Essex County receives many grants for the arts

Essex County receives many grants for the arts

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. “It is an honor to lead a department that invests in the people of New Jersey in such diverse and meaningful ways,” Secretary of […]

Vanguard presents ‘Runaways’ at the American Theater for Actors

NEW YORK CITY — Vanguard Theater Company, based in Maplewood, will present “Runaways,” by Elizabeth Swados, for four performances only on January 18 through 20 at the American Theater for Actors, 314 W 54th St., New York City. “Runaways” is a musical collage about the hopes, dreams, fears, frustrations, loneliness, humor and anger of young […]

Broadway stars, community leaders to attend Vanguard gala on Nov. 3

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company will celebrate its mission of DREAM — diversity, reciprocity, education, awareness and mentorship — with TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Montclair Film, GrassROOTS Community Foundation, First Congregational Church and Nassan’s Place at a gala on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at The Loft, 8 Lackawanna Plaza in Montclair. This […]

Vanguard to present ‘Lion King Experience’

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company recently announced an all-star team of instructors for “The Lion King Experience,” including workshops in African drumming, dance and mask-making. Beginning rehearsal on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Montclair Cooperative School, Vanguard’s workshop seeks to bring its DREAM mission of diversity, reciprocity, education, awareness and mentorship to young students […]

Vanguard announces grants from NJSCA and Tee Rico

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company announced the award of a significant grant from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts for Vanguard’s educational program, DREAM VTC. In addition, Vanguard announced that Tee Rico by Lin Manuel Miranda has become the main sponsor of Vanguard’s 2018-19 season. The New Jersey State Council on the […]

Essex County rakes in funding from NJ State Council on the Arts

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently awarded more than $15.7 million in grant funding to support 700 arts organizations, projects and artists throughout the state. The awards were announced at the Arts Council’s 52nd annual meeting, held at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. “The New Jersey […]

Vanguard to hold gun-control benefit concert

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m., Vanguard Theater Company will present “Sing For Our Lives” at the First Congregational Church, 40 S. Fullerton Ave. in Montclair, to benefit Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety. Scheduled on the eve of Mother’s Day, this concert will focus on stories, songs and […]

Broadway Buddies take each other to new artistic heights

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Returning for its third year, Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship Program and Cabaret unites budding local talent with seasoned Broadway actors. The program concludes with a cabaret featuring the pairs performing at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Monday, April 23, through a special collaboration with Seton Hall University’s […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda co. sponsors 2018 season at Vanguard

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Creating opportunities for diverse actors and audiences has been rewarded in a significant way as Vanguard Theater Company announced Jan. 18 that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s TeeRico clothing line has become the main sponsor of Vanguard’s 2018 season. TeeRico is Miranda’s officially-licensed merchandise site, where every design benefits a cause and/or artist. Miranda […]

Local venues nominated for arts awards

BURLINGTON, NJ — The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts recently opened the polls for the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Celebrating the extraordinary work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse cultural community for 10 years, the contest invites arts lovers to lend their support for their favorite […]