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“Midwives” is a story with a sharp knife, lots of blood, a death, and a criminal trial—but no villain. Chris Bohjalian’s play, in its world premiere at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick through February 16, is not about evildoers but rather about a woman going about her business when something goes off the rails.... READ ON

It’s been called the perfect romantic comedy. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night" begins with sister-brother twins losing each other in a shipwreck, leading to a high-spirited tale of gender-bending and mixed-up love affairs.... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- After a stunning opening weekend, there are just two weekends left to catch this new production of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion at Black Box Performing Arts Center. Pygmalion is the play that inspired the hit Broadway musical My Fair Lady, but in this version Eliza Doolittle is nobody’s lady. This immersive production gives audiences a vibrant look at Henry Higgins’ wild experiment.... READ ON

Fewer than one in a hundred babies in the United States is born at home, and such a birth is the basis for “Midwives,” Chris Bohjalian’s play that will have its world premier this month at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick.... READ ON

The new year kicks off with four World Premieres plays taking across the state in January.  NJ Rep in Long Branch presents Bone on Bone, McCarter Theatre in Princeton presents Goodnight Nobody, Luna Stage in West Orange presents American Rookie, and George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick presents Midwives.... READ ON

Here's a look at plays taking place on stages across the Garden State in January. Remember to add your plays to the New Jersey Stage event calendar (listings are free) and send press releases to READ ON

Charles Dickens’ time honored classic story of A Christmas Carol is a popular show at this time of year. Just check your local listings and you will find it playing in several locations in New Jersey and even on Broadway this season. However, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey can lay a claim on having one of the best and most unique to see. Adapted by Neil Bartlett and directed by Brian B. Crowe, this adaptation last played on the STNJ Main Stage in 2011. At that time, it received good acclaim from audience members and critics alike. If you are looking for a classic holiday show that stirs your imagination, this is the show to see. The staging, the lighting, the sound effects, and the work of a dynamic cast make it a memorable experience to see in this holiday season.... READ ON

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has had many, many adaptions for all forms of media and art.  Mile Square Theatre’s “A Merry Little Christmas Carol” might be the finest yet.  It’s pure theatricality and invention is nothing short of brilliant.... READ ON

Maybe you don’t envision seasonal cheer when you hear “Murder for Two: Holiday Edition,” the title of the current production at Cape May Stage through Sunday, December 29. But, trust me on this, it’s plenty merry!... READ ON

(MADISON, NJ) -- The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) concludes its 57th season with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by longtime company member Brian B. Crowe. The production is on stage now through December 29, 2019.... READ ON

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