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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 04-07-22

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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Laura Ekstrand Talks About "Life's Work"

Every intimate relationship is based on a web of understanding, whether implicit or explicit. In the new comic drama, Life’s Work by Laura Ekstrand, two couples discover what happens when their agreements around work and money shift and evolve. Vivid Stage presents the World Premiere of this play across two weekends (April 21-24 and April 28 - May 1). The cast includes Nicole Callender, Mitchell Leigh Gordon, Scott McGowan, and Emaline Williams. Betsy True directs the production.

Centenary Stage Company's 2022 Women Playwrights Series continues with "The Buddha's Wife"

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s Women Playwrights Series continues Wednesday, April 20 with a reading of The Buddha’s Wife by Mary Poindexter McLaughlin at 7:30pm in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University. Are they so different?  2500 years disappear as the lives of the Princess Yasodhara and PhD Candidate Diane Brewster interweave seamlessly, telling a timeless story of romantic love, of motherhood, and of dreams-on-hold, revealing the very real world of challenges and choices women face throughout time, alongside revelations of the deeper meaning of love and friendship.  

The Acting Company presents a reading of "Sam's Coming" by Kia Corthron

(NEW YORK, NY) -- The Acting Company has announced the return of The Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series with Kia Corthron’s Sam’s Coming, which will receive a public reading on Monday, April 18 at 7:30pm at The Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). A reception will follow the reading.

Passage Theatre Company Presents "Group!" - A World Premiere Musical

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Passage Theatre Company will present the world premiere of the new musical Group! from May 5-22 at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton. The musical explores the lives of six women who meet during  therapy sessions.  The show, with lyrics by Eloise Govedare, music by Aleksandra M. Weil, and a book by Julia B. Rosenblatt, examines moments of fear, celebration, and everything in between as these women grapple with their mental health in the face of sobriety. 


NJPAC's Arts Education Summer Camp offers free Jazz and Poetry Program at Rutgers-Newark Campus

​​​​​​​(NEWARK, NJ) -- NJPAC’s Arts Education Summer Camp returns to in-person learning for Summer 2022. The award-winning arts education Summer Camp introduces NJPAC’s Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts. This dynamic new initiative supports and advances NJPAC’s Arts Education programs, including best-in-class hip hop, jazz, poetry, and theater classes happening this summer.

The 2022 Boston Calling Festival Takes Place May 27-29

(BOSTON, MA) -- Boston Calling, the acclaimed three-day festival making its triumphant return to Allston, MA this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 - 29, 2022, will have Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and GRAMMY Award winners Nine Inch Nails as a headliner of the 2022 festival. Making their return to the road for the first time in four years, Nine Inch Nails will close out the first night of the festival on Friday, May 27th. The festival will be headlined on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th by alternative rockers, The Strokes, and rock & roll icons, Metallica, respectively.

"Inside Number Three" provides a History of the Products and Memorabilia From Apple Records 1968-73

Now available for pre-order, “Inside Number Three” by Nigel Pearce is a history of the products and memorabilia from Apple Records from its public opening on 28th August 1968 until 1973 when Badfinger issued the last ever all new Apple single - Apple 49, “The Apple of My Eye.”

Violinist Stefan Jackiw to Appear with Maestro Rossen Milanov and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- On Saturday, May 7 at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 8 at 4:00pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents its Milanov & Jackiw concert featuring violin virtuoso Stefan Jackiw. Jackiw performs Erich Wolfgang Korngold's lush Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 on a program with Gabriela Lena Frank's Elega Andina and Felix Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56. Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts both concerts at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, on the campus of Princeton University.

Celebrate Mother's Day with NJ Festival Orchestra

(WESTFIELD, NJ) -- Celebrate Mother’s Day in style with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and “Roses from the South,” a superb Mother’s Day tribute featuring Strauss waltzes, Debussy, and Mother's Day serenades by renowned tenor Anthony Kearns. Performances take place May 7th in Westfield and May 8th in Madison.


Brook Arts Center presents Julia Scotti and Uncle Floyd

(BOUND BROOK, NJ) -- Comedians Julia Scotti and Uncle Floyd will be gracing the stage at the Brook Arts Center once again on April 16, 2022. These two Jersey-born comedy gems continue to break down barriers in every facet of show business, proving that age is not just a number, it's an asset!  This is one evening of comedy you don't want to miss!  Showtime is 8:00pm.


Mercer County Community College's JKC Gallery presents "Being and There" - Early Work by Joseph Lawton

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Mercer County Community College’s James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) will presents a photography exhibit entitled “Being and There” April 11 through May 13, 2022 – a traveling exhibit featuring the work of New York-based photographer Joseph Lawton.  "Being and There" features early black and white photography from Lawton’s extensive travels circa 1983 to 1994.  


Hoboken Historical Museum Concludes Poetry Festival on Sunday

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- New Jersey poetry is as varied as the cities and towns that make up our state. While New York City may dominate the arts and literary world, New Jersey residents work extra hard simply to be heard. Join the Hoboken Historical Museum on Sunday, April 10 at 4:00pm as they conclude their Something New (Jersey) poetry festival which celebrates New Jersey voices, in this installment with a focus on under-represented NJ voices.


Ocean State Job Lot Partners with Customers, Suppliers, and Relief Organizations to Provide Supplies to Ukraine

(NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI) -- Ocean State Job Lot's “Relief for Ukraine” program has resulted in the donation to date of six tractor trailer loads of health and hygiene products, nutritious food, and warm clothing, as well as frontline medical supplies to Ukrainian refugee efforts. The desperately needed medical supplies were supplied in partnership with Partners for World Health, based in Portland, ME.

Newark Symphony Hall Hosted 15th Annual Ms. Philippines Pageant, Its First In-Person Event of the Year

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Symphony Hall, New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue, hosted the 15th Annual Ms. Philippines Pageant: Tadhana on Saturday, March 19, marking the venue’s first in-person event of the year. 

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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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