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(MORRISTOWN, NJ) --  The Tony(R) Award-nominated Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin rocks Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 19 at 8:00pm. The musical is created, written and directed by Randy Johnson. Tickets range from $39-$79.... READ ON

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s leading professional theatre, presents Dominique Morisseau’s searing drama Pipeline.  In the play, a mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him. With profound compassion and lyricism, Pipeline brings an urgent conversation powerfully to the fore. Issues of class, race, parenting, and education in America come to the surface as we are left to question the structures that ultimately trap underserved communities.... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company the professional not-for-profit theatre company in residency on the campus of Centenary University will be holding AEA auditions for the upcoming main stage production of The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 4 from 10:30am to 7:30pm. Auditions will be held in the Edith Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave.  Auditions are by appointment and interested performers must call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900 to schedule. Walk – ups will be seen on a first come first serve basis as time permits.... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Teary Teachout, reviewer for "The Wall Street Journal," sited East Lynne Theater Company as one of the top theaters in New Jersey in his article on 8/9/19. Currently playing is N. Richard Nash's beautiful comedy-drama-Western "The Rainmaker," running Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM through August 31, at The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes Street, where the company has been in residence since 1999. ... READ ON

(RAHWAY, NJ) -- Union County Performing Arts Center presents Into the Woods from Friday, September 6 to Saturday, September 21 at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway, NJ. ICON 2018 winner, Jared Milian, has chosen Into the Woods as his dream show. The wildly popular musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lepine intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Jared will be playing the role of the Witch.... READ ON

(UNION, NJ) -- Premiere Stages will present the New Jersey premiere of Rohina Malik’s Joseph Jefferson Award-nominated play Yasmina’s Necklace at Kean University in Union September 5-22. Previously presented at the 16th Street Theater and Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Yasmina’s Necklace tells the story of Abdul Samee. Abdul’s father is Iraqi and mother is Puerto Rican - but if you ask him, he'll say he's Italian. ... READ ON

(HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The Ritz Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of The Ghosts of Ravenswood Manor by Kumar Dari. Performances take place September 12-29. In this new comedy, Lady Lillian Sappington has decided to turn the historic Ravenswood Manor into a hunting lodge, but first she must take care of one thing -- she believes it's haunted! ... READ ON

(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Cape May Stage presents Sidekicked by Kim Powers now through September 20th. The play takes place on the last night of filming "I Love Lucy" and America's favorite sidekick - Ethel Mertz, played by Vivian Vance - has a lot to get off her chest.... READ ON

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast, creative team and design team for its world-premiere production of Love in Hate Nation, an original musical with music, lyrics and book by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins. ... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Crossroads Theatre Company is returning to the downtown area for the 2019-20 season which will take place in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.  The season includes Paul Robeson by Phillip Hayes Dean, A Christmas Carol - a musical based on the story by Charles Dickens, and the World Premiere of Freedom Rider.... READ ON

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