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Classical

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with pianist André Watts

André Watts plays Mozart’s “Jeunehomme” Concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He “consistently provides a maximum of enjoyment no matter what he plays,” says The Los Angeles Times.

Oct 22 , 2017
Jazz

Jazz House Kids Turns 15! Star-Studded Concert

JAZZ HOUSE KiDS returns to its roots in Newark with this stylish, all-star celebration featuring Andra Day, David Sanborn, Sheila E and Kenny Barron, all under the musical direction of virtuoso bassist and bandleader Christian McBride.

Oct 24 , 2017
Arts Education

Jazz in the Stacks

Jazz in the Stacks, a new concert series featuring NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, brings live jazz to Newark Public Library locations beginning Oct. 25.

Oct 25 , 2017 - May 23 , 2018
Dance

Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

Direct from Buenos Aires, this sensual, soulful performance brings together an expert company of musicians, vocalists and dancers in a passionate celebration of the Argentinian tango and the most prominent figure in its history, French-Argentine singer, songwriter and composer Carlos Gardel.

Oct 26 , 2017
Classical

Prayer for Peace Concert: The Power of One Voice

Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations and College of Communication and the Arts present this Prayer for Peace benefit concert, The Power of One Voice, celebrating peace messengers worldwide.

Oct 27 , 2017
Family

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

This unforgettable concert will feature the full-length film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, projected in high-definition on a giant screen, with composer John Williams’ thrilling score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Oct 28 , 2017
American Song

The Wizard and I: The Stephen Schwartz Songbook with Kelli Rabke, Darius de Haas and Jessica Hendy

Enjoy an intimate evening of music written by the GRAMMY- and Oscar-winning composer-lyricist behind some of the biggest hits on Broadway (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) and the big screen (Pocahontas, Enchanted).

Oct 28 , 2017
Variety

Kalashri School of the Arts: Emotions of Sri Krishna

Parsippany’s Kalashri School of the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary with a spectacular evening of Indian dance and music, including Emotions of Sri Krishna, a large-scale work choreographed by Bina Menon.

Oct 29 , 2017
Rock & Pop

An Evening with King Crimson

This Halloween night, fall under the musical spell of King Crimson, one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time, when the group makes its NJPAC debut.

Oct 31 , 2017
Classical

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Nov 2 - 4 , 2017
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Conversations

Jeffrey Toobin - New Jersey Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with Supreme Court expert and esteemed legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.

Nov 2 , 2017
Variety

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science

The host of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen makes his NJPAC debut with a multi-media show that blends science, music and food into delicious entertainment.

Nov 3 , 2017
Jazz

Terell Stafford All-Stars Perform the Music of Dizzy Gillespie

This free jazz performance by the Terell Stafford All-Stars, part of Bethany Jazz Vespers at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, celebrates the centennial of jazz icon Dizzy Gillespie and the enduring power of his music.

Nov 4 , 2017
Jazz

The Manhattan Transfer

This best-selling, GRAMMY-winning vocal quartet, long known for a polished, sophisticated style, comes to NJPAC with a concert drawing from its repertoire of jazz, pop, swing and more.

Nov 4 , 2017
Jazz

Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castaneda

Experience a mind-blowing new sonic world when GRAMMY-winning, Japanese jazz keyboardist and composer Hiromi Uehara joins forces with virtuoso Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda for an evening of spellbinding music.

Nov 5 , 2017
Jazz

Crosscurrents: Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland

Crosscurrents is a one-of-a-kind world music performance that melds the music of India with the energy of jazz, all built on the foundational duo of renowned tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and acclaimed bassist-composer Dave Holland.

Nov 5 , 2017
Jazz

WBGO Presents Carrie Jackson

WBGO Jazz 88.3FM presents this concert with Newark-born vocalist Carrie Jackson, a soulful song stylist with an adventurous repertoire that combines American standards, jazz originals, blues and pop.

Nov 8 , 2017
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Jazz

An Evening with Chris Botti

This master trumpeter – the world's best-selling jazz instrumentalist – returns to Prudential Hall for a concert as cool as it is romantic, drawing from his wide-ranging repertoire of pop, jazz and classical music.

Nov 8 , 2017
Jazz

Jazz Jam Sessions

Celebrating its fourth season, NJPAC’s free jazz series moves to Clement’s Place, the intimate new club in Newark’s downtown.

Nov 9 , 2017 - May 17 , 2018
Jazz

Christian McBride & Dianne Reeves: One on One

Don’t miss this evening of conversation and music between two superstars of contemporary jazz: virtuoso bassist and composer Christian McBride and vocalist Dianne Reeves, classified by The New York Times as “the vocal heir of Sarah Vaughan.”

Nov 10 , 2017
Jazz

John McLaughlin/Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Spirits

Guitar legends John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension and Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip join forces for this Meeting of the Spirits tour – featuring each artist in separate sets followed by a collaborative performance of music McLaughlin first played with his 1970s electric band, Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Nov 10 , 2017
Jazz

Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio

NJPAC and WBGO Jazz 88.3FM host this free jazz performance featuring rising saxophonist-vocalist Camille Thurman in performance with The Darrell Green Trio, a unit led by the acclaimed drummer.

Nov 11 , 2017
Jazz

Grupo Niche / Willy Chirino

The world-famous Colombian salsa band Grupo Niche is known for its vigorous, uptempo dance music, as well as for slower-paced, irresistibly romantic numbers. Joining them is Cuban singer Willy Chirino.

Nov 11 , 2017
Jazz

Dorthaan's Place: Kevin Mahogany

Kevin Mahogany, the renowned jazz baritone from Kansas City, performs at NJPAC’s Sunday brunch series at NICO Kitchen + Bar as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival.

Nov 12 , 2017
Jazz

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: The Sassy Awards

Following an intensive search, NJPAC and WBGO will host performances by the five finalists in the sixth annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, founded in 2012 in honor of Newark’s “divine” jazz icon.

Nov 12 , 2017
Jazz

Ella & Dizzy: The Centennial Celebration

Celebrate the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie with an exclusive lineup of acclaimed jazz artists: Gregory Porter, Lizz Wright, Regina Carter, Valerie Simpson, Randy Brecker and Sean Jones, all backed by the Christian McBride Big Band.

Nov 12 , 2017
Rock & Pop

Ringo Starr & his All Starr Band

Ringo Starr & his All Starr Band – featuring Todd Rundgren (Utopia), Gregg Rolie (Journey), Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister, Pages), Warren Ham (Bloodrock) and Gregg Bissonette – come to NJPAC with a rollicking concert of classic rock’n’roll.

Nov 16 , 2017
Jazz

NJMEA All State Jazz with Wallace Roney

Discover the next generation of jazz artists at this annual concert event, which brings together some of N.J.’s very best young jazz musicians and Honors Choir for a dynamic performance with special guest Wallace Roney.

Nov 17 , 2017
Comedy

Gary Owen, Michael Blackson & Smokey Suarez

NJPAC hosts an evening of outrageous, contemporary stand-up with some of the funniest new performers on the scene: BET star Gary Owen (House of Payne, Think Like a Man), Michael Blackson (Next Friday) and Smokey Suarez (Paper Soldiers).

Nov 17 , 2017
Family

Shooting for the Stars

Nov 18 , 2017
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Variety

The Scarf Diaries

Nov 18 , 2017
Classical

Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman

Itzhak Perlman. Pinchas Zukerman. A rare joint recital. Two of the greatest violinists of our time – perhaps of all time – in one of the classical season’s hottest tickets!

Nov 18 , 2017
Theater

Trilogy: An Opera Company: Kenyatta

Trilogy: An Opera Company presents the world premiere of Kenyatta, an opera by noted composer and NJ native Trent Johnson, based on the life of Jomo Kenyatta, the inspirational first President of the Republic of Kenya.

Nov 19 , 2017
R&B

Kirk Franklin & Ledisi with special guest PJ Morton: The Rebel, The Soul & The Saint Tour

An evening of inspirational, feel-good music with two superstars of contemporary music: 12-time GRAMMY-winning gospel superstar Kirk Franklin, and 9-time GRAMMY-nominated R&B powerhouse Ledisi. Special guest is R&B singer and songwriter PJ Morton (Maroon 5).

Nov 26 , 2017
Conversations

Cokie Roberts - New Jersey Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with journalist and author Cokie Roberts as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.

Nov 30 , 2017
Classical

Hough Plays Rachmaninoff

Dec 1 - 3 , 2017
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Comedy

SAD! A Happy Evening with Stephen Colbert & Samantha Bee

Join Stephen Colbert, the host of CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, when he welcomes Samantha Bee, the host of TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, to an evening of provocative hilarity about everything from politics to entertainment and beyond.

Dec 2 , 2017
American Song

Say it With Music: The Best of Irving Berlin

Acclaimed vocalist and Newark native Marlene VerPlanck sings all the great Irving Berlin numbers (“Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Heat Wave,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business”) in a rousing tribute hosted by American musical theater historian Robert Kimball.

Dec 3 , 2017
Dance

An Evening with Savion Glover

The Tony-winning tap master behind Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk and Broadway’s recent Shuffle Along brings a thrilling dance production sure to blow the lid off the season.

Dec 7 , 2017
R&B

Joe, with special guests 112, Next and Total

An evening of contemporary R&B and soul with Joe (“I Wanna Know”), a two-time GRAMMY winner known for seasoning his smooth brand of R&B with hip-hop beats, and special guests 112, Next and Total.

Dec 7 , 2017
Family

PAW Patrol Live!

Ryder and the rescue dogs of Nick Jr.’s hit animated series PAW Patrol are on a roll with their action-packed, first-ever live tour!

Dec 9 - 10 , 2017
R&B

HOT 97 Hot for the Holidays with Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Dave East & Tee Grizzley

The temperature may be dropping, but things are sure to heat up when HOT 97’s Hot for the Holidays returns to the Prudential Center with another all-star line-up of R&B and hip-hop talent, including Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Dave East, and Tee Grizzley.

Dec 14 , 2017
Dance

The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow

NJPAC’s very own holiday smash is back – an urban dance retelling of the timeless fairy tale, featuring rap legend Kurtis Blow as special guest MC.

Dec 15 , 2017
Free

NJPAC Kwanzaa Children's Festival

Celebrate the Nguzo Saba at NJPAC’s 19th annual Kwanzaa Children’s Festival and marketplace, featuring an Arts and Crafts Village and music and dance activities. Admission is free!

Dec 16 , 2017
Dance

Forces of Nature Dance Company

Celebrate Kwanzaa festivities with this daring theatrical dance company, featuring special guest poets Ntozake Shange and Sonia Sanchez.

Dec 16 , 2017
Dance

The Nutcracker

The incomparable State Ballet Theatre of Russia arrives with its traditional staging of the holiday classic, complete with sparkling sets, enchanting costumes, and more than 65 performers who bring Tchaikovsky's beloved score to life.

Dec 16 , 2017
Classical

Handel’s Messiah

One of the most magnificent achievements in music, Handel’s Messiah is an annual holiday season must for music lovers everywhere.

Dec 17 , 2017
Variety

Straight No Chaser

If the phrase “all-male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses – think again.

Dec 20 , 2017
Variety

Video Games Live with special guests Marty O’Donnell (Halo) and Russell Brower (World of Warcraft)

Only area appearance! The spectacular Video Games Live is an immersive, interactive concert event that combines the energy of a rock concert with the power of a symphonic performance, featuring music from the most popular video games of all time.

Dec 29 , 2017
Comedy

Michael Carbonaro

From his hit series The Carbonaro Effect on truTV, magician Michael Carbonaro performs LIVE on stage, in a show packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips and his signature blend of bizarre antics and mind-blowing magic.

Dec 30 , 2017
R&B

Mary Mary and Tasha Cobbs Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Three of the most gifted and inspiring women in contemporary gospel music – GRAMMY Award winners Mary Mary and Tasha Cobbs – join forces for NJPAC’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 12 , 2018
Comedy

Michael Ian Black: Shut Up and Comedy

Since he first rose to national prominence on MTV with the legendary sketch comedy troupe The State, NJ’s own Michael Ian Black has become a fixture in contemporary American humor – as actor, author, director, and as a decidedly ribald regular on the stand-up scene coast-to-coast.

Jan 20 , 2018
Classical

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman

This season, NJPAC audiences are invited to experience two sides of violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman – first in recital with Itzhak Perlman, and here as conductor and soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jan 20 , 2018
Comedy

Vic DiBitetto

A grand prize winner on America's Funniest People, frenetically fantastic comedian Vic DiBitetto – aka “The Italian Hurricane” – is known for his breathlessly funny take on daily life.

Jan 26 - 27 , 2018
Dance

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, After the Curtain

This electrifying, highly theatrical dance company, led by Emmy-winning choreographer Travis Wall of So You Think You Can Dance fame, returns to NJPAC with an all-new production.

Jan 28 , 2018
Theater

Ain't Misbehavin'

Experience the glory of the Harlem Renaissance in a musical production brimming with “contagious energy” (The New York Times).

Feb 1 - 4 , 2018
Conversations

Robin Wright - New Jersey Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with Middle East expert and award-winning journalist and author Robin Wright as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.

Feb 1 , 2018
Family

Year of the Dog, The Nai Ni Chen Dance Company

Colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, dancing dragons – they’re all a part of Year of the Dog, a dance and music celebration of the Chinese New Year, courtesy of NJ’s acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.

Feb 10 , 2018
American Song

My Funny Valentine with Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley

Romance will ring when Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley present songs from their most beloved roles, including Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate and The Full Monty.

Feb 10 , 2018
Comedy

Valentine’s All-Star Comedy Show

Grab your sweetheart and get ready to laugh the night away with this riotous roster of stand-up talent, featuring Tommy Davidson (In Living Color), Aries Spears (MADtv), Mark Curry (Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper), and Ashima Franklin (Off the Chain) along with the evening’s host, Nephew Tommy of The Steve Harvey Morning Show.

Feb 10 , 2018
Theater

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live!

Take your place on the front lines of the battle of the sexes in this hilarious, one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, based on the best-selling book by John Gray.

Feb 17 - 18 , 2018
Rock & Pop

G3 2018: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Phil Collen

For Joe Satriani’s G3 2018 tour, the guitar superstar welcomes fellow six-string legends John Petrucci (of Dream Theater) and Phil Collen (of Def Leppard) for an action-packed, livewire celebration of pure guitar wizardry.

Feb 18 , 2018
Conversations

Rick Steves - New Jersey Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with author, television host and European travel guide Rick Steves as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.

Feb 22 , 2018
Classical

Brahm's First Symphony

Feb 25 , 2018
Family

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

Join Marvin the mouse on the space adventure of a lifetime in Lightwire Theater’s glow-in-the-dark experience!

Mar 3 , 2018
Free

The Activist Collector: An African-American Woman's Journey from Newark to Pre-Apartheid South Africa

With Christa Clarke of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard (and before that the Newark Museum) on the path-breaking collector, Lida Clanton Broner.

Mar 5 , 2018
Comedy

Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd

Colin Quinn: One in Every Crowd Tour – because there’s always one person in every group situation who ruins everything

Mar 9 , 2018
American Song

Donna McKechnie and Andrea McArdle: Hamlisch and Sondheim

Two legendary musical theater leading ladies – Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie and Tony Award nominee Andrea McArdle – team up for this evening devoted to the inimitable songs of Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim.

Mar 10 , 2018
Classical

Mozart's REQUIEM

Mar 15 - 17 , 2018
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American Song

Broadway's Best with Seth Rudetsky

Seth Rudetsky, the On Broadway host from SiriusXM Radio and star/creator of Broadway’s Disaster! The Musical, is back with Broadway’s Best!

Mar 16 , 2018
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Latin Music

Los Tigres del Norte

One of the most influential Latin music groups of all time, Los Tigres del Norte are undisputed legends of Mexico’s lively norteño music genre, a high-energy ensemble of 21st-century troubadours recently classified by The New York Times as “Latin music's greatest statesmen.”

Mar 16 , 2018
Family

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

This is entertainment for the whole family, featuring the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets!

Mar 17 , 2018
Classical

Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell leads the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in Beethoven’s poetic “Pastoral” Symphony – and performs Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto.

Mar 18 , 2018
Conversations

Paul Nicklen - New Jersey Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with award-winning National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.

Mar 22 , 2018
Rock & Pop

Kashmir – The Live Led Zeppelin Show

If you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing a live Led Zeppelin concert, dream no more: KASHMIR: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute will transport you back to the glory days of one of the most iconic rock units of all time, hitting every stop and every classic Zeppelin hit along the way.

Mar 23 , 2018
Classical

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, conducted by Enrique Pérez-Mesa with guest pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, makes its NJPAC debut with a Latin-flavored and dance-inspired program that includes Ravel’s Boléro.

Mar 23 , 2018
Dance

Nai Ni Chen/Ahn Trio: A Quest for Freedom

NJ’s own Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company joins forces with the world-renowned Ahn Trio, three Korean-American sisters known for their unique spin on the piano trio, in a program set to music of David Bowie, Prince, Pat Metheny and more.

Mar 24 , 2018
Variety

Celtic Woman

The inspirational Irish music sensation Celtic Woman, Billboard’s No. 1 World Music Artist, returns to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall with an all-new concert tour.

Mar 24 , 2018
Dance

The Sleeping Beauty: Russian National Ballet

This sumptuous company of over 50 dancers brings a traditional staging of the classic fairytale to life with stunning precision and artistry, all set to the timeless Tchaikovsky score.

Apr 7 , 2018
Classical

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns with his Silk Road Ensemble. A celebration of music, crisscrossing centuries, continents and cultures.

Apr 8 , 2018
Conversations

President Bill Clinton - New Jersey Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States (1993-2001), as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University at NJPAC.

Apr 12 , 2018
Variety

Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour 2018

Spend an evening with the world’s most romantic singer when American music icon Johnny Mathis brings this concert featuring many of his greatest hits: “Chances Are,” “It's Not for Me to Say,” “Misty,” “Twelfth of Never,” “Wonderful! Wonderful!” and many more.

Apr 13 , 2018
Dance

Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance: Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Carolyn Dorfman Dance celebrates 35 years of acclaimed dancemaking with a program that includes signature works as well as a new dance created with Renée Jaworski of Pilobolus.

Apr 14 - 15 , 2018
Rock & Pop

Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles

Direct from London’s West End and Broadway, Let It Be invites you to experience the rise of the world’s most successful rock’n’roll band – from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces.

Apr 15 , 2018
Classical

Mcgegan Conducts Beethoven & Mendelssohn

Apr 20 - 22 , 2018
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Dance

Shen Yun

The spectacular Shen Yun – the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company – returns to NJPAC with its latest epic production.

Apr 27 - May 3 , 2018
Jazz

Bright Moments! Celebrating Dorthaan at 80

Join Cassandra Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Don Braden and more jazz greats for this musical celebration of Dorthaan Kirk, “Newark’s First Lady of Jazz.”

Apr 28 , 2018
Classical

London Symphony Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

The London Symphony Orchestra’s current leader, Sir Simon Rattle, brings a program devoted to Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 9 – the composer’s final symphony, and arguably his greatest achievement.

May 5 , 2018
Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

"The Rolls Royce of American dance” (The Los Angeles Times) rolls into town for its annual spring engagement with dazzling programs that combine new works with masterpieces like Revelations.

May 11 - 13 , 2018
Jazz

Chick Corea

An evening of timeless jazz, pop standards and more with a master musician-composer: 22-time GRAMMY Award winner and NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea.

May 19 , 2018
Variety

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway

Direct from Broadway, this spectacular, mind-blowing evening of entertainment brings together the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on Earth!

May 20 , 2018
American Song

An Afternoon with Audra McDonald

NJPAC favorite Audra McDonald – Broadway’s only six-time Tony Award winner – returns with an evening of Broadway, standards, pop and more

Jun 3 , 2018
Classical

Shaham Plays Brahms

Jun 7 - 10 , 2018
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Dance

Jersey New Moves!

The fourth annual edition of this Garden State showcase features the work of five of New Jersey’s best up-and-coming choreographers.

Jun 15 , 2018
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