Swinging Into Spring

January 30 to March 1 

Paper Mill Playhouse

(Check web site for show dates and times.) 

Unmasked The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber 

Unmasked is a new musical revue inspired by the recent autobiography of Andrew Lloyd Webber and featuring his most beloved songs and stories. 

 

February 21 – February 29

Kean Stage

(Check web site for show dates and times.)

Kean Stage

Anna In the Tropics 

Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz wrote this play about a Cuban-America family awaiting an important visitor. 

 

 

NJPAC

Tuesday • February 25 7:00 pm

NJPAC

PHILADANCO! 

The electrifying dance company celebrates its 50th anniversary on the Victoria Theater stage. 

 

State Theatre of New Jersey

Saturday • March 14 2:00 & 8:00 pm 

State Theatre

Russian National Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty 

All the way from Moscow, the RNB performs Tchaikovsky’s magical fairy tale.


Saturday • March 21 • 7:30 pm 

Kean Stage

Taylor 2 Dance Company Live On Stage 

Renowned choreographer Paul Taylor established “Taylor 2” in 1993. The company captures the athleticism, humor and range of emotions for which his work is known. 

NJPAC

Saturday • March 21 • 7:30 pm 

Sunday • March 22 • 3:00 pm 

NJPAC

Ballet Hispanico Carmen Maquia 

The timeless story of Carmen is interpreted through a unique fusion of ballet, paso doble, flamenco and contemporary dance. 

 

State Theatre of New Jersey

Tuesday • March 31 • 8:00 pm 

State Theatre

Complexions

Contemporary Ballet Bach 25 and Star Dust 

Founded in 1994 by master choreographer Dwight Rhoden and the legendary Desmond Richardson, Complexions presents dance celebrations of the classical master and rock legend David Bowie. 

 

April 1 to April 26 

Paper Mill Playhouse

(Check web site for show dates and times.)

Sister Act 

A feel-good musical based on the Hollywood hit, Sister Act earned five Tony nominations during its Broadway run. 

 

State Theatre of New Jersey

April 2-4 

State Theatre

(Check web site for show dates and times.)

The Play That Goes Wrong 

The State stages four performances of the Broadway hit that turns a murder mystery into a gut-busting comedy. 

 

NJPAC

April 23 to April 29 

NJPAC

(Check web site for show dates and times.)

Shen Yun 

The world-famous classical Chinese music and dance company returns to NJPAC for eight spellbinding performances. 

 

State Theatre of New Jersey

Tuesday • April 28 • 8:00 pm 

State Theatre

Diavolo Live On Stage 

The high-flying America’s Got Talent finalists have blended modern dance with acrobatics and gymnastics to create an awe-inspiring show.

POPULAR

State Theatre of New Jersey

Thursday • February 13 8:00 pm 

State Theatre

Boyz II Men Live On Stage 

R&B icons Boyz II Men get a jump on Valentine’s weekend with a big show in New Brunswick. The group has sold more than 60 million albums. 

 

Prudential Center

Friday • February 14 • 8:00 pm 

Prudential Center

Bell Biv DeVoe & Friends A Night of Love 

Fantasia, Keyshia Cole, Monica and XSCAP3 join 1990s R&B icons Bell Biv DeVoe for an unforgettable Valentine’s Evening celebration. 

 

Prudential Center

Saturday • February 15 • 8:00 pm 

Prudential Center

Marc Anthony The Opus Tour 

Singer-actor-producer Marc Anthony brings his Opus Tour to Newark for a Saturday night spectacular. Anthony is a two-time Grammy winner and has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. 

 

NJPAC

Sunday • February 16 • 7:00 pm 

NJPAC

Gregory Porter & Ledisi Live On Stage 

Gregory Porter, the Grammy-winning man in the Kangol hat, teams up with Selma star Ledisi for an evening of jazz in Prudential Hall. 

 

Prudential Center

Thursday • February 18 • 8:00 pm 

Prudential Center

Post Malone The Runaway Tour 

Post Malone has extended his Runaway Tour and will play The Rock this winter, along with Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh. Malone’s blend of hip-hop, rap and rock has sold 60 million records. 

 

Prudential Center

Saturday • March 7 • 7:30 pm 

Sunday • March 8 • 7:30 pm 

Prudential Center

Celine Dion Courage World Tour 

Celine Dion takes the stage for two-weekend shows in her first U.S. tour in a decade. Dion has sold more than a quarter-billion albums in her 35-year career. 

 

NJPAC

Saturday • March 14 2:00 & 7:00 pm 

NJPAC

Valerie Simpson with Dave Koz Sugar Bar Comes to Newark 

Valerie Simpson and saxophonist Dave Koz team up to recreate the timeless ambiance of the NYC nightspot owned by Simpson and the late Nickolas Ashford (aka Ashford & Simpson).

 

NJPAC

Saturday • March 14 • 3:00 pm 

NJPAC

Michael Feinstein Shaken & Stirred 

Legendary pianist Michael Feinstein and vocalist Storm Large present an afternoon of intoxicating music from the Great American Songbook. 

 

MTV International

Monday • March 16 • 7:30 pm 

Prudential Center

Billie Eilish Where Do We Go? World Tour 

Teen sensation Billie Eilish’s debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? absolutely blew up in 2019, producing four platinum singles. She is the first artist born in the 2000s to chart a #1 hit, with “Bad Guy.” 

 

Tuesday • March 17 • 8:00 pm 

State Theatre

Celtic Women Celebration 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp, and singers Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and Megan Walsh. 

 

NJPAC

Friday • March 20 • 8:00 pm 

NJPAC

Johnny Mathis Live On Stage 

Legendary hit-maker Johnny Mathis is joined on the Prudential Hall stage by special guest Gary Mule Deer. Chances are it’ll be a night to remember. 

 

Saturday • March 21 • 7:00 pm 

State Theatre 

Jay & The Americans Golden Oldies Spectacular 

Relive the 1960s with Jay, BJ Thomas, Lou Christie, Dennis Tufano of The Buckinghams, and 1919 Fruitgum Company. 

Sunday • March 22 • 6:30 pm 

Prudential Center

Omarion & Bow Wow The Millennium Tour 2020 

The two legendary artists are joined by Sammie, Pretty Ricky, Ying Yang Twins and Soulja Boy in a rap extravaganza at The Rock. 

 

Friday • April 3 • 8:00 pm 

NJPAC

The Beach Boys 12 Sides of Summer 

The iconic rock group has been on the road performing their hits for more than a half-century. Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals join the good vibrations on the Prudential Hall stage. 

 

Ernst Vikne

Wednesday • April 15 • 8:00 pm 

Prudential Center

Elton John The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour 

Elton John sold out his 2019 shows in Newark and is returning for one more on his final world tour. His album sales are currently 300 million and counting.

FOR THE KIDS

February 27 – March 1 

Prudential Center

(Check web site for show dates and times.)

Jurassic World Live Tour 

A jaw-dropping stage show featuring life-sized Jurassic Park dinosaurs lumbers into the Prudential Center for nine unforgettable performances. 

 

Saturday • March 7 10:00 am & 12:00 pm 

State Theatre

State Theatre of New Jersey

Princeton Percussion Ensemble Milk & Cookies 

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Bravo Percussion Ensemble presents a fun, interactive, and educational program for the young ones. 

 

NJPAC

Sunday • March 8 • 4:00 pm 

NJPAC

National Dance Institute Voices of Change 

What could be more fun or inspiring than kids dancing for kids? Two hundred student dancers highlight a Sunday afternoon performance on the Victoria Theater stage.

 

NJPAC

Sunday • March 8 • 7:00 pm 

State Theatre

Tuesday • March 10 • 7:00 pm

NJPAC

MasterChef Junior Live On Stage 

The beloved cooking competition come to New Jersey in a show featuring some of the show’s all-time favorite contestants.

 

State Theatre of New Jersey

Sunday • March 15 11:00 am & 2:00 pm 

State Theatre

Dinosaur World Live 

This interactive show features lifelike dinosaurs including T-Rex, Triceratops and Segnosaurus. 

 

State Theatre of New Jersey

April 10–13 

State Theatre

(Check web site for show dates and times.)

Sesame Street Live Let’s Party! 

It’s a street party at the State Theatre featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie, Oscar, Abby and Grover. 

 

Recycled Percussion

Friday • April 24 • 7:00 pm 

NJPAC

Recycled Percussion 

The drummers of Recycled Percussion transform everyday objects into percussive instruments during a high-energy, family-friendly show. 

Laugh Out Loud

Prudential Center

Thursday • February 6 • 7:00 pm 

Prudential Center

Jeff Dunham The Seriously? Tour 

Jeff Dunham has found the sweet spot between stand-up and ventriloquism during a career that stretches back to his Broadway breakthrough in the 1980s. Dunham is bringing all his buddies to The Rock, including Walter, Peanut, Bubba J and Sweet Daddy Dee. 

 

NJPAC

Saturday • February 22 • 7:00 pm 

NJPAC

Yvonne Orji Lagos to Laurel Tour 

The star of HBO’s Insecure brings her hilarious take on faith and family to the Victoria Theater. 

 

Maz Jobrani

Friday • March 6 • 7:30 & 9:00 pm 

NJPAC

Maz Jobrani Live On Stage 

A Netflix and NPR favorite, Maz Jobrani brings his unique spin on the Iranian-American experience to Newark. Check out our Q&A with Maz on the edgemagonline.com “Interviews” tab. 

 

State Theatre of New Jersey

Thursday • March 12 8:00 pm 

State Theatre

Jay Leno Live On Stage 

One of the all-time great stand-ups makes a stop in New Brunswick.

 

Friday • April 4 • 7:00 pm 

NJPAC

Kathleen Madigan 8 O’clock Happy Hour Tour 

The beloved stand-up presents an uncensored and no-holds-barred evening that begins an hour before 8 o’clock. 

 

NJPAC

Friday • April 17 • 8:00 pm 

NJPAC

Rob Reiner This Is Spinal Tap 

Spinal Tap director, writer, and co-star Rob Reiner comes to NJPAC to celebrate the 35th anniversary of his groundbreaking mockumentary about the loudest band in England.

Classical

Saturday • February 15 • 8:00 pm 

State Theatre

Siberian State Symphony Orchestra 

Vladimir Lande conducts and Pavel Milyukov is featured on the violin in a special stop in New Jersey during an eight-week U.S. tour. 

 

Friday • February 21 • 8:00 pm 

NJPAC

Beethoven, Paganini & Brahms Academy of St. Martin In the Fields 

Conductor/violinist Joshua Bell—a Prudential Hall favorite—will solo on Paganini’s heartwarming Violin Concerto No. 1. 

 

Thursday • Februrary 27 • 1:30 pm 

Sunday • March 1 • 3:00 pm 

NJPAC

Saturday • February 29 • 8:00 pm 

State Theatre

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 

Simone Porter performs on violin and Christoph Konig conducts the NJSO performing the works of Mozart, Bruckner, and Mendelssohn.

Saturday • April 4 • 8:00 pm 

NJPAC

Sunday • April 5 • 3:00 pm 

State Theatre

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony 

Conductor Henrik Nansi makes his NJSO debut after wowing fans at the Metropolitan Opera last season. 

 

Saturday • April 18 • 7:30 pm 

Kean Stage

Black Violin Impossible Tour 

Though classically trained, Kev Marcus and Wil B. aren’t strictly a classical act. They bring their genre-bending talent to Kean U. for a stop on a highly anticipated spring/summer tour. 

 

For more info on these listings log onto the following web sites: 
Kean Stage • keanstage.com 
NJPAC • njpac.org 
Paper Mill Playhouse • papermill.org 
Prudential Center • prucenter.com 
State Theatre • stnj.org

 

Photo Credits:
NJPAC: Ballet Hispanico, PHILADANCO, Shen Yun, Gregory Porter, Michael Feinstein, Johnny Mathis, MasterChef Junior, National Dance Institute, Joshua Bell, Yvonne Orji, Henrik Nansi, Simone Porter ; State Theatre of New Jersey: Russian National Ballet, Complexions, The Play That Goes Wrong, Diavolo, Boyz II Men, Jay & The Americans, Princeton Percussion, Dinosaur World Live, Sesame Street Live, Jay Leon, Siberian State Orchestra; Kean Stage: Black Violin; Other: Elton John by Ernst Vikne; Rob Reiner by Jay Godwin; Billie Eilish courtesy of MTV International; Valerie Simpson courtesy of Hopsack & Silk Records; Bell Biv DeVoe courtesy of MCA Records; Taylor 2 by Whitney Browne; Recycled Percussion courtesy of Recycled Percussion; Maz Jobrani courtesy of Maz Jobrani