Friday, April 19, 2024

Nine shows announced at the new Bell Theater -- Comedy, Jazz, Concerts and more!



New Shows Added at Bell Theater

Rock, Comedy, Jazz, Broadway


Bell Theater's summer schedule is kicking off with a bang. Get ready to rock out with fabulous tribute bands, chill to the smooth sound of cool jazz, laugh with top-tier comedians, and experience powerful performances.



B Street Band

Friday, June 1, 8:00 pm

Celebrate Bruce with the B Street Band, the first-ever tribute band with more than 5,000 performances since its founding. 



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Bell Bottom Blues: The Eric Clapton Experience

Saturday, June 8, 8:00 pm

Experience the definitive Eric Clapton tribute with The Bell Bottom Blues, capturing Clapton's signature sound and hits.


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Bell Comedy Night: Ophira Eisenberg

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm 

Laugh out loud with Ophira Eisenberg, renowned comedian and NPR show host, for a night of witty and engaging comedy.


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Bell Jazz: Gabrielle Stravelli & Billy Stritch

Thursday, June 13, 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of jazz celebrating the musical genius of Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé.


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Christine Andreas: PIAF—No Regrets

Friday, June 15, 8:00 pm

Be transported through the life and music of Edith Piaf in this heartfelt tribute by Broadway star Christine Andreas.


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Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies

Thursday, June 20, 7:00 pm

Step into the shoes of Hollywood legend Bette Davis in Jessica Sherr's one-woman show that reveals her challenges and triumphs.


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Back to the Garden 1969:
The Woodstock Experience

Saturday, June 29, 7:00 pm

Back To The Garden 1969 celebrates the Woodstock Music Festival, the iconic ‘60s rock celebration of peace, love and music. 


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Bell Jazz: Guy Mintus

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00 pm

Guy Mintus, an energetic, Israeli-born New Yorker jazz and classical pianist is joined by in-demand recording artist, Naama Nachum.


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Bell Comedy Night:
Carmen Lynch

Thursday, July 11, 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm 

Carmen Lynch has appeared on many late night TV shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Conan.

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World Premieres



East Carson Street and Bell Theater make a simultaneous premiere

Central Jersey's newest home for arts and entertainment raises its curtain for the first time starting Friday, May 3, with the world premiere of the new rock musical East Carson Street. Created by iconic Pittsburgh musician Joe Grushecky, with two songs in the musical co-written by Bruce Springsteen, this is your chance to be among the first to witness this story and this new venue. 

Spanning four decades, East Carson Street poignantly reflects the American experience, viewed through the lens of a hard-working family striving for a brighter future. Directed by the visionary Daniel Kutner and featuring a stellar cast led by Constantine Maroulis and Teal Wicks, this production blends rock music and storytelling to explore themes of love, loss, and the pursuit of dreams. 

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of history in the making. Purchase your tickets now and join us at Central Jersey's newest cultural gem.




Grand Opening Weekend

Save the Date


Bell Theater's grand opening weekend is Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19. Reserve your seats for these four inaugural concerts.



Bell Jazz: Let's Go To Rio!

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 pm

Brazilian-American jazz diva Alexia Bomtempo joins extraordinary pianist Art Topilow and multi-award-winning jazz vocalist and saxophonist Danny Bacher for songs from the American songbook to Brazilian popular song, including the indelible music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and more. Join us on a jazzy musical journey through Brazil. Come to Rio for a night of jazz, Bossa Nova, samba and more!


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An Evening with LaChanze

Friday, May 17, 7:00 pm

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and producer LaChanze brings her her new solo concert performance to Bell Theater. Armed with the gift for dramatic storytelling, a sultry vocal dexterity, and an unparalleled talent for bringing complex female heroines to life, LaChanze received a Tony Award as Celie in The Color Purple and was nominated for Once on This Island and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.


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Michael Cavanaugh and Band

Saturday, May 18, 8:00 pm

Michael Cavanaugh, called “the New Voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook” by Billboard magazine, is a charismatic performer and musician best known for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out. Billy Joel handpicked Cavanaugh to star in Movin’ Out, and he evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man himself. He appeared in the show for three years with over 1,200 performances, and received multiple accolades, including a Tony nomination.


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The Weeklings: BEATLESBASH

Sunday, May 19, 3:00 pm

Join us for a joyously rocking celebration of the timeless music of The Beatles featuring the incredible 10-piece Horns & Strings Orchestra. Beginning with the Beatle’s Ed Sullivan years, the show takes you on a trip through the psychedelically tinged, musically sophisticated songs from their later albums including Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, The White Album, the seminal Abbey Road and Let It Be.


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