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Friday, September 29, 2017

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center groundbreaking ceremony

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Rendering of the new New Brunswick Cultural Center project, to be unveiled on 3/12/08. 
This rendering is an overall look at the project, which will rise 34 stories on the site of what is now the George Street Playhouse, Crossroads Theater and a surface parking lot behind them.
 Moved to Selects: 03/11/08 17:21:31, rfrench

The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center project, a public-private collaboration among New Brunswick Development Corporation (Devco), the City of New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, New Brunswick Cultural Center, Rutgers University, Pennrose Properties, and New Brunswick Parking Authority, along with 11 other groups and organizations, will host a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Regarded as one of the most significant urban initiatives in New Jersey, the $170 million, 450,000 square-foot redevelopment project will comprise two cutting-edge theaters, three rehearsal studios, academic and office space, as well as a 207-unit residential apartment tower and a 344-space structured parking garage. The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2019.

Media planning to attend should RSVP to Jean Holtz at (732) 249-2220 or via email at jholtz@devco.org.

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

WHO:                 The Hon. James M. Cahill, Mayor, City of New Brunswick

Dr. Robert L. Barchi, President, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The Hon. Stephen M. Sweeney, President, New Jersey State Senate

The Hon. Ronald G. Rios, Director, Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Christopher J. Paladino, President, New Brunswick Development Corporation


WHEN:              
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

3:00 p.m.


WHERE:
11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

* Valet parking available at The Heldrich Hotel-- 10 Livingston Avenue

* Self-parking available in the Morris Street Parking Garage-- 70 New Street

NJSO Chamber Players perform free program of Broadway favorites as part of Clifton Centennial Concert Series

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The NJSO Chamber Players perform a free program of popular Broadway tunes from West Side Story, The Sound of Music, The Lion King and more on Thursday, October 12, at 7:30 pm at Clifton School #3 in Clifton. The event is part of the Clifton Centennial Concert Series and is sponsored by the PSEG Foundation.

The performance is made possible through a multiyear partnership between the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and PSEG Foundation to celebrate diversity within communities and provide unique cultural experiences.

The string ensemble features NJSO violinists Darryl Kubian, JoAnna Farrer, Minji Kwon, Rebekah Johnson, Ming Yang, and Fatima Aaziza; violists Elzbieta Weyman and Martin Anderson and cellists Sarah Seiver and Hyewon Kim.

BroadwaySign“Audiences of all ages will enjoy some of the most famous melodies from Broadway hits,” says NJSO Director of Institutional Giving Ingrid Novak. “The NJSO is proud to partner with the PSEG Foundation to make free community concerts like this possible.”

”Our continued partnership with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra allows us to build upon our commitment to bringing diverse experiences in to the communities in which we serve,” said Ellen Lambert, President of the PSEG Foundation. “These free concerts can serve as a wonderful opportunity for multi-generational families to be exposed to cultural experiences they might not otherwise have the chance to enjoy.”

The concert takes place in the auditorium of Clifton School #3, located at 365 Washington Avenue in Clifton.

Theater for Young Audience productions at Two River Theater

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Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, kicks off its season of Theater for Young Audience productions with Skeletons: A Day of the Dead Bedtime Story, produced by Teatro Sea, New York. The lead sponsor is Monmouth University.

Performed in Spanish and English simultaneously (audiences do not have to be Spanish-speaking to follow along), Skeletons is a comedy about a boy, Jimmy, who is dealing with the loss of his best friend—his Grandfather. His parents try everything to help Jimmy cope, but nothing works, until the eve of Day of the Dead, when his Grandfather comes back to life for just one night to orchestrate an adventure. Skeletons is recommended for audiences ages 7 and up.

Ticket prices are $15 for children age 12 and under and $20 for adults. Tickets are available from tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400.

A Q-and-A with the cast will follow every performance. In the spirit of the play’s bedtime story theme, Two River is encouraging all attendees to wear pajamas to these performances, which take place on the following dates:

Thursday, October 12 at 10 am (student matinee) and 4pm

Friday, October 13 at 10 am (student matinee) and 4pm

Saturday, October 14 at 1pm and 4pm (relaxed performance)

Sunday, October 8 at 1pm and 4pm (Día de la Familia)

Upcoming Theatre for Young Audiences Productions

THE RAINBOW FISH

BASED ON THE BOOK BY MARCUS PFISTER

MERMAID THEATRE OF NOVA SCOTIA

RECHNITZ THEATER

DEC 15-18 / 2017

With his silver scales and heart of gold, The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest children in this adaptation of the award-winning book about a beautiful fish who learns to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings The Rainbow Fish to life with enchanting puppetry in this world-premiere production. The Rainbow Fishis recommended for audiences age 3-7. Tickets are on sale now: $25.

Lead Sponsor: Monmouth University

Production Sponsor: Rumson Country Day School

A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY SARA HOLDREN

RECHNITZ THEATER

MARCH 6 – 11 / 2018

Celebrating its 5th season as one of Two River’s most popular programs, A Little Shakespeare engages young artists and audiences with the work of the Bard. A 75-minute version of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors—adapted, directed and designed by professional artists—will be performed by local high school students on the stage of the Rechnitz Theater. A Little Shakespeare is recommended for ages 9 and up. Tickets are on sale now: $15 for children age 12 and under and $20 for adults.

Lead Sponsors: Ocean First and Monmouth University

THE YOUNG KING

BASED ON THE SHORT STORY BY OSCAR WILDE

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY NICKI BLOOM

PRODUCED BY SLINGSBY THEATRE, AUSTRALIA

MARION HUBER THEATER APRIL 20-22 / 2018

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of Slingsby in this coming-of-age story. The Young King is recommended for audiences ages 8 and up. Tickets are on sale now: $25.

Lead Sponsor: Monmouth University

Production Sponsor: Rumson Country Day School

October guide for Professional Theatre in New Jersey

Your monthly guide for theatre throughout the Garden State.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison

What the Butler Saw

Sept 6 - Oct 1
NJArtsTix Discounts Available

Comedy

Two River Theater, Red Bank

A Raisin in the Sun
Sept 9 - Oct 8
NJArtsTix Discounts Available

A Raisin in the Sun "Who gets keys to the American dream?"

Drama

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South Camden Theatre Company in Camden

Ripcord
Sept 15 - Oct 1
Ripcord A Comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire

Comedy

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Eagle Theatre in Hammonton

The Shape of Things
Sept 15 - Oct 15
The Shape of Things, Seduction is an Art

Drama

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East Lynne Theater Company in Cape May

A Year in the Trenches
Sept 20 - Oct 14
NJArtsTix Discounts Available
A Year in the Trenches by James Rana, adapted from Charles Edwin Dilkes' Remembering World War !: An Engineer's Diary and other historical sources

World Premiere Drama

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Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken

The Net Will Appear
Sept 21 - Oct 15
NJArtsTix Discounts Available

World Premiere Comedy

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Pushcart Players in Verona

The Velveteen Rabbit
Sept 21 - Nov 18

Family

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Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in Summit

Every Brilliant Thing
Sept 21 - Oct 8
NJArtsTix Discounts Available

Every Brilliant Thing

Comedy

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn
The Honeymooners
Sept 28 - Oct 29

World Premiere Musical

Cape May Stage in Cape May

Outside Mullingar
Sept 28 - Nov 10
Outside Mullingar

Comedy

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The Hunchback of Seville
Sept 29 - Oct 15
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Description
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Writers Theatre in Madison

Surely Goodness and Mercy
September 29 - Oct 15

NJ Stage Exchange Commission

All About Eve
Oct 1 - 8

All About Eve Festival of the Arts

Arts Festival

Midtown Direct Rep in Maplewood

Something to Live For
Oct 2
Something to Live For: A New Play with Music about Billy Strayhorn

Drama with Music

Passage Theatre Company in Trenton

Paradise
Oct 5 - 22

Paradise written by Laura Maria Censabella and Directed by Kel Haney

Drama

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Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown

The Learned Ladies
Oct 6 - 22

Comedy

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The Growing Stage in Netcong

Beauty and the Beast
Oct 6 - 29
Disney's Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical

Family Musical

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Skyline Theatre Company in Fair Lawn

My Fair Lady
Oct 6 - 8
Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady

Musical

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McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton

A Night with Janis Joplin
October 10 - 29
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A Night with Janis Joplin, Written and Directed by Randy Johnson
Musical

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George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Oct 10 - Nov 12
NJArtsTix Discounts Available

Musical

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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison
Shakespeare in Love

Oct 11 - Nov 12
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Drama
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Hudson Theatre Works in Weehawken

Macbeth
Oct 12 - 29

Hudson Thetare Works presents Macbeth directed by Frank Licato

Drama

Women's Theater Company, Lake Hiawatha

Seminar
Oct 13 -22

Seminar by Theresa Rebeck

Comedy

Mutual Philanthropy
Oct 19 - Nov 19

East Coast Premiere

Premiere Stages at Kean in Union

Brick City
Oct 20 - 22
Brick City by Nicole Pandolfo

Free Stage Exchange Reading

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum in Morristown

Bakersfield Mist
Oct 26 - Nov 5
NJArtsTix Discounts Available

Bakersfield Mist

Comedy

The Garage Theatre Group in Teaneck

Anne Frank: From Bergen Belsen to Broadway
Oct 30

World Premiere Drama