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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 03-24-22

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update from New Jersey's arts newswire. We regularly publish between 8-15 new articles and news reports each day. Nobody covers the Arts throughout the Garden State like New Jersey Stage!

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Playwright Ruth Kirschner to hold Writing Workshop at Centenary University

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Ruth Kirschner will be offering a Writing Workshop on Saturday, April 2 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm following the opening night of Whippoorwill. The Writing Workshop will take place in the President Circle Room of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University. This event is free to the public and reservations are strongly encouraged. For those who attend the Writing Workshop, tickets will be $10.00 each for the Saturday, April 2 performance at 8:00pm by Centenary Stage Company.
RVCC to present Javier Ávila’s one-man show "The Trouble with My Name"

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College will present a live performance of Javier Ávila’s one-man show, The Trouble with My Name, April 14 at 4:00pm. The program will be held in-person in the Nash Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus and also will run as a virtual webinar. The high-octane, poignant, and hilarious one-man show consolidates Ávila’s talents as a poet and professor.


Smooth Vocals, R&B and All that Jazz at The Woodland on April 23rd

(MAPLEWOOD, NJ) -- Spring fever is at its peak at the historic Woodland Mansion in Maplewood, NJ on Saturday, April 23rd. Smooth Vocals R&B with Maysa Leak (Deep Waters) Grammy Nominee. All that jazz with classical flutist turned Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic (multiple winner Detroit Music Awards) and funk provided by the incomparable keys of James Lloyd from Pieces of a Dream, Kris Kurzawa (Guitar), Jeff Candy (Drums), and Mike Harrington (Bass). The event starts at 8:00pm and is presented by Smooth Jazz NJ and the Maplewood Division of Arts & Culture at the Woodland in Maplewood.
Midtown Announces Additional Headline Shows

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The fans have spoken and Midtown is listening. With two sold out shows already on the books for Starland Ballroom this December, the legendary punk act has announced additional headline dates. Fans will be able to catch them at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh on December 9th and at The Palladium in Worcester on December 10th.
Willie Nelson, Family & Friends bring Outlaw Music Festival to Camden

(CAMDEN, NJ) -- Willie Nelson, Mark Rothbaum, Keith Wortman, Blackbird Presents, Live Nation, and the Outlaw Music Festival Tour are heading back on the road again. Willie will be live and in concert with his family and friends, including Willie Nelson & Family, Chris Stapleton, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Billy Strings, ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule, Brothers Osborne, Zach Bryan, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Allison Russell, Charley Crockett, Larkin Poe, The War and Treaty, Brittney Spencer, Particle Kid and more as part of the 20+ stop tour starting this summer.  The tour comes to the Waterfront Music Pavilion in Camden on Friday, September 23rd.
Ocean County Library Presents "The Beatles: Success, Superstardom, and Separation"

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Hear an intimate account of the band that changed pop music culture. The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will host John Paul Groom’s presentation, “The Beatles: Success, Superstardom, and Separation,” on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30pm. 


State Theatre NJ presents Hasan Minhaj

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents Hasan Minhaj – The King’s Jester on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 8:00pm. Hasan is a two-time Peabody Award-winning comedian best known for his breakout special Homecoming King (Netflix) and his critically acclaimed, political satire show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix) which won a Peabody, an Emmy®, and a Television Academy Honor. Tickets range from $44.50-$174.50.
Whitney Cummings To Have Four Performances At NJPAC

(NEWARK, NJ) -- NJPAC will present four outrageous performances of comedian Whitney Cummings' popular "Touch Me" stand-up comedy show on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. "Touch Me" is a play on Cummings most recent Netflix special, "Can I Touch It" and will destigmatize and celebrate the importance of being together again after over months of isolation. The beautiful thing about the phrase "Touch Me", is that it has multiple meanings: the most obvious of course, is physical touch but there is also being touched emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and Cummings will cover it all. 


"Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath" to be screened at Garden State Film Festival

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath film, produced by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office, will be featured in the 20th Anniversary Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park. Clerk Hanlon will host a segment of the festival on March 26 at 11:45am at the Berkeley Hotel to introduce films relating to public policy and our local communities, which will include the showing of Monmouth County, 9/11, and Its Aftermath. 


Arts Utopia in Frenchtown

What first made Invisible visible to me were artist Vasiliki Katsarou’s posts about her installation, in which gumball machines dispense haiku poems on fortune cookie-sized pieces of paper. Invisible – besides being the state of eluding observation – is an exhibition at ArtYard in Frenchtown (on view through April 10) that looks at “omitted histories and unspoken narratives” through the work of 12 artists.
VIDEO: Netflix “Blown Away” Star Alex Rosenberg Joins WheatonArts

Artist Alex Rosenberg became internationally known for his work on the Netflix competition show “Blown Away” and was recently named Glass Studio Director at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. Correspondent Maddie Orton talks with Rosenberg about his love of glassblowing, the next chapter for WheatonArts, and “Wheaton Springs” — the organization’s 2022 season kickoff event on April 2nd.
ProArts Jersey City presents "John Ruddy: Celebrating a life well lived"

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- ProArts Jersey City presents "John Ruddy: Celebrating a life well lived" from April 3-30, 2022 at ART150 Gallery in Jersey City. Curated by Andrea Morin, this posthumous exhibit celebrates Ruddy’s rich and vibrant life through a selection of his works inspired by his world travels, beloved family, and extensive background in the arts.


RVCC Holocaust Institute to Present Online Community Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- The Raritan Valley Community College Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies will present a virtual Community-wide Holocaust Remembrance Event to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on Tuesday, April 19 from 7:00pm-8:00pm. 
Live Arts Centers of North America Create BIPOC Executive Leadership In The Arts Program

(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Responding to the challenges of structural racism in performing arts institutions across the U.S. and Canada, Live Arts Centers of North America (LACNA), a coalition of more than 50 of the largest performing arts centers in both countries, and the LACNA Foundation today announced the launch of the BIPOC Executive Leadership in the Arts Program. Supported by AMS Planning & Research Corporation, NAS, and Stanford University, this first-of-its-kind program is designed to accelerate the development of management and leadership skills among qualified mid-career BIPOC professionals and provide them with a pathway to pursue executive positions in the two nations’ most significant cultural institutions.
Over $2.1 million in Middlesex County Arts, History, and Historic Preservation & Capital Grants awarded for 2022

Middlesex County has announced 2022 Arts & History Grant Awards in the amount of $2,178,672 to 109 municipal agencies and local nonprofit arts and history organizations.


Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick is in search of new players

(MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ) -- Middlesex County’s Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick is looking for players. The club plays base ball (originally two words) by 1850s rules, using period-accurate replica uniforms, bats, balls, bases, and other equipment. The club competes against other historically accurate opponents across the tri-state area and strives to remain true to the time they represent while maintaining a competitive presence on the field.

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Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre

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Westminster Concert Bell Choir

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music

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Lucy Kaplansky

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: music

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Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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Judy Collins Holiday & Hits Show

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music

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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Monmouth University - Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
category: music

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WP Presents! An Olde English Christmas with Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: music

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