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Get jazzed up at this special event, featuring a collective of New Jersey's most promising young jazz musicians and vocalists.
Returning for its second season, American Songbook at NJPAC – a words-and-music series co-presented with NJTV, New Jersey's public television network – is an exciting offshoot of NJPAC's success as a broadcast venue. Broadway and cabaret artists Marilyn Maye, Tommy Tune, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, John Pizzarelli, Nellie McKay and Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana perform before a live audience in the intimate Victoria Theater, then join theater insider Ted Chapin for a Q&A. The sessions are taped for future broadcast on WNET, NJTV and WLIW.
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, featuring guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour and conductor Greg Tate, performs sets in tribute to James Brown and Steely Dan in an exciting mix of musical tradition and cutting-edge technology.
In a free performance as part of NJPAC's Sounds of the City outdoor concert series, the group freely juggles a wide swath of the experimental soul-jazz-hip-hop spectrum. This accomplished crew has playing credits with Toshi Reagon, DJ Logic, Phish and others.
This fresh new production features direction by the legendary David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and showstopping choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) and David Lee.
Trumpeter and composer Chris Botti ("Emmanuel," "When I Fall in Love") has established himself as one of the leading innovators of the contemporary music and jazz worlds.
A stand-out performer at comedy festivals worldwide, this young Scot – who kicks off his very first U.S. tour – has drawn sell-out crowds to hear his sharp-witted observations.
NJPAC's new Brick City Jazz Orchestra, a collective of the most gifted high school jazz musicians in Greater Newark, kicks off the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival.
With a six-decade career and 200-plus albums, including his latest, Band of Brothers, Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and continues to forge paths as an author, actor and activist. One of Nashville's longest reigning singer-songwriters and seven-time Grammy winner, he is the creative force behind timeless songs like "Crazy," "On the Road Again," "Always On My Mind," "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys," and dozens of other jukebox favorites.
Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award-winning gospel greats Fred Hammond ("Blessed") and Donnie McClurkin ("We Fall Down") unite on stage for the Festival of Praise Tour 2014, an evening of soul-stirring music.
The live tour of Nickelodeon's supergroup for preschoolers makes its only New Jersey appearance at NJPAC! The Fresh Beat Band – Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers) – bring the hit TV series to life by teaching music appreciation to children and allowing them to express themselves through movement, song and instrumental music.
A giant in the symphonic musical tradition, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Mendelssohn's orchestra – presents an all-Mendelssohn program under the baton of the dynamic Riccardo Chailly, La Scala's next Music Director.
Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh recreates her award-winning performance as Golda Meir in the longest-running one-woman show in the history of Broadway. Golda's Balcony by William Gibson is a portrait of the indomitable Meir, the Milwaukee schoolteacher who became Prime Minister of Israel in 1969. From the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset, Meir's life encapsulates the dramatic story of Israel in the 20th century.
Master illusionist David Caserta makes people levitate, disappear and reappear right before your eyes in unbelievable illusions created just for this show.
One of the funniest, freshest faces on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty and unapologetic sense of humor.
A monster mash-up of two landmark musicals by Stephen Sondheim – Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods – performed by a wickedly talented cast that includes Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and Sarah Rice.
In the industrial wastelands of New Jersey, an immigrant Polish woman waits for the bus after a long day. Sometimes, when she misses the bus, she sleeps on a bench or in an abandoned factory. A man always appears, and he has something to offer. This play examines the lives and personal choices immigrants make to participate in the American Dream. Ironbound was commissioned for the Smith Prize, which honors a play that deals with relevant political issues.
Janice has a sneaking suspicion that she's losing her mind. While waiting for the results of genetic testing that could confirm her fears, she struggles to hold it together and pursue her art in the city. With the help of an attractive but troubled super, a devoted brother, and visions of her mentally ill mother, will Janice find her way home?
Jazz meets soul in an electrifying lineup of Grammy winners Fantasia and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire and one of today's hottest jazz vocalists – José James – along with the Christian McBride Big Band and singer Jazzmeia Horn.
Six-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton joins radio host Jonathan Schwartz for a concert and conversation in the intimate Victoria Theater. The performance, which takes place before a live audience, will be taped for future broadcast on The Jonathan Channel and WNYC 93.9FM.
Lewis Black is the rare comic who sends his fans into hysterics while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. A brilliant trifecta of stand-up comedian, actor and author, Black's performances provide a release of anger and disillusionment for the audience.
The story of an unlikely pair of American immigrants, James Christy's At Liberty Hall follows two high school students who've just moved to New Jersey: Cristian Rosario, a funny but unfocused teenager from Queens by way of the Dominican Republic; and Alexander Hamilton, 16, the subject of Cristian's 10th grade history project. This time-bending story finds common threads of humor, honor and awkwardness as told through the experiences of a someday-Founding Father and a kid looking for a way out of the projects. In partnership with Liberty Hall Museum.
Be among the first to hear opera stars of the future in a series of Sunday afternoon recitals by gifted performers trained or chosen by the Metropolitan Opera.
In sketches, songs and its trademark improvisation, the legendary Second City troupe has written a handful of customized sketches that take aim at all things Jersey.
This electrifying new dance show for all ages, originally seen on the reality TV series All the Right Moves, features a dynamic company of contemporary dancers.
This hilarious new musical brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life.
Sensual singer Michael Franks ("The Lady Wants to Know") and singer-guitarist Raul Midón ("State of Mind") meet onstage in a gentle and witty celebration of romance as part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival.
The dynamic jazz partnership of pianist Steve Colson and singer Iqua Colson is on full display when they jam with their all-star band at the Newark Museum as part of the TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival.
Percussionist Ray Mantilla, a virtuoso who can be heard on more than 200 albums, stands among the most recognized jazz musicians in the international spotlight.
Anita is a successful, modern single woman who goes looking for love on the Internet – with crazy consequences – in Tyler Perry's musical play about faith and strength.
Named one of the "25 Funniest People in America" by Entertainment Weekly, Wanda Sykes brings her smart-witted stand-up to the Prudential Hall stage. As a comedian and comedy writer, she's been seen on her self-titled, late-night talk show and Wanda at Large on Fox and in the HBO specials Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired and I'ma Be Me.