Luna Stage awarded Dodge Foundation grant

Luna Stage awarded Dodge Foundation grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Luna Stage has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to support the company’s ongoing work in 2020-2021. While the theater building remains closed due to COVID-19, Luna Stage continues to produce a wide range of virtual programs, supporting both local and national audiences in being creative, […]

NJPAC extends campus closure through Jan. 1, 2021

NJPAC extends campus closure through Jan. 1, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announced July 23 that it will extend the suspension of its traditional presenting activities through Jan. 1, 2021. “We hate to see our theaters remain dark, but the safety of our patrons and our staff is always our first concern. We’ve come to the difficult decision […]

Annual Rutgers art exhibit goes virtual to celebrate artists with disabilities

Annual Rutgers art exhibit goes virtual to celebrate artists with disabilities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In May 2011, artists from the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program and the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of MetroWest’s WAE Center were represented for the first time in the spring/summer Collaborative Art Exhibition of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. The spring-summer CAE is […]

Stellar novel from WO author tackles timely issue

Stellar novel from WO author tackles timely issue

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Marchers at Black Lives Matter protests across the nation have been chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot!” After reading West Orange author Stephen Clark’s new book, some may say, “‘Hands Up,’ must read!” Clark’s second novel, “Hands Up,” explores a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Philadelphia, Pa., through […]

New outdoor dinner and music series comes to Bloomfield

New outdoor dinner and music series comes to Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — NiCori Studios & Productions, in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center and Frungillo Catering, will be producing “Music at the Mansion: Porch Performances” beginning July 25. Join NiCori Studios & Productions for an evening of dinner and entertainment with host Corinna Sowers Adler that will be safe, socially distant and fun!  Each […]

Studio Montclair presents ‘State of the Art 2020’

Studio Montclair presents ‘State of the Art 2020’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Studio Montclair presents “State of the Art 2020” — its first virtual exhibit — available for viewing from July 1 onward. This online exhibit represents SMI’s efforts to continue promoting opportunities for viewing and/or purchasing the outstanding and diverse artwork of SMI members. A percentage of the sales of nearly 200 works […]

Shakespeare Theatre of NJ will offer live theater this summer

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present “Crazy Love!” — an entertaining double-bill of two different evenings of classic comedy comprising two short, outdoor productions — in early August 2020. The performances will alternate between “Verily, Madly Thine,” a delightful cornucopia of Shakespeare’s wittiest and silliest love scenes, and a […]

Dreamcatcher presents a virtual reading of ‘Ripcord’

Dreamcatcher presents a virtual reading of ‘Ripcord’

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the professional theater in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, presented a virtual reading of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play “Ripcord” for the Livingston Public Library on Zoom on Friday, July 17, at 1 p.m. The video will then be available through July 24. During the time of the coronavirus, professional […]

‘Brookside Cabaret’ continues outside Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse has announced added performances of “Brookside Cabaret” after the successful launch of the cabaret on Saturdays at Paper Mill Playhouse’s Carriage House Restaurant at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House. Saturday evening performances have been extended through at least Labor Day, and performances have been scheduled on Thursday nights through […]

The show goes on for South Orange music teacher, students

The show goes on for South Orange music teacher, students

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The coronavirus didn’t stop cellist Marty Steinberg and students from his South Orange teaching studio from performing at their annual recital.  Because of the pandemic, the eight players and audience members wore masks and maintained social distance for the Fourth of July performance at the outdoor amphitheater at Marshall Elementary School, […]

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