Top 10 Most Read Stories On The New Jersey Stage For The Week Of December 12-18


originally published: 12/19/2021

Here is an overview of the 10 most read articles published at the New Jersey Stage during the week of December 12-18, 2021. Each week we publish approximately 70 articles, including several columns and original articles, as well as press releases for them. events taking place throughout the state and surrounding areas like Philadelphia and New York. This week’s Top 10 features articles from 3 New Jersey counties (Bergen, Essex, Morris) and New York. The main story was the tragic death of Nai-Ni Chen, which was a huge loss to the New Jersey arts community.

1) Nai-Ni Chen died on December 12 in Honolulu – (FORT LEE, NJ) – “The members of the board of directors of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company are devastated by the loss of our dear friend Nai-Ni Chen, who died in a swimming accident while in vacationing with her family in Hawaii on Sunday, December 12, 2021. Her innovative work as a choreographer and dancer is deeply rooted in her experience as an Asian-American immigrant and has strongly influenced the traditional American dance scene. Our thoughts are with her family and we are committed to preserving their legacy, ”said Board Chair Theresa A. Shubeck.

2) Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” uses New Jersey as a backdrop – (NEWARK, NJ) – Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of the legendary “West Side Story” was filmed on location on the streets of Paterson and Newark. The film, which is already garnering positive reviews from critics, marks Spielberg’s musical debut and his third shoot in New Jersey.

3) Dance on the Lawn releases statement on Nai-Ni Chen’s death – (MONTCLAIR, NJ) – Dance on the lawn: The Montclair Free Outdoor Dance Festival mourns the loss of another New Jersey dance artist, Nai-Ni Chen, founder, choreographer and artistic director of the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Nai-Ni died in a swimming accident while vacationing with her family in Hawaii on Sunday, December 12.

4) The Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Career Summit takes place Friday in Newark – (NEWARK, NJ) – HBCU Heroes, a nonprofit founded by CEO Tracey Pennywell and NBA veteran George Lynch, partners with the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Basketball Showcase to host the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Career Summit presented by Amazon, December 17 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration is free and open to the public

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5) REVIEW: “A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits” at the Paper Mill Playhouse – Live on stage, Paper Mill Playhouse presents a new Disney music review, perfectly synchronized for the season “A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits”. Set at a holiday party on a stage adorned with gifts, Christmas trees, a heart, menorahs, five incredibly talented performers sing and dance to your heart’s delight. I challenge you not to sing, stomp, clap, or beam up to your ears under your mask.

6) Christmas show featuring Radio City Rockettes returns after being canceled in 2020 due to pandemic – (NEW YORK, NY) – The 2021 Christmas show with the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, is back this holiday season with performances at Radio City Music Hall through January 2, 2022. The Christmas show – seen by over 69 million people since its debut in 1933 – is a one-of-a-kind tradition where the magic of Christmas in New York City comes to life. The beloved show returns after an absence in 2020 due to the pandemic, which marked the first time in 87 years that production has been canceled.

7) New Jersey Symphony changes its name to better reflect the innovation and vision of the institution – (NEWARK, NJ) – On December 16, 2021, the New Jersey Symphony launched a new brand to better reflect the institution’s innovation, evolution, warmth and bold vision. To develop this new brand, the Symphony partnered with branding firm Sametz Blackstone Associates and conducted focus group studies with institutional stakeholders and community members to inform the direction of the project.

8) Newark Social launches “Newark Winter Village” event, offering downtown shopping and ice skating – (NEWARK, NJ) – Newark Social has turned the Mulberry Commons in downtown Newark and the nearby Ironside Building into winter wonders for their Newark Winter Village event. The event kicked off on December 1 and will run through January 31, featuring an ice rink, shopping market, and a variety of games and activities. This will be the first time Newark residents will be able to enjoy public outdoor ice skating in their city.

9) The Shakespeare Theater of NJ presents “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” – (MADISON, NJ) – After almost two years in the dark, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey (STNJ) will be relighting its main stage for the holidays. The company’s long-awaited return to indoor performance in person will begin with an all-new production of A child’s Christmas in Wales, based on the classic story of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and adapted for the stage by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell. Performances begin December 8 and run through January 2 at the beautiful FM Kirby Shakespeare Theater on the Drew University campus.

10) “Bless your heart! Spotlight on Berry Duane Oakley of the Allman Betts Band – Berry Duane Oakley is the talented bassist of the Allman Betts Band, a band that plays an eclectic mix of rock, blues, country, folk, vintage R&B, jazz and soul. Of the seven musicians who make up the ensemble, three are the sons of the original members of the Allman Brothers Band. Devon Allman is the son of singer / keyboardist Gregg Allman, Duane Betts is the son of guitarist Dickey Betts and Berry Duane Oakley is the son of Allman Brothers bassist Berry Oakley. Additionally, Oakley’s stepdad is Three Dog Night vocalist Chuck Negron.

As you can see from this list, event previews are still one of the most popular areas of the website. Event previews are noticed when we first publish them, and then again when they’re brought back to the main area of ​​the site the week the event takes place – sometimes even several months later. Make sure your events are previewed by sending us press releases at [email protected] – for even more promotion check out our advertising rates which range from $ 50 to $ 100 for a full month of advertising. It’s the best deal around!

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