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Top 15 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage from August 7-13, 2022


originally published: 08/14/2022

Top 15 Most Read Stories at New Jersey Stage from August 7-13, 2022

Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from August 7-13, 2022. Each week we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week's top 15 includes articles from 8 counties in New Jersey (Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic).

1) American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis Stars in "Broadway Meets the Beach" - Despite a threatening weather forecast, fans of Broadway musicals are waiting on the Boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ this drizzly Friday, August 5, 2022 evening for a live performance of Broadway Meets the Beach.

2) Plays-in-the-Park returns for their 60th season to Middlesex County this summer with three popular Broadway musicals - (EDISON, NJ) -- Middlesex County’s Plays-in-the-Park is returning to the stage this summer, with performances of Something Rotten!, The SpongeBob Musical, and A Chorus Line at the Stephen J. Capestro Theatre in Edison, part of Plays-in-the-Park’s 60th season.

3) Five for Fighting LIVE! at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Out on the Atlantic City Boardwalk this Saturday, July 30, 2022 evening it feels like another steamy night at the Jersey Shore, but inside the Soundwaves auditorium at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino music lovers ride a cool wave of excitement as they ready themselves for a live concert by Five for Fighting.

4) 18th Annual India Day Parade takes place Sunday - (WOODBRIDGE, NJ) -- The Indian Business Association presents the 18th Annual India Day Parade on Sunday August 14th at 1:00pm. The parade starts at the intersection of Cinder Rd & Oak Tree Road in Edison and marches eastbound to the intersection of Middlesex Ave & Oak Tree Rd in the Iselin section of Woodbridge.



 
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5) "Hollywood Priest: The Story of Father 'Bud' Kieser" to Screen at Garden State Film Festival - (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Hollywood Priest: The Story of Father ‘Bud’ Kieser, a truly unique documentary film which details the extraordinary life, entertainment industry career and national influence of Father Edward “Bud” Kieser, a Catholic Clergyman and the Founder of Paulist Productions, will be a featured presentation, making its East Coast debut, during the upcoming Garden State Film Festival on March 26th at 3:45pm in Asbury Park at the Berkeley Hotel in the Kingsley Ballroom.

6) Newark to Host Annual Latin Festival on August 21st - (NEWARK, NJ) -- Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor for Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles, and the Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery will host the Annual Latin Festival on Sunday, August 21, from noon to 10:00pm., on Bloomfield Avenue between Lake Street and Clifton Avenue, in Newark's North Ward. The event is themed Newark Forward Minus Violence Equals Our Future.

7) Passaic County Fair takes place August 11-14 - (PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ) -- The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm. 

8) What’s Filming In New Jersey: AMC’s The Walking Dead Spin-Off starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan - (NEWARK, NJ) -- AMC’s The Walking Dead franchise expands its universe to the Meadowlands Arena and North Jersey locations for its upcoming spin-off series starring Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. This is the fifth series in The Walking Dead franchise and will follow Maggie (Cohan) and Negan (Morgan) as they explore a postapocalyptic New York City. Eli Jorné, who writes and co-executive produces the original series, will serve as the showrunner, while Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of The Walking Dead franchise, will oversee the series. Cohan and Morgan also serve as executive producers. The first six-episode season is expected to debut on AMC and AMC+ in 2023. 

9) PHOTOS from Disney's "The Little Mermaid" at Bellarine Theatre Company - (MANAHAWKIN, NJ) -- Following a three year “pandemic pause,” Bellarine Theatre Company is presenting Disney's The Little Mermaid with four performances from August 12-14 at the Stafford Township Arts Center. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, this is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

10) Prudential Center presents AR Rahman - (NEWARK, NJ) -- India's premier composer and musical genius, AR Rahman, performs live in Newark, New Jersey at the Prudential Center on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 8:00pm. AR Rahman redefined contemporary Indian music, and is the pride of the Indian nation and a role model for millions around the world.

11) "Victorian Day and Illumination Night" in Ocean Grove - (OCEAN GROVE, NJ) -- A colorful and cherished tradition,  the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) will present Victorian Day and Illumination Night celebrating Ocean Grove’s Victorian and Methodist heritage, on Friday August 12 (from 8:00pm – 10:00pm) and Saturday, August 13 (from 12 Noon to 8:30pm).  Attendees are encouraged to dress up for this historic celebration.  Most events are free offering a fun-filled day and evening for the whole family.  

12) Essie’s Restaurant & Lounge Featuring Creole Cuisine and Live R&B and Jazz is now Open in Clementon - (CLEMENTON, NJ) -- In 2017, husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Mike and Chèrie Gillespie purchased a South Jersey building with the vision of opening an upscale restaurant and live music lounge. Shortly thereafter, a snowstorm caused the roof to completely cave in, delaying their plans. A global pandemic, a massive renovation, and two years later, the pair have finally opened Essie’s Restaurant & Lounge at 1 Garfield Avenue in Clementon, NJ across from Clementon Park & Splash World in Camden County.

13) Asbury Lanes presents The Commodores - (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Music icons and Motown legends, the Commodores, are coming to Asbury Park for a one-night-only show on Friday, September 2nd at Asbury Lanes. With 10 Grammy nominations, one Grammy Award and over 75 million albums sold worldwide, the Commodores are an American funk and soul band with hits including "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", and "Brick House".

14) Howell PAL Theater Company presents "Matilda, the Musical" - (LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- Howell PAL Theater Company’s sensational, summer musical is all about kids of all ages and sizes becoming extraordinary superheroes who learn they can write their own story, and be empowered to change the world around them. Matilda, the Broadway Musical is a joyous, uplifting story of a courageous girl who, armed with a vivid imagination dares to take a stand to change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of author Roald Dahl, with book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. 

15) Vineland hosts 5th Food Trucks on the Ave Festival - (VINELAND, NJ) -- Come hungry as the Food Trucks on The Ave festival returns to downtown Vineland for the fifth year on Sunday, August 21, rain or shine, from 11:00am to 7:00pm, at Landis Avenue and the Boulevard. It will feature over 20 food trucks, and a packed line-up of continuous entertainment and activities. Admission is free.

Event previews are always one of the most popular areas of the website. Event previews get noticed when we first publish them and then get noticed again when they are brought back to the main area of the site the week the event takes place - sometimes even several months later.  Make sure your events get previewed by sending press releases to us at info@newjerseystage.com - for even more promotion, check out our ad rates which run $50-$100 for an entire month of targeted advertising which includes events listed in our online calendar. 



 
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EVENT CALENDAR

ART | COMEDY | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE | COMMUNITY

Mexico Beyond Mariachi presents: TREKKING MEXICO

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 10:00am & 12:00pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music

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Vienna Boys Choir

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: music

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Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata

Thursday, December 01, 2022 @ 6:30pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music

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Hot Sardines Holiday Stomp

Thursday, December 01, 2022 @ 7:30pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music

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CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH PATTI LABELLE

Thursday, December 01, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: music

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Tonewall "Standing Room Only"

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Berrie Center for the Arts, Ramapo College of NJ
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430
category: music

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Stomp

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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AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DAVID FOSTER AND KATHARINE MCPHEE

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

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