Vanguard launches VTC NEXT to level the playing field

Vanguard launches VTC NEXT to level the playing field

MONTCLAIR, NJ — “How can we help level the playing field for a new generation of diverse, behind-the-scenes, creative, technical and production theater workers?” Vanguard Theater Company Artistic Director and co-founder Janeece Freeman Clark asked herself this question when COVID-19 forced Vanguard to cancel its in-person theater programs, and the Broadway shutdown and reinvigoration of […]

SOPAC presents new series of virtual performances

SOPAC presents new series of virtual performances

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With most of New Jersey’s stages shuttered for the time being, the South Orange Performing Arts Center is taking performances directly to arts audiences through the magic of livestream. Starting Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays won’t be “must-watch” TV night, it will be “can’t miss what’s happening at SOPAC night!” […]

Broadway luminary to perform live outdoor concert

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — On Friday, Sept. 25, Tony nominee and award-winning Broadway veteran Kate Baldwin will perform a one-night-only benefit concert for The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at its new Backyard Stage in Florham Park. The event is titled “A Kind of September: An Evening with Kate Baldwin” and proceeds from the ticket […]

Vanguard to present Broadway Buddy cabaret virtually

Vanguard to present Broadway Buddy cabaret virtually

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret will air Thursday, Aug. 13, at 8 p.m. on BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, as a benefit for The Actors Fund. The show will feature an introduction by Broadway composer, actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda.  As part of the company’s mission to […]

Vanguard pivots and reinvents to survive COVID-19

Vanguard pivots and reinvents to survive COVID-19

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On March 1, and in what feels like a different world, Vanguard Theater Company entered into a three-year lease for a theater space at 180 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, and was poised to launch its signature Broadway Buddy program, classes and announce its upcoming season, all dedicated to DREAM — diversity, reciprocity, […]

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2020-2021 season

Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2020-2021 season

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark Hoebee and Managing Director Michael Stotts have announced the lineup for the theater’s 2020-2021 season. Amid much concern over the current coronavirus and its impact locally and around the world, Paper Mill Playhouse looks forward to opening its doors to audiences for a season of […]

CHS to present ‘Matilda’ musical

CHS to present ‘Matilda’ musical

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Columbia High School will present “Matilda: The Musical” for two weekends. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony-winning musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original […]

Holiday concert to benefit Achieve’s music program

Holiday concert to benefit Achieve’s music program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Don’t miss the Achieve Foundation’s annual holiday concert with Broadway’s “Charlie Pollock & Friends” on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Columbia High School Auditorium, 17 Parker Ave. in Maplewood.  Sponsored by the Pollock Properties Group, this concert features an incredible rock band that brings down the house with magical […]

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