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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 05-17-22

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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Two River Celebrates A Special Evening to Launch Dias/Hurst New Musical Development Fund

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Theater enthusiasts are invited to join Two River Theater Founder and Event Chair Joan Rechnitz on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in celebrating the launch of the ‘Dias/Hurst New Musical Fund’ in honor of Two River Theater’s outgoing leaders John Dias, Artistic Director, and Michael Hurst, Managing Director. 
A Special Reading of "Whittier," New Docudrama by TyLie Shider, Inaugural Playwright in ArtYard Artist Residency Program

This Saturday, May 21, theatergoers are invited to join ArtYard in Frenchtown for a reading of Whittier, a new docudrama by TyLie Shider. Whittier is a neighborhood in Minneapolis, close to where the murder of George Floyd took place. Shider’s new play follows residents of Whittier grappling with that tragedy, as well as the stresses of life during the lockdown of 2020. A playwright, poet, and journalist, TyLie Shider is also the inaugural playwright in ArtYard’s artist residency program, curated by Deonté Griffin-Quick. We spoke with Shider, Quick, and director Andrew Binger about bringing Whittier to the stage.
A Frightening, Thrilling and Highly Pleasing Ride through a Theatrical Amusement Park in Princeton

When was the last time you went to the Six Flags amusement park, or New York’s Coney Island? Or any amusement park anywhere? The last time you rode a roller coaster that whipped you up into the sky and back down again, your mouth wide open in a high-pitched scream, your hands and arms waving mightily in the air? All of your nerves tingling and jangling?


State Theatre presents Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes with special guest Shutterdog

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents the Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes with special guest Shutterdog on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $43.50-$123.50.
Swingin' Into Spring at Trenton City Museum

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Favorite songs from Broadway, the blues, and more are in store for music lovers as Tom Chiola and Friends perform Swingin’ Into Spring at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion on Friday, May 20 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Doors will open at 6:30pm.


Bill Burr Announces Shows in 25 cities for 2nd Leg of Tour

A Grammy-nominated comedian, Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as on stage.  Bill sells out venues internationally and his Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts.  He's just announced the second leg of his Bill Burr (Slight Return) tour, produced by Live Nation, which will visit 25 cities starting on September 8th through December 17th. The closest he will come to New Jersey is a show at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on September 16, 2022.


American Repertory Ballet presents "Movin' + Groovin'" featuring World Premieres by Three Innovative Choreographers

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- American Repertory Ballet (ARB) celebrates its spring season finale at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, June 3-5, 2022, with Movin’ + Groovin’, featuring world premieres by three of today’s most exciting and innovative choreographers.


iPlay America Names DeLuca Food and Beverage Director

(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- iPlay America has announced that Christopher DeLuca has joined the organization as Food and Beverage Director. DeLuca will play a pinnacle role in developing the front of house team for their all-new dining experience, The Loaded Spoon, set to open this summer. He will also enhance the practices and procedures to take the sports bar experience at Topgolf Swing Suite to the next level. “What we’ve found in Chris is an excellent leader,” said COO Samantha Unglert.” The experience he brings from running multiple high-volume restaurants, complemented by his background in finance, make for the perfect skillset for success in this role.


SOPAC Receives $5,000 Grant from Investors Foundation

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The South Orange Performing Arts Center recently received a $5,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. The grant will help further SOPAC’s Arts Education Programs, which invest in students and future artists by providing arts instruction in alignment with NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards for the Performing Arts, enhancing the arts curriculum in local school districts.
Passaic County presents a Virtual Talk on the Importance of Historic Preservation in NJ

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Van Riper Hopper House being added to the National Register of Historic Places and the NJ Register of Historic Places. Come celebrate this anniversary and National Preservation Month with Passaic County.  On Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm, guest speaker Andrea Tingey (from NJ Historic Preservation Office) will share with us the importance of historic preservation and how these lists preserve, protect, and promote New Jersey's historic resources in a free online talk. 
MPAC presents Free Concerts & Movies This Summer

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) returns its summer Arts in the Community concerts and movies to various locations in Morristown, including Cauldwell Park, the Early Street Senior Center and the Vail Mansion Plaza (adjacent to MPAC). All events are free.  


PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" comes to NJPAC

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” an action-packed, music-filled production. The PAW Patrol is back and on a roll in person and LIVE on stage! Ryder and your favorite pups have been working hard to get back on the road and they are ready to roll to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark with performances on Friday, December 30th at 10:00am, 2:00pm, & 6:00pm and on Saturday, December 31st at 10:00am.

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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

Click here for 4:00pm | Click here for 8:00pm

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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