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Dori Berinstein knew she wanted to tell a story about celebrating life, grabbing opportunities and living life to its fullest. She found that story in Newark, New Jersey.... READ ON

It’s a gorgeous Saturday June 2, 2018 evening in Hackensack, NJ. As we explore the downtown neighborhood, we pass a sprinkling of appealing eateries — Mexican, Argentinian, Greek, Colombian, — and even stop at the crowded Cuban restaurant on Main Street which features an inviting open air front window and an exposed brick interior.... READ ON

In the early 1990s Gabor Barabas, MD, was medical director of the Matheny School and Hospital, a special hospital and school in Peapack, NJ, for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. His wife, SuzAnne, who was director of the Peanut Butter Theatre for children, couldn’t help wondering about the creative potential that might reside inside the minds of her husband’s patients if they were given the opportunity to express themselves. ... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) — George Street Playhouse’s temporary home on the Rutgers’ campus was host to a star-studded cast for a benefit reading of Eugene Pack’s Night With Oscar on Friday, June 8, 2018.  Proceeds from ticket sales and a post-show reception with the cast went to the theatre.... READ ON








If acting were to come naturally to anyone, it would come to Talia Balsam. Balsam, who will appear in a reading of Eugene Pack’s play “Night with Oscar” on June 8 at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, is the daughter of two very successful actors—the late Oscar winner Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten.... READ ON

It’s the end of the world as we know it and a burnout basement rock and roller, his ex-girlfriend, a rising star astrophysicist, just might have the key to surviving the black hole bearing down on the Earth.... READ ON

A look at plays coming to stages around the Garden State. Remember to add your shows to the NJ Stage event calendar. Listings are always free and seen by thousands each week.... READ ON

Can the power of theatre convince a small town to overcome its prejudices? That’s what’s at the heart of “Small Town Story,” American Theater Group’s new musical based on actual events. Making its premiere at South Orange Performing Arts Center Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 10, this show explores the power of theatre, the inherent dangers of silence and the potential of young people to change the world. Join Jesse and Dave at rehearsal and find out more from the team behind this meaningful show.... READ ON

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- The Holmdel Theatre Company will present a reading of Stephen Larsen's play My Old Friend on Monday, June 4th at 7:00pm. The play is about a little-known final meeting of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.   This is the first public reading of the play. Admission is free and coffee is served.... READ ON

Mark Twain once observed, “The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.” One of America’s funniest playwrights, Christopher Durang, is proof. His plays are absurd, comical, and, almost always, very dark.... READ ON


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