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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' premieres at the Paper Mill Playhouse by Ronni Reich

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the Paper Mill Playhouse has all the makings of a fairy tale - until it doesn't.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Livingston native Barbara Anselmi pens Broadway debut: "It Shoulda Been You" by Ronni Reich

"It Shoulda Been You" deals with the particular blend of craziness, conflict and communal warmth that weddings create.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Review: 'Buyer and Cellar' opens at the George Street Playhouse by Ronni Reich

This is a one-of-a-kind piece, and its sheer bizarreness, combined with meticulously detailed, imaginative writing, makes for a fresh, captivating comedy.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

'Repairing a Nation' tackles race, relationships and family at Crossroads Theatre Company by Ronni Reich

What if you knew an injustice had been done, and you had it in your power to make it right?

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Arts events: Bruce Willis and Clive Owen on Broadway by Ronni Reich

Also: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's spring gala

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Monday, March 9, 2015

On Stage: Top 5 N.Y. shows this week: Bjork at Carnegie Hall, Matthew Morrison on Broadway by Ronni Reich

Also: The King and I, An American in Paris, and Hand to God begin performances

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Helen Mirren brings Her Majesty to Broadway in 'The Audience' by Ronni Reich

This is Mirren's show, and she fully lives up to the expectation created by the buzz from her Olivier Award-winning turn as Queen Elizabeth II in the West End production of the play in 2013.

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Soprano Joyce El-Khoury tells how she became a Met Opera Rising Star by Ronni Reich

Next Sunday, she appears at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as part of a concert titled "Met Opera Rising Stars: Bel Canto Showpieces."

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review: Larry David's 'Fish in the Dark' on Broadway by Ronni Reich

In his Broadway debut as actor and playwright with "Fish in the Dark," the creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" stays true to his persona

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Arts news: N.J. State Arts Council awards $187,500 in fellowships, Nathan Lane on Broadway by Ronni Reich

Also: The New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents its annual Stages Festival, with free and discounted events throughout the state

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N.J. stage review: 'Guadalupe in the Guest Room' at Two River Theater by Ronni Reich

In "Guadalupe in the Guest Room" a world premiere play by Tony Meneses, communication about loss and renewal goes beyond mere words.

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On Stage: Top 5 N.J. shows this week include 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' by Ronni Reich

The new musical 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' begins performances at the Paper Mill Playhouse

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Monday, March 2, 2015

On Stage: Top 5 N.Y. shows this week include 'Semele' at BAM, Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall by Ronni Reich

Also: The Miller Theatre honors Augusta Read Thomas in the Composer Portraits series

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken premiere a new 'Hunchback' at the Paper Mill Playhouse by Ronni Reich

"I don't think of this as a Disney musical," said composer Alan Menken in a recent interview. "I don't even think Disney thinks of it as a Disney musical."

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2015-16 season -- with Robert De Niro by Ronni Reich

The Paper Mill Playhouse has announced its 2015-16 season, which will feature a noteworthy selection of beloved musicals, two new works and celebrity talents

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The Surflight Theatre closes after 65 years by Ronni Reich

The home to musicals on the Jersey Shore has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

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Arts events: Bard SummerScape, New Music Bake Sale by Ronni Reich

Also: Gotham Chamber Opera takes on 'The Tempest'

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Charles Dutoit leads L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande at NJPAC by Ronni Reich

Nikolai Lugansky was the soloist for Rachmaninoff's 'Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini'

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Lady Gaga sings 'The Sound of Music': A critic's take by Ronni Reich

Like many viewers of last night's Oscars, I immediately felt cognitive dissonance when Lady Gaga suddenly showed up as Maria von Trapp.

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Top 5 N.Y. shows this week: Elisabeth Moss in 'The Heidi Chronicles,' Leif Ove Andsnes at Carnegie Hall by Ronni Reich

Also: Tony and Pulitzer winner Craig Wright has a new play off-Broadway

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Warren Carlyle's season of Broadway and Rockettes by Ronni Reich

Carlyle choreographs 'On the Twentieth Century' and The Rockettes' New York Spring Spectacular

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Friday, February 20, 2015

'The Most Deserving' opens at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre by Ronni Reich

Laura Ekstrand directs Catherine Trieschmann's play in Summit

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Metropolitan Opera announces its 2015-16 season by Ronni Reich

Fans of sopranos, take note: It's a season of important nights for Sonya Yoncheva, Anna Netrebko and Sondra Radvanovsky

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Arts events: NJSO College Night, 'Clinton the Musical' by Ronni Reich

Also: Summit's Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre hosts Improv for Business classes

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Joyce DiDonato sings Rossini at the Met, pays tribute to Camille Claudel in Princeton by Ronni Reich

DiDonato plays the title role in 'La Donna del Lago' at the Metropolitan Opera and sings a new Jake Heggie song cycle in Princeton

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jayne Houdyshell stars in Larry David's 'Fish in the Dark' on Broadway by Ronni Reich

Recent Broadway seasons have seen her belting out "Broadway Baby" in Sondheim's musical "Follies" and providing comic relief as The Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet."

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Arts events: Jim Parsons on Broadway, George Street rescheduling by Ronni Reich

Also: new works take the stage at Two River Theater

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Roomful of Teeth performs a Caroline Shaw premiere at Montclair State by Ronni Reich

"If you've never heard this before, I'm jealous of you," said Caroline Shaw from the stage of the Alexander Kasser Theater on Saturday.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Top 5 N.Y. shows this week: Helen Mirren, Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher on Broadway | by Ronni Reich

John & Jen at Keen Company — Kate Baldwin, who recently appeared in "Can-Can" at the Paper Mill Playhouse, stars in the musical "John & Jen" at Keen Company alongside Conor Ryan. The music…

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Friday, February 6, 2015

'A Perfect Ganesh' opens at Luna Stage by Ronni Reich

Terrence McNally's play follows two women on a soul-searching trip to India

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey announces 2015-16 season by Ronni Reich

The season begins May 27 with "The Royal Family" by "You Can't Take It With You" author Kaufman in collaboration with Edna Ferber.

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