Excellence is learned with “I’m Coming” EP from Andre Xcellence

With influences spanning from the Notorious B.I.G. to Jay Z, Andre Xcellence has set the bar high in terms of success. If the material...

“Crowns”: Glory, hallelujah!

Fifteen years ago, McCarter Theatre Center commissioned writer/actress Regina Taylor to come up with a show based on a book about Southern black women...

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” becomes a revisionist fairy tale

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella started out as a 90-minute original live musical for television in 1957, with Julie Andrews in the title role. It was...

“Wild Horses” is a different and powerful view of the start...

I have long said that the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch consistently brings to its audiences outstanding new plays staged by directors...

Big vocals & bright new superstars

In the Cookie Jar LeAnn Rimes  Since she tore onto dance floors with a little help from the boys of Thunderouss 2000 with her iconic...

“The Bridge of San Luis Rey” is an old familiar tale...

On July 20, 1714, a century-old Incan woven bridge in Peru, part of the road from Lima to Cuzco, collapses, sending the five people...

Winter Holiday book wrap up

The winter holidays are a wrap! But, this year there are more books than ever that would make perfect items to give to a...

“American Hero” examines the nature of heroism

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick presents American Hero by Christopher Demos-Brown, author of last season’s hit American Son. American Hero is the best,...

“Dancing Dirty” is a short, fun and breezy coming-out story

If you are looking for a fun-to-read, breezy, and romantic coming-out story, Ryan Field has got a good one for you. Dancing Dirty is...

“The Outsider” at Paper Mill brings heart and comedy to the...

I don’t care who’s running this November or for what — I want to vote for Ned Newley, the title character of Paper Mill...