Highlights include a conversation with former President Bill Clinton, a musical performace by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, the Broadway Musical "Ain't Misbehavin', violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pichas Zukerman, The Hip-Hop Nutcracker, Ringo Starr, John Cleese and a showing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, John Anderson of YES, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!, The Temptations/Four Tops, Journalist Cokie Roberts, and many other classical, musical and cultural performances and events. See below for current schedule.
The center started 20 years ago. On Oct. 18, 1997, the attention of arts world was drawn to downtown Newark, when the opening of a major performing arts center – was heralded with riverside fireworks and a black-tie gala held under an enormous tent. Among the performers in Prudential Hall that night were tap virtuoso Savion Glover, who returns this season to stage a new production, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, NJPAC’s principal resident dance company, whose annual Mother’s Day weekend engagement continues to be welcomed enthusiastically by audiences.
“I was impressed that such a powerhouse of programming came from just one institution,” she says. “This new identity, unveiled as part of the 20th anniversary season,” says NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber. “The new brand will seamlessly unite all of NJPAC’s performances and activities, whether they occur in our theaters or off-campus. Audiences will instantly recognize NJPAC as a place of celebration,
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www.njpac.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)