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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 05-11-22

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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Craig Lucas to Host Q&A with Beth Henley at Black Box PAC on May 22nd

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Black Box PAC's 2022 Save Our Stages season continues with the world premiere production of Exposed by Beth Henley. The show runs at The Black Box Performing Arts Center - 49 East Palisade Avenue in Englewood, NJ - now through Saturday May 28. On Sunday, May 22nd, Ms. Henley - who collaborated during rehearsals with the creative team via Zoom from the West Coast - will participate in a live-and-in-person Q&A session after the show. The Q&A will be moderated by the renowned 2022 Tony Nominee Craig Lucas, whose play Ode to Joy received its NJ Premiere at BBPAC this February to rave reviews!
Review of "A Walk on the Moon" at George Street Playhouse

If you’ve wondered what is possible for the George Street Playhouse in its new home, wonder no more. A Walk on the Moon, the final show of the season, answers the question to a fare-thee-well.


Spotlight on Ghosts of Sunset

Ghosts of Sunset is a melodic hard rock band based between Michigan and Florida. The band is made up of Todd Long and John Merchant and was created during the heart of the global pandemic. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with John Merchant of Ghosts of Sunset.
State Theatre presents Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, Seconds Out, & more

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre presents Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, Seconds Out, & more on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 8:00pm. Hackett, an immensely talented and innovative rock musician, was lead guitarist with the group Genesis. As part of that group, Hackett produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England by the Pound (a favorite of John Lennon).
MPAC Presents The Lords of 52nd Street playing the songs of Billy Joel

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Enjoy the music of Billy Joel as performed by his original band members! Featuring Richie Cannata on tenor saxophone, Liberty DeVito on drums and Russell Javors on rhythm guitar, The Lords of 52nd Street are the musicians who performed with Billy Joel in the 1970s and 1980s and were heard on albums such as The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses and The Nylon Curtain. The Lords perform at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Friday, June 10 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $29-$65.
Shawn Colvin's "Steady On" 32nd Anniversary Tour LIVE! at the Grunin Center

It’s a great night for live music in New Jersey this Saturday, April 30, 2022 evening at Toms River’s Grunin Center for the Arts. Tonight’s concert is a long-awaited performance by singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin, currently appearing on her Steady On 32nd Anniversary Tour.
Tedeschi Trucks Band To Return To Beacon Theatre For Seven Shows

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) has announced that Tedeschi Trucks Band will make their highly-anticipated annual return to the Beacon Theatre this fall. The 12-piece rock and soul collective led by singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks will play seven nights in New York – September 29 & 30; October 1, 3, 6, 7, and 8 – as part of their multi-year, dual city residency with MSG Entertainment, which also includes annual shows at The Chicago Theatre.
Remember Jones Announces First Annual Stone Pony “Summer Slay!” Fest and Album Release Show

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Remember Jones has announced the launch of the first annual Summer Slay! Festival, presented by Remember Jones at The Stone Pony on Saturday, July 9th. This event will mark a yearly birthday celebration for Remember Jones and the official release date for his new original album, HAHA, BITCH!
The Concert Fields at Waterloo to host From Good Homes

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- The Sherman Theater has announced that jam-rock band From Good Homes will perform at The Concert Fields at Waterloo in Hackettstown, NJ on Saturday, September 17. They will resurrect their annual tradition from the 1990s - an outdoor concert in front of thousands of eager hometown northeast New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania fans.
Lincoln Park Music Festival Kicks Off Season With Mike Phillips on Thursday

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) presents the official 15th Anniversary of its long-running and highly attended Lincoln Park Music Festival, which will return to its outdoor home in Lincoln Park over multiple dates in July and August 2022.  Lincoln Park Music Festival has evolved over the past 15 years into a full umbrella season of music, arts, culture and wellness from April to October annually.


NJPAC presents Hasan Minhaj

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes, The King’s Jester, Hasan Minhaj to the stage on Saturday, June 4th at 7:00pm. “The King’s Jester,” Minhaj brings his storytelling roots four years after the global success of his Netflix comedy special “Homecoming King” which garnered rave reviews and won him a 2018 Peabody Award.


The Arts Council of Princeton presents The ACP Bowl Project on Saturday

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Join the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) for The ACP Bowl Project on Saturday, May 14 from 11:00am-2:00pm and purchase one-of-a-kind bowls, handmade with love. Artists in the ACP Ceramic Studio have created unique ceramic bowls, available for $30 each. All proceeds benefit the Arts Council of Princeton, helping to support year-round outreach programs and community events.
The Parker Family Legacy Room at T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center Opens with New Exhibit "Ancestral Ascension"

(RED BANK, NJ) -- In celebration of the 3rd Anniversary of the opening of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, the non-profit Foundation, announces the opening of the Parker Family Legacy Room to honor a family of doctors, dentists, and educators, who were the vanguard of Black pride and upstanding civic leaders in the Red Bank community for over 80 years.  Ancestral Ascension, a permanent exhibit, tells the story of enslaved people, who ascended to unprecedented heights.  The exhibit opens to the public on Memorial Day weekend, May 28.    


Mayor Baraka and Saint Elizabeth University President Crosby Announce Students Selected for Guaranteed Education Pilot Program that will Provide them with Opportunity to Obtain a Debt-Free College Education

(NEWARK, NJ) -- At a City Hall press event on May 9th, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka joined with Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) President Gary B. Crosby, Ph.D.; members of the Newark Municipal Council; Newark Board of Education Superintendent Roger León; New Jersey Deputy Secretary of Higher Education Kathleen Comanto, to introduce the Newark students selected for the Guaranteed Education Pilot Program. Through this program, the City of Newark's Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery and The Brick City Peace Collective, in partnership with Saint Elizabeth University, will support 40 at-risk students by providing a debt-free four-year college education through a $1 million grant from the City of Newark, led by Mayor Baraka.
Princeton Public Library Adds Nature Explorer Backpacks for Adults to Library of Things

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Adults considering hiking as a way to get outdoors, enjoy nature and get some exercise can borrow a backpack featuring basic essentials and more from Princeton Public Library. Eight backpacks for adults have been added to the Library of Things collection of nontraditional circulating library items available to borrow. In addition, six more backpacks for youth have been added to the collection, bringing the total available to borrow to 12.
Mayor Reiman Swears in 22 Police Officers in Ceremony at the URSB Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center

(CARTERET, NJ) --- Mayor Daniel J. Reiman swore in 22 Police Officers on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at the Carteret Performing Arts Center to both new and expanded roles.
United Passaic Organizations hosts National Community Action Month kick-off on May 21st

(PASSAIC, NJ) -- United Passaic Organization will host a National Community Action Month kick-off celebration and resource fair on Saturday, May 21. The community-based event will take place at the courtyard of the UPO Community Hub at 1 Howe Avenue in Passaic from 12:00pm - 3:00pm. As part of the celebration, the City of Passaic's Mayor Hector C. Lora will present UPO with an official proclamation to make May Community Action Month in the City.
PEAK Performances Announces 2022-23 Season

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- PEAK Performances at Montclair State University has announced its 2022-2023 season, a series of works confronting a world of chaotic imbalance, acknowledging that only by facing the past and present can we move into the future. With community as a bedrock theme of their works and a fundamental element of many of their practices, featured artists often call on the collective to unveil unseen truths and transformative possibilities—with vivid and radical vocabularies of movement, language, and artistic expression. The season speaks to the organization’s consistent introduction of audiences into the imaginations of some of the world’s boldest international and American artists. The insight, provocation, curiosity, and beauty they find within these visions can expand their understanding of their world.

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Friday, July 01, 2022 @ 7:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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Much Ado About Nothing

Saturday, July 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm & 8:00pm
Shakespeare Theatre Of NJ - Outdoor Stage
2 Convent Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932
category: theatre

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Much Ado About Nothing

Sunday, July 03, 2022 @ 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Shakespeare Theatre Of NJ - Outdoor Stage
2 Convent Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932
category: theatre

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Much Ado About Nothing

Wednesday, July 06, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Shakespeare Theatre Of NJ - Outdoor Stage
2 Convent Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932
category: theatre

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Wednesday, July 06, 2022 @ 6:00pm
Cauldwell Playground
1 Clyde Potts Dr, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

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