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What is coming to Plays-in-the-Park in 2019??

June 19th through June 29th, 2019
No performance Sunday, June 23rd

The 1980 Tony Award winner for best musical, EVITA is the smash pop opera about a passionate woman who went from the streets of Argentina to show business stardom, to the highest levels of influence in Buenos Aires. At once both a saint and a villain, Eva Peron’s dramatic, meteoric rise from poverty to prosperity is a groundbreaking – and heartbreaking – depiction of populism, politics and celebrity. The film version starred Madonna. This is the third time PIP has produced this Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice classic, which include the timeless songs: HIGH FLYING ADORED • BUENOS AIRES • DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA • THE MONEY KEPT ROLLING IN • A NEW ARGENTINA

July 10th through July 20th, 2019
No performance Sunday, July 14th

Inspired by the famous Newsboys Strike in NYC in 1899 and adapted from the 1992 Disney Movie w/Christian Bale, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right and in doing so, win the hearts of America along the way. The stage musical was originally performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey last fall for a small and critics raved: “…completely and deeply wonderful. It is in the best sense of the word, an old-fashioned musical with tap dancing, soaring ballads, toe tapping tunes, and a story that is fantastically timely. I believe in heart… humor… emotion, and I think Newsies has all of those things…”

July 31st through August 10th, 2019
No performance Sunday, August 4th

The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Numerous film and television adaptations of Addams' cartoons exist, but the musical, which is the first stage show based on the characters, is officially based upon the cartoons rather than the television and film characters.The plot revolves around Wednesday Addams, now a young woman, falling in love with a young man from a more conventional family and the culture clash that ensues. The original cast featured Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia. The musical was nominated for and won a number of awards, and has seen critical and commercial success in Broadway, US tour, and Sydney. Fun for the entire family!
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Stephen J. Capestro Theater
1 Pine Drive, Edison, NJ 08837
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PO Box 661, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone - (732) 548-2884
Fax - (732) 548-1484

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