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Top 10 Most Read Stories on the New Jersey Scene for the Week of April 3-9, 2022


originally published: 04/10/2022

Here’s a look at the 10 most-read articles published at New Jersey Stage during the week of April 3-9, 2022. Each week, we publish about 70 articles, including several columns and original features, as well as press releases for events taking place throughout the state and neighboring areas like Philadelphia and New York. This week’s Top Ten includes articles spanning six New Jersey counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic).

1) Review of “The Wanderer” at Paper Mill Playhouse – Biographical jukebox musicals follow an established path – the heroic artist is uniquely talented; challenged by demons (bad relationships or addiction); defy the barriers and the cheering crowd soaks up the hit of a bygone era. Michael Wartella firmly joins the pantheon of hugely talented theater performers who rock and kill with an iconic performance. At the Paper Mill Playhouse, he owns the theater as doo wop/rocker Dion in a new production “The Wanderer.”

2) The Pegasus Theater Company moves to Bordentown – (BORDENTOWN, NJ) – Professional theater company Pegasus Theater Company will debut in Bordentown City this fall, offering a full season of productions beginning in October 2022 and summer camp beginning as early as August 2022.

3) Michael McDermott launches “St. Paul’s Boulevard” – (CHICAGO, IL) — Music makes a deep connection when it touches that delicate nerve that separates the personal from the universal. If the listener can use the songs as mirrors, then the musician has successfully communicated his art. Chicago-based singer-songwriter Michael McDermott has spent decades balancing that artistic balance, and he’s doing it again with new power on St. Paul Boulevardwhich arrives May 20 on Pauper Sky Records.

4) WBGO and the City of Newark are teaming up to rename the street in honor of Wayne Shorter – (NEWARK, NJ) – On April 29 at 5:00 p.m., WBGO, Newark Public Radio, will celebrate the renaming of the street the station is located on in honor of one of Newark’s legendary jazz musicians and songwriters. , Wayne Shorter. Founded in 1979, WBGO sits at the center of Newark’s growing arts district – the Central Ward. Earlier this year, the Newark City Council unanimously approved WBGO’s proposal to rename Park Place after NEA Jazz Master, Kennedy Center Honoree, multiple Grammy Award winner and Newark native Wayne Shorter.

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5) New Jersey Horror Movie History Grows With “The Home” Starring Pete Davidson – (DENVILLE, NJ) — The gated residential community of Saint Francis in Denville will have a starring role, with Saturday Night Liveis Pete Davidson, in the horror thriller Miramax The House, just packing up in New Jersey. The Home is the story of a troubled man who starts working in a nursing home and realizes that its residents and caretakers harbor sinister secrets. As he investigates the building and its forbidden fourth floor, he begins to uncover connections to his own past and upbringing as an adopted child.

6) Wayne’s 175th birthday picnic for Saturday – (WAYNE, NJ) – Passaic County, in conjunction with Wayne Township, will be hosting a picnic on the grounds of the Dey Mansion Washington headquarters on Saturday, April 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The picnic will launch a series of events and virtual content to celebrate Wayne’s 175th birthday. Other events throughout the year include: “Ultimate WayneQuest,” in partnership with TAPInto Wayne, on May 14, Bach to Rock will celebrate Wayne’s 175th on May 22, and Family AG Days will return June through October. Virtual content will include weekly “Wayne Wednesdays” on Facebook and Instagram, online talks and a digital community scrapbook.

7) Chris Stapleton will play two nights in Atlantic City – (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) – Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” is coming to Atlantic City with performances April 8 and 9 at 8:00 a.m. at Hard Rock Live at the Etess Arena. Her current single, “You Should Probably Leave,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts — her third No. 1 as an artist after 2021’s “Starting Over” and 2018’s “Broken Halos” Stapleton also won Best National Tour at the 33rd Annual Pollstar Awards and was recently profiled extensively on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

8) Newark Symphony Hall hosted the 15th annual Ms. Philippines competition, its first in-person event of the year – (NEWARK, NJ) – Newark Symphony Hall, New Jersey’s largest Black-run arts and entertainment venue, hosted the 15th annual Ms. Philippines: Tadhana competition on Saturday, March 19, marking the first event in person of the year. .

9) Diana Krall: Early exposure to great pianists shaped her career – Diana Krall grew up listening to great pianists because her father, a stride pianist, “had an incredible collection of 78 rpm records. I was very lucky to have this foundation.

10) ProArts Jersey City presents “John Ruddy: Celebrating a Life Well Lived” – (JERSEY CITY, NJ) — ProArts Jersey City presents “John Ruddy: Celebrating a Life Well Lived” April 3-30, 2022 at ART150 Gallery in Jersey City. Curated by Andrea Morin, this posthumous exhibition celebrates Ruddy’s rich and dynamic life through a selection of his works inspired by his travels around the world, his beloved family and his extensive experience in the arts.

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