Events & Tickets

Conversations

U.S. Policy and the Challenges in the Middle East

A four-part geopolitical panel series moderated by Daniel C. Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador (ret.) to Israel and Egypt.

May 24 , 2018
Latin Music

Hispanic Youth Showcase

See the stars of tomorrow shine in this unique, multi-disciplinary showcase featuring many of New Jersey’s finest young Hispanic dancers, musicians and singers.

May 25 , 2018
Arts Education

SchoolTime - Havana Hop!

Grades: Pre-K-3
Curriculum: L, C, T

May 30 - Jun 1 , 2018
Theater

NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Hombres

A new work by playwright Tony Meneses will be given a dramatic reading as part of the fourth season of NJPAC Stage Exchange, presented by NJPAC in collaboration with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

Jun 1 , 2018
Dance

National Ballet of Ukraine: Don Quixote

The 2018 U.S. tour of the acclaimed National Ballet of Ukraine leaps into NJPAC’s Prudential Hall with this sumptuous, traditional staging of the immortal Don Quixote.

Jun 1 , 2018
American Song

An Afternoon with Audra McDonald

NJPAC favorite Audra McDonald – Broadway’s only six-time Tony Award winner – performs a mix of show tunes, classics from the Great American Songbook and pieces written expressly for her by leading contemporary composers.

Jun 3 , 2018
Rock & Pop

Earth, Wind & Fire

This 9-time GRAMMY-winning R&B supergroup, one of the most influential bands in the history of American music, makes a welcome return to NJPAC with an evening of greatest hits (“September,” “Let’s Groove,” “Celebrate”) & more.

Jun 4 - 5 , 2018
Classical

Shaham Plays Brahms

Jun 7 - 10 , 2018
World Music

OMIRI and Brigada Víctor Jara

An evening of traditional and cutting-edge Portuguese folk music, featuring a double-bill of that country’s most exciting musical acts: the venerable folk ensemble Brigada Víctor Jara, and OMIRI, a cutting-edge project that mixes rural traditions with today’s urban culture.

Jun 8 , 2018
American Song

Lea Michele + Darren Criss: The LM/DC Tour

Don’t miss this Glee-ful evening of music with Broadway and television sensations Lea Michele and Darren Criss, two powerhouse vocalists known for a seamless blend of pop and musical theater styles.

Jun 9 , 2018
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
Comedy

Earthquake’s Father’s Day Comedy Show

Back by popular demand, comedy sensation Earthquake returns with his riotous Father’s Day Celebration, this year featuring guest stars Lil Duval, Karlous Miller, Chico Bean, DC Young Fly, and DeRay Davis.

Jun 17 , 2018
Film

John Cusack LIVE plus a screening of Say Anything

Hollywood icon John Cusack comes to NJPAC live with this screening of his iconic 1989 romance, Say Anything.

Jun 22 , 2018
R&B

Jill Scott

Singer and songwriter Jill Scott – three-time GRAMMY winner for hits including “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat),” performs “Fool’s Gold,” “A Long Walk,” “The Way” and many sensuous R&B favorites.

Jun 27 , 2018
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue Dance Party

A new season of Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, opens with the annual appearance of Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue Dance Party.

Jul 12 , 2018
Variety

Dan & Phil World Tour 2018: Interactive Introverts

NJPAC welcomes two of the world’s biggest YouTube stars when Dan & Phil arrive direct from the UK with their outrageous, brand-new world tour.

Jul 14 , 2018
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: EPMD & Universal Hip Hop Museum

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with this evening of red-hot hip hop featuring EPMD as well as performers from the Universal Hip Hop Museum.

Jul 19 , 2018
Dance

Bring It! LIVE

Fans of the Lifetime hit series Bring It! get a chance to be part of the action when Miss D and her Dancing Dolls perform never-before-seen routines live on stage!

Jul 20 , 2018
Rock & Pop

Monsta X

MONSTA X, one of the hottest K-pop bands under the management of Starship Entertainment, is coming back this summer to launch their second U.S. tour in seven major cities across the country.

Jul 22 , 2018
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Tank and the Bangas

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with this evening of soul, spoken word and more featuring Tank and the Bangas.

Jul 26 , 2018
World Music

Shaan

An evening of romantic, high-energy music with Shaan – the “Golden Voice of India” and one of Bollywood’s most popular, versatile vocalists to raise awareness about America's ongoing opioid epidemic.

Jul 28 , 2018
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Antibalas

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with this evening of Afrobeat and funk featuring the multicultural, Brooklyn-based Antibalas.

Aug 2 , 2018
Variety

Views Live with David Dobrik & Jason Nash

Fresh off their Shorty Award win for Best Podcast, social media superstars David Dobrik and Jason Nash come to NJPAC with a live version of their outrageous, top-rated Views.

Aug 4 , 2018
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Maceo Parker

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with this evening of soul and funk featuring pioneering saxophonist Maceo Parker and his band.

Aug 9 , 2018
World Music

Beres Hammond & Chronixx

Revel in this night of feel-good reggae with GRAMMY Award nominee Beres Hammond, known for his distinctive brand of “lovers’ rock” on hits like “One Love, One Life,” “Rockaway,” “I Feel Good,” “Groovy Little Thing,” and more.

Aug 10 , 2018
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Frankie Negrón

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with this evening of contemporary salsa featuring Frankie Negrón. Funk Salsa Urban opens.

Aug 16 , 2018
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Rah Digga

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with an evening of rap featuring Newark’s own Rah Digga.

Aug 23 , 2018
Free

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City: Jon B.

Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series in Chambers Plaza, continues with this evening of contemporary R&B and soul featuring best-selling singer-songwriter-producer Jon B.

Aug 30 , 2018
Comedy

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning Daily Show, returns by popular demand with an evening of hilarious stand-up!

Sep 7 - 8 , 2018
Comedy

Jo Koy

Stand-up sensation Jo Koy, a regular on Netflix, Comedy Central, and The Adam Carolla Show, makes his NJPAC debut with his hilarious Break the Mold Tour.

Sep 13 - 14 , 2018
American Song

Laura Osnes Hosts the Broadway Princess Party

Polish your tiara and unleash your inner princess at this magical musical theater event featuring Broadway’s original Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine!

Sep 15 , 2018
World Music

Oscar D’León with Tony Vega and Los Hermanos Moreno

An evening of exuberant, romantic salsa with three of the music’s hottest acts: Venezuelan bassist and vocalist Oscar D’León, Puerto Rican vocalist Tony Vega, and the NJ-based tropical band Los Hermanos Moreno.

Sep 22 , 2018
World Music

Gipsy Kings

Flamenco, Latin rhythms and Western pop come together in the irresistible music of Gipsy Kings, the GRAMMY-winning, chart-topping world music superstars.

Sep 23 , 2018
World Music

Café Tacvba with special guest Ruen Brothers – Niu Güeis Tour 2018

Café Tacvba, Mexico’s leading alternative rock band, is one of the most innovative and influential groups to ever come out of Latin America.

Sep 25 , 2018
Conversations

James Comey - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with former FBI Director James Comey as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Oct 4 , 2018
Comedy

Whose Live Anyway

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated television hit Whose Line Is It Anyway? come to NJPAC with their new improv tour, Whose Live Anyway?

Oct 9 , 2018
American Song

Baby, Dream Your Dream: Great Women Writers of the American Songbook

A trio of Broadway’s top leading ladies – Margo Seibert, Emily Skinner and Karen Ziemba – join forces to pay tribute to immortal women songwriters in this delightful cabaret performance.

Oct 13 , 2018
Rock & Pop

Lotus Land - The American RUSH Tribute

Lotus Land – the American RUSH Tribute Band – brings the full force of live RUSH to the concert stage with a night of progressive rock classics like “Subdivisions,” “New World Man,” “The Spirit of Radio,” “Time Stand Still,” “Limelight,” and more.

Oct 13 , 2018
Spoken Word

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

The largest poetry festival in North America returns to NJPAC and Newark’s Downtown Arts District for four days of poetry readings, performances, discussions and music.

Oct 18 - 21 , 2018
Conversations

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Oct 25 , 2018
Family

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Live in Concert

Don’t miss the fourth installment of Harry Potter in Concert when NJPAC hosts the full-length film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, projected in high-definition on a giant screen, with Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle’s masterful score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Oct 27 , 2018
American Song

Too Marvelous for Words: Christine Ebersole and Robert Kimball Celebrate Johnny Mercer

Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (War Paint and Grey Gardens) arrives with musical theater historian Robert Kimball and a cabaret performance devoted to the work of Johnny Mercer.

Oct 27 , 2018
American Song

Michael Feinstein: Celebrating the Crooners

Song stylist and NJPAC favorite Michael Feinstein brings a concert that pays tribute to the immortal American crooners: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Bing Crosby and more!

Oct 28 , 2018
Dance

Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance: Nimbus Dance Works

The Jersey City-based Nimbus Dance Works has been called "gorgeous (and) exquisite" by Broadway World, and was included among the “Best Dance Performances of 2016" by The Huffington Post.

Nov 1 , 2018
World Music

Sebastián Yatra and Manuel Turizo: U.S. Tour 2018

Two of the hottest new voices in contemporary Latin pop share an evening of reggaetón, trap music and more when they bring their 2018 U.S. Tour to NJPAC.

Nov 2 , 2018
Jazz

Bethany Jazz Vespers: Roy Hargrove Quartet

For three decades now, Roy Hargrove has been one of America's premier jazz players, a hard bop specialist London Jazz News calls “brassily brilliant … one of the greatest trumpeters of our day.”

Nov 3 , 2018
Comedy

Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine & Bigfoot

New Show Added!

Nov 3 , 2018
Classical

The Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev

A volcanic force of sound erupts at NJPAC whenever Valery Gergiev takes the stage with the magnificent Mariinsky Orchestra.

Nov 3 , 2018
Jazz

Bobby Sanabria & ¡Quarteto Aché!

Get ready for lunchtime Latin jazz with GRAMMY-nominated percussionist and composer Bobby Sanabria, who performs with ¡Quarteto Aché!, his red-hot group hailed a "classic" by Modern Drummer magazine.

Nov 7 , 2018
Jazz

Antonio Sanchez: BiRDMAN LiVE

Experience Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-winning film like you never seen it before – at this special screening featuring the acclaimed score performed live by its composer, jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez.

Nov 8 , 2018
Jazz

Dianne Reeves & Gregory Porter

This concert will feature two of the greatest vocalists in jazz: GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter, whose latest LP is the acclaimed Nat King Cole & Me, and 5-time GRAMMY winner and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves.

Nov 8 , 2018
Jazz

Guitar Passions, with Sharon Isbin, Romero Lubambo and Stanley Jordan

An evening that combines jazz, classical, rock and Brazilian styles, featuring three brilliant instrumentalists Guitar World says “were meant to play together … like a love triangle of soulmates who finish each other's sentences."

Nov 9 , 2018
Jazz

Congas y Canto: An Evening of Latin Jazz

An evening of Latin jazz and more with superstar drummer Sheila E. (The Glamorous Life), GRAMMY-winning pianist-composer Eddie Palmieri, and legendary salsa vocalist Tito Nieves, all backed by NJPAC favorite Christian McBride and his Big Band.

Nov 9 , 2018
Jazz

WBGO Children's Concert: Oran Etkin

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and rising world music star Oran Etkin takes young audiences on an interactive, musical journey around the world!

Nov 10 , 2018
Jazz

Look For The Silver Lining Tribute To Jerome Kern

Following an astonishing 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria, vocalist-pianist Daryl Sherman makes her NJPAC debut with an afternoon devoted to Jerome Kern, the father of modern American musical theater.

Nov 10 , 2018
Jazz

Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Yellowjackets with Luciana Souza

GRAMMY-winning, genre-busting multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller shares the stage with some of his favorite musicians, including longtime friend and collaborator David Sanborn, a sax superstar known for his smooth blend of jazz, pop and R&B. Yellowjackets with Luciana Souza open.

Nov 10 , 2018
Jazz

NJMEA All-State Jazz Band

Discover the next generation of jazz artists at this annual concert, which brings together some of NJ’s very best young jazz musicians for a dynamic group performance.

Nov 16 , 2018
Comedy

Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life

Back by popular demand, these big-screen funnymen and SNL co-stars reunite for an unforgettable evening that includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and more!

Nov 16 , 2018
Jazz

Cécile McLorin Salvant: Ogresse

One of the jazz world’s brightest new stars – powerhouse vocalist, songwriter, and two-time GRAMMY winner Cécile McLorin Salvant – arrives with Ogresse, her new song cycle commissioned by NJPAC.

Nov 16 , 2018
Jazz

Dorthaan's Place: Eric Alexander Quartet

Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, known for his incredible agility with both hard bop and post-bop jazz, will perform with his all-star quartet, featuring pianist Harold Mabern, bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth.

Nov 18 , 2018
Jazz

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: SASSY Awards

Discover the jazz greats of tomorrow today at this exciting afternoon of performances by the five finalists in this seventh annual event, initiated in 2012 by NJPAC and WBGO in honor of Newark’s “divine” jazz icon.

Nov 18 , 2018
Conversations

Gloria Steinem - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with Ms. magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Nov 29 , 2018
Classical

A Chanticleer Christmas

This GRAMMY-winning, 12-man vocal ensemble makes its NJPAC debut with a holiday program as festive as it is eclectic, ranging from Gregorian chant to rousing American spirituals.

Dec 1 , 2018
Conversations

An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Famed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses Cosmic Collisions: all the things that go bump in the night (and in the day). Yes, the universe wants to kill you.

Dec 5 , 2018
Comedy

Jerry Seinfeld

Since his first appearance on The Tonight Show in 1981, comic mastermind Jerry Seinfeld has become an entertainment icon, the co-creator of Seinfeld – arguably the most successful comedy series in the history of television – and one of the most distinctive stand-up performers in the world.

Dec 7 , 2018
Family

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue”

Ryder and the heroic rescue pups of Nick Jr.’s hit animated series PAW Patrol return by popular demand with their rollicking, action-packed live tour!

Dec 8 - 9 , 2018
Theater

Scott, Garner, Gray, Says Jimmy Baldwin

Trilogy: An Opera Company premieres Scott, Garner, Gray, Says Jimmy Baldwin, an opera about racial injustice in the deaths of three African-American men, told through the powerful words of writer James Baldwin.

Dec 9 , 2018
Dance

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

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

Dec 14 , 2018
Dance

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guest Sweet Honey In The Rock

Celebrate Kwanzaa with this dazzling dance company, which joins the powerful musical collective Sweet Honey In The Rock to create a world premiere commissioned by NJPAC.

Dec 15 , 2018
Family

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert

NJPAC’s Prudential Hall will transform into Halloween Town for this very special screening of Disney’s timeless holiday classic, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, with Danny Elfman’s score performed live by the NJSO.

Dec 15 , 2018
Dance

The Nutcracker: The Russian National Ballet

This sumptuous company arrives with its traditional staging of the holiday classic, complete with sparkling sets, enchanting costumes, and a company of over 55 expert performers who bring Tchaikovsky's beloved score to life.

Dec 16 , 2018
Family

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

This critically acclaimed, multi-million-dollar holiday extravaganza is a cirque spectacle, a state-of-the-art Broadway musical, and a fun-filled family show – all rolled into one!

Dec 26 - 27 , 2018
Dance

MOMIX: VIVA MOMIX

Combining illusion, beauty, magic, fun and inventiveness, VIVA MOMIX features everything that MOMIX is known for.

Jan 19 - 20 , 2019
Conversations

Jeb Bush - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Jan 31 , 2019
Family

Year of the Pig/Nai Ni Chen Dance Company

Colorful costumes, twirling ribbons, dancing dragons – they’re all here in the Year of the Pig, a spellbinding dance and music celebration of the Chinese New Year, courtesy of N.J.’s acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company.

Feb 2 - 3 , 2019
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.

Feb 8 - 9 , 2019
Variety

National Geographic: Symphony for Our World

National Geographic: Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking, multimedia journey through some of the world's most spectacular wildlife, all set to a majestic score performed live.

Feb 16 , 2019
Conversations

Ian Bremmer - Speakers Series

Ian Bremmer, regularly seen on CNN and the BBC, is founder of the global political risk research firm Eurasia Group.

Feb 28 , 2019
Dance

Rennie Harris Puremovement: Lifted

Rennie Harris and his exhilarating Puremovement dance company – pioneers in a new genre of hip-hop/street dance – bring their latest, evening-length work, set to house and gospel music.

Mar 2 , 2019
Comedy

Ryan Hamilton

If you like stand-up comedy, don’t miss the NJPAC debut of Ryan Hamilton, one of the country’s fastest-rising entertainers, recently classified by Rolling Stone as one of “Five Comics to Watch.”

Mar 9 , 2019
Classical

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Fabulous Philadelphians in Schubert’s great and noble Ninth Symphony, and young pianist Jan Lisiecki plays Mendelssohn.

Mar 15 , 2019
American Song

An Evening with Linda Eder

An unforgettable night of Broadway, American standards, pop and more with one of the most powerful vocalists of our time.

Mar 16 , 2019
Conversations

Bryan Stevenson - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Mar 28 , 2019
American Song

Mandy Gonzalez - Fearless!

One of Broadway’s most powerful, versatile leading ladies, currently starring as Angelica in the smash hit Hamilton, makes her NJPAC cabaret debut.

Mar 30 , 2019
Dance

Jersey Moves! Festival of Dance: Carolyn Dorfman Dance

The stunning dancers of NJ-based choreographer Carolyn Dorfman’s multi-ethnic company are known for high-energy, technically demanding dance and powerful storytelling.

Apr 6 , 2019
Family

The Rainbow Fish

The enchanting Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia returns with its latest production, The Rainbow Fish – a one-of-a-kind, puppet-filled adaptation of the popular book by Marcus Pfister.

Apr 13 , 2019
Conversations

Jay Leno - Speakers Series

Spend an evening of conversation with comedian and television host Jay Leno as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Apr 25 , 2019
World Music

Zakir Hussain's Masters of Percussion

Two-time GRAMMY-winning tabla virtuoso and composer Zakir Hussain, widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest percussionists, returns with his handpicked ensemble of master musicians and dancers.

Apr 27 , 2019
Classical

Bell Trio

Violinist Joshua Bell. Pianist Jeremy Denk. Cellist Steven Isserlis. Three of music’s finest artists play four of music’s most profound Piano Trios.

May 5 , 2019
Family

The Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare

Treat the entire family to this lively, new hip-hop musical based on the Magic Tree House adventure Stage Fright on a Summer Night by New York Times best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne.

May 31 , 2019
Family

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Live in Concert

NJPAC welcomes the fifth installment of Harry Potter in Concert with the full-length film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, projected in high-definition on a giant screen, with GRAMMY-nominated composer Nicholas Hooper’s spellbinding score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Jun 1 , 2019
Dance

Jersey (New) Moves: Emerging Choreographers

This fifth edition of NJPAC’s annual contemporary dance series will showcase new works by six of NJ’s very best emerging choreographers.

Jun 14 , 2019
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