Friday, April 21, 2023

A New Musical and Two Short Stories at NJ Rep





One Night Stand Concert Reading

Tuesday, May 9, at 7pm

100 Years into the Heart—The Musical

A new musical with book by Richard Vetere, music by Jeffrey Lodin, lyrics by William Squier. Directed by Evan Bergman and featuring Broadway stars Bob Cuccioli, Arianna Rosario and Eddie Korbich.

Inspired by real-life events, this romantic new musical about miracles and tragedy, faith and passion, tells one family’s story … where a long-held secret could change everything. 100 Years Into the Heart has been seen in developmental performances at Bound for Broadway IV, Collaborative Arts Project 21, Curtain Call Inc., 4th Wall Theater, Music in a Box, New England Academy of Theatre and New York Musical Theater Festival. It was showcased in the Village Theater’s Seventh Annual Festival of New Musicals. And the premiere production at The Spirit of Broadway Theatre was honored with seven Spirit Awards, including Best New Book, Best New Lyrics, Best New Score, Best New Work and Best Production of the Year and now you can see a very special One Night Stand Concert Reading at NJ Rep.

Doors open at 6:30 for open seating and happy 1/2 hour.

For reservations call 732-229-3166 or click the button below.





One Night Stand Spoken Word

Monday, May 15, at 7pm

A Tale of Two Misters

Playwright D.W. Gregory reads from her award-winning short fiction. In Mr. Henry, a retired schoolteacher finds love and hope in his next-door neighbor's tomato patch. In Mr. Kindness, a lonely farmwife's sterile marriage is transformed by a visit from a mysterious seed salesman. Author of Memoirs of a Forgotten Man, Gregory is the 2021 winner of the West Virginia Fiction Contest and a Pushcart Prize nominee.

Doors open at 6:30 for open seating and happy 1/2 hour.

For reservations call 732-229-3166 or click the button below.



DW Gregory

D.W. Gregory's plays frequently explore political issues through a personal lens and with a comedic twist. The New York Times called her "a playwright with a talent to enlighten and provoke" for her most-produced work, Radium Girls, about the famous case of industrial poisoning. Other plays include Memoirs of a Forgotten Man, a National New Play Network rolling world premiere (Contemporary American Theater Festival, Shadowland Stages, New Jersey Repertory Company); Molumby's Million (Iron Age Theatre), nominated for a Barrymore Award by Theatre Philadelphia; A Thing of Beauty, winner of the Southeastern Theatre Conference's 2023 Charles M. Getchell New Play Award; The Good Daughter and October 1962 (New Jersey Repertory Company); and a new musical comedy, The Yellow Stocking Play, with composer Steven M. Alper and lyricist Sarah Knapp. Her plays have been developed through the support of AATE, the National New Play Network (NNPN), the Playwrights' Center, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the HBMG Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Gregory is an affiliated writer with the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis and an affiliated artist with NNPN. Gregory also writes for youth theatre (Salvation Road and Penny Candy) and makes occasional appearances as a teaching artist. For five years in a row, Dramatics magazine named Radium Girls among the 10 Most-Produced Plays in American High-School Theatre.


New Jersey Repertory Company

179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740 732-229-3166