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“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...

“All About Eve” benefits new arts center in Long Branch 

All About Eve, the title and theme of a week-long arts festival benefiting the West End Arts Center, will be held in Long Branch,...

“The Belle of Amherst”: or, at home with Emily Dickinson

Maureen Silliman’s performance is a tour de force and well worth seeing Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) is one of America’s leading poets. She wrote some 1800...

“Mutual Philanthropy” is thought-provoking drama at its best

The New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch has, for the past two decades, been pioneers and champions of new plays, providing opportunities for...

“Jersey Boys” is a boisterous, rousing revival at the State Theatre

Jersey Boys, which recently appeared at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, is an exciting, entertaining, and fairly accurate account of the story behind the Four...

“The Bungler” fumbles its way to hilarity

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière, is considered one of the masters of stage comedy. His string of farces – including Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, and The Imaginary Invalid – created...

Tasting the fruit from the tree of self-knowledge Martin Moran’s way

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The stage is bare, save for a high stool and a small table. Upon the table is a framed photo of a boy. The boy is standing in a boat, wearing a life jacket and swim suit, holding an oar above his head, as if in victory that he mastered the craft. That photo continues to play a role in the monologue performed and written by Martin Moran titled "The Tricky Part."

“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...

“Paul Robeson” tries to convey a legend’s journey

The play Paul Robeson, covers Robeson’s life up to his last concert appearance Crossroads Theatre Company is the first constituent company of the new New...

“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...
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