News & Updates

Oct 15, 2018


Former NJEDA Leader Will Oversee NJPAC Real Estate Development Efforts

Lizura, a 22-year veteran of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, recently finished his career at the Authority as its President and COO. His hiring by NJPAC signals the central role real estate development will play at the Arts Center in the coming decade.

Jun 12, 2018

Regina Carter named artistic director Of NJPAC's All-Female Jazz Residency.

Virtuoso violinist to lead top-line faculty of jazz artists and educators.

Acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter will serve as Artistic Drector of this summer’s All-Female Jazz Residency, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced today. Carter succeeds the late jazz pianist and composer Geri Allen, the residency’s founding Artistic Director.

May 21, 2018

NJPAC Announces Launch of 7th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

Vocalists are invited to submit applications online at

For the seventh consecutive year, singers from around the world will gather online to compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (aka the "SASSY" Awards) -- a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan, more than 75 years ago.

May 21, 2018

NJPAC and Goya Foods, Inc. announces partnership to enhance Latin cultural events and arts learning in Newark and beyond

Goya Foods becomes NJPAC’s Official Sponsor of Latin Programming and Education.

May 14, 2018

You want it? We’ve got it! 2018-19 season just announced!

Now’s your chance to be among the first in line to see all your favorite performers in every art you love – dance, jazz, poetry, comedy and many more. A diverse choice of over 150 attractions for the new season, and plenty still to come, is bound to include an experience you won’t want to miss, whether it’s Bollywood or ballet, hip-hop or K-pop.

Mar 21, 2018

SLUT: The Play at NJPAC

Newark teens star in acclaimed drama about sexual assault, bullying and rape culture; perform for peers and Newark community.

Aug 10, 2017

Celebrate NJPAC’s 20th Anniversary Season At A Party You’ll Never Forget!

Featuring appearances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paquito D’Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Lisa Fischer, Savion Glover, James Monroe Iglehart, India, and Xian Zhang conducting musicians of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Aug 8, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Partners With Lyft

Visitors to the popular New Jersey venue will now have the added convenience of using the Lyft button in the new NJPAC mobile app to call a ride to or from the venue, removing parking from their planning process.

Jul 27, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center to Host 1st Official NJ Gubernatorial Debate

“As the premier venue for important conversations about New Jersey politics, arts and education, NJPAC is a natural location to host the first debate, and we’re proud to do so,” said President and CEO John Schreiber.