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Don't miss THE IRISH (REP)...AND HOW WE GOT THAT WAY this Monday, July 13!

We’re just a few days away from The Irish (Rep)…and How We Got That Way! This special production from our archives, with new added features, will premiere on Youtube this Monday, July 13, at 7pm EDT. This 1998 production is the only Irish Rep production that was filmed for television!

The Irish…and How They Got That Way, "a fitting tribute to everything Irish"(TheaterMania) is an irreverent history of the Irish through the tumultuous 20th and 21st centuries through the eyes of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes, 'Tis.)

There is still time to become a VIP and attend our exclusive VIP reception before the premiere at 6pm EDT on Zoom, with a performance from Ciarán Sheehan, and more!

If you'd like to attend the screening of this production, you can now register in advance for free to get an email with the link directly in your inbox, two hours before the premiere!

Learn more about becoming a VIP or RSVP below!

The Irish (Rep)...and How We Got hat Way

A Celebration of Endurance and Perseverance Through Hard Times

Featuring Frank McCourt's The Irish...and How They Got That Way

By Frank McCourt
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Musical Direction by Rusty Magee
Starring Terry Donnelly, Marian Tomas Griffin, Bob Green, Rusty Magee, Ciarán O’Reilly, and Ciarán Sheehan

WHEN: Monday, July 13, 2020. VIP Pre-Show Celebration at 6pm EDT; Public Premiere at 7pm EDT
WHERE: The screening will be public on the Irish Rep YouTube channel.

Join us for a special screening of the 1998 Irish Rep World Premiere production of The Irish…and How They Got That Way by Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt, with new video from the people behind the scenes of this special production.

The Irish…and How They Got That Way is an irreverent history of the Irish through the tumultuous 20th and 21st centuries through the eyes of Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Frank McCourt. His razor sharp wit, coupled with his trademark bitter irony and his boundless love for the Irish People are all underscored by glorious music extending all the way from the auld Irish folk ballades; through George M. Cohan’s patriotic love songs to America; to World War II standards sung in movies, USOs and foxholes all over the world.

A private and limited Zoom pre-show reception for VIP guests and supporters featuring a live performance by Ciarán Sheehan and live conversations with the cast and creatives is available. VIP and pre-event tickets starting at $500 are available now!

To attend the screening only, advance registration is recommended but not required.





Become a VIP today to secure your spot for our Season Celebration and gain access to our VIP Pre-Show Celebration on June 8, 6pm EDT!

$100 – FRIEND

• Listing in digital program


• Written recognition in video credits

• Listing in digital program

$500 – PATRON

• ¼ page ad in digital program

• Access for 1 to Irish Rep’s private pre-show Cocktail Reception, featuring special live performance

• Written recognition in video credits

• Listing in digital program


• ½ page ad in digital program

• Access for 2 to Irish Rep’s private pre-show Cocktail Reception, featuring special live performance

• Written recognition in video credits

• Listing in digital program


• Dedicated tribute video card at intermission

• Full-page ad in digital program

• Access for 10 to Irish Rep’s private pre-show Cocktail Reception, featuring special live performance

• Written recognition in video credits

$10,000 – SPONSOR

• “Sponsor” credit

• 15-second ad at intermission

• Full-page ad in digital program

• Access for 20 to Irish Rep’s private pre-show Cocktail Reception, featuring special live performance

• Written recognition in video credits


• “Presenting sponsor” credit

• Host your own private Pre-Show Cocktail Reception with Artist appearance and up to 20 guests

• Verbal acknowledgement during event

• Two 15-second ads to play before show and at intermission

• Full-page ad on page 2 of digital program

• Written recognition in video credits



The staff of Irish Repertory Theatre is currently working remotely, but our Box Office can still be accessed by phone Monday through Saturday from noon-6pm and Sunday from noon-5pm at 212-727-2737.

Two River Theater Announces Online Benefit Reading Series!

Individual Tickets: $25

Full Reading Series: $100

Sponsorships start at $1,000


How to access readings:

Ticket buyers will be emailed a link to access each reading, three hours prior to the event’s start time. If you experience any issues, Two River staff will be available to assist you by calling 732.345.1400 or emailing

SERIES LINEUP: Click on images for more information

Written and Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Sun, July 26 | 7:00 PM

We will launch the Two River Rising Series by revisiting our 2015 world premiere production, an explosive and hopeful examination of America’s racial divides, in an updated script by Tony-Award winner, Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Benefiting Partner Organization: The Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Learning Center

By Paul Osborn

Directed by Joel Grey

Wed, Aug 5 & Thurs, Aug 6 | 7:00 PM

Featuring a star-filled cast, under the direction of Tony-Award winner Joel Grey, we will revisit the classic 1939 play, a magical fantasy about the love between a little boy and his Gramps, which opened our 2013 season.

Benefiting Partner Organization: The Actors Fund

By Tony Meneses

Directed by Annie Tippe

Wed, Aug 19 | 7:00 PM

Originally scheduled to have its run in April of 2020, the cast will reunite for a reading of their much-anticipated world premiere production, a fresh and nuanced look at the complexity and intimacy of male friendship.

Benefiting Partner Organization: The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

By Madeleine George

Directed by Leigh Silverman

Wed, Sept 9 & Thurs, Sept 10 | 7:00 PM

A deliciously smart and funny “academic sex comedy” about life in a small college town. Written by Playwright-in-residence, Madeleine George, the show premiered at Two River Theater in 2011.

Benefiting Partner Organization: The Audre Lorde Project

By William Shakespeare

Modern Verse Translation by Hansol Jung

Directed by Chay Yew

Wed, Sept 30 & Thurs, Oct 1 | 7:00 PM

A modern verse translation of the Shakespeare classic by South Korean playwright, Hansol Jung, presented in association with Off-Broadway’s National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO).

Benefiting Partner Organization: To be announced.

Donation Match

All donations made to Two River Theater in support of the series will be matched by a generous donor, to benefit five organizations with a pressing need due to the impact of systemic racism and COVID-19. Benefiting organizations are identified by the playwrights and directors involved in each reading. All artists will be paid for their involvement in the series.

Benefit Tickets

Online benefit event tickets are $25 per reading or $100 for the series of five readings and include access to live post-reading Q&As with the artists involved, hosted on Zoom.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships start at $1,000, and include additional benefits such as an invitation to a private virtual event with reading artists.

For your tax records, please note that Two River Theater is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible less the value of goods and services received.

All reading series artists, reading titles and performance schedules are subject to change.

Children & Nature at D&R Greenway’s Charles Evans Children’s Discovery Trail in Princeton

Why Nature is Vital for Children

In 2005, Audubon Medal winner Richard Louv broke new ground in our understanding the vital importance of nature in his book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.

Fifteen years later, have we have an even deeper appreciation for Louv's insights about the importance of nature for children and adults. With so many people staying at home due to the global health crisis, the New York Times parenting section revisited Louv's book in June.

A key part of D&R Greenway Land Trust's mission is to expand access to nature as broadly as possible, including at the Charles Evans Children's Discovery Trail.

The Charles Evans Children's Discovery Trail in Princeton

The kiosk and entrance have been restored so it is easier to find and more inviting.  Be sure to dress for ticks and sun, and park on the gravel portion of Province Line Road around the corner from the entrance—there is room for one or two cars and the road is a dead end.

This wonderful corner of land holds a diversity of habitat types, including a pretty little wet meadow with Indian grass, switch grass, mountain mint and swamp milkweed; a wet woodland with musclewood and tulip tree; and a small bog with tussock sedge, winterberry holly and marsh fern.  

WHERE: Visit the Charles Evans Children's Discovery Trail at the intersection of Province Line Road and Drakes Corner Roads.

Other ideas for outdoor activities for children can be found here.

Dreamcatcher Presents a Virtual Reading of “Ripcord” for the Livingston Library

by David Lindsay-Abaire

WHEN: On Friday, July 17th, 1-2 PM, you will receive a link to the private prerecorded YouTube video. You will have until Friday, July 24th, to view the video at your leisure before it is taken down.
WHERE: YouTube
ADMISSION: Although this is a free program, Dreamcatcher encourages viewers to donate to the Friends of the Livingston Library.
Registration is required online at
If you have any questions regarding the sign-up process, please email
Senior Happening is made possible in part by funds from the Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at Oakes Center in Summit, presents a virtual reading of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Ripcord for the Livingston Library on ZOOM.

During the time of the coronavirus, professional theatres are unable to present live performances for live audiences safely, but Dreamcatcher is among the many organizations who are providing entertainment and programs in innovative ways. Through an agreement with the Theatre Authority of Actors’ Equity Association, professional theatres can create virtual performances of a limited duration for the benefit of nonprofit organizations.

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire originally wrote Ripcord for the Manhattan Theater Club in 2015. A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with the new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

Directed by Laura Ekstrand (Livingston), this comedy features a cast of Michael Aquino (Bloomfield), Noreen Farley (Clinton), Shabazz Green (Summit), Ben Kaufman (New York), Beth Painter (Westfield) and Terri Sturtevant (Hillsborough).

For information on any of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's programs, please visit or contact Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, 908-514-9654.

About Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre:

Dreamcatcher was founded in 1994, and is a non-profit professional ensemble of actors who build community with the audience by sharing contemporary, life-affirming stories that challenge, energize and entertain. Our work has at its heart a belief in the essential goodness of people and the power of live performance to connect people through our shared humanity. We expose theatregoers to ideas and lives like and unlike their own with the intention of awakening their imaginations and creating empathy for others. We deepen the experience of all our patrons with personal contact through receptions, talkbacks, and interactive programs.

The company’s activities include mainstage productions, improvisational comedy and cabarets, new play readings and a variety of educational and senior outreach programs.

Dreamcatcher’s programs are funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and many other corporations, foundations and individuals.  Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre is an Equity Producing member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

The Growing Stage Presents JUNGALBOOK Production Streaming on YouTube Live


WHEN: virtually streaming on Friday, July 17, at 7:30PM and Saturday, July 18, at 4:00PM
: YouTube Live
ADMISSION: pay what  you can
When you visit, you’ll see a step-by-step guide on how to place an order and obtain your streaming link.

The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present our next Studio Series of the 38th season, JUNGALBOOK. Written by Edward Mast, JUNGALBOOK is a thrilling and fun-filled adaptation based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, which moves the jungle to an inner-city playground as we follow Mowgli navigating his way through the wilds of childhood. This production is directed by Jillian Petrie, TGS’s Company Choreographer.

In JUNGALBOOK, we’re introduced to Mowgli, the human child, who grows up raised by wolves under the guidance of Baloo the bear. The tiger, Sherakhan, wants Mowgli but Bagheera, the lone panther, protects him. Mowgli grows up wild and unconcerned,  believing he’s a wolf; but the tiger works long and hard to poison the wolf pack against him. With rope stolen from the human village, Mowgli meets and destroys Sherakhan, but its use has broken jungle law. Mowgli must choose whether to defy the law or leave the jungle forever.

JUNGALBOOK is an all youth production featuring 13 young performers hailing from Morris, Sussex and Warren counties. This production is a part of our Studio Presentation Series. This series, initiated in the fall of 2009, has succeeded in engaging both patrons and artists. Targeted for specific-aged audiences rather than the wide-reaching family fare of the Main Stage, the series provides community artists with a unique opportunity to participate in the creative process of “trying out” new, more experimental works under the direction of our professional artists. This program allows our company to both cultivate new talent and challenge audiences.

For further information, please call the TGS Box Office at (973) 347-4946.  The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals.

Register for Online Playwriting Classes on Zoom

This class might be right for you if you:

  • Are a playwright of any level looking to start the first draft of your new play
  • Are starting out in the world of playwriting or want to write your first play
  • If you want feedback on a play you’ve been writing and would like to do some rewrites
  • Want to learn some of the elements of writing a play, building a character and telling your story.

In this class you will:

  • Read various plays of different genres and discuss them
  • Be given assignments in class to write a scene in 15 minutes and then have people read your scene aloud and receive feedback
  • Bring in new pages and have them read aloud in class by others and receive feedback
  • Be given assignments to strengthen your writing skills
  • Network with other artists in the class
  • Receive inspiration from invited industry guest speakers
  • Some playwrights may be invited to submit their plays to the acclaimed Strawberry One-Act Festival and the Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival in New York City.

For the Zoom Class your instructor will send you a link to enter the Zoom Class.

You can access Zoom on your laptop or your mobile. You just click the link to launch the virtual classroom via your web browser. In the Zoom Meeting, each participant can share their webcam so that you’re not only hearing your instructor and classmates, but seeing them too, making it feel similar to being in a classroom. Other collaborative Zoom features include Breakout Rooms in which students can meet in smaller groups. You can share videos and transfer files for your assignments. If you can’t log in on your computer you can call in on your phone so you can still participate if you find yourself without access to your computer or internet access. And Zoom has an Apple and Android app, making it possible to take part in class from any device.

Online Playwriting Classes On Zoom

TUITION: $575.00 (10 weeks); One Time Registration Fee: $25.00


  • Tuesdays, 7pm – 10pm Eastern Standard Time
    July 14th through September 15, 2020
  • Wednesdays, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Standard Time
    July 15th through September 16, 2020
  • Saturdays, 11am – 2pm Eastern Standard Time
    July 18th through September 19, 2020

Register for Online Playwriting Classes on Zoom

The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL Presents a Virutal Play Reading of WALTER'S DEAD by Mario Corry on Zoom Sunday, July 12th at 8PM EST

by Mario Corry
directed by Jonathan Libman

WHEN: Sunday, July 12, 8 PM ET
DONATION: $15.00 Proceeds will benefit the Riant Theatre.

What happens when 2 Brothers from 2 Fathers marry 2 Sisters from 2 Mothers, live under the same roof, and unexpectedly take in a homeless man who dies and leaves them with his ashes, his memories and their problems. It’s called Walter’s Dead a situation comedy. Sexy, Racy, Political and Crazy.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

There will be a TALK BACK afterwards with the Playwright and Cast after the reading. Van Dirk Fisher, Founder & Artistic Director of the Riant Theatre and producer of the JOCUNDA MUSIC, FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL will be the moderator.

The cast includes: RON BARBA as George, MELISSA CAPISTA as Lucy, MARGARET CHAMPAGNE as Emily, DAVE T. KOENIG as Ben, MARIO CORRY as Leo, FRANCES LOZADO as Helena and JENNIFER O’LEARY as the Reader.

Broadway World Article

Submit your Play to the Strawberry One-Act Festival.

Seeking plays with a running time of 15-30 minutes.

Submit your Play to the Strawberry Theatre Festival.

Seeking plays with a running time of 40-90 minutes.

Early Deadline is September 30, 2020.

Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020.

Plays will be notified of acceptance by November 15, 2020.

The Festival will run from January 2021 - March 30, 2021

All submissions are done through

Submit Your Play to the Strawberry One-Act Festival

The JOCUNDA FILM FESTIVAL will run from February and March 2021 at ARTEL Hotel in Brooklyn, NY. Films submitted to the JOCUNDA FILM FESTIVAL must not have had a screening in NYC from November 2020 through March 2021.

We are seeking: Feature Films, Short Films, Music Videos, Animation, Web Series and Documentaries.

Early Deadline is September 30, 2020.

Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020.

Notifications will be sent out by November 15, 2020.

All submissions are done through

Submit Your Film to the JOCUNDA FILM FESTIVAL

The 27th season of the WP Summer Jazz Room Series is going virtual!

WHEN: JULY 21-24, 2020

William Paterson University is proud to present a special week of FREE online evening jazz concerts, recorded live in the Shea Center for the Performing Arts, that we are calling WP Summer Jazz Room at Home. Enjoy four nights of world-class jazz from the comfort of your home, watching and listening on your computer, tablet, smart TV, or phone.

Sittin' In Meet-the-Artist  sessions will be prerecorded on July 20 and 21. Audience members can submit questions in advance to

Register now for these free virtual events by clicking the event registration links below. You will be sent a link via email from the Shea Center Box Office to access the live stream concerts and Sittin' In Meet-the-Artist sessions.

Donations are welcome to help support WP jazz student scholarships, the WP Jazz Room Series, or the purchase of a new Steinway piano for the Shea Center for Performing Arts.


The Tardo Hammer Trio

Pianist Richard "Tardo" Hammer has worked with Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Lionel Hampton, Lou Donaldson, and the Art Farmer-Clifford Jordand Quintet, among many others. He made his recording debut alongside Al Cohn and Mel Lewis in trumpeter Al Porcino's big band and has been a choice accompanist for jazz vocalists including Annie Ross, Earl Coleman, David Allyn, Abby Lincoln, Teri Thornton, Marion Cowlings and Jon Hendricks. Since 1999, he has been recording as leader with his trio. His sixth and most recent album is Swinging on a Star, recorded for Celler Live. He also appears as a sideman on CDs by Warren Vache, Charles Davies, Grant Stewart and many others.



Alexis Cole and Friends

WP alumna Alexis Cole has been called "one of the great voices of today," by Jonathan Schwartz, and has performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic and at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to the Kennedy Center. She has recorded for Motéma Music, Chesky Records, and Venus Records, Japan and has nine recordings, featuring Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Matt Wilson, Harry Pickens, Don Braden and Pat LaBarbara. Alexis is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions.



The Akiko Tsuruga Quintet

Raised in Osaka, Japan, now living in New York City, Akiko Tsuruga has performed with Frank Wess, Jimmy Cobb, Grady Tate among many others, and was a member of the Lou Donaldson quartet. She has 10 albums as a leader, with her first album selected as a "Best album of 2007" in Downbeat Magazine. Akiko has been a regular in the Downbeat polls since 2008, coming in at #2 in the "Rising Star: Organ" category. Hot House Magazine just named her 'Best Organ" in the 2017 Readers Poll. Her albums constantly place in the top ten on the National Radio Jazz Chart. She recently released a trio project entitled Equal Time.


FRIDAY, JULY 24, 7:30 PM

Steve Turre and Friends

One of the finest jazz trombonists alive today, Steve Turre has consistently won Readers' and Critics' polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). He has played with Ray Charles, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Max Roach, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Steve has been a member of the Saturday Night Live Band since 1984. Has led numerous ensembles, including his Sanctified Shells choir, and has many albums as a leader. Steve's latest release is called Spiritman, released on Smoke Sessions Records.


If you are interested in providing support to the WP jazz program, there are several ways you can do so including scholarships for WP jazz students, production of the WP Jazz Room Series, or the WP 88 Keys Campaign, which will provide funding for the purchase of a new Steinway piano for the University's Shea Center for Performing Arts.

You can show your support by going to, click on the giving form, and write in a choice of designation.


Met Anywhere: Virtual Events

The Met

Image of Gerhard Richter's oil painting titled Ice, depicting pale blue icebergs floating against grey water and grey sky


Artists on Artworks—Thomas Struth and Cecily Brown on Gerhard Richter

Join contemporary artists to learn about their relationships with the work of German master painter Gerhard Richter.

Thomas Struth on Gerhard Richter

Watch now →

Cecily Brown on Gerhard Richter
Tuesday, July 21, 6–6:30 pm
Learn more →

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ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home

Friday, July 10, 5–5:30 pm

Experience the Balcony Bar from home with the Great Hall Balcony Bar's resident ensemble, ETHEL, one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary concert field. This week’s installment features jazz percussionist and composer Ulysses Owens Jr. with a special guest appearance by vocalist Juquan Vickers.

Join us at 5 pm →

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Storytime with The Met

Enjoy Storytime from home! Join us every Thursday to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years.   Watch now →

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Drop-in Drawing—Collage

Sunday, July 12, 10–10:30 am

Drop in anytime for a virtual session of our popular series and experience The Met collection through creative drawing challenges. This week, learn how to create a landscape by collaging with a variety of paper scraps and other everyday materials.  Learn more →

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adult man and young male adult construct an art project


Discoveries—Art and Activism: Poster-Making Workshop

Tuesday, July 14, 3–4:30 pm

Show your creativity and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Join The Met, Poster House, and Isometric Studio to learn about the history of disability activism and create your own poster. For individuals with developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, with family and friends.

ADA 30 | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Learn more →

Image of works of art on paper made my teens at The Met.


Teen Studio—Creative Collages

Wednesday, July 15, 1–4 pm (Middle School Students)
Wednesday, July 22, 1–5 pm (High School Students)

Teens are invited to ignite their creativity during virtual collage workshops, creating works of art from paper on hand at home. No prior experience necessary.

Middle School Students →
High School Students →

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Virtual Group Tours

Engage with great works of art—wherever you are! Experience live virtual tours for K–12 School Groups and Adult Groups. Join us and connect with more than 5,000 years of art and culture. Learn more →

Racial Justice Resource Library

This library of resources, created in collaboration with many areas across The Met, is intended to support our staff's individual and personal efforts to address systemic racism and injustice, which will help advance our institution's work to dismantle inequalities through our diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility plans.  Learn more →

More Virtual Events

Looking for more? Events are available on YouTube, Facebook, and our website after they premiere.  See all upcoming virtual events →

Oral Histories and Films from the Civil Rights Movement; JFK and "Two Days in June"

Explore Our Nation's Past
Discover the people and events that help document the American story.

Courtland Cox,
Civil Rights Oral History Project
on Oral Histories

Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday

Watch a preview.

This interview with Courtland Cox covers his time attending Howard University, his involvement in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, participating in the 1963 March on Washington, and serving as the secretary general of the 1974 Sixth Pan-African Congress. This is from an oral history project on the civil rights movement initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

“Washington was a very segregated city — whether you're talking about housing, whether you were talking about black and white ads in the Washington Post, whether you were talking about the police department, whether you were talking about trying on clothes in the various department stores. All those things existed. I was faced with it in a way I wasn't faced with it in New York.”—COURTLAND COX

      “The American Revolution of ’63” — NBC News Report
on Reel America®

Watch it: 10 pm ET Saturday, 4 pm ET Sunday

Watch a preview.

On Sept. 2, 1963, NBC News broadcast a three-hour program on the status of the civil rights movement. Reporting from 75 locations throughout the United States, the program includes appearances by well-known activists, scenes from historic civil rights events and comments from integration opponents. This is the first 70 minutes of the report, which covers protest movements in Albany, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Cambridge, Maryland; and in the northern cities of Englewood, New Jersey; Chicago; and Brooklyn. It also looks at the history of slavery and Jim Crow laws.

Congress, Political Parties & Polarization

Watch it: 7 pm and 11 pm ET Sunday

Watch a preview.

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosts a discussion on Congress, political parties and polarization from the time of America’s founding to today. Speakers include historians Edward Ayers and Joanne Freeman, as well as political scientist Norman Ornstein.

JFK – The Nuclear Arms Race & Civil Rights

on The Presidency

Watch it: 8 pm & midnight ET Sunday

Watch a preview.

Andrew Cohen talks about two successive days in JFK's presidency — June 10 and 11, 1963 — that defined his response to the nuclear arms race and civil rights. Mr. Cohen is the author of Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours That Made History. The White House Historical Association hosted this event.

Next Week in Prime Time: Landmark Cases

Join American History TV next week for an encore presentation of the C-SPAN series Landmark Cases. Tune in for two programs every night, starting at 8 pm ET.

Monday — Marbury v. Madison (1803) and Scott v. Sandford (1857)
Tuesday — Slaughterhouse Cases (1873) and Lochner v. New York (1905)
Wednesday — Schenck v. United States (1919) and Korematsu v. United States (1944)
Thursday — Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer (1952) and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)
Friday — Mapp v. Ohio (1961) and Baker v. Carr (1962)

About the series
This two-season history series — produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center — explores the issues, people and places involved in some of the most significant Supreme Court cases in our nation’s history. The 90-minute programs use C-SPAN’s signature format of studio guests interacting with viewers, interspersed with visits to historic sites, to examine rulings that changed American society, the plaintiffs who sparked these cases, and the justices and lawyers who were key to the Court’s review. Read more about the series and the National Constitution Center here.

On the go? Get Landmark Cases as a podcast — available here or wherever you get your podcasts.

Are you a teacher? Find FREE C-SPAN Classroom video resources to complement your lesson plans on the Supreme Court.

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About American History TV

Every weekend on C-SPAN3, American History TV features 48 hours of people and events that document the American story. Hear from eyewitnesses to history. Come along with our cameras to museums and historic sites. Watch archival speeches from former presidents and other national leaders. We'll take you to the classrooms of leading history professors and to lectures and symposiums featuring prominent historians.

Every Saturday at 8 am ET through Monday at 8 am ET 

Listen on the go: Download our free app to listen to C-SPAN Radio and the many C-SPAN podcasts — including American History TV's Lectures in History — anywhere, anytime.

Paper Mill Playhouse Live Performances Added

Brookside Cabaret and Dining Under the Stars

WHEN: Thursday and Saturday Nights at 7pm through August 8
WHERE: Paper Mill Playhouse’s Carriage House Restaurant at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House

“The excitement and demand from the community to come back to see live performance has been incredible and not just from the audiences but also from the artists,” says Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director. “We are thrilled to have people back on campus. We are so pleased to have created a safe and thoroughly enjoyable experience with excellent cuisine provided by executive chef, Holly Guber, and a roster of terrific Paper Mill favorite performers,” says Mike Stotts, Managing Director.

The Carriage House Restaurant opens for alfresco dining at 5:00PM Wednesday – Saturday for prix fixe dinner, as well as high-top seating for small plates and cocktails. Brunch is available on Sunday from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Diners will enjoy live performances every Thursday and Saturday night. 


Susan Speidel and Joe Regan: Saturdays, July 11, 25 and August 8

Matt Castle: Thursdays, July 16, 30, and August 6

Broadway Blues with the Louis Danowsky Trio: Saturdays, July 18, and August 1

Erin Maguire, an evening of comedy and song: Thursday, July 23

In case of rain, Thursday night performances will be rescheduled to Friday night, and Saturday night performances will be rescheduled to Sunday night. Patrons should plan accordingly.

COST: The brookside dining prix fixe two-course dinner is $40 per person Wednesday and Friday and prix fixe two-course dinner is $70 per person on nights with live entertainment. Small plates and cocktails are available at the high-top tables with a $30 minimum per person on nights with live entertainment. Sunday brunch is $30 per person including fresh fruit salad and a choice of entrée. For additional information, to make reservations, order curbside pickup, and learn more about our safety protocols, visit


Matt Castle is a versatile singer, actor, and arranger. He made his Broadway debut in 2006 playing Peter in Company, directed by John Doyle. Other roles include Jitter in The Musical of Musicals (original off-Broadway cast), Harry in Enter Laughing (York Theatre), and Angie the Ox in Paper Mill’s 2004 production of Guys and Dolls. As a musical director, he has helped develop more than 90 new musicals at Sundance, NYU, Playwrights Horizons, TheaterWorksUSA, Disney Cruise Line, Musical Theatre Factory, Page 73, Weston, Pittsburgh CLO, Philadelphia Theatre Company, the O’Neill, Signature (NYC), Signature (DC), Goodspeed, York Theatre, Barrington, NAMT, NYMF, and CAP21. Highlights include Into the Woods (Fiasco), The Last Five Years (ACT), Once Upon a Mattress (Transport Group), Indian Joe (Goodspeed), and Found (Atlantic, Philadelphia, Los Angeles). He and his husband, Frank Galgano, have written musical arrangements and orchestrations for more than 40 shows, most recently Scotland, PA (Roundabout), Kris Kringle (Proctors), Elf on the Shelf (Mills Entertainment), and a new version of Found (IAMA). In development: Medusa, Dear Shirley.

Louis Danowsky Trio: Multi-instrumentalist and Millburn’s own Louis Danowsky brings you your favorite Broadway hits with his trio of saxophone, bass, and drums. Louis is a recent graduate of Northwestern University who has worked on the music teams of two recent Paper Mill Playhouse productions: CHASING RAINBOWS and UNMASKED: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Louis, alongside his big band, the DW Jazz Orchestra, has headlined at prominent New York venues like Birdland Jazz Club and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He will be joined by drummer Jared Decker and bassist (Sean Decker/Alex Warshawsky).

Erin Maguire is a stand-up comedian/actor/writer/podcast host based in New York City. She has written for Comedy Central’s Roast of Alec Baldwin and recently headlined Caroline’s on Broadway. She has appeared on Gotham TV Live for Oculus/NextVR, ESPN, and the Game Show Network. She appears at clubs all over NYC and has been featured at the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and Laugh Your Asheville Off, and she won the Woodstock Comedy Festival. She loves a festival. Her comedy advice podcast Dear Pod (based on the articles of Ann Landers and Dear Abby) reached Apple’s top 100 comedy pods in its first month. Right before the world imploded, Erin played God in David Javerbaum’s Act of God at The Fulton Theatre. Prior to that, she’s been playing God to her two dogs, Scotch and Izzy, while delivering commandments to her husband, Jim. She looks forward to being around live/non-Zoom people but does not look forward to wearing pants again.

Joe Regan is a fixture on the cabaret scene in the metropolitan area, appearing in piano bars and cabaret rooms, as well as on international river cruises and at various resorts. He performs on Tuesday nights at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC and on Thursday and Sunday nights at 16 Prospect in Westfield, and he can currently be seen online on Virtual Piano Bar on Friday nights at 6 PM. He opened for Steve Ross at the 75th anniversary of the Chrysler Building and has been nominated numerous times as Outstanding Piano Bar Instrumentalist by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret. He is also a teaching artist for the Education Department at Paper Mill and the Performing Arts School at The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

Susan Speidel served for 20 years as the Director of Education at Paper Mill, where she founded the Rising Star Awards and the Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. During that time, she also appeared on the Paper Mill stage in The Student Prince, Jesus Christ Superstar, and numerous concerts and Humanities Symposium events. As a performer she has presented cabaret shows at Judy’s Chelsea, The Duplex, Broadway Baby Bistro, Bob Egan’s Cosmopolitan Club, the Stockton Inn, Odette’s, and the Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West. She has been a soloist with the Seattle and Portland Symphonies, the Orchestra of St. Peters by the Sea, and the Key West Pops Orchestra. With the Pops, she played the title role in Hello, Dolly!, directed by Lee Roy Reams, and also appeared as Stella Deems in Follies. Other regional credits include Rose in Gypsy, Rev. Mother in Nunsense, Mama Morton in Chicago, Gooch in Mame, Saraghina in Nine, Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Emma Goldman in Ragtime. She has directed over 100 professional, community, university, and high school productions, and she teaches as an adjunct in the Theatre Conservatory at Kean University. She holds a BA in English and Theater from Montclair State, an MA in Arts Administration from NYU, and a Doctorate in Liberal Studies from Drew University. She also studied at HB Studios in NY and the Globe Theater in London. She is a recipient of the NJ Governor’s Award for Theatre Education and the NJ Theatre Alliance’s Applause Award, and she was inducted in the NJACT Hall of Fame for her contributions to arts education.  

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization under the direction of Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director) and Michael Stotts (Managing Director) and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theater Tony Award, is one of the country's leading regional theaters.  Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.