Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2017 Tony Awards: 'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'Hello, Dolly!' dominate by Vicki Hyman | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,' which had the most Tony Award nominations, only took home two trophies. 'Oslo' won for best play

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Newark tap superstar Savion Glover to premiere major new work at NJPAC by Vicki Hyman | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

Savion Glover's 'Chronology of a HooFer,' set for October, will pay tribute to his influences, from Jimmy Slyde to Gregory Hines

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

An absurdist classic holds up nicely in new Shakespeare Theatre production by Patrick Maley | For Nj Advance Media

Ionesco's "Exit the King" -- playing through August 29 -- tells the story of a 400-year-old king reckoning with his inevitable demise.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Ex-con who sued Morgan Stanley opens one-man art show by Dan Bischoff | For The Star-Ledger

Three years ago, Jesse Krimes was serving the fifth year of his sentence for non-violent cocaine possession in a federal prison in New Jersey.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

The new 'Cats' revival is a near purr-fect summer treat by Christopher Kelly

If you can't get enough of the acid-trippy spectacle of adults in spandex hissing and pirouetting, this revival is for you.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mighty 'Pirates' and more: Why theater lovers should head north this summer by Christopher Kelly

Barrington Stage Company's revival of "The Pirates of Penzance" in Pittsfield, Mass. and the Williamstown Theatre Festival are worth a trip north this summer.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

This Pulitzer winner gets a moving new production at Premiere Stages by Patrick Maley | For Nj Advance Media

The intimacy of the New Jersey theater is a boon to the show, which connects more viscerally here than it did in its off-Broadway staging

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

'Privacy' review: Daniel Radcliffe gets paranoid in buzzy new play by Christopher Kelly

The "Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe tries his hardest, but this new play feels like a gussied-up TED Talk.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

'Hamilton' fans mark 212 years since infamous N.J. duel by Amy Kuperinsky | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

On July 11, 1804, Aaron Burr fired the shot that took down the treasury secretary

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The fascinating 'Oslo' is one of the year's best plays by Christopher Kelly

Read our review of J.T. Roger's "Oslo," which transforms three hours of talk about peace in the Middle East into gripping and urgent entertainment

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Madison theater stages the best Shakespeare play you've probably never seen by Patrick Maley | For Nj Advance Media

One of the Bard's least performed plays gets a thrilling and visceral production at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Shakespeare Theatre stages all of the Bard's works -- in just 2 hours by Patrick Maley | For Nj Advance Media

Everything from "Romeo and Juliet" and "Hamlet" to non-Shakespearean subjects such as "Game of Thrones" gets parodied in this delightful romp

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

24th annual ArtReach teams high school kids with practicing artists by Dan Bischoff | For The Star-Ledger

The gallery mounted an Indiegogo.com campaign that raised $20,000, enough to fund ArtReach, and City Without Walls will again be open through July 16.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hoboken's Mile Square launches new theater with ambitious play by Jonathan Edmondson | For Nj Advance Media

The company's first full-scale production in its new space is "Circle Mirror Transformation," by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Baltic Ave. does Broadway: Monopoly musical in the works, report says by Amy Kuperinsky | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

The project is a collaboration between Hasbro and the Araca Group

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

N.J. resident Jill Paice makes her mark in Broadway's "An American in Paris" by Christopher Kelly

The South Orange resident, who has endured years of career ups-and-downs, has been with the show since its start.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda leaving 'Hamilton,' plans to film performance before July 9 by Vicki Hyman | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Tony-winning musical, won't say what he will do with the footage, but it's good news for those unable to score tickets to the sell-out show

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Two River's 'I Remember Mama' gets new life with mature, all-female cast by Patrick Maley | For Nj Advance Media

Two River Theater in Red Bank remounts an innovative 2014 staging by New York's Transport Group theater company

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'Taming of the Shrew' in Central Park: Women rule in this sly take on a classic by Christopher Kelly

An entirely female cast led by Janet McTeer turns Shakespeare's battle of the sexes into a biting feminist critique.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Tony Awards 2016: 'Hamilton' wins everything, complete list of winners by Christopher Kelly

"Hamilton" was the big winner in an awards show that also saw victories for "The Humans," "The Color Purple," "Long Day's Journey into Night" and &quo…

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

2016 Tony Awards: Complete list of nominations by Vicki Hyman | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

'Hamilton' has 16 Tony nominations, a record, but can only win in 13 categories because several of its stars are competing against one another. 'Shuffle Along' could win a Tony for choreogra…

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The 9 productions that helped Paper Mill win its Tony by Vicki Hyman | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

The 78-year-old Paper Mill Playhouse will be awarded the Regional Theater Tony Award Sunday night for what the American Theater Wing called its tradition of world-class theatrical revivals a…

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Can Newark's Savion Glover topple the 'Hamilton' juggernaut on Tonys night? by James C. Taylor | For Nj Advance Media

Savion Glover, the Tony-nominated choreographer of 'Shuffle Along,' says he will join the production in July

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Matthew Broderick mars an otherwise solid 'Shining City' at Irish Rep by Patrick Maley | For Nj Advance Media

Conor McPherson's play "Shining City" is the first production from Irish Rep at its newly-renovated theatre, but the star gives an awkward and contrived performance

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Tony Awards 2016 (6/12): What time, channel, can 'Hamilton' lose, how to watch online? by Christopher Kelly

The 'Hamilton' / Lin-Manuel Miranda Tony juggernaut likely won't be stopped, as the show will likely win Best Musical. Host James Corden and presenters Barbra Streisand, Cate Blanchett, Jake…

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See what the Mayo Performing Arts Center has in store for its 2016-17 season by Sydney Shaw | For Nj.com

Highlights include visits from Kristen Chenoweth, Anderson Cooper and the Pet Shop Boys

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'A Bronx Tale: The Musical' to premiere on Broadway Dec. 1 by Vicki Hyman | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

'A Bronx Tale,' which had a world premiere at Millburn's Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this year, is the second show from the Paper Mill to transfer this season

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

See which N.J. schools won the Paper Mill's 2016 Rising Star Awards by Sydney Shaw | For Nj.com

Summit High School was the big winner this year, earning awards from New Jersey's prestigious theater

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Get tickets to Paper Mill's rousing 'West Side Story' by any means necessary by Patrick Maley | For Nj Advance Media

With productions like these, it's little wonder that the company will be awarded the prestigious Regional 2016 Tony Award at Sunday's Tony Awards.

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'An Act of God' Broadway review: This Sean Hayes comedy isn't heaven-sent by Christopher Kelly

The show, which first played last year on Broadway with Jim Parsons, is back for a return engagement with the "Will and Grace" star

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Monday, June 6, 2016

'Hamilton' tickets on sale Tuesday for Amex holders, Sunday to public by Vicki Hyman | Nj Advance Media For Nj.com

American Express Platinum and Centurion card holders get first crack at the 'Hamilton' tickets, which start at $179

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