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Outdoor Dance, Music, and Theatre class start on Tues., July 14th.
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Register For Dance, Music, and Theater Classes Today
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!
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SERIES LINEUP: Click on images for more information
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
ADMISSION: Although this is a free program, Dreamcatcher encourages viewers to donate to the Friends of the Livingston Library.
Registration is required online at seniorhappening.livingstonlibrary.org.
If you have any questions regarding the sign-up process, please email email@example.com.
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 www.dreamcatcherrep.org 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.
WHEN: virtually streaming on Friday, July 17, at 7:30PM and Saturday, July 18, at 4:00PM
WHERE: YouTube Live
ADMISSION: pay what you can
When you visit www.growingstage.com/studio-series, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 wpunj.edu/giving, click on the giving form, and write in a choice of designation.
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.
Explore Our Nation's Past
Discover the people and events that help document the American story.
Watch it: 2 pm ET Saturday
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
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.
SHOW DATES NOW SCHEDULED
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 papermill.org/restaurant.
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.