“Detroit ‘67” is a story of police riots and family ties

McCarter Theatre production builds to an emotional climax Last year, playwright Dominique Morisseau treated New Jersey audiences to her gritty play Skeleton Crew about auto...

“King Hedley II” speaks of the hope of redemption

Two Rivers Theater production is a gripping play Playwright August Wilson (1945-2005) created an amazing ten-play cycle chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th...

“Turning Off the Morning News” is dark, absurd, and hilarious

Turning Off the Morning News at Princeton's McCarter Theatre Playwright Christopher Durang and the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton have long had a fruitful relationship....

“A Streetcar Named Desire” ius a difficult play well done at...

A Streetcar Named Desire at the Ritz TheatreTennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire was the Ritz Theatre Company's second production for their 2015 season. It is a play that juxtapositions the so-called "Southern Gentility," tottering on its last legs in the character of the mentally unstable Blanche Dubois, against the rough and tumble, sometimes violent, often immigrant Americana, swaggering full force in the character of Stanley Kowalsky, with Blanche's sister Stella caught between the two. 

“A night with Janis Joplin” is a glossed-over retelling of Joplin’s...

Janis Joplin needs no introduction. A singer of iconic proportions, her rough, powerful voice propelled her like a shooting star, and her tragically early...

“A Dog Story” is pleasant entertainment

A Dog Story at the Bickford Theatre A Dog Story is a light one-act musical that makes for a mildly pleasant spring evening. It is...

CDC Theatre presents “Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays”

An exciting special event has been planned for the 99th season at CDC Theatre in Cranford, the oldest continuously producing community theatre in New Jersey....

“Annie” provides seasonal joy from an old familiar story

The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn has taken an old favorite, polished it up, and presented it as a glittery gift for this holiday...

The Kimmel Center and “Dirty Dancing” invites you to have the...

As this entertainment writer entered the lobby of the Kimmel Center's Merriam Theater, you could feel the energy and the buzz among the theater...

“Deathtrap” at Bucks County Playhouse is well done

Deathtrap at Bucks County Playhouse. Photo by Mandee Kuenzle.One of Broadway's most popular mystery- comedy- thrillers, Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," was recently at the Bucks County Playhouse. First seen in 1978, and later as a film in 1982, "Deathtrap" ran for nearly four years on Broadway.