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This soaring musical about the American West is inspired by the real-life story of Josephine Monaghan—a young woman from Boston who, in the late 19th century, made a new life in an Idaho mining town disguised as a man called "Jo." Grammy Award-winning Nashville songwriter Mike Reid and lyricist Sarah Schlesinger previously collaborated on Two River's productions of A Wind in the Willows Christmas and In This House. John Dias, Artistic Director of Two River Theater, is co-writing the book and making his directorial debut with this production.
When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home.
He is a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father's death. She is a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics— Hamlet and Saint Joan —are brought vividly to life in a riveting stripped-down staging by four actors from the acclaimed theater company, Bedlam.
Voted the number one Funkiest, most Disco loving band in the world. The music, the lights, the energy, two and a half hours of non stop music will drive you to the limit. Only area appearance; don't miss it.
Hilarious Doug Karpf, who has performed across the country at clubs, casinos, & the U.S. Armed Forces, Andy Hayward, a NYC comic who has had the honor of performing for the NYC Friars Club, & Brick native, Mollie Sperduto, finalist at the Comedy Competition at the Tropicana Casino are the side-splitting headliners for the Kiwanis Fundraiser! Kiwanis, established in 1915, is a service organization dedicated to serving communities in over eighty countries! Brick Kiwanis Club was chartered in 1958, & has been serving Brick & surrounding communities for more than half a century. One of the objectives of Kiwanis is to provide through a practical means, to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, & to build better communities.
The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show returns to the State Theatre with its Space & Time World Tour, its most ambitious show to date, with a spectacular new light show and an even bigger stage production! Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd; from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, The Endless River; this new show includes performances from all Pink Floyd's biggest selling albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, and The Division Bell, plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.
Paying attention to every musical detail and faithfully recreating the true live Pink Floyd concert experience, Brit Floyd will take you on an amazing musical journey, featuring the best moments from the incredible Pink Floyd back catalogue, and combine the latest state-of-the-art sound & light technology to create a performance that is as sonically perfect as it is virtually awesome.
The Bronx Wanderers are back and better than ever! This father and his two sons certainly know how to bring together a crowd with the perfect mix of oldies and rock n' roll. For one night only, experience a blast from the past as you're swept away into hit songs from three memorable decades. The Bronx Wanderers are sure to deliver an exhilarating performance that will have you singing into the next day!
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns with their much-loved stage adaptations of three Eric Carle stories. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is joined by a whimsical cast of adventurous animals from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and rounding out the show is Papa Please Get The Moon For Me, the story of a young girl's unusual quest. The production incorporates puppetry, imaginative lighting, recorded narration, and original music.
This holiday season, McCarter is proud to present a reimagined production of Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our McCarter artists—joined by ensemble members from the greater Princeton community—bring this story to life all around you! This exciting new production will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. Share the happiness of Dickens' perennial masterpiece and join us in celebrating this new McCarter tradition with your friends and entire family!
The timeless elegance and romance of the golden age of Hollywood musicals will sweep you off your feet with song and dance standards inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, and "the queen of tap dancing" herself, Eleanor Powell.
How do you describe the offbeat antics of David Feherty? The New York Times called him "a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson." With a sharp wit and irreverent style, the professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host, and sports broadcaster has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious and irrepressible personalities in golf.
Ayad Akhtar's fiery Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that took Broadway by storm will keep you on the edge of your seat and inspire debate long after you leave the theater. Amir Kapoor is a successful lawyer at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. He is married to a beautiful woman and is just trying to live a good life. When conversations at a dinner party turn confrontational, racial and religious tension forces him to face his own ambition and stifled cultural identity.
Join Dr. Kaboom on a riotous romp through the history and fundamental principles of electrical energy. What is it? What does it do for us? Where does it come from? Equipped with Tesla coils, Van de Graaf generators, and a ping-pong-ball-shooting robot, Doktor Kaboom explains everything from voltage, current, magnetic fields, conductors, plasma, and resistance to energy conservation and safety. There's lots of audience participation, a ton of laughs, and some serious science!
Byron Stripling and Marva Hicks' chemistry lights up the stage as they take you through the most famous duets and solos recorded by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. From "Love is Here to Stay" to "Just One of Those Things" and highlights from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, they recreate one of the most memorable collaborations in music history while capturing everyone's hearts along the way.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president Juan Peron. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte Peron on her journey from fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America—and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33. The events in Evita's life are presented in song and editorialized on by the show's narrator, Che.
The score includes hummable tunes like "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" (sung by a gorgeously gowned Evita in the now-famous balcony scene) and adds "You Must Love Me," the Oscar-winning ballad sung by Madonna in the movie. Evita is a sweeping evening of Broadway entertainment, boasting a 25-member ensemble and captivating choreography.
These five premier tenors of Ireland perform a marvelous program of arias and beloved Irish songs, including W.B. Yeats's "Down by the Sally Gardens," Verdi's "O Mio Rimorso" from La Traviata, and "Danny Boy." Two pianists join the ensemble as they perform solos, duets, trios, quartets, and quintets. The Tenors include David Martin, Morgan Crowley, Ciaran Kelly, Alan Leech, and George Hutton.
For one night only, catch two captivating acts in one place! The Duprees and The Four Aces come together to bring you their romantic interpretations of the most beautiful love songs ever written. Get lost in the music and drift back to the 50's and 60's with The Duprees' hits, "You Belong to Me," "My Own True Love" and "Take Me as I Am," in addition to The Four Aces' enchanting songs, "Stranger in Paradise," "Tell Me Why" and "Dream." You'll find yourself singing along with their smooth lyrics all evening long!
Gail Lionetti is a spiritual medium with over 40 years of experience practicing the art of healing and receiving messages from the other side for individuals in attendance. Those who receive messages report having a life-changing experience that renewed their faith and brought them peace. Because no one can predict what messages will come through from the other side, attending this event does not guarantee you will receive a message. However, those not receiving messages during these events have also reported renewed faith as a result of witnessing the effects of messages delivered to others. Gail is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, spiritual medium, and radio talk show host, author of Survival on a Wing and a Prayer, her memoir chronicling her near-death-experience and afterlife insights that define her life today. Her message is that heaven and eternal love are real and always close at hand.
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you've never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.
Comprised of Cuba's greatest and most prominent musicians, the Havana Cuba All-Stars band makes its debut tour of the U.S. with a program of songs and music celebrating the extraordinary musical legacy of Cuba. Drawing inspiration from traditional Cuban Son—a genre which later gave way to salsa—the program's infectious melodies and rhythms are a rich product of the cultural diversity of the Cuban people. This exciting band brings Cuban vibe to life with rhythmic drums and castanets, wailing trumpets, masterful acoustic guitar, and amazing vocals.
Set in a slightly larger-than-life version of Red Bank, Hurricane Diane is a "wild comedy" about climate change. An ancient god on an earthly mission, gardener Diane forever alters the lives of four New Jersey housewives when she sets out to convince each woman to implement her environmentally friendly landscape design.
For the seven young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, 'brotherhood' is literal: they're all sons of jazz legend Phil Cohran. Raised on Chicago's South Side, the boys joined the family band at age four, learning to play the trumpet, tuba, drums, French horn, cornet, and trombone. Now young men in their 20s and 30s, they make transcendent music that ties currents from jazz and funk to soul and hip-hop. Together they have toured six continents, playing with Prince and Mos Def, among others. Their song, "War" was featured in the hit movie, The Hunger Games.
The year is 1905. A young, single African American seamstress is supporting herself by creating exquisite lingerie for wealthy Manhattan clients. When a letter arrives from a stranger, it awakens a desire within her that leads to the love she yearned for, but is nothing like she expected. Jade King Carroll (The Piano Lesson) returns to McCarter to direct this tender, exquisitely-written historical romance from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat). It is a deeply moving tale of one woman's discovery of her own empowerment and the true meaning of intimacy.
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. In 2002, they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, placing them among the greatest vocal groups in Rock 'n Roll history. Their first recording was Tonight from the musical West Side Story. 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.
Justin Willman is a Missouri-born comedian and magician, known for his regular appearances on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Conan, Food Network and @Midnight. A man of many talents, Justin has hosted Cupcake Wars, Disney's Win, Lose or Draw, Hubworld and Scrabble Showdown. His debut comedy/magic special, Sleight of Mouth, premiered earlier this year on Comedy Central to rave reviews, where he was later called The freshest and funniest magician working today and A new breed of comic who's making magic cool again for grown-ups.
Combining his roots in blues and jazz with a crossover pop rock sensibility, Carlton's unmistakable sound is marked by his signature warm tone, bright melodies and soulful guitar solos. Four-time Grammy winner, Titan of Tone award recipient and legendary guitar great, Larry Carlton is one of the most influential, prolific and original guitarists in the industry. In the words of Sting, ...the work of his hands speaks grace, passion and timeless knowledge. Listen, learn and be profoundly moved. For one night only, see Larry Carlton here on the BTP stage!
"Well—what shall we hang? The holly or each other?" Tony Award-nominated actor Michael Cumpsty (End of the Rainbow, The Body of an American) stars in The Lion in Winter. This American classic depicts the ruthless scheming and power struggles between Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their three children during Christmas, 1183 as they fight over who will rule the land after Henry's death.
Joey Evans Band has been out & about on the local Ocean & Monmouth County Club Concert Circuit. His T.M.G. Release, "Blue Skies Ahead" in 2013 features a video on YouTube, along with 2 other tracks from the record. See it on YouTube – Joey Evans "Strange" & "Torn Apart". Joey's Genre is American Heart Land Rock! Come Celebrate The New Release, Joey Evans "Nashville", featuring Track #1, "Kinky Today" as it pays homage to the legendary British Invasion band Ray Davies & The Kinks.
Two River Theater opens its season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Two River's fourth American Century Cycle production following its acclaimed productions of Jitney, Two Trains Running, and Seven Guitars. August Wilson's incendiary drama, set in the 1920s, takes audiences into the world of legendary singer Ma Rainey (the real-life "Mother of the Blues") as she lays down tracks with her band in a Chicago recording studio. Tony Award-winning actor, playwright, and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Broadway's Seven Guitars, Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine) directs.
Sloane Hudson, a rich, beautiful recent Ivy League graduate and product of the campus hook up culture and frat basement pong tournaments, doesn't believe in love or marriage. She does believe in babies and wants one soon so her tummy can bounce back and she can still wear a bikini. The problem is she needs a sperm donor who passes muster. Enter Brandon, who's got the right stats but the wrong attitude. Brandon has enough on his plate already and lives with brother Doug, the infamous "De-Fenestrator" who just fell in love with Katerina, the hooker from the Ukraine. Cabbage soup, a rare baseball card and a lizard named Pogo all play a part in this romantic comedy for cynical times.
Get ready for a night of entertainment like you've never seen before! Four internationally-acclaimed mentalists are taking the stage to demonstrate the phenomenal power of the human mind.
Shakespeare's great comedy about marriage—which features one of his most beloved comic characters, Sir John Falstaff—will be performed by only three actors in an exuberant feat of imagination, energy, and theatricality. Director Eric Tucker and actor Jason O'Connell are frequent collaborators; their work together includes last season's acclaimed Off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sense and Sensibility for the New York-based company Bedlam, for which Tucker is Artistic Director.
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
From classic Elton John hits "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets," and "Rocket Man," to classic rock favorites like "Hotel California" and "American Pie," Broadway star Michael Cavanaugh entertains with a high-energy show that will have you singing along! Maryland Theatre Guide says "For those of us that remember the classic versions of these songs, Cavanaugh has reinvented them into something that improves upon the originals."
The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it's the perfect mystery for infamous detective Hercule Poirot, n'est-ce pas? Wax your mustache and hold onto your passport— Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig and multi-award-winning director Emily Mann will take you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express!
The Strand will return to 1999 to present a brand-new, live music series: Now That's What I Call Music Live! The infamous compilation album series you may have laying around comes alive with a 20-piece orchestra as a list of local and national music acts re-create and their spin on pop classics from The Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys to Garbage and blink-182. Featuring nostalgic video, multimedia, and special guests galore, hosted by Asbury Park Press "soul sensation" and "expert at bringing history to life" Remember Jones.
Elvis Presley is the reason Brooklyn born Richie Santa became an entertainer and has made a career as a Tribute Artist. The resemblance is amazing, then add the power of Richie's voice and the transformation is complete! Come join us celebrate the Birthday of the 'King of Rock and Roll' with Elvis Tribute Artist Richie Santa and a live ten piece band!
Indiana Jones is heading for New Jersey in January 2017 with his whip, his hat, and a live orchestra! John Williams' epic score—performed live by the NJSO—enhances the on-screen action as Indy (Harrison Ford) goes on a quest to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant and save the world in this timeless classic from Steven Spielberg.
In a kingdom far away, there is a greedy king who loves all precious things, especially gold. Not too far away lives a miller and his daughter. A lie is told that will change her life forever and when the king orders her to spin straw into gold, she doesn't know how! With the help of an odd troll-like man, she becomes Queen, but then must make a terrible decision. Join us for this musical retelling of a classic tale.
Experience the thrilling feats of this talented troupe, direct from Shanghai! Through jaw-dropping feats of acrobatics, impeccably timed stunts, and beautiful costumes, Shanghai Acrobats merge the hustle and bustle of contemporary Shanghai with China's rich cultural heritage to produce this celebration of their country. Watch as trampoline artists and aerial acrobats fly through the air with the greatest of ease or while jugglers, contortionists, and martial artists demonstrate the exacting precision of their skills with spectacular flair.
Featuring the Russian National Ballet Theatre and performed to a timeless score composed by Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty has become the most one of the most illustrious classical ballets of all time. Led by Artistic Director and former Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko, The Sleeping Beauty is the magical fairy tale of the beautiful, sleeping Princess Aurora who awaits the kiss of her prince.
Music, movement, and neon lights fill the stage as dancers and puppets tell the story of a young bird named Max, who is trying to fly south for the winter. As he tries to make his way home, his adventures begin as he encounters friendly caroling worms, dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers, mischievous mice and an evil Rat King. This holiday tale for audiences of all ages is set to timeless holiday hits by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, Tchaikovsky, and more.
Bugs Bunny is back and better than ever! Celebrate Looney Tunes and its legendary stars, including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, and of course, our very favorite "wascally wabbit." Enjoy classics including Long-Haired Hare (in its first East Coast concert appearance on the big screen), What's Opera, Doc?, and Baton Bunny, alongside new Warner Bros. 3D theatrical shorts Coyote Falls and Rabid Rider. Kids of all ages will enjoy hearing the extraordinary musical scores performed live and perfectly in-sync with all the on-screen action.
Through the power of food, faith, laughter, and each other, eight women find a way to carry on life at home while their husbands are away at an unnamed war. Inspired by the heightened lyricism of playwright and poet Federico García Lorca, this new play shows there is always a way—even through the hardest of times—to set our love free. Playwright Tony Meneses made his Two River debut last season with Guadalupe in the Guest Room.