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Broadway Artists from Ain't Too Proud Come to Vanguard
New Jersey natives Jelani Remy and Joshua Morgan return to the Garden State to perform at The Vanguard in a cabaret style performance.
Jelani Remy plays Eddie Kendricks, one of the co-founders of the Temptations, in ATP. Other credits include Simba in Disney’s The Lion King (Broadway), Disney’s High School Musical (Chad), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Off Broadway), The Apple Boys (Jack), ANJOU, Chita Rivera Award Nominee @itsjelaniremy
Joshua Morgan originated the role of Shelly Berger, the manager of the Temptations. Other credits include Les Misérables (Broadway). Stiff (Broadway). Regional credits include: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Theatre Under the Stars, Folger Theatre, Triad Stage, Olney Theatre Center, amongst many others. TV: “FBI” (NBC), “Lincoln” (NBC), “Law & Order: SVU,” “Paterno” (HBO). BFA: University of North Carolina School of the Arts. @jmorganarts
Seats are limited to 100, and assigned seating tickets are now on
sale (Tickets will not be sold at the door). Seating is at cafe tables for four, so make plans
with your pod and purchase seats together in our newly renovated
theater, with state of the art COVID safety protocols in place.
Proof of COVID vaccine or timely negative PCR test required.
Masks must be worn unless eating or drinking (light fare will be
available for purchase).
addition to Broadway on Bloomfield, Vanguard’s season includes Next
to Normal, Into the Woods, Rent, A Portrait of Ray, and more
“Broadway on Bloomfield” evenings with performers from Phantom of the Opera,
Beautiful on Broadway, Hamilton, Frozen, Once Upon a One More Time, and
season is made possible, in part, by a $92,000 grant by the New Jersey
State Council on the Arts, as part of the largest appropriation the Council has
ever received: $31.9 million as part of the New Jersey State budget approved by
Governor Murphy last month.
of State Tahesha Way addressed attendees at the meeting announcing the award,
commending the creativity and resiliency of arts organizations during the
pandemic. "The innovation New Jersey’s arts community has shown over these
last 16 months is absolutely awe-inspiring,” said Secretary Way.
are grateful to Governor Murphy and the legislature for this monumental
increase in funding and for recognizing the need for robust public support of
the arts right now,” said Council Chair Elizabeth Mattson. “This funding is not
only vital to ensuring the arts can continue to move forward and innovate, but
will support important work to foster a more equitable and inclusive arts
community. We know there is still much work to be done, and we look forward to
working alongside our partners and colleagues in the field as we embark on a
new chapter together.”
Vanguard Theater Company is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit producing
original, collaborative and re-imagined works of theater. Committed to changing
the narrative through theater dedicated to DREAM: Diversity, Reciprocity,
Education, Activism & Mentorship, Vanguard is committed to color-conscious
casting, and professional artistic mentorship. Vanguard Theater Company's
year-round programming is made possible through generous support from the New
Jersey State Council on the Arts, TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Investors
Bank, collaborations with Montclair Film and other community partners, and the
generosity of many individual donors.