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Crossroads Theatre Company Presents "When Day Comes" Featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The powerful and inspirational voices of the Grammy®-winning internationally known a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock® provide the soundtrack for the world-premiere of Crossroads Theatre Company’s inaugural production of “When Day Comes,” written by Crossroads Co-Founder and Artistic Director Ricardo Khan in collaboration with Sweet Honey in the Rock. The live concert event runs September 22 – October 10, 2021 at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC).
Dunbar Repertory Company presents "Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting"
(MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- The Middletown Arts Center, in collaboration with the Dunbar Repertory Company, presents Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, written by Ed Schmidt and directed by Mark Antonio Henderson, October 15th through 17th. In this engrossing production, Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, Branch Rickey, meet in 1947 to discuss a strategy for dropping a baseball bombshell: promoting a black player to the major leagues. Performances run October 15-17.
Centenary Stage Company presents "A Tale of Two Cities, Cobbled Together by the Brothers Lovejoy"
(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s Fringe Festival continues with A Tale of Two Cities, Cobbled Together by the Brothers Lovejoy. Performances take place October 21-24. One epic. Two brothers. What could go wrong? Avery (Ezra Barnes) and Bunce Lovejoy (Michael Gabriel Goodfriend) are brothers who share a dilapidated home. They are obsessed with A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens’ classic story of love and loneliness, rags and riches, revenge and sacrifice set in the turmoil of the French Revolution.
New Feathers Productions Presents "Together (Again)" Night of One Acts on October 14th
(NEW HOPE, PA) -- New Feathers Productions (NFP) has selected, award-winning & emerging Playwrights from the NY, NJ, and PA region for Together (Again) on Thursday, October 14th at 7:30pm. This is a professionally performed, staged reading theatrical experience featuring the new works that will immerse audiences in a quirky and relatable journey that highlights togetherness about friendships, love, or the lack thereof.
Luna Stage To Present Bilingual Outdoor Performances Of "The Frontera Project"
(WEST ORANGE, NJ) -- Luna Stage will launch its in-person 2021-2022 Season with The Frontera Project, co-conceived by Ramón Verdugo and Jessica Bauman, performing October 7-October 16 at multiple outdoor locations in Essex County including Montclair’s Lackawanna Plaza (October 7-10) and Luna Stage’s tented outdoor space in West Orange (October 14-16). This production marks Luna Stage’s return to full in-person performances. To ensure audience safety, proof of vaccination (or negative test for those under 12) and masking will be required.
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South Camden Theatre Company Presents "Daphne's Dive" by Quiara Alegria Hudes
After one of the longest shutdowns of the American stage, the South Camden Theatre Company and Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ, reopened with the staging of the regional premiere of “Daphne’s Dive.”
Vivid Stage Presents World Premiere of "Portrait of the Widow Kinski " by Sara Jean Accuardi
(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Vivid Stage, formerly Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, will present the world premiere production of Portrait of the Widow Kinski by Sara Jean Accuardi from September 30 through October 10. All audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination at the box office.
PODCAST: Growing Stage Young Playwrights Competition 2021
On Saturday, September 18, four young playwrights will present four new plays at The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, in Netcong. They are the finalists in The Growing Stage’s first Playwriting Festival for Young Writers: Violet Baker, Maya Abraham, Maxine Ting, and Alethea Shirilan-Howlett.
“A Labor of Love” Laura Benanti and Friends LIVE! at OSPAC
It’s a lovely Saturday, September 4, 2021 evening as hundreds of theater lovers carrying lawn chairs and blankets line up for a benefit Labor Day weekend concert under the stars at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center in West Orange, NJ. The concert, starring Tony-winning Broadway veteran Laura Benanti, is slated to benefit two local community theater organizations, The Barn Theatre and Pleasant Valley Productions.
“Broadway Meets the Beach” LIVE! on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk
An enthusiastic crowd of Broadway fans is waiting on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ this balmy Friday, August 13, 2021 evening for a live performance of Broadway Meets the Beach. Tonight’s show, which features such Broadway stars as Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll and Hyde), Jim Borstelmann (The Producers, Young Frankenstein), Korie Lee Blossey (Disney’s Aladdin, Tarzan), and Jen Perry (Kinky Boots, Mama Mia), also spotlights local New Jersey talent including two groups of young dancers from Kick Performing Arts Studios in Fair Haven, NJ.
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