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HATUEY: Memory of Fire is a soaring Cuban-Yiddish opera, a love story set in a Havana nightclub in 1931. Oscar, a young Jewish writer who escaped the pogroms in the Ukraine to make a new home in Cuba, falls in love with Tinima, a beautiful singer and passionate revolutionary of Taino descent. As Oscar pens an epic poem about Cuba’s legendary 16th century freedom fighter, Hatuey, Tinima draws him into her fight against the corrupt Machado regime. This vibrant fusion of Afro-Cuban and Yiddish music and culture is also a powerful celebration of freedom performed in English, Yiddish, and Spanish with English supertitles.

With a combined total of more than 25 Tony Award nominations and 7 wins, the cast and creatives of Pamela’s First Musical are bringing the theatrical event of the season to Two River Theater! It’s Pamela’s birthday and, to celebrate, her eccentric and fabulous Aunt Louise is taking her to the big city to experience her very first Broadway musical. Book by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein and Tony Award winner Christopher Durang, Music by Tony Award winner Cy Coleman. Join us as we launch our 25th Anniversary season in the best way we know how, with the spectacular, splendiferous world of musical theater! More info

With a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score infused with jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple is an unforgettable and moving musical based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel and Academy Award–nominated feature film. The Color Purple, with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, is a stirring family chronicle following the inspirational Celie as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.  Contains adult themes. More info

The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience takes fans of the Emmy-winning HBO hit through the Seven Kingdoms. Series composer Ramin Djawadi leads musicians and performers in this immersive, theatrical show. The eighth and final season premieres in 2019.

Following sold out shows and rave reviews across the globe, the world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show “The Naked Magicians” is returning to bergenPAC. Direct from Australia, the show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.” This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full-frontal illusions. Good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants. This show proves just that!

New Brunswick, NJ (September 7, 2018)—State Theatre New Jersey presents Tony Award®-winning actor Alan Cumming in his new show Legal Immigrant on Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8pm. In addition to the show, all ticket buyers for Legal Immigrant are welcomed to come early for a pre-show Pride Night reception from 7pm-8pm in the second floor lobby of the State Theatre. Tickets for Legal Immigrant range from $39-$69. The show Legal Immigrant—a collection of musings on his 10 years as a United States citizen, growing older, and what it feels like to be an immigrant in today’s America—is what Alan describes as “a true old-fashioned cabaret, a smorgasbord of genres, styles, and tales; laughter, tears and, of course, provocation!” The show features songs such as Walter Mark’s “The Singer,” Stephen Sondheim’s “Old Friends,” “Not A Day Goes By” from Merrily We Roll Along, and “Losing My Mind” from Follies. In addition, Cumming will cover songs made famous by female musical artists such as Pink, Edith Piaf, Adele, and Marlene Dietrich. He will also include a styling of Schubert and Peggy Lee together in one song and Scottish artists Robert Burns and The Proclaimers will make an appearance.   About the Artist Alan Cumming is […]

Faye Driscoll is an award-winning choreographer and director whose work has been described as “creative, awkward, hilarious, goofy, surprising, rowdy, randy, chaotic, and sweet.” (Berkshire Eagle) Thank You for Coming is her playful, moving, mind-boggling trilogy about “how we are all wrapped up in each other, whether we like it or not.” In October, see the first two parts of the trilogy; then come back in April for the world premiere of the trilogy’s final installation. In Attendance, six virtuosic performers morph through breathless, surprising physical entanglements and create soaring music from their stomps and voices. In this souped-up flipbook of human emotion, they sing, talk, fight, frolic, and make love. In Play, mouths and bodies say one thing while words say another in a strange and delightful meditation on the glories and limits of language, an experience that adds up to “a fun and unexpectedly moving evening.” (Berkshire Eagle) For the first time, Attendance and Play will be performed together. Buy single $30 tickets to see the individual pieces on Thursday and Friday only, buy a $45 package to see each individual piece on Thursday and Friday, or buy a $45 package to see both pieces performed on the same day on Saturday or Sunday. Thursday, October […]

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