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(HILLSBOROUGH, NJ) -- Somerset Valley Players presents Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman from October 18 through November 3. The classic tale revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the "American Dream" kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. ... READ ON

(SOMERS POINT, NJ) --  The hilarious and heart-breaking Steel Magnolias will be presented by Fool Moon Theatre on October 25, 26 & 27 and November 1, 2, & 3 at the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point.  Steel Magnolias, the much beloved play by American writer Robert Harling, is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel".... READ ON

(MONTVILLE, NJ) -- The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey continues its 92nd season by holding open auditions on November 10th at 6:00pm & November 11th at 7:00pm for its upcoming production of The Foreigner, written by Larry Shue. The production will be directed by Joe Guardara. Call backs (if needed) will be invite-only on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00pm.... READ ON

(HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ)-- The Ritz Theatre Company presents its final production of the 2019 mainstage season, The Wiz from October 31 — November 24, 2019. Directed by Kyrus Keenan Westcott, this is the cultural musical masterpiece that infuses L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music.... READ ON

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Quintessential song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck, a Tony Award nominee for his starring role in the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town, performs his spellbinding An Evening with Broadway’s Tony Yazbeck on Saturday, November 23 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $38-$58.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Robert M. Rechnitz, Founder and Executive Producer of Two River Theater and one of New Jersey’s most respected civic leaders, died at his home on October 12, 2019. He was 89.  A public memorial service will be held at Two River Theater on Sunday, November 17th at noon. Additional details will be announced on the theater’s website. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the charity of your choice.... READ ON

(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Luna Stage’s World Premiere production of Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library opens this Saturday, October 19 at 8:00pm. Founder and Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities Roger Berkowitz, playwright Jenny Lyn Bader, director Ari Laura Kreith, and assistant director Chris Kuiken will join the audience for post-show conversations during the first two weekends of the production at Luna Stage. A discussion about the graphic novel The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth by Ken Krimstein will also precede one performance.... READ ON

(WOODBRIDGE, NJ) -- The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents Wicked Divas on Wednesday, October 23 thru Sunday, October 27, 2019. It's  a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. ... READ ON

(BURLINGTON, NJ) -- Happily ever after?  Well . . . not exactly.  Grimm's princesses will be setting the record straight in the delightfully funny and sassy musical, Disenchanted, the second production of the De Novo Theatre Company along with the Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts in Burlington City, NJ, on November 22 and 23. ... READ ON

(BASKING RIDGE, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company makes their debut at the new Fellowship Cultural Arts Center with Dan Goggin’s hilarious comedy Nunsense October 25-27.  With book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin, Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters forcing the surviving sisters to raise funds for the burials. ... READ ON

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