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"Sex Work/Sex Play" opens Off-Broadway
(NEW YORK,NY) -- The new comedy Sex Work/Sex Play, from award-winning playwright and filmmaker Caytha Jentis opened to a sold out house September 13 at 28th Street Theatre. The Off-Broadway World Premiere runs until October 29, 2023 and is directed by Rosie Gunther. Produced by Emerging Artists Theatre, the play had a staged reading at the company's Spark Theatre Festival NYC last fall.
Hudson Theatre Works to Offer Fall Theatre Classes
(WEEHAWKEN, NJ) -- Hudson Theatre Works in Weehawken offers an array of children and adult classes for professionals and novices alike which begin in October 2023. Taught by their company members, classes include acting, scene study, improv, children's theatre, and playwriting. Some courses are taught in both English and Spanish
Register now to perform in bergenPAC's "Lion King JR."
(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Young performers can register to take part in the bergenPAC Performing Arts School's production of Disney's The Lion King JR. The year-long Showtime Jr. program is for students ages 9-14 and culminates with a performance on the bergenPAC stage on Saturday, May 18, 2024.
Vocal Canvas, a Podcast Exploring the 5 Aspects of Voice by EBPL and NextGen Acting, Releases Ep. 3 - "The Precision of Diction"
(EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- NextGen Acting, in association with East Brunswick Public Library and Playhouse 22, has released their third episode, "The Precision of Diction," from the podcast series Vocal Canvas. This episode is available on podcast platforms via the EBPL streams.
Passage Theatre Company Names Brishen Miller as Executive Artistic Director
(TRENTON, NJ) -- Passage Theatre Company announced changes to its management team that will assist the state capitol's only professional theater company with its vision to become a more adept and sustainable part of the community.
Rider University professor authors play based on life of hip-hop legend Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC
(LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ) -- Darryl McDaniels, the hip-hop pioneer known worldwide as DMC, visited Rider University this summer to participate in a read-through of a new stage play based on his life.
Pushcart Players Launches 50th Season
Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy-nominated and award-winning touring theater for family audiences launches the 2023-24 season of productions and educational programs. Founded in 1974, Pushcart will be celebrating 50 years of stirring up serious fun for young people nationwide.
McCarter Theatre Center adds "Dreamgirls" to 2023-2024 season
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen and Executive Director Martin Miller announced a new addition to the 2023-24 Theatre Series—the Tony Award-winning, Motown-infused musical, Dreamgirls, in co-production with Goodspeed Musicals.
Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Returns for 2023
(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), is now accepting submissions for the 2023-24 program, an opportunity for high school students to develop and showcase musical compositions that could be a part of a musical theater production. This year, even more resources and constructive critique opportunities will be available for participating students to cultivate their songwriting skills.
Premiere Stages at Kean University Seeks Submissions to Annual Play Festival
(UNION, NJ) -- Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, is accepting submissions for the 19th annual Premiere Play Festival beginning Friday, September 1. This yearly competition for unproduced scripts offers developmental and production opportunities to up to four playwrights with strong ties to the greater metropolitan area (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware). Previous winners of the Premiere Play Festival have included Dominique Morisseau, Vincent Delaney, Tammy Ryan, Guillermo Reyes, Keith Josef Adkins, Kathyrn Grant, Craig Garcia, Erik Gernand, Gino Diiorio and Erin Breznitsky.
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