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Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Mel B. & Howard Stern to judge talent live at NJPAC


Ninth Season of 'America's Got Talent' Returns to NJPAC for Season 9 Auditions

NEWARK, NJ (February 10, 2014) – Summer’s number one reality show – NBC’s "America's Got Talent," which broadcast live from NJPAC’s Prudential Hall during the summer of 2012 – returns to the Arts Center Thursday, February 20 through Saturday, February 22, 2014.  The outstanding acts from the Season 9 Open Call auditions will be invited back to perform in front of celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern in sessions filmed in front of a live audience and hosted by Nick Cannon.  The top acts will move on to compete during this summer’s live shows and vie for America’s vote.   For taping times and ticket information, visit www.nbc.com/tickets

Located in Newark, NJ, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States. The state-of-the-art venue will hold an audience of over 2,200 fans for each show.  “America’s Got Talent” was created by Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television and is co-produced by Syco TV and FremantleMedia North America

“We had a terrific time with the entire America’s Got Talent team two summers ago and are honored that NBC and FremantleMedia chose to come back to New Jersey Performing Arts Center,” said David Rodriguez, NJPAC Executive Producer.  “The success of AGT at NJPAC was a catalyst to making us a major regional venue for broadcast, including partnerships with NBC, HBO, PBS, BET and others. We are delighted to welcome them back.”

For eight straight years, “America’s Got Talent” has ranked as the #1 summer reality series in total viewers.  The 2013 season was also the #1 summer reality series on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49.  “America’s Got Talent” is the only talent competition show open to any age and any talent. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of hopeful stars all vying for their chance to perform on stage to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize.

“America’s Got Talent” is produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Rob Wade are the executive producers.

About the New Jersey Performing Arts Center:
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey -- where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day.  As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city.  Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts.  NJPAC has attracted over 6 million visitors (more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.  Visit www.njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information.

Programming has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

NJPAC is a wheelchair accessible facility and provides assistive services for patrons with disabilities. 

Press Contact:

Josh Balber      
Senior Director of Communications   
New Jersey Performing Arts Center   
[email protected]     

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