west-orange

Arts & Entertainment

February 1, 2022

MILLBURN, NJ – Immediately following the opening performance of Clue on January 30, Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Managing Director Michael Stotts made a surprise announcement from the stage that Paper Mill Playhouse has received a significant contribution to upgrade stage ...

Read more »

It occurred to Town Council President Susan McCartney that West Orange township managed to celebrate and commemorate many occasions in spite of the pandemic challenges of 2021. McCartney created three collages and shared them with Town Historian/Public Information Officer Joe Fagan who helped ...

Read more »

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- Anne Hathaway stars in a film based on the 2015 novel, Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh, a New England-based fiction writer. Set in Massachusetts around Christmastime 1964, the story centers on a depressed 24-year-old woman who is trapped between two roles: taking care of her ...

Read more »

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announced yesterday that West Orange resident Eric Pryor has been appointed president of the historic museum and college, and will begin on January 18, 2022. Pryor has served as president of the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) since 2015, where he ...

Read more »

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Santa visits for families as part of the Simon Santa Photo Experience at the Livingston Mall begin on Thursday, Nov. 18 and will continue through Christmas Eve on Friday, Dec. 24. Families may choose to sit with Santa or maintain social distance. Santa’s helpers will wear masks ...

Read more »

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The fifth annual Broadway Night, held at West Orange High School on Oct. 19 regaled the appreciative audience with students' musical interpretations of classic and lesser-known show tunes that rivaled a professional production.  Glee Choir Director John Hellyer described the ...

Read more »

The West Orange Arts Councils’ (WOAC) current exhibition, “PIECES, Messages in Street Art,” showcases art created by New Jersey and New York street artists. After attending the Morris Museum’s 2019 street art exhibit and its current “On and Off the Streets: Urban Art New Jersey” exhibit and ...

Read more »

MILLBURN, NJ — After being closed for about 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paper Mill Playhouse opened its new season Oct. 17, a night that found its patrons and directors bubbling with excitement and its performers bringing a show that resonated. The opening show, Songs for a New ...

Read more »

Bernie Williams – Gil Parris at the Woodlands in Maplewood While Bernie Williams no longer helps power Yankee baseball, on October 22 at the Woodland in Maplewood he will help power the Bernie Williams-Gil Parris Quartet. The famed MVP guitarist and his Grammy nominated mentor were happy to talk ...

Read more »

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Yankee great, Grammy Nominee, Guitar Virtuoso, Bernie Williams will be performing with fellow Guitarist, and Grammy Nominee, Gil Parris in the Great Hall at the Woodland in Maplewood. Billed as the Bernie Williams-Gil Parris Quartet, this super group is rounded off with the ...

Read more »

The West Orange Hispanic Foundation will be hosting a flag-raising to celebrate, honor and recognize Latinx Heritage Month on Friday, October 1 at 5 pm at Town Hall. The evening will include performances, food trucks and more. According to their Facebook page, the purpose of the West Orange ...

Read more »

The West Orange Senior Picnic returned to the Ginny Duenkel Pool on Friday, September 10th. Summer fun was on full display as sunny blue skies welcomed the seniors back to the annual event that was canceled last year due to COVID-19. Friendly smiles and good cheer ruled the day as members of the ...

Read more »

West Orange resident Tiberah Berhanu recently published her first book, “My Uncle is An Alien.” She credits her love for the township as part of her inspiration to write it. The book is about a second-grader who finds out that his uncle is an alien and is not supposed to tell people, but he ...

Read more »

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It was a magical night at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC) on September 4 as Tony Award-Winning Actress Laura Benanti performed with community theater artists and West Orange High School (WOHS) students in “Laura Benanti and Friends.” Benanti dazzled from the ...

Read more »

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The award-winning West Orange High School Marching Mountaineers spent the past week at Band Camp, located at the high school for the first time in 30 years. The week provided intensive training for the band and color guard, as they worked to learn the songs and routines of this ...

Read more »

Indian Independence Day was celebrated on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on August 16. The annual event, now in its fourth year, is organized by West Orange High School Senior Riya Goel. The West Orange Indian Community turned out to celebrate with an Indian Flag raising as Jana Gana Mana, ...

Read more »

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Arts Council’s newest exhibit “The Power of IV,” features four women artists coming together to create an eclectic experience that celebrates life and the threads that connect us. The exhibit which opened officially on Aug. 5, will be open to the public ...

Read more »