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(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Asbury Park’s legendary The Stone Pony and Blackbird Presents—a worldwide leader in the production of large-scale concert events, broadcast specials, TV series, music festivals and tours— have joined forces to bring a customized one-stop-shop experience to the music lovers of Asbury Park and concert goers of The Stone Pony. The two iconic music entities are set to join forces on April 1, 2019 where Blackbird Presents’ flagship boutique in downtown Asbury Park will host a downtown satellite box office location, selling tickets to Stone Pony and Stone Pony Summer Stage concerts. Tickets to Asbury Park’s Wonder Bar, Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall will also be available. ... READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Mary Poppins in Concert on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00pm. In this special screening of the Disney classic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs the score live as the film plays. At 2:00pm, there is a pre-show singalong on the second floor lobby of the State Theatre for all ticketed patrons. Tickets range from $35-$125. ... READ ON

Here are the articles published at New Jersey Stage for 03-26-19... READ ON

In addition to running about 60 news stories and event previews each week, New Jersey Stage runs several original features and interviews as well. Every Monday we shine a spotlight on the features run for the past week.... READ ON

The last five years have been a crazy time for Jersey bluesman Matt O’Ree.  He went on tour across Southeast Asia as a member of Bon Jovi in 2015 and was inducted into the NY/NJ Blues Hall of Fame the following year with Eryn Shewell. He released a record that included a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen, headlined shows at The Stone Pony, and married Eryn forming the state’s preeminent power blues duo.... READ ON

I’ve never been much of a fan of rock music, so the whole indie rock scene of the ‘90s passed me by. While I can’t say I’ve warmed to the music that era produced, I do find myself looking back at that time with a more appreciative gaze. It was a particularly fertile time for female rockers, with the likes of PJ Harvey, Courtney Love, and  Tanya Donnelly channelling a female perspective into a musical genre that had previously been dominated by men and refusing to sexualize themselves in the way today’s female stars seem compelled to.... READ ON

“Rock and roll is built of fierce women,” writes Meredith Ochs in the introduction to her fascinating book, Rock-and-Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers.  “Blues, jazz, R&B, and country artists who laid its groundwork.  Girl groups who projected a flashy, united front.  Counterculture singers who protested the establishment.  Punk rockers who democratized music-making.  Riot grrrls who politicized it.  And so many more.  They all subverted stereotypes and challenged expectations, whether they set out to or not.  Their rebellion is empowering and exponential.”... READ ON

There are many writers who contribute to New Jersey Stage, but one of the most dedicated is Danny Coleman.  He’s been penning a weekly column for us since the end of 2013.  In addition to writing, playing drums for several bands, and making award-winning chili, Coleman has been hosting a weekly radio show called “Rock on Radio” since April 26, 2009.  It currently airs every Sunday night at 7:00pm on READ ON

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey has unveiled its 2019-20 Broadway Season, featuring eight fantastic Broadway shows. The 2019-20 Season will feature Tony Award®-winning hits, beloved classics, and some State Theatre debuts.  The season includes Beautiful, The SpongeBob Musical, Jersey Boys, Fiddler On The Roof, The Color Purple, The Play That Goes Wrong, Cats, and Once On This Island. ... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Unveiling Emily Mann’s final season as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright, McCarter Theatre Center has announced the full schedule for its upcoming 2019-2020 Theater Series, dubbed “Signature Emily.” The highly anticipated series pays homage to Mann’s trailblazing career, embodying the powerful themes that have cemented her personal legacy and influenced the American theater at large: giving a voice to women and people of color, embracing risk in pursuit of art that inspires social dialogue, discovering and mentoring emerging talent, and championing inventive cross-company collaborations.... READ ON

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