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By Kelly Giuliano William Shakespeare - medieval bard, classic playwright and Elizabethan comedian - has been regarded as one of the greatest composers of the English language. “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a Shakespearean comedy that has received the brunt...
 North Brunswick resident Milena Makse will assume a lead role in Phoenix Productions' upcoming revival of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s "In The Heights." Makse joins the cast as the admired “good girl” Nina Rosario, Benny’s love interest and the first in her...
LOOSE ENDS   by Pam Hersh   Photo caption In the Faculty Room of Nassau Hall, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber (third from left) gathers with honorary degree recipients (from left) Lonnie Bunch III, Carla Diane Hayden, R. Barbara Gitenstein, Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. and...
The collection of jazz icon, William J. “Count” Basie Jr., is now in the possession of Rutgers University in Newark. The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS), which is located on the Rutgers campus in Newark, announced this past week that...
By Anthony Stoeckert In 2013, Martha Sandweiss, history professor at Princeton University, taught a class about Princeton's history with slavery, which she thought would be one-time thing. “I had recently moved to Princeton, I was curious, I was ignorant what...
By Anthony Stoeckert Regulars at the Princeton Garden Theatre have likely noticed Adam Sterr playing his viola outside the theater on occasion. As Halloween approaches, Sterr will be playing inside the theater, as his music will be accompanying a horror...
By Anthony Stoeckert Four days before the release of John Grisham’s newest legal thriller, “The Rooster Bar,” The Washington Post ran a review by Carrie Dunsmore, a lawyer and book blogger, praising Grisham for what he gets right about the...
By Anthony Stoeckert Four days before the release of John Grisham’s newest legal thriller, “The Rooster Bar,” The Washington Post ran a review by Carrie Dunsmore, a lawyer and book blogger, praising Grisham for what he gets right about the...
By Anthony Stoeckert, Features Editor Everyone has their favorite Disney princess and for Jordan Virgil the choice is clear — Belle from "Beauty and the Beast." “That was always my favorite Disney movie and Belle was always my favorite Disney princess...
By Anthony Stoeckert, Features Editor Everyone has their favorite Disney princess and for Jordan Virgil the choice is clear — Belle from "Beauty and the Beast." “That was always my favorite Disney movie and Belle was always my favorite Disney princess...
By Mike Morsch Michael McDonald had this little riff that had been rolling around in his mind for a while. “It really hadn’t gone anywhere, but I knew there was something to it,” McDonald says. “I just never had the wherewithal...
By Mike Morsch Michael McDonald had this little riff that had been rolling around in his mind for a while. “It really hadn’t gone anywhere, but I knew there was something to it,” McDonald says. “I just never had the wherewithal...
By Anthony Stoeckert I’ve read Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” and have seen plenty of stage and screen adaptations over the years. I’ve seen classic Scrooges (Alastair Sim, George C. Scott), an American Scrooge (Henry Winkler) cartoon Scrooges (Mr. Magoo,...
By Adam Grybowski    It took many years for Frank Stefanko to discover the secret inside one of his best-selling photographs of Bruce Springsteen.    Originally shot in 1978, the photo shows Springsteen sitting on the headlight of his Corvette, which is parked...
By Erica Chayes Wida    This Christmas, McCarter Theatre Center is doing something a little different with its holiday tradition. After 16 seasons of an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” that audiences had come to know, love, and anticipate...
By Keith Loria    Although George Street Playhouse isn’t presenting typical holiday fare at its this year, Michael Mastro, the theater’s resident artistic director, is directing a show that he says offers the same heartwarming feeling of such a show —...
By Keith Loria    Singer Catherine Russell has long been a force on the stage, and has been a favorite of McCarter audiences for years. The Grammy winner is often referred to as one of the best blues and jazz singers...
By Susan Van Dongen    Tango, the dance, as well as the music, evokes style and sensuality with just a hint of the risqué. Perhaps this is because the graceful but high-spirited dance originated in the bordellos of Buenos Aires, Argentina,...
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