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The Broadway Lecture Series At Stageworks Presents Jelani Remy
(POMPTON LAKES, NJ) -- They say “home is where the heart is.” Well, Jelani Remy’s heart is overjoyed to be back home in NJ as the featured guest of The Broadway Lecture Series at Stageworks at Studio 237 in Pompton Lakes this March. This intimate event takes place on Saturday, March 11th at 3:00pm and is limited to less than 100 patrons.
RVCC to Present Playwright Da Silveira at Virtual Black History Month Event
(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- As part of Raritan Valley Community College’s celebration of Black History Month, playwright Francisca Da Silveira will speak during a virtual event on Tuesday, February 14 at 1:00pm. The event, which is free of charge and open to the community, will be held via Zoom.
Bergen County Players presents "The Play That Goes Wrong"
(ORADELL, NJ) -- Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America’s longest-running little theater companies, will continue its 90th season with the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy The Play That Goes Wrong. In this play, the ‘Cornley University Drama Society’ is putting on a production of 'The Murder at Haversham Manor' and, like the title suggests, a myriad of things go wrong. Performances run from Saturday, February 18 through Saturday, March 11 at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell.
Passage Theatre Company presents "Clean Slate" - A World Premiere Musical and Co-Production with Rider University
(TRENTON, NJ) -- From the minds of Kate Brennan and David Lee White comes Clean Slate, a new musical that tells the story of a group of disaffected high school students who are sent to a rehabilitation camp. The show is the second installment in Brennan and White’s Infinity Trilogy and makes its world premiere this winter in a co-production with Rider University and Passage Theatre Company. The production will be presented in Rider University’s Yvonne Theatre (2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrence Township) February 24th-26th, 2023 and Passage Theatre’s Mill Hill Playhouse (205 E. Front Street, Trenton) March 10th-12th, 2023.
Axelrod PAC presents "Raisin"
(DEAL PARK, NJ) -- To mark the 50th anniversary of its 1973 premiere on Broadway, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center will present the musical Raisin from February 24 to March 12. The musical is based on Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun, the story of a Black family's journey to a better life as they aspire to move out of the projects in the Southside of Chicago in the 1950s. Raisin is a poignant reflection on the American Dream.
How Do You Build a Better Restaurant for a Play about at Restaurant?
How do you build a better restaurant for a play set in a restaurant? You go out and get people who work in restaurants to do it, that’s how.
CDC Theatre presents Shakespeare's Comedy "Twelfth Night"
(CRANFORD, NJ) -- “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”, “If music be the food of love, play on” and “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” are just a few of the familiar lines from William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.
PHOTOS from "Broadway Bound" at Algonquin Arts Theatre
(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre is presenting Broadway Bound by Neil Simon from January 20 through January 29. This is the poignant and funny conclusion of the semi-autobiographical Eugene trilogy following Brighton Beach Memoirs (2020) and Biloxi Blues (2021). Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
She Could Have Danced All Night: "My Fair Lady" is Back
Sami Murphy, veteran actress, is back in a huge play yet again, this time in My Fair Lady. She’s not the star, but a co-star who appears as numerous different characters in the show. You see her again and again and again.
Two River Theater Aims at Racism, High Art in "Living & Breathing"
What happens when life imitates art too literally? Lots of drama. Two River Theater is presenting the world debut of “Living & Breathing,” a world premiere play by Mando Alvarado. This new play examines the world of high art, racial identity, and a friend group that’s ready to buckle. Jersey Arts goes to rehearsal in Red Bank to learn more from the team behind this new show.