Events & Tickets

Arts Education

Schooltime - Arturo O'Farril

Nov 14 , 2018
Variety

Double Dare Live!

Experience all the crazy stunts and messy fun of Nickelodeon’s iconic television game show Double Dare at this outrageous live stage event featuring the program’s legendary original host, Marc Summers, along with his beloved sidekick, Robin Russo.

Nov 14 - 15 , 2018
Free

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 15 , 2018 - Jun 20 , 2019
Jazz

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra™ with Kurt Elling, Jon Faddis, Stefon Harris & Catherine Russell

NJPAC’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival presents an evening of unforgettable Swing Era jazz with The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart, and acclaimed special guests: vocalists Catherine Russell and Kurt Elling, trumpeter Jon Faddis, and vibraphonist Stefon Harris.

Nov 15 , 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.

Nov 16 , 2018
Classical

Bravo Beethoven!

Nov 17 , 2018
Comedy

Maz Jobrani

An evening of hysterical stand-up comedy with busy Iranian-American writer-performer Maz Jobrani, known for his Immigrant special on Netflix, and for his role as Fawz on the CBS sitcom, Superior Donuts.

Nov 17 , 2018
Comedy

Amy Schumer

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Amy Schumer performance originally slated for September 20 at 7pm at NJPAC is rescheduled. The new date is Saturday, November 17 at 8pm.

Nov 17 , 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 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
R&B

Maze with Frankie Beverly and special guest Raheem DeVaughn

Classic R&B with longtime hitmakers Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, an electrifying unit known for “Joy and Pain,” “Southern Girl,” “Running Away,” and many more, plus special guest Raheem DeVaughn, the 3-time GRAMMY-nominated, neo-soul singer-songwriter.

Nov 25 , 2018
Arts Education

Jazz in the Stacks

NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens offers music students from diverse communities mentoring and instruction by leading jazz artists. The ensemble is proud to perform at local Newark Public libraries as part of the Jazz in the Stacks series!

Nov 28 , 2018 - May 1 , 2019
Free

Middle East Flashpoints: From Iran and Syria to ISIS and Saudi Arabia

Why is the Middle East seemingly impervious to change?

Nov 28 , 2018
Classical

Rhapsody In Blue & The Firebird

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Nov 29 - Dec 2 , 2018
Free

PSE&G True Diversity Film Series

Nov 29 , 2018 - May 9 , 2019
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
Comedy

An Evening with Stephen Colbert & Meryl Streep

Stephen Colbert, the host of CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, welcomes 3-time Academy Award® winner and New Jersey’s own Meryl Streep for what’s sure to be an entertaining, provocative and comedic event.

Dec 1 , 2018
American Song

Something Wonderful: Celebrating the Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

Todd S. Purdum, author of Something Wonderful, shares fascinating stories with R&H authority Ted Chapin about American theater’s greatest and most beloved songwriting team. Jessica Molaskey and special guest John Pizzarelli, a pair of brilliant Songbook interpreters, provide the musical illustration.

Dec 4 , 2018
Free

Books on the Move 2018 - 2019

Dec 5 , 2018 - Jun 5 , 2019
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
Arts Education

Schooltime - Tomás and the Library Lady

Dec 6 - 7 , 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
Classical

Trilogy: 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 in Concert Live to Film

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: National Ballet Theatre of Odessa

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
Arts Education

Schooltime - The Nutcracker

Dec 17 , 2018
Family

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2018 holiday season with its popular and electrifying stage spectacular!

Dec 26 - 27 , 2018
Arts Education

Schooltime - Turning 15 on The Road to Freedom

Jan 17 - 18 , 2019
Comedy

Maria Bamford

Stand-up sensation Maria Bamford starred in the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, lauded as “revelatory” by Entertainment Weekly and one of 2016’s must-see shows by Variety and Rolling Stone.

Jan 17 , 2019
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Variety

CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown &
JJ Hairston: An MLK Weekend Celebration

Be inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. King at NJPAC’s annual tribute, an all-star gospel celebration featuring CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, and JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise.

Jan 18 , 2019
Dance

MOMIX: Best of MOMIX

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

Jan 19 - 20 , 2019
Classical

Winter Festival Zhang & Upshaw: Earth & Heaven

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Jan 20 , 2019
Family

PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG tiny Adventure

PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG tiny Adventure, presented by Zappos adaptive, is more than a show. Fun, learning and exploration begin as soon as you arrive with an in-lobby experience for the entire family!

Jan 24 , 2019
Classical

Winter Festival Zhang & Ax: Transformation

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Jan 25 , 2019
Classical

Winter Festival Zhang & Trifonov: The Eternal

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Jan 25 , 2019
Comedy

Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred

Don’t miss your chance to see Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred, the fresh and hilariously heartwarming new comedy about growing up Italian on Staten Island that sold out shows around the country!

Jan 26 , 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
World Music

An Evening with Gilberto Santa Rosa

Known around the world as “El Caballero de la Salsa” (The Gentleman of Salsa), this legendary, GRAMMY-winning vocalist and bandleader was crowned “Tropical Music Artist of the Decade” by Billboard.

Feb 1 , 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
Arts Education

Schooltime - Freedom Bound

Feb 7 - 8 , 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
Comedy

Valentine’s All-Star Comedy Show

Grab your sweetheart and laugh the night away with this riotous roster of stand-up talent: Michael Blackson (Modasucka: Welcome to America), John Witherspoon (Willie Jones in the Friday film series), and Luenell (Snoop Dog’s Bad Girls of Comedy) along with the evening’s host, Nephew Tommy of The Steve Harvey Morning Show.

Feb 14 , 2019
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Rock & Pop

Patrizio Buanne: The Special Valentine’s Show

Get romantic with international acclaimed, best-selling crooner Patrizio Buanne, the world’s leading ambassador of Neapolitan, Sicilian and other Italian song, when he makes this welcome return to NJPAC with The Special Valentine’s Show.

Feb 15 , 2019
R&B

Patti LaBelle with special guest Freddie Jackson

Spend a soulful, romantic Valentine’s weekend with GRAMMY-winning diva Patti LaBelle, an undisputed queen of rock, pop and soul, along with her special guest, longtime R&B hitmaker Freddie Jackson.

Feb 15 , 2019
Variety

Darci Lynne & Friends: Fresh Out of the Box

Winning NBC’s America’s Got Talent at just 12 years old by the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show, singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer impresses audiences across the country with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable, show-stopping talent beyond her years.

Feb 16 , 2019
Dance

Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life with The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Broadway legend Maurice Hines, accompanied by The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, taps us through his incredible career in this jazzy, song-and-dance celebration that pays tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, and other performers who inspired him, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne.

Feb 16 , 2019
Comedy

Russell Peters: Deported World Tour

Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning comedian Russell Peters will leave no cultural stereotype unturned when he brings his brand-new Deported World Tour to NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.

Feb 16 , 2019
Variety

NJMEA Concert Band

Feb 23 , 2019
Comedy

Tom Papa in Concert

Hysterical stand-up with New Jersey’s own Tom Papa, currently the head writer and a regular performer on Live from Here.

Feb 23 , 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
Variety

Je'Caryous Johnson & Snoop Dogg present Redemption of a Dogg

Award-winning writer, director and producer Je'Caryous Johnson comes to NJPAC with his new stage play, Redemption of a Dogg, starring hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and R&B hitmaker Tamar Braxton (of WE TV’s Braxton Family Values).

Mar 1 , 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
Classical

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Mar 2 - 3 , 2019
Arts Education

Schooltime - Shadow Play

Mar 7 - 9 , 2019
Classical

Debussy Masterworks

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Mar 7 - 8 , 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
Variety

Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies

The high-style music of “The Duke” is the heart and soul of this 1981 Tony-winning Broadway hit, directed with dazzle by André De Shields (The Wiz). Mercedes Ellington, granddaughter of Duke Ellington, re-creates the original show’s elegant dancing and tapping as choreographer.

Mar 21 - 24 , 2019
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Classical

Zhang Conducts Brahms 4

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Mar 23 , 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
Rock & Pop

Experience Hendrix

Celebrate the music and legacy of guitar great Jimi Hendrix as the Experience Hendrix tour heads out on the road!

Mar 29 , 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
Family

Canceled: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir LIVE!

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Miraculous Live 2019 tour has been postponed. Please sign up at www.miraculouslive.com to receive updates as available. Full refunds for tickets purchased for 2019 engagements will be issued through points of purchase.

Mar 31 , 2019
Classical

Sarod & Scheherazade

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Apr 5 - 7 , 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 - 7 , 2019
Rock & Pop

Chicago

Back by popular demand! Chicago, the legendary, GRAMMY-winning rock’n’roll band with horns, has been hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton.

Apr 11 , 2019
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Comedy

Paula Poundstone

Spend a hysterical evening with Paula Poundstone, a regular panelist on NPR's popular Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me! and a long-reigning queen of the stand-up stage, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit.

Apr 12 , 2019
Jazz

Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade
Special guest Joey Alexander

Acclaimed keyboardist Chick Corea, bass powerhouse Christian McBride, and drum master Brian Blade gather to form this stellar trio, which earned two GRAMMY Awards for the 2014 3-CD set Trilogy, an astonishing live recording that combines original compositions with standards like “The Song is You,” “How Deep is the Ocean?” and “My Foolish Heart.” Pianist Joey Alexander opens as special guest.

Apr 12 , 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
Rock & Pop

KASHMIR: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute

Experience all the electricity and artistry of a live Led Zeppelin concert with KASHMIR: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute, a performance that transports audiences 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.

Apr 13 , 2019
Classical

Xian Conducts Mozart

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Apr 25 , 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
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 26 - May 4 , 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
Jazz

Yellowjackets

Spend an evening with the two-time GRAMMY-winning Yellowjackets, one of the most influential and durable groups in jazz fusion.

May 4 , 2019
Classical

Bell, Denk, Isserlis

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
Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: 60th Anniversary

An occasion like this comes once in a lifetime! The Ailey company marks six decades of achievement and celebrating the human spirit with the N.J. premiere of Rennie Harris’ Lazarus – based on the life and legacy of Alvin Ailey – and a Timeless Ailey program. The iconic Revelations concludes each performance.

May 10 - 12 , 2019
Classical

The Sound of Stories

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

May 11 , 2019
Classical

Art of The Double Concerto

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

May 16 - 18 , 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
Classical

Blockbuster All Orchestral Season Finale

Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Jun 9 , 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
American Song

Michael Feinstein: Shaken & Stirred featuring Storm Large

Five-time GRAMMY nominee and NJPAC favorite Michael Feinstein salutes the greatest American Songbook and pop artists in tandem with the sensational vocalist Storm Large.

Mar 14 , 2020
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