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There's nothing worse than family...and nothing better. Miranda has done everything in her power to create a life completely different than the one she came from. But a week before a family celebration, Miranda suffers a lapse of judgment and invites her deliciously eccentric and overbearing mother to come stay. With all the kin in one place, will they all stay in one piece? This heartfelt and hilarious world premiere is about a family of very funny people in the midst of loss, love, and forgiveness.
Those crazy Italian sisters, Delphine and Carmela, were whisked away from public access cable and ushered into The Food Network stardom, but this Christmas Eve they return to WFAT and you're invited to their holiday mayhem! Find out what happened to them on The Food Network, get to the bottom of Delphine's break up with the local butcher, and help Carmela finally get her madcap one-woman cabaret into the condominium circuit down in Boca Raton. The show is full of holiday favorites like "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," "Santa Baby," "All I Want For Christmas Is You," and of course, "Dominic The Italian Christmas Donkey"! Join those brassy, sassy sisters for a Feast of the Seven Fishes you'll never forget as they sing, dance, and cook their way through this holiday extravaganza!
Gracing us with their romantic interpretations of the most beautiful love songs ever written, The Duprees are returning to the theater to perform for us again! Their most notable hits include "You Belong To Me", "My Own True Love", "Gone with the Wind", "Love Eyes", "The Sand and the Sea", "It Isn't Fair", "Let Them Talk" and many more. You'll find yourself singing along with their smooth lyrics all evening long. Don't miss your chance to relive these classic ballads for one night only!!
Times are tough in the Mississippi Delta, where cotton is king and the summer heat drives desires of every kind. Tennessee Williams' 1950s film masterpiece, Baby Doll, was condemned in its time for its riveting tale of commercial and erotic vengeance. The American premiere of this theatrical adaptation will ignite the stage with its darkly comic, steamy tale of one delicate girl's awakening. From the author of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, and A Streetcar Named Desire, Baby Doll is pure Williams, an enthralling tale of prejudice, sexual politics, and passion.
Paper Mill Playhouse produces this sizzling new big-band musical with an amazing original score and a plot that is full of surprising twists and turns. Emotionally charged and beautifully crafted, this is the story of a mismatched band of WWII veterans. Battle-scarred and broke, dreaming of a better life, they join together to compete in a national radio contest with a prize that will guarantee instant stardom to the winners. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler.
One of the most intriguing and delightful aspects of a musical is to open a whole new world to its viewers, and no other show does this better than Brigadoon. Follow along through an enthralling fantasy story about an American tourist who falls in love with a girl from Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish town that appears for only one day every hundred years. This Lerner and Loewe classic is a tribute to simplicity, true love and goodness, which is hidden from the ordinary traveler. Brigadoon includes wonderful songs like "Waitin' for My Dearie," I'll Go Home to Bonnie Jean," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Almost Like Being in Love," "There But for You Go I" and "Heather on the Hill." You won't want to miss this beautifully unique show!
Paper Mill produces the world premiere of this explosive new musical. Written by Chazz Palminteri and based on his acclaimed one-man show, A Bronx Tale is a complex love story set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s. It is the story of an Italian-American teenager finding his path in life as he must choose between the father who raised him and a mob-boss father figure who fascinates him. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event! Contains strong language and adult themes.
The Bronx Wanderers return to delight you with an afternoon full of music, dancing and a blast from the past! Buckle up for The Bronx Wanderers: A father and two sons generating the rock 'n' roll dance party of a lifetime with nothing but pure passion! You'll be dancing all afternoon to your favorite songs from three amazing memorable decades. Don't miss the biggest dance party the theatre has ever hosted!
Hurricane Sandy wields its force upon the home of Marty and Mary Murphy, threatening to destroy not only the life they have built together but the neighborhood that they grew up in. Will Marty manage to save his neighborhood and his home, or are the secrets unearthed by the storm too powerful to overcome? Premiere Stages is proud to present the New Jersey Premiere of this gripping and affecting play, described by The New York Times as "drawn with acute sympathy and in gritty detail."
Straight from Broadway, this holiday musical is based on the classic 1983 movie. Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story: The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. It's funny, heartfelt, and captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. Bring the whole family, again and again.
When Jane and Peter's daughter mysteriously disappears while on spring break, Detective Roy Hadley steps-in to save the day, but the Detective may have plans of his own, complicating this intriguing drama set on an exotic tropical Caribbean isle.
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It's 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century—as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep the amorous Italian superstar and his hot-blooded wife from causing runaway chaos. Comedy mastermind Ken Ludwig (Baskerville) returns to McCarter for the world premiere sequel to his sidesplitting international hit, Lend Me a Tenor. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight. Directed by Stephen Wadsworth (The Figaro Plays) this frenzy of a farce promises an evening of sheer joy.
While gardening in her backyard, Dinah discovers a beautiful ring, or what she thinks is a ring. She soon realizes that her discovery turns out to be a time machine, and it magically transports her to a land filled with talking dinosaurs! Join Dinah as she takes an adventure with Stegie and Pterry to save little dinosaurs from Rexy and the Raptor Gang.
Director Jessica Stone returns to Two River, where she made her debut last season with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular, to direct A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Musical. The production will be choreographed by Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas). Inspired by Stone's acclaimed 2010 Williamstown Theatre Festival production, Two River's …Forum will feature an all-male troupe of actors led by Christopher Fitzgerald Broadway's An Act of God, the original cast of Wicked, Young Frankenstein) as Pseudolus, a slave who tries to win his freedom by playing matchmaker for his innocent young master.
Chinese superstar G.E.M. will make her Prudential Center debut on November 15 as part of her first ever North American and European tour. Rising through the Chinese television program "I am a Singer," G.E.M captured the attention of over 200 million weekly viewers, and has sold out arenas throughout China. Her social media following includes 137 million YouTube views, 2.5 million Facebook followers and 2 million Instagram followers.
While taking a walk in the forest, Goldilocks stumbles upon a house. Hungry and tired, she enters and sees three bowls of porridge, three chairs and three beds. Which one of the three of each will suit her? What will the three bears find when they return home? Join us to see what happens!
A young actress has a big audition for a revue of Ethel Merman music! As she prepares for her big day, she discovers some uncanny similarities between herself and the famous "Queen of Broadway." After a night of research (and an unfortunate blow to the head) she becomes certain that she is in fact the reincarnation of Ethel Merman! This hilarious and heartfelt musical event includes some of Merman's most famous tunes like: There's No Business Like Show Business, Everything's Coming Up Roses, I've Got Rhythm, I Got The Sun in the Morning and more!
Ten veteran powerhouse actresses (led by Barbara Andres as Mama) will perform all 25 roles in John Van Druten's beloved classic about a working-class Norwegian family in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. The Transport Group's production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III, was celebrated as one of the best theater productions of 2014 in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Jay and The Americans, started by four teenage boys 50 years ago, is one of the lasting success stories in Rock 'n Roll history. Few bands have ever reached the musical heights of Jay and The Americans. From 1962 to 1971, this group charted an amazing twelve Top Ten records. Their breakout hit song was She Cried. The group's next chart hit was Only In America, followed by top-ten hits Come A Little Bit Closer, Cara Mia, and This Magic Moment. These songs and many others are featured in their show, along with stories of the artists and writers who influenced this 1960s super-group.
Three-time Emmy Award winning TV host and headlining comedian Dave Konig,is also known as America's most beloved entertainer. His strong energy and classy delivery has been called "a throwback to Milton Berle." Don't miss your chance to laugh out loud!
A little witch named Clara Belle wants to prove that she is just as powerful as the other great Transylvania witches. But the tricks she plays on everyone may muddle her goal. The Monsters of Halloweentown decide to band together to teach her a valuable lesson-but what are the mischievous Malcom McGhoul's plans? Dress in your Halloween best, and join us for a fun musical adventure!
Set at an English Department faculty party, Lives of Reason exposes the challenges of intellectual life—and what happens when one woman's secret passions explode and her authentic self is revealed. This world premiere is written by Two River founder Robert Rechnitz and Kenneth Stunkel, and directed by former Two River Artistic Director Jonathan Fox, who currently serves as Executive Artistic Director of the Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara.
On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale, Iolanta, followed by an erotic psychological thriller, Duke Bluebeard's Castle. Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas. Broadcast in HD
An international sensation, Miss Saigon is an epic, daring musical that is universal in its emotional power. During the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Sadly, their struggle to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy. Alain Boubill and Claude-Michael Schonberg (creators of Les Miserables) bring Puccini's Madame Butterfly to the modern world in this moving testament to the human spirit and the tragedies of war. Filled with show-stopping numbers like "I Still Believe," "Why God Why" and "The American Dream," Miss Saigon is one of the most stunning spectacles of all time.
It's murder—pure and simple...and spine-tinglingly fun. The snow is falling around Monkswell Manor, but the body count keeps rising. Agatha Christie, the undisputed queen of crime, pens this fiendishly delightful, nerve-shredding whodunnit. A perfectly twisted web of a play, this mystery-thriller truly invented the rules of the genre. You'll be filled with shuddering suspense and edge-of-your-seat intrigue until the final twist unfolds. Be careful, murder lurks around every corner!
Not exactly the happiest of birthdays! Novelist Arthur Whitney is murdered at his own birthday party, and his killer could very possibly be one of the guests. But this is not your ordinary whodunit. The entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective, the other plays all 10 suspects – and they both play the piano!
Asher Lev is a young Hasid growing up in post-war Brooklyn. He is a young painter of prodigious talent – he can't imagine himself doing anything else. He must create art at any cost, regardless of the will of his family, his community and tradition. The Outer Critics Circle award-winning play by Aaron Posner based on the best-selling novel by Chaim Potok.
BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama's oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre's new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).
Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.
One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy.
"It's in the eyes," says Jaime, "they're the hardest to get." So says Jaime Wyeth, the son of Andrew. The visual artist's relentless pursuit of dancer Rudolf Nureyev to sit for him as subject of a portrait has resulted in a number of sessions in which two artists trade poses, barbs, jokes, and unrevealed truths. A riveting fictional account of the very real interaction between two great artists.
- New York City. A hard-working man and his son live in a respectful African-American community called Seneca Village. However, their solitude and safe haven are threatened when the City decides to remove the community from their homes to create the world-renowned Central Park.
Shakespeare's thrilling and epic tale of adventure, shipwreck and romance will be brought to new life with original songs by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rinde Eckert, who will also appear in the production, directed by David Schweizer. Eckert and Schweizer's previous collaborations include And God Created Great Whales, an Obie Award-winning operatic adaptation of Moby-Dick. In connection with its production of Pericles, Two River will produce "A Little Shakespeare," a 75-minute version of Pericles performed by high school students.
Follow Peter as he takes Wendy, Michael and John, along with Tinkerbell, back to Never-never Land. They'll see the Lost Boys, mermaids and Captain Hook and his pirates! Will Peter win the battle against those want to hurt him? Come join us for this musical perfect for the entire family and find out!
One of the greatest love stories ever, the mesmerizing Phantom is traditional musical theatre in the finest sense. The Tony Award-winning authors of Nine and Titanic have transformed Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera into a sensation that enraptures audiences and critics with beautiful songs and an expertly crafted story. Delve deeper into the life of the phantom who cannot exist without the opera and the entrancing voice of his beloved Christine. Fall in love with songs like "Melody, Melody," "You Are Music," "My True Love" and many, many more. Don't miss this show that The New York Times called "Rhapsodic music that entrances, moves and haunts. A welcome link to musical theatre's golden past."
There's nobody like August Wilson. His ten-play cycle, chronicling the lives of African-Americans in each decade of the 20th century, is among the greatest masterpieces of our time. One of Wilson's most powerful and transcendent works, The Piano Lesson is a profound, melodic tale set in 1930s Pittsburgh. To reclaim his family's legacy, Boy Willie must sell their priceless heirloom, but will his sister and the ghosts of their past stand in his way? Full of soaring poetry and shattering intensity, The Piano Lesson is a universal story of memory and perseverance.
A raucous good time! A musical full of joy, a little bit of heartbreak and lots of hilarity. This tribute to life by the roadside, takes place on North Carolina's Highway 57. Somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna stands a rest stop. The four hard-working fellas at the gas station have been known to do some auto repairs, but only when aided by some great tunes and a few beers. Next door there's the Double Cupp Diner, where the Cupp sisters offer up their famous home cooking and gift for song. A celebration of life, love, Dolly Parton, and catfish!
The king of R&B will heat up the stage this summer at Prudential Center as HOT 97 and WBLS welcome R. Kelly to The Rock. The three-time Grammy Award-winning artist will be joined by special guests Floetry. The British duo, songstress Marsha Ambrosius and the floacist Natalie Stewart, have earned five Grammy nominations and have recently reunited.
In this beautiful and universal story about forgiveness, love, and loss, three brothers rendezvous at an airport to meet the father who abandoned them as children, and who is now the most famous tightrope walker of all time. Written by Bárbara Colio, one of Latin America's leading contemporary playwrights, Ropes will be directed by Lisa Rothe.
Two River Theater will present select performances of Ropes in Spanish as part of its ongoing Nosotros program, which is dedicated to engaging Monmouth County's Latino community and furthering the work of Latino theater artists.
Two River's third American Century Cycle production following its acclaimed productions of Jitney and Two Trains Running. Seven Guitars takes audiences to Pittsburgh, 1948, where local blues guitarist Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton sits on the edge of stardom. Brandon J. Dirden is making his directorial debut with this production. As an actor, Dirden has appeared at Two River in Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, Topdog/Underdog, and Jitney. On Broadway, he played Martin Luther King, Jr., opposite Bryan Cranston's Lyndon Johnson in the Tony Award-winning All the Way.
In an increasingly digital world where images – and your persona – can be tweaked or even totally fabricated online, it can get tricky to figure out just who is lying in bed beside you. Ethan is a hot young writer whose online accounts of his sexual escapades have garnered him likes and followers by the score – as well as a movie deal. Olivia is an attractive teacher and erstwhile writer whose career never took off. Trapped by a snowstorm in a Bed and Breakfast, opposites instantly attract, undeniable chemistry ignites and sex is imminent. Sex turns to dating, which turns into something a bit more complicated. Sex with Strangers explores what happens when our online and offline identities intersect.
Tanya Tucker has just released her much anticipated new album, My Turn, on Saguaro Road Records. On this new album, Tucker takes classic country songs such as You Don't Know Me and Oh, Lonesome Me, and gives them a powerful reconstruction from a woman's point of view. Tucker holds a Grammy award, two CMA awards, two ACM awards, and three CMT Awards. Having sold over 50 million records over the last three decades, country music icon Tanya Tucker is among the all-time best selling female vocalists in country music.
Christmas Eve at Mr. Malcom's house is a bit unsettled-the children are quarreling, and the cat is hunting for two mice who have entered the house! Will someone save the day? Could it be good ol' Saint Nick? This holiday season, sing along to some Christmas classics as you watch the retelling of one of the most legendary poems ever written!
The Broadway Theatre of Pitman's live Children's Theatre calls fantasy and imagination to the stage with performances designed by Mr. Malcolm to educate, entertain, and inspire. Children's Theatre is best appreciated by children ages 3 to 9. Using a mix of creative sets, music and live actors, each one-hour performance is filled with audience participation that captivates children with its fun and original theatrical style.
The stunning, groundbreaking and legendary musical that set the bar for all musical theater! Amazing dancing with music and a story that will stir your soul and set your pulse racing! Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, it's The Sharks and The Jets like you've never seen them before. The score is a musical masterpiece by Leonard Bernstein and the lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim, songs that have become part of our very culture. You must not miss this passionate and magnificent new production!
Adapted from Maurice Sendak's landmark children's book, Where the Wild Things Are is an intimate "guided play" experience for kids ages 3 to 7 and their adults. Max's bedroom is transformed into the various landscapes of his adventures, from a rolling ocean to a forest. The audience then becomes the Wild Things as each child is each given a mask and encouraged to "let the Wild Rumpus start!"