News & Updates

Apr 5, 2019

NJPAC Plans to Use Major Grant to Expand Education Component

A major grant has enabled the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark to plan a large-scale expansion to house educational and community programs.

The donation is the largest individual gift the center has ever received, Mr. Schreiber said. It will make possible a major upgrade, in the form of a 35,000-to-45,000-square-foot space, to be named the Cooperman Family Education and Community Center. The hope, Mr. Schreiber said, is to break ground on the building sometime between July 2020 and June 2021.

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.

Aug 21, 2018

Newark’s One Theater Square is Almost Finished

Construction is starting to wrap up at One Theater Square, the 22-story mixed-use building at 2 Center Street in Downtown Newark. Last week, Jersey Digs got a look inside the high-rise, which will include 245 units, conference rooms, a business center, a substation for the Newark Police Department (NPD) along Park Place, and 13,111 square feet of first-floor retail space near the corner of Mulberry Street. There is also a private garage with 285 parking spaces on the premises, which are situated opposite the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and across Park Place from Military Park.

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.

Jun 4, 2018

One Theater Square: Luxury Apartments Across From NJPAC Now Available For Leasing

Dranoff Properties, Inc. commenced leasing at One Theater Square (2 Center Street), Newark’s much-anticipated 22-story glass and brick skyscraper directly across from New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Military Park.  Three-onsite designer decorated model apartments and the handsomely appointed lobby are available to view daily.   New residents will move in starting July 16, 2018.

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.