hamlet Isn’t Dead is back in 2019 to present Shakespeare’s most famous play in characteristically vibrant style. From the theatre company that brought you last year’s sold-out pop romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, the acoustic all-female adventure As You Like It, and the rock music-infused Julius Caesar, this season's production of Hamlet is another musical, joyful and immediate Shakespearean experience that makes you remember why you love the Bard. The production runs from March 28 through April 13.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton Summer Theater has announced that Daniel Krane and Hannah Semmelhack will return as the company’s leadership team for the 2019 season. Daniel Krane, Princeton University Class of 2018, will serve as PST’s Artistic Director again, while Hannah Semmelhack, Princeton Class of 2020 and a Theater certificate student, reprises her role as Executive Director.... READ ON

(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season features the highly anticipated new musical Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, which chronicles the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and the World Premieres of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Wanderer - the story of Dion DiMucci and how he skyrocketed to fame as a teenage heartthrob in the 1950s and early ’60s with hits like “Runaround Sue,” “Teenager in Love,” and “I Wonder Why.”. The season also contains the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Sister Act, the Tony-nominated musical based on the popular film.... READ ON

(FAIR LAWN, NJ) -- Teaneck New Theatre presents Room Service from April 12-14 at the George Frey Center for Performing Arts in Fair Lawn.  When the play first opened in 1938, it received rave reviews and was considered one of the funniest comedies. Its debut at the tail end of the Great Depression added a bright light in a dark world when many people were in despair.... READ ON

(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- On Monday, March 25th, Hudson Theatre Works presents a staged reading of Joe Hill & The Wobblies by Randy Noojin. In this new play, which features the music of Joe Hill, a young Swedish immigrant uses his songwriting to fight for a revolution of the working class in the American West. Directed by David Kronick, the production takes place at 7:30pm as part of the annual Hudson Theatre Works play reading series, PlayWorks, and the Stages Festival by New Jersey Theatre Alliance. Reservations are not necessary, but there is a suggested donation of $10.... READ ON

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a student theatre production of Tigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock, March 27-29, at 7:00pm. The production, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be staged in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus. ... READ ON

(PARSIPPANY, NJ) -- The Women’s Theater Company, a professional theater company in Parsippany, NJ, presents God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza from March 22-31. In the play, two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park agree to discuss the matter in a civilized manner.  However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents RENT - 20th Anniversary Tour for three performances from April 2-4. RENT, the Pulitzer Prize® and Tony Award®-winning rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, is on the road again in a 20th Anniversary production. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theater.  Tickets range from $35-$98.... READ ON

(NORTH HALEDON, NJ) -- Mary Help of Christians Academy presents The Little Mermaid from March 29-30. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. ... READ ON

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