The Buzz

The Buzz

THEATER

CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY

Bubbling Brown Sugar

Directed by Andre De Shields
March 21-31, 2019

Crossroads and NJPAC present a vibrant updated of classic story about the glory years of Harlem
during the Renaissance. Score features several jazz classics such as “A Train, Don’t Mean a
Thing,” “Stormy Monday Blues,” and more. Tony Award®-winner Lillias White approached about
headlining. Choreography by Mercedes Ellington (granddaughter of Duke). Ladies from Ain’t
Misbehavin’ may also be featured.
NJPAC Victoria Theater
Newark
http://www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org/

GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE

The Trial of Donna Caine

By Walter Anderson
October 16 – November 11

When Marine Staff Sergeant Donna Caine is accused of a serious crime, highly respected
attorney Emily Zola Ginsberg is convinced to take the case. Fighting for her client’s future, Ginsberg finds herself taking on the military establishment to expose the truth. Based on actual events, this riveting courtroom drama is filled with intrigue that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. A world premiere theatrical event from the former editor of Parade Magazine.

A Doll’s House, Part 2

By Lucas Hnath
November 27 – December 23

When we last saw Nora Helmer, she was slamming the door on life as she knew it—embarking on a brave, bold, and shocking new life as a woman on her own. Fifteen years later, she’s returned to that door, with a high-stakes game of unfinished business on her mind. Featuring the same characters from Ibsen’s groundbreaking masterpiece, The New York Times called this Tony Award®-nominated play “A smart, funny and utterly engrossing play.”

103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ
GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org

STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY

Something Rotten!

November 2-3

“5 Stars! Broadway’s funniest Musical Comedy in at least 400 years!” – Time Out New York
Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of two brothers who set out to write the world’s
very first MUSICAL! It’s “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New
York Magazine
).

State Theatre New Jersey • 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ • STNJ.org

MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Ten Blocks on the Camino Real

By Tennessee Williams
October 26 – Sat, October 27, 7:30pm
Sun, October 28, 2pm
Wed, October 31 – Fri, November 2, 7:30pm
Sat, November 3, 2pm & 7:30pm

Williams’s phantasmagorical play is set in a plaza of a teeming tropical seaport where the rules are
not always clear and the dangers real. A young, idealistic boxer stumbles into a world of figures from history and literature, artists and criminals, tyrants and idealists, the poetic and the banal, in a fever dream that Williams called “a prayer for the wild of heart kept in cages.”

Public $25 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $20 / Students $15
Philip J. Levin Theater • 85 George Street, New Brunswick • This event is underwritten by the Leora M. Sies Theater Fund

The Buzz

ART

MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

co-cureate shows

Through Friday, October 12

Representing a hybrid of collaboration, curating, and creation, these mini-exhibitions are
organized by teams of BFA and MFA students. Each team conceptualizes a show and recruits peers to exhibit, showcasing art in a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, media, print, and performance.

FREE • Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square • 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick • Call 848-932-5211 for more information

ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM | RUTGERS

Art After Hours: First Tuesdays

November 6

Stop by from 5-9pm for curator-led exhibition tours, live local music, and other activities.

Programs For Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel

September 20: Exhibition Reception October 10: An Evening with Alison Bechdel

Visit current exhibitions through July 29. The Zimmerli is closed to the public during August while we install new fall exhibitions!
71 Hamilton St, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick, NJ •
ZimmerliMuseum.rutgers.edu

CULINARY

ELIJAH’S PROMISE

Mercado Esperanza

Sun, October 14, 12pm-6pm

The Mercado Esperanza is a monthly market in Joyce Kilmer Park celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage, and artistic soul of New Brunswick’s diverse Latino community. This community marketplace showcases local food vendors, artists, and cultural performers.
Joyce Kilmer Park • 143 Joyce Kilmer Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
For more information visit ElijahsPromise.org

NEW BRUNSWICK CITY CENTER

2nd Annual Oktoberfest

Sat, October 13, 12pm-5pm

A fall celebration of music, food, and community! Bring friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of activities, games, and a musical line-up with the School of Rock, the Pepperville Band, Mr. Lovejoy, traditional German music, acoustic duos, and more. Let’s raise our steins and toast to cold brews in the Biergarten with local establishments offering craft, seasonal beers, and local and traditional food for purchase. ID’s required.
George Street, between Liberty Street & Paterson Street

For more information visit NewBrunswick.com

NEW BRUNSWICK CITY CENTER/NEW BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL

27th Annual Tree Lighting

Friday, December 7, 5pm-7pm

Ring in the holiday in New Brunswick City Center – featuring live music, and dance performances, a cook-off competition for a cause, holiday market and a special visit from Santa and friends. Throughout the month there will be activities such as free photos with Santa at the United Methodist Church; free horse drawn carriage rides December 14th, 15th and 16th; a community food drive and so much more.

For more information visit NewBrunswick.com

NEW BRUNSWICK CULTURAL CENTER/ARTS NEW BRUNSWICK

HUB CITY SOUNDS IS BACK!

Sunday, October 14, 11am-4pm

Come join as we close the Hub City Sounds Summer series @Ciclovia with our Hub City Sounds: 4th Annual Corazon Latino Festival. We are taking this festival to the streets and will be located at Joyce Kilmer Avenue and Redmond street, serving as Ciclovia’s “Cultural Zone”. Enjoy our carnival themed adventure showcasing rich Latino and Caribbean culture filled with traditional cultural dances, music, stilt walkers, unicyclers, henna, caricatures and more!
FREE Admission | Visit NewBrunswickArts.org

OTHER EVENTS

New Brunswick CICLOVIA

Sun, October 14, 11am-4pm

A FREE, citywide initiative that closes the streets to cars and opens them to people—promotes healthy active living. During Ciclovia, the streets become temporarily car-free for five hours for families to enjoy active events along the route, and explore the city streets.
NewBrunswickCiclovia.com

https://www.newbrunswickarts.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=5160&action=edit#

THE YARD @ COLLEGE AVE

Now through October

Every Wed at 9pm – Movie Knight
Every Fri at 12pm – Live Music Lunch Series
Every Sun at 10:30am – Morning Yoga

40 College Avenue • TheYardRU.com

MUSIC

ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM | RUTGERS

Music at the Museum

October 21, November 11, December 9

This concert series features musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division who perform a broad repertoire that is accessible to audiences of all ages.
FREE
71 Hamilton St, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick, NJ •
ZimmerliMuseum.rutgers.edu

DANCE

AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET/PRINCETON BALLET SCHOOL

Coppélia

Fri, October 19, 7:30pm

State Theatre New Jersey • 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick • arballet.org

On Pointe Free Lecture series

Fri, October 5 & Fri, November 9, 5:15pm

Princeton Ballet School • 301 N Harrison St C, Princeton • arballet.org

Nutcracker Storytime

Tue, November 13, 6pm

New Brunswick Public Library • 60 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick • arballet.org

Nutcracker

Fri, December 21 – Sun, December 23

State Theatre New Jersey • 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick • arballet.org

css.php