Period Piece (13)

Ends Oct 27 Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz NJ: Millburn

Paper Mill Playhouse's new musical chronicles Judy Garland’s early career from vaudeville baby to MGM teen star in the making, and features such classics as “Over the Rainbow” and “You Made Me Love You.”

Ends Nov 10 Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussia... NJ: West Orange

Luna Stage presents the world premiere of this fantastical drama about Johanna Stern, the young woman who will go on to become Hannah Arendt, one of the most important 20th century philosophers.

Ends Nov 10 Last Days of Summer NJ: New Brunswick

In George Street's new musical, Joe Margolis and his young son open an old box of letters that transport Joe back to Brooklyn and the summer of 1942. Directed by two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun.

Opens Nov 15 Dogfight NJ: Hammonton

Eagle Theatre presents Pasek and Paul's ("Dear Evan Hansen") compassionate musical, which centers around a young marine and the idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits.

Previews start Nov 09 Love in Hate Nation NJ: Red Bank

Joe Iconis ("Be More Chill") returns to Two River with this world premiere musical about love and rebellion among teenage girls in a 1960s juvie hall.

Opens May 28 The Wanderer NJ: Millburn

Paper Mill Playhouse's new musical explores the life of 50s and 60s rock icon Dion, offering an intimate look at a life lived in the glow of the spotlight and in the shadow of addiction.

Previews start Apr 09 Freedom Rider NJ: New Brunswick

This world premiere drama for Crossroads Theatre Company centers around the historic journey of civil rights protesters known as the "Freedom Riders."

Opens Mar 03 Conscience NJ: New Brunswick

This latest work by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro ("The Second Mrs. Wilson," "Toxic Avenger," "Clever Little Lies") is a historical drama set during the Red Scare.

Opens Apr 21 A Walk on the Moon NJ: New Brunswick

In this 1969-set musical for George Street Playhouse, Pearl Kantrowitz, sensing that change is in the air, begins a fling with a free-spirited traveling salesman while summering with her family in the Catskills 

Ends Oct 27 The Things They Carried NJ: Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company's Fringe Festival opens this year with a solo adaptation of Tim O’Brien’s literary classic, a personal journey from his innocent years in rural Minnesota to the jungles of Vietnam.

Opens Nov 14 Kvetches of 1932 NJ: Hackettstown

Part of Centenary Stage Company 's Fringe series, "Kvetches of 1932" offers a series of songs and comic sketches from Yiddish and American vaudeville.

Opens Feb 14 The Sunshine Boys NJ: Hackettstown

Centenary Stage Company presents Neil Simon's 1972 comedy, which centers around two estranged vaudevillians who reunite for a television special.

Opens Mar 26 Turning NJ: Hackettstown

This new play for Centenary Stage Company takes us to the heart of 1930s Newark, where a group of scrappy young women begin to train in backyard gyms for what would become the experience of a lifetime.