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“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a timeless parody of, and...

At the premiere of Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895, one critic wrote, “What can a poor critic do with a play which...

“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...

“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...

“The Calling” tackles questions about the mercy of God

The New Jersey Repertory Co. in Long Branch kicks off its 2018 season with The Calling, a two-character one-act play that has, at its core, age-old...

“The Sting”: The con is on!

It’s nothing new for stage musicals to be made out of well-remembered movies. The Sting, now making its world premiere at the Paper Mill...

“The Merchant of Venice” is a troubling play

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is ranked among his comedies, though it is not as raucous as The Comedy of Errors or The Taming of the Shrew, nor...

“South Pacific” at Paper Mill Playhouse was terrific

Scene from "South Pacific" at Paper Mill PlayhouseThe Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn brought us a ripping good production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific." Based upon the collected stories of James A. Michener, "Tales of the South Pacific," the musical introduces us to the young men and women from small towns and cities around the United States in the 1940s.

“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,...

“Pirira”: Parallel stories, converging

Go and see Pirira at Luna Stage It is rare to find a play where a familiar structure is given a unique twist which is so...

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas wows at the...

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Like Carnegie Hall in New York, which has a main stage, Zankel Hall, and Weill Hall, the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia has several venues under its roof. "Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas" is the wonderful musical being offered by the Independence Studio on 3 at the Walnut Street Theatre from now until December 29.