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Anticipation is in the air outside Millburn, NJ’s Paper Mill Playhouse as theater lovers await the world premiere of an electrifying new musical, My Own British Invasion! Based on the experiences of Herman’s Hermits’ lead singer, Peter Noone, tonight’s audience looks forward to an entertainment extravaganza featuring more than two-dozen chart-topping hits from the best British artists of the 1960s!... READ ON

The 60’s reveled in rock and pop music. A major part of the music scene was dominated by groups from Great Britain. First the Beatles arrived in 1964. After a time, one band after another came to the U.S. with major hit records. This phenomenon, affectionately nicknamed “the British Invasion,” is the subject of a new show aptly titled My Very Own British Invasion. The show is in its World Premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse. The show is fast moving, filled with enjoyable music, and a very talented cast who sing many familiar songs and breath new life into them.... READ ON

The World Premiere of Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical runs through Feb. 24, 2019 at New Brunswick’s George Street Playhouse. On Opening Night, the sold-out audience showed their appreciation and enthusiasm for the show. And why not? It has everything a show needs to be a big hit: The multi-talented Laiona Michelle playing the title role, an outstanding band performing an eclectic set list, and a true story that needs to be told.... READ ON

Kicking off the month of February, the George Street Playhouse welcomed lovers of theater, musical history, and all things embodying the High Priestess of Soul to enjoy the opening night of Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical. Serving as both writer and star of this unique slice of iconographic life, Laiona Michelle struts, sings and serves up the complex, yet honest tale of Eunice Kathleen Waymon for all to see in this world premiere performance.... READ ON








It may be coming up on 30 years since Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter starred as the Keatons on “Family Ties,” but that image is still hard to shake for many. Both have routinely appeared on lists of top TV moms and dads, and are forever remembered in our minds as a symbol of the 1980s.... READ ON

On stage now through February 24 in New Brunswick, “Little Girl Blue“ takes audiences behind the music and into the life of legendary singer Nina Simone. Join Jesse and Dave as they talk with the creators of this new musical, which depicts Simone’s passionate journey from classical piano child prodigy to the High Priestess of Soul.... READ ON

On Dec. 4, 1969, Fred Hampton was 21 years and just weeks from the birth of his son. But Hampton, a leader of the Black Panthers, never lived to see that happen.... READ ON

I was 16 when I walked into the Bag O’Nails in London for the first time and John Lennon bought me a drink. That day was the beginning of a story that was at the center of a musical revolution…... READ ON

​​​​​​​“I’m Andre Braugher and I’m here at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, SOPAC, rehearsing a new play by Julia Doolittle called ‘Tell Them I’m Still Young.’”... READ ON

This might be the right time for Nina Simone—15 years after her death. That’s what Laiona Michelle thinks, and, in a way, Michelle will be testing that idea by bringing the singer-activist to life in a world-premiere musical show at George Street Playhouse. Michelle wrote the show—“Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical”—and she will appear in the title role at the New Brunswick theater from January 29 through February 24.... READ ON


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