News & Updates

Apr 22, 2014

2014 GERALDINE R. DODGE POETRY FESTIVAL TO BE HELD OCTOBER 23-26 AT NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND NEWARK’S DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT

NEARLY FIVE DOZEN LEADING POETS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR 15TH BIENNIAL FESTIVAL

 

North America’s Largest Poetry Festival Includes Readings, Performances, and Conversations by Dozens of the Leading Voices in Contemporary Poetry, Including:

 

Former U.S. Poet Laureate BILLY COLLINS

 

Former U.S. Poets Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winners RITA DOVE, and ROBERT PINSKY

 

RICHARD BLANCO, selected by President Barack Obama to read a poem at his second inauguration

 

Pulitzer Prize winners YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA, SHARON OLDS, and GARY SNYDER

 

A diverse array of poets ranging from contemporary published writers to performance poets and slam champions

 

Program Highlights Include:

 

 “ANOTHER KIND OF COURAGE,” readings by veterans and their families

 

“PRESENT IMPERFECT,” readings and conversations focused on poets and disability

 

“POEMJAZZ,” Robert Pinsky’s innovative dialogue between poetry and music

 

A celebration of the late poet AMIRI BARAKA (1934-2014)

 

Performances by BRICK CITY VOICES, emerging poets from Newark, NJ

 

TWO- AND FOUR-DAY PASSES GO ON SALE TODAY, TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

 

New Jersey Transit Special $10 Round-trip Fare Encourages Use of Public Transportation to Help “Green” the Festival

 

Apr 14, 2014

Tom Wopat and Stephen Schwartz Join Broadway at Moorland

Artist Change for Broadway at Moorland:  Tony Award-Nominee Tom Wopat Added to Artists Performing with Liz Callaway, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Friends For An Evening of Broadway Classics. Broadway Legend Stephen Schwartz, of Wicked and Pippin, to Host the Evening

Apr 1, 2014

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Liz Callaway & the NJSO headline Broadway at Moorland

14th Annual Summer Concert at Moorland Farm  Benefits Arts Education at NJPAC

Mar 4, 2014

A dramatic return to the stage

NJPAC's new theater ventures take a cue from Broadway and beyond.

Feb 28, 2014

In step with The Music Man

A new concert version of an American musical treasure, performed by an African-American cast, opens in Newark and Red Bank.

Feb 24, 2014

THE MUSIC MAN: A CONCERT VERSION OF A BROADWAY CLASSIC RE-IMAGINED

Isaiah Johnson and Stephanie Umoh Lead an All African-American Cast, with Music Direction by Kenny J. Seymour, Directed by Robert O'Hara

Feb 20, 2014

New Voices for Newark: The Mayoral Candidates in Conversation with Dr. Clement Price

Candid, One-on-One Conversations with the Newark Mayoral Candidates on the Future of the City

Feb 18, 2014

Meals and wheels

Follow celebrity chef Ryan DePersio of NJPAC's NICO Kitchen + Bar on his "Uncharted Adventure."

Feb 18, 2014

Something to sing about

Four middle schools have musicals in the making through a partnership with NJPAC and The Johnny Mercer Foundation.

Feb 12, 2014

NJPAC Postpones the Feb. 13 Performance of RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles New Date: June 10 at 7:30pm

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