Alvin Aley American Dance Theater

May 11-13, 2018

All programs at NJPAC will include the full-length Revelations, Ailey’s signature masterpiece that pays tribute to African-American cultural heritage, set to set to spirituals and blues. Revelations is classified by The Los Angeles Times as “the most beloved modern dance creation by anyone, anywhere ...” New Jersey premieres this season are Jamar Roberts’ Members Don’t Get Weary, set to music by jazz legend John Coltrane; Talley Beatty’s Stack-Up, with songs from the disco era by Earth, Wind & Fire and others; and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, a powerful statement about homelessness and humanity, danced by an all-female cast.

Spinning

May 10-13, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015) and “cello goddess” (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part of the craft — both as a propelling force and as a distraction. To pay homage to the human dignity of this “women’s work,” Wolfe and Beiser create a sonic universe for three cellos and voice performed by Beiser with Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson featuring multimedia projections imagined by the innovative artist Laurie Olinder.

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

Apr 27, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hop Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends LIVE

May 12, 2018

Inspired by the success of his two New York Times best-selling memoirs, "Stories I Only Tell My Friends" and "Love Life," Rob Lowe has created an all-new, peek-behind-the-curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage. From the Brat Pack to "The West Wing" to "Parks and Recreation" and beyond, "Stories I Only Tell My Friends" is packed with witty fun and one-of-a-kind insights spanning an iconic four-decade career. Gold section ticket purchase includes a signed copy of the book "Stories I Only Tell My Friends" plus a post-show meet & greet and professional photo with Rob Lowe!

Antonio Sanchez: BiRDMAN LiVE

May 10, 2018

You may have seen the Academy Award®-winning film Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance,) but you’ve never seen it like this. Jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez, who composed the original score, will appear live on stage, performing the drum score as the movie is projected on the screen. It’s a unique experience you’ll never forget!