Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: New Jersey

New Jersey 2015-2016 Season Schedule





Alliance Repertory Theatre Company
playing at MONDO, 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit N.J. 07901
908-276-0276

Trying
by Joanna McClelland Glass
Directed by David Christopher
September 18, 2015 - September 22, 2015

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche
by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood
Directed by Michael Driscoll
November 6, 2015 - November 16, 2015

The Pavilion
by Craig Wright
Directed by Michael Driscoll
January 8, 2016 - January 24, 2016

Ears on a Beatle
by Mark St. Germain
Directed by Joe Porter
April 8, 2016 - April 17, 2016

Swimming in the Shallows
by Adam Bock
Directed by Michael Driscoll
July 15, 2016 - July 24, 2016


American Theater Group
360 Hamilton St, Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 499-8226

TBA


Bickford Theatre
In residence at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown 07960
973-971-3706

Not Now, Darling
By Ray Cooney and John Chapman
October 1, 2015 - October 18, 2015

The Runner Stumbles
By Milan Stitt
January 28, 2016 - February 14, 2016

My Mother, My Sister and Me
By Sherri Heller April 7 - April 24, 2016


Cape May Stage
Renaissance Revival Theatre, Bank and Lafayette Streets, Cape May 08204

Dead Man's Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
September 9, 2015 - October 9, 2015

Trying
By Joanna McClelland Glass
October 14, 2015 - November 15, 2015

A Cape May Christmas
By Marlena Lustik
November 27, 2015 - January 2, 2016


Centenary Stage Company
Lakeland Center on the campus of Centenary College, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown 07840
908-979-0900

The Nether
By Jennifer Haley
October 9, 2015 - October 25, 2015

A Christmas Carol
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens
November 27, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Becky Shaw
by Gina Gionfriddo
February 19, 2016 - March 6, 2016

Start Down
by Eleanor Burgess
April 8, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Little Shop of Horrors
Music by Alan Menken
Book by Howard Ashman
July 29, 2016 - August 7, 2016


Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901
908-514-9654

The Electric Baby
by Stefanie Zadravec
October 1, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Sister Play
by John Kolvenbach
February 18, 2016 - March 6, 2016

The Outgoing Tide
By Bruce Graham
April 21, 2016 - May 8, 2016


Eagle Theatre
208 Vine St, Hammonton, NJ 08037
609-704-5012

Closer
by Patrick Marber
September 11, 2016 - October 10, 2015

Bonnie & Clyde
Music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black
Book by Ivan Menchell
Directed by Ted Wioncek III
November 6, 2015 - December 9, 2015

Assassins
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
January 22, 2016 - February 21, 2016

Heathers: The Musical
Music, lyrics and book by Laurence O' Keefe, Kevin Murphy
Based on the 1989 film
Directed by Ed Corsi
March 18, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Our Town
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Ted Wioncek III
May 20, 2016 - June 26, 2016

The King of East Jabip
World premiere
Written By Kelly McCarthy
Directed by Ed Corsi
September 9, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Godspell
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John-Michael Tebelak
Directed by Ted Wioncek III
November 4, 2016 - December 11, 2016


East Lynne Theatre Company
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, Cape May 08204
609-884-5898

Strictly Dishonorable
by Preston Sturges
Directed by Gayle Stahlhut
September 23, 2015 - October 17, 2015

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Based on a classic tale by L. Frank Baum
Adapted and performed by Gayle Stahlhuth
November 27, 2015 - December 12, 2015


Garage Theatre
Becton Theatre at Fairleigh Dickinson University 908 River Road Teaneck 07666
201-569-7710

Driving Miss Daisy
By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Michael Bias
October 22, 2015 - November 8, 2015

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
BY John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James FitzGerald
Original music by Will Knapp
Directed By Michael Bias
December 3, 2015 - December 20, 2015

TBA
World premiere
March 10, 2016 - March 27, 2016

Out of Sterno
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Michael Bias
April 28, 2016 - May, 15, 2016


George Street Playhouse
9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick 08091
732-246-7717

Murder For Two
Book and Music by Joe Kinosian
Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Scott Schwartz
October 6, 2015 - October 25, 2015

The Second Mrs. Wilson
By Joe DiPietro
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
November 10, 2015 - November 29, 2015

Nureyev's Eyes
By David Rush
Directed by Michael Mastro
February 2, 2016 - February 21, 2016

Sex With Strangers
By Laura Eason
Directed by David Saint
March 8, 2016 - March 27, 2016

My Name is Asher Lev
By Aaron Posner
Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok
Directed by Jim Jack
April 12, 2016 - May 1, 2016


Luna Stage
695 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair 07042
973-744-3309

The Tall Girls
East Coast premiere
by Meg Miroshnik
October 8, 2015 - November 1, 2015

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
Book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff
December 3, 2015 - December 20, 2015

The Brothers Size
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
February 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016

Old Love New Love
by Laura Brienza
April 7, 2016 - May 8, 2016


McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place, Princeton 08540
609-258-2787

Tennessee Williams' Baby Doll
Adapted By Pierre Laville and Emily Mann
Directed By Emily Mann
September 11, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Berlind Theatre

A Comedy Of Tenors
by Ken Ludwig
Directed By Stephen Wadsworth
October 13, 2015 - November 1, 2015
Matthews Theatre

The Piano Lesson
by August Wilson
Directed By Jade King Carroll
January 8, 2016 - February 7, 2016
Berlind Theatre

The Mousetrap
By Agatha Christie
Directed By Adam Immerwahr
March 8, 2016 - March 27, 2016
Matthews Theatre

All The Days
By Sharyn Rothstein
Directed By Emily Mann
April 29, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Berlind Theatre


New Jersey Repertory Theatre
All World Premieres, Lumia Theatre, 179 Broadway, Long Branch 07740
732-229-3166

Nobody's Girl
by Rick Viede
August 20, 2015 - September 20, 2015

The Seedbed
by Bryan Delaney
October 15, 2015 - November 15, 2015


Paper Mill Playhouse
The State Theatre of New Jersey, Brookside Drive, Millburn 07041
973-376-4343

The Bandstand
Music by Richard Oberacker
Book and lyrics by Robert Taylor & Richard Oberacker
Directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler
October 8, 2015 - November 8, 2015

A Christmas Story
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
November 25, 2015 - January 3, 2016

A Bronx Tale
Book by Chazz Palminteri
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks
February 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016

Pump Boys and Dinettes
Book, Lyrics & Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick,
Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann
April 6, 2016 - May 1, 2016

West Side Story
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Mark S. Hoebee June 1, 2016 - June 26, 2016


Passage Theatre Company
Mill Hill Playhouse, Front and Montgomery Streets, Trenton 08605
609-392-0766

Song for the Disappeared
by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Alex Correia
October 8, 2015 - October 25, 2015

Solo Flights Festival
March 3, 2016 - March 20, 2016

White Guy On The Bus
by Bruce Graham
May 5, 2016 - May 22, 2016


Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
36 Madison Avenue (on the campus of Drew University)
973-408-5600

The Royal Family
By George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber
Directed by Bonnie J. Monte
May 27, 2015 - June 21, 2015 L

Love's Labour's Lost
By William Shakespeare
Directed By Brian B. Crowe
June 17, 2016 - July 26, 2015 Outdoor Stage

The Guardsman
By Ferenc Molnár
New adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte From a translation by Gábor Lukin
Directed by Bonnie J. Monte
July 8, 2016 - July 26, 2015

Misalliance
By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried
August 5, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Equivocation
New Jersey premiere
By Bill Cain
Directed by Paul Mullins
September 16, 2015 - October 4, 2015

The Diary of Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Joseph Discher
October 14, 2015 - November 21, 2015

The Merry Wives of Windsor
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Bonnie J. Monte
December 2, 2015 - December 27, 2015


The Theatre Project
Burgdorff Cultural Center 10 Durand Road Maplewood 07040
973-763-4029

Teacher In The House
by Susan Jeremy and Mary Fulham
September 24, 2015 - September 27, 2015

For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls
by Christopher Durang
October 1, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Buyer and Cellar
By Jonathan Tolins
October 8, 2015 - October 158, 2015


Two River Theatre Company
21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank 07701
732-345-1400

Seven Guitars
by August Wilson
Directed by Brandon J. Dirden
September 12, 2015 - October 4, 2015

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Choreography by Denis Jones
Directed by Jessica Stone
November 14, 2015 - December 13, 2015

Lives of Reason
By Robert Rechnitz and Kenneth Stunkel
Directed by Jonathan Fox
January 9, 2016 - February 7, 2016

Ropes
By Bárbara Colio
Translation by Maria Alexandria Beech
Directed by Lisa Rothe
February 20, 2016 - March 20, 2016

Pericles
by William Shakespeare
Original music and lyrics by Rinde Eckert
Directed by David Schweizer
April 16, 2016 - May 8, 2016

I Remember Mama
As produced by the Transport Group
by John Van Druten
Directed by Jack Cummings III
June 4, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Where the Wild Things Are
Based on the book by Maurice Sendak
Directed by Kim Selody
Produced by Presentation House Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
June 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016


Tri-State Actors Theater
Crescent Theatre 74 Fountain Square Sussex 07461
973-875-2950; 888-840-7889

TBA


Women's Theatre Company

Love, Loss And What I Wore
by Delia Ephron and Nora Ephron
Based on the novel by Ilene Beckerman
November 6, 2015 - November 15, 2015


Please note that dates may change unexpectedly - always check with the theater before making plans.


- Updated 10/8/15. Questions and comments can be emailed to the Editor