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Friday, February 2, 2018

Celebrate Black History


Celebrate Black History

with a trip to a Garden State theatre. Black theatre boasts award-winning playwrights, actors, directors, choreographers, designers, and theatre companies, including the nation's leading African-American theatre, New Jersey's own Crossroads Theatre Company, recipient of the 1999 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Ain't Misbehavin'


NJPAC and Crossroads Theatre Company present the Fats Waller award-winning musical. Set in a smoky jazz club of the ‘20s and ‘30s, Ain’t Misbehavin’ features a cast of five singer-dancers who unroll back-to-back blues, soul and honky-tonk numbers by stride pianist Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller and other composers of the era. Tony nominee AndrĂ© De Shields directs. February 1 - 4 ONLY!
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American Hero


George Street Playhouse presents the second play from the author of last season’s American Son.This raw, gritty drama shines a light on how America honors its veterans, the corrupting effect of awards and commendations, and questions what it truly means to be a hero. American Hero joins American Son and a yet-to-be titled new work to create a trilogy of plays exploring American injustice.
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Driving Miss Daisy


Mile Square Theatre presents Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize winning play. A timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.
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Crowns


McCarter: When a Chicago teenager is sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina, she finds herself on a powerful journey toward discovering her place in this world and in her family. Inspired by the best-selling book. Crowns weaves faith and fashion together into an inspirational, joyous coming-of-age musical celebration of resilient, triumphant African American women, and their church hats. Regina Taylor returns to McCarter to direct this 15th Anniversary revival that will truly lift your spirits!
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