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“Little Girl Blue” recalls the spirit and talent of Nina Simone

This show is an artistic triumph at George Street Playhouse Let me start out by saying Laiona Michelle is a treasure. She stunned audiences with her...

“Trying” paints a poignant picture of a cross-generational friendship

Trying at George Street Playhouse The word “trying” has many definitions. It can mean testing the limits of, as in “trying one’s patience.” It...

“Wolf at the Door” is a scary, cautionary Mexican legend

The world premiere of Wolf at the Door  The New Jersey Repertory Company closes out its 2018 season with the world premiere of Wolf at...

“What the Butler Saw” doesn’t quite pull off its finely written...

British playwright Joe Orton’s career was ended all too soon when he was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, in 1967 at age 34. What...

Young Frankenstein is fun at the Ritz

Young Frankenstein promoThe Ritz Theatre in Haddon Township has a hit with Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein." Originally a movie, then set to music for Broadway, the play is a comedy about the grandson of Frankenstein who wants nothing to do with the family business.

Blithe Spirit” is a classic comic confection

Blithe Spirit at The Shakespeare Theatre Prolific playwright Noël Coward (1899-1973) is best noted for three classic comedies: Hay Fever (1925); Private Lives (1930); and Blithe Spirit (1941). The latter, written...

A Christmas Carol: A new setting of an old gem

Ever since 1846, when Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was written, this Christmas Eve’s ghost story has been a beloved staple of the holiday season. The...

So real, surreal “Honeymoon in Vegas” at the Papermill Playhouse

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No, it isn't a revival of an old Broadway hit. Neither is it a hot property from London's West End being transferred to The States. "Honeymoon in Vegas" is that rarest of rare things, an original musical written by Americans starring American actors, and it's headed for Broadway after its short run at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn. These days, that's a novelty.

“Foster Mom” keeps you guessing throughout

Premiere Stages, Kean University’s professional theater company, is proving to be a home of strong contemporary drama. Foster Mom, chosen from more than 400 submissions as...

“Pamela’s First Musical” is a family-friendly tale of the magic of...

Two Rivers Theatre brings us a wonderful World Premiere Two River Theatre in Red Bank opens its 25th Anniversary season with the world premiere of Pamela’s...