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(ORADELL, NJ) -- Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America's longest-running little theater companies, is not immune to the current widespread virus. Like all other theaters in the state (and on Broadway), BCP was forced to dim its lights and cancel the rest of its 2019-2020 season to help ensure the safety and well-being of its patrons and members during the current pandemic. The remaining main stage shows, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, as well as It Shoulda Been You, will be postponed to the 2020-2021 season line-up.... READ ON

(MADISON, NJ) -- A Work of Heart Productions (AWOHP) has been hosting an online musical theatre master class from March 30th through April 3rd which will culminate in a digital showcase.  Direction from industry professionals and master teachers, instruction in acting and vocal technique, and peer collaboration…all online and all at home!  ... READ ON

(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cancelation of the 2020 Rising Star Awards. Paper Mill will instead host a virtual celebration honoring the passion and talent of New Jersey high school students, many of whom were unable to perform their high school musicals due to the current COVID-19 health crisis.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Due to the current COVID-19 precautions, Passage Theatre has postponed its May production of A Twist of Water by Caitlin Parrish to the spring of 2021. The company has also postponed their Solo Flights presentation of Mother (and me) by Melinda Buckley to June 19-21, 2020. ... READ ON

(UNION, NJ) -- Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has announced a new initiative – The Premiere Senior Endeavor Awards - a new playwriting competition for New Jersey based writers that offers cash awards and benefits in three categories. The project will be part of the 2020 Premiere Play Festival- Premiere Stages' acclaimed new play development program that provides readings, workshops and full productions to regional playwrights as part of each season.... READ ON

(VERONA, NJ) -- Pushcart Players has been an award-winning touring theater company specializing in arts education for children since 1974. Twice nominated for an Emmy, Pushcart is the recipient of numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. Pushcart brings substantive musical theater, workshops, and residencies to young people and their families in schools and theaters nationwide. The company has traveled more than 2 million miles nationally and abroad, from the little red schoolhouse to the White House. And now they're offering a video of one of their works, ELLIS ISLAND: Gateway to America, for free for a limited time.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- For Sarah Romagnoli, First Hand in the McCarter Theatre Center Costume Shop, the fight against COVID-19 is personal. “My sister, Dr. Anne V. Lee, had recently taken a contract working for the US Military in Louisville, KY. She was among the first to say that clinics were going to run out of masks so I video-conferenced with her about what she thought the ideal mask would be,” Romagnoli said. ... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company will kick off its 2020 Summer Musical Theatre Series with Forever Plaid. The production runs July 9 through July 19 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center in Hackettstown. The musical takes place once upon a time when four guys - Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie - discovered they shared a love for music and banded together to become as great as their former idols. ... READ ON

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) -- Seniorly has announced the launch of a free daily show for seniors called Curtain Up!. The show will begin airing on Thursday March 26th at 4:00pm (EST) and every weekday following at the same time. It will include performances by actors, singers, comedians, and many other artists. Broadcasting into senior communities and homes nationwide through Seniorly’s relationships with thousands of senior living providers, Curtain Up! will be streamed live via YouTube. ... READ ON

(NETCONG, NJ) -- The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong introduces TGS TV: Online Creative Arts.  With all New Jersey schools closed for a substantial amount of time and distance learning now the norm in households, The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey is doing its part by providing arts access via the internet for families.... READ ON

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