Events & Tickets

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
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.

Dec 20 , 2017 - May 23 , 2018
Variety

Straight No Chaser

Celebrate the holidays with a sparkling evening of hits and Yuletide favorites, delivered with polish and a sly sense of humor by this all-male a cappella sensation.

Dec 20 , 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.

Dec 21 , 2017 - May 17 , 2018
Variety

Video Games Live

This interactive event 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 and special guests including composers Marty O’Donnell (Halo), Kinuyo Yamashita (Castlevania), Russell Brower (World of Warcraft), and musician-arranger Laura Intravia (Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions).

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

Charlie Wilson: New Year’s Eve Celebration

Chart-topping song stylist and 11-time GRAMMY Award nominee Charlie Wilson (“Without You,” “I’m Blessed”) is known for high-energy, party-like concerts that combine his distinctive brand of smooth R&B with the straight-on funk that first made him famous.

Dec 31 , 2017
Free

Dance Workshops

Jan 7 - Apr 29 , 2018
Gospel

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
Free

Books on the Move 2017-2018

Jan 20 - Mar 17 , 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 featuring SYTYCD’s Lex Ishimoto.

Jan 28 , 2018
Free

PSE&G True Diversity Film Series

Feb 1 - May 3 , 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
R&B

A Night of Love featuring Anthony Hamilton, Keyshia Cole, more!

A Night of Love is the ultimate R&B Valentine’s concert, a soulful, star-studded celebration featuring live performances by Anthony Hamilton, Keyshia Cole, Tamia, Eric Benét, Avant, and Donell Jones at The Rock.

Feb 9 , 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
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
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!

Feb 11 , 2018
Film

Animal House 40th Anniversary

Whether you’re a Delta or an Omega, everyone can share the hilarity of 1978’s groundbreaking campus comedy Animal House, shown on the wide screen with a live appearance by Tim (“Otter”) Matheson, Karen (“Katy”) Allen and Peter (“Boon”) Riegert. Wear a toga!

Feb 16 , 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
Hip Hop

The Art of Rap: The History of Hip Hop Tour with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, EPMD, N.O.R.E., Big Daddy Kane, Onyx, Mr. Cheeks, Brand Nubian, and Roxanne Shanté

This 2018 Art of Rap Tour presents The History of Hip Hop, with an all-new who’s-who of some of the hottest artists on the hip-hop scene: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, EPMD, N.O.R.E., Big Daddy Kane, Onyx, Mr. Cheeks, Brand Nubian and Roxanne Shanté.

Feb 23 , 2018
Classical

Brahm's First Symphony

Feb 25 , 2018
Hip Hop

Ja Rule, Ashanti, Lloyd, and Lil’ Mo

An electrifying, all-star concert of contemporary R&B and hip-hop, featuring four of today’s top hitmakers: Ja Rule (“Always on Time”), Ashanti (“Foolish”), Lloyd (“Get It Shawty”), and Lil' Mo (“Superwoman”).

Mar 2 , 2018
Family

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

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

Mar 3 , 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
Rock & Pop

Steve Winwood

Singer and songwriter Steve Winwood, the phenomenal GRAMMY-winning artist behind “Higher Love,” “Back in the High Life Again,” “Valerie” and “The Finer Things,” performs his greatest hits at NJPAC.

Mar 8 , 2018
Comedy

Chad Prather: Star-Spangled Banter Tour

American humorist Chad Prather has a way with words – as a stand-up comedian, a motivational speaker, and an armchair philosopher known for fast-talking, rapid-fire rants on life, family, politics and current events, usually delivered directly from the cab of his pick-up truck.

Mar 8 , 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
Dance

National Dance Institute: Harlem Night Song

The spectacular young dancers of National Dance Institute's Celebration Team arrive at NJPAC with Harlem Night Song, a vibrant production that celebrates the work of legendary artists like Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Florence Mills, Jacob Lawrence and Héctor Lavoe.

Mar 11 , 2018
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Classical

Mozart's REQUIEM

Mar 15 - 17 , 2018
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Free

Israel and Palestine: A Look Back and What's Ahead

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

Mar 15 , 2018
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
Theater

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) Trilogy - An Opera Company

Trilogy: An Opera Company brings its first-ever production of Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), the second of the four works that form Richard Wagner’s masterful Ring Cycle.

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
Soul and Funk

Aretha Franklin

American music icon Aretha Franklin – the long-reigning, 18-time GRAMMY Award-winning “Queen of Soul” – returns to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall with an electrifying concert that will draw on six decades of her classic hits.

Mar 25 , 2018
Variety

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Spend an evening with American pop icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli when he brings an evening of his classic hits: “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Rag Doll,” “My Eyes Adored You,” and many more.

Apr 5 - 6 , 2018
Comedy

Mike Marino: Make America Italian Again Tour

Stand-up comedian Mike Marino – affectionately known to fans as “New Jersey’s Bad Boy” – brings his hysterical take on the Italian-American experience to NJPAC in a new tour, Make America Italian Again. With special guest Jon Bramnick, NJ’s funniest lawyer!

Apr 7 , 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
Theater

NJPAC Stage Exchange: A new play by Stephen Fredericks

A new work by playwright Stephen Fredericks 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.

Apr 20 , 2018
Classical

Mcgegan Conducts Beethoven & Mendelssohn

Apr 20 - 22 , 2018
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Comedy

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias – One Show Fits All World Tour

Stand-up comedy sensation Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias returns to NJPAC with his new, side-splitting One Show Fits All World Tour.

Apr 21 , 2018
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
Free

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 3 , 2018
Rock & Pop

The Piano Guys

From YouTube stardom to the top of the Billboard charts, The Piano Guys have taken the music world by storm with masterful mash-ups that blend classical with contemporary pop and rock – from Bach and Mussorgsky to hits by Coldplay and Taylor Swift.

May 4 , 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
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.

May 12 , 2018
Jazz

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck

Two virtuoso musician-composers – legendary pianist and NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea, and bebop-bluegrass banjoist Béla Fleck – share the concert stage for an evening of transfixing music.

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
Theater

NJPAC Stage Exchange: A new play by Tanya Saracho

A new work by playwright Tanya Saracho 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.

May 25 , 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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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
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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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
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