Coronavirus in New Jersey: What concerts, festivals and shows have been rescheduled, canceled. (3/24/20) –

Posted By on March 25, 2020

Well gladly refund your money, but

Adding to the sting of not being able to present their spring season productions, nonprofit and not-for-profit professional and community theaters throughout the state are faced with scripting ways to deal with the loss of box office revenues.

Many are relying on patrons who have bought tickets to now-postponed productions to donate their ticket cost instead of asking for refunds.

George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick -- which has canceled performances of what would have been its current production, Conscience, and moved its next planned play, A Walk on the Moon, to next year issued this appeal on its website,

Converting your ticket purchase to a donation supports our nonprofit organization's future in this uncertain time. If you are able, please consider making a donation to George Street Playhouse in support of our mission to bring the highest caliber of work to New Jersey audiences.

Suspending performances saddens us and causes severe financial strain to our staff and artists; your contribution means more now than ever.

Ticket holders can instead opt to receive an on-account credit toward a future GSP performance.

Neighboring Crossroads Theatre cites on its website that ticket holders to its postponed April 9-19 production of Freedom Riders who are unable to attend any of the world premieres rescheduled dates Sept 10-20 will be able to exchange those tickets for a future show in the 2020-2021.

But it also urges theatergoers to consider a donation instead.

Crossroads appreciates individuals and organizations support over the years, and particularly now when the arts and other nonprofit organizations and businesses are inordinately compromised by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations and contributions can be made via the Crossroads website at

Small arts organizations like ours are hugely impacted by the current crisis, notes Luna Stage of West Orange on its web page If youre financially able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Luna at

Luna, which was created in 1992 and became a professional theater group in 1995, has postponed its spring productions of Hooray for Ladyland! Gay History for Straight Peopel and Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal, as well as Luna Conservatory classes.

We will reschedule when it is safe to do so. the website promises. We are so grateful to all of you for supporting our work, and for being part of our community. It is a privilege to make plays that matter to our audience, and to come together to explore how we navigate the most pressing issues of our time.

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn not only has canceled its May-June world premiere production of The Wanderer, a musical about rock idol Dion, it also has pulled the plug on its annual fundraising gala, which was scheduled for May 15.

It is offering ticket holders a choice of full refund, refund issued as a gift card, on-account credit toward a future Paper Mill production or, the option to make a donation.

Converting your ticket purchase to a donation supports Paper Mills future in this very uncertain and unsettling time. If you are able, please consider making a contribution in support of our not-for-profit mission to produce world-class musical theater, nurture inclusion, and provide access for all.

Suspending performances pains us and causes severe financial strain to our staff and artists; your contribution means more now than ever.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison reported it is exercising apt caution by postponing its April gala and its April 28 unveiling ceremony honoring Gov. Thomas H. Kean. The companys annual gala, which will honor artistic director Bonnie J. Montes 30 years with the company, is now scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3. A new date has yet to be set for the unveiling ceremony at STNJs Kean Theatre Factory in Florham Park.

In the meantime, the theater vows to move forward with plans for its 2020 season, set to kick off on May 20 with Matthew Barbers Enchanted April. Updates can be found at

Passage Theatre in Trenton,, bumped its March 20-22 Solo Flights production of Mother (and Me) to June 19-21 and is offering refunds or credit to ticket holders, but hope that you will consider donating your purchase to support Passage.

Smaller community theaters also are counting on patrons to help ease the financial losses created by their darkened stages.

The Players Guild of Leonia, which is based at the Civil War Drill Hall Theatre in Leonia, makes this appeal on its website During this challenging time for the performing arts, please consider donating your tickets. The value of your ticket(s) will be acknowledged as a charitable contribution and we will send you a tax receipt for your gift. Thank you for your consideration and support.

Established in 1919 and considered New Jerseys oldest continuing community theater group, the Guild has pushed back the May 1 opening of its next production, Follies, to June 12. It notes it will refund, exchange or credit current ticket holders who arent in the position to make a donation. It also has postponed its 100-year gala celebration until further notice.

The Somerset Valley Players in Hillsborough has canceled performances of Sweet Charity and Dont Dress for Dinner, with hopes of raising its curtain again for the July production of Harvey.

We will be working to refund all patrons for the canceled performances. Please be patient as we work through the process. As the Somerset Valley Players work through this period of a dark stage, we are asking patrons to help us by accepting gift certificates for future shows at SVP in lieu of a credit refund. However, credit card refunds will be made if you prefer. Additionally, tickets purchased on a gift certificate will be reloaded and the complimentary ticket codes will be restored.

Please contact us at or at our box office at 908-369-7469 and let us know how you would like your refund processed.

Having canceled the rest of its season, Villagers Theatre in Franklin Township posted this on its website In the coming days any patron that has tickets to any canceled shows will be contacted. We are offering the choice to either donate your ticket, exchange your ticket for a future production or a full refund.

As a nonprofit all-volunteer organization, we rely completely on ticket sales and donations from our many patrons. This time will be testing to our organization, but fear not, we will return next season with an amazing line up of shows (to be announced soon).

Studio Playhouse in Montclair, which has canceled all performances and auditions until further notice, is working on notifying ticket holders of their options and notes it can be reached at or by leaving a message at 973-744-9752.

It adds with a ray of optimism: This is not goodbye, but a momentary farewell. Weve been here since 1937 and we will be back. We look forward to entertaining you again as soon as it is safe to do so.

We wish you and your loved ones well.

Heres a rundown of arts and entertainment events that have been canceled or rescheduled throughout the state to date.


Rutgers University announced all public events scheduled at the university through the month of May are suspended, including Rutgers Day and commencements at all campuses. Visit for more information.


Murphy has ordered the indefinite closing of all Atlantic City casinos.

Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City has postponed events at least until its May 9 Mothers Day concert with Fantasia and Keith Sweat. Visit

The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival at the Atlantic City Convention Center has been moved from April 3-4 to Aug. 7-8. Visit for details.

The Stockton University Performing Arts Center on the Galloway campus has erased its schedule of all events through April 5, including the Aunt Mary Pat show at Dante Hall Theatre of the Arts in Atlantic City. For more information contact 609-652-9000 or visit

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey has rescheduled the opening reception for its latest exhibit Talking about HERstory, at Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City, to April 11. Visit or call 609-350-6662.


Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood has canceled, postponed or rescheduled 12 shows through April 19, some of which already have secured new dates later this year. Due to the large volume of events that have been postponed or canceled, bergenPAC requests ticket holders wait to be contacted regarding their purchase. The Box Office windows will be temporarily closed but open via phone Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Box Office can be reached at 201-227-1030.

The Hackensack Performing Arts Center in Hackensack is canceling all events through April 16. Tickets purchased for PAC the House, James Maddock, Palisades Virtuosi and Rufus Reid, the Italian Chicks and The Tea Interview with the Stars will be automatically refunded to credit card accounts through Eventbrite. For more information visit

The Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter is closed until further notice. Visit or call 201-768-0286.

The Mahwah Museum in Mahwah is closed through March and aims to resume exhibits and programs in April, though lectures for April 2, April 4 and May 7 have already been postponed. Visit or call 201-512-0099.


The Roebling Museum in Florence has suspended all public programming through April 8. Visit


The Adventure Aquarium in Camden has suspended operations through March 27, but assures proper staffing will be maintained to care of the aquatic life and animals on site. Visit or call 844-474-3474.

The Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood has postponed or rescheduled its scheduled concert dates through at least April 24. For information visit or call 856-858-1000.


The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities in Cape May has canceled or postponed all public programming, including tours of the Physick House Museum, the Cape May Lighthouse, the World War II Lookout Tower, and all Trolley Tours through Thursday, April 2. It hopes to resume regular schedule of tours, events, and activities that conclude before 8 p.m., on Friday, April 3, at least until further notice. Its cooperative event with local nonprofit and business partners, the April 3-5 Negro League Baseball Weekend also has been canceled.


The Landis Theater in Vineland has opted to to postpone all shows and gatherings of any sort on theater property until further notice. Visit for updates.

The Levoy Theatre in Millville has rescheduled or postponed its slate of shows through May 15. Visit or call 856-327-6400.

Wheaton Arts and Culture Center and the Museum of American Glass in Millville have suspended public programming until further notice. Keep tabs at or call 856-825-6800.

The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville has canceled all workshops and its planned May 30 spring fundraiser. The galleries will remain open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 856-327-4500 or visit


The Prudential Center in Newark has closed its facilities, offices, the Grammy Museum Experience and the RJWBarnabas Health Hockey House. New Jersey Devils games and events scheduled for the month of March and concerts until April 24 have been postponed. For questions, email For the up-to-date information, visit or

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark has suspended all performances through June 1. All NJPAC arts education and community engagement programming also is canceled. For information call 888-466-5722 or visit

South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange has halted all shows through May 14. For information, call 973-313-2787, email or visit

Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn has postponed its April production of Sister Act to a date yet determined, canceled three March childrens stage productions and suspended classed for eight weeks. It also announced it was putting its May world premiere production of The Wanderer on hold and canceling its May 15 fundraiser. Visit or email

Luna Stage in West Orange has postponed its spring productions of Hooray for Ladyland! Gay History for Straight People" and "Shruti Gupta Can Totally Deal until further notice. Visit

Wellmont Theater in Montclair has postponed six shows on its schedule through May 15 including Southside Johnny, Guster and Fetty Wap. For information visit or call 973-783-9500.

Peak Performances April 2-5 world premiere of Kate Sopers opera The Romance of the Rose at Kasser Theater on the Montclair State University campus in Montclair has been postponed and the May 7-10 staging of Familie Flozs Hotel Paradiso is bumped to next season. For updates, visit

Outpost in the Burbs, based at the First Congregational Church in Montclair, has postponed three concerts through April 4 and expects to turn the lights back on for the April 17 Alejandro Escovedo concert. Visit

The Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck has canceled all March events. Visit or call 201-836-3499 for updates.

The Newark Museum of Art in Newark is closed until May 28. Visit or call 973-596-6550.

The Montclair Art Museum in Montclair is closed until further notice. For updates, visit or check social media pages.

The Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark has canceled its Reinventing Eve exhibit and is closed to the public. Visit

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Montclair is shut until further notice. Look for updates at

The Nutley Museum in Nutley has canceled all events through April. Call 973-667-1528 or visit


Broadway Theatre of Pitman has closed its doors through May 15. Call 856-384-8381 or visit

Rowan University College of Performing Arts has canceled the March 28 Cashore Marionettes performance at Pfleeger Concert Hall on its Glassboro campus. Visit

The Heritage Glass Museum in Glassboro will be closed until further notice. Contact or call 856-881-7468.


The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is closed through March. Those who purchased advance tickets will have the option of a refund or donating the ticket price to the center. Visit or call 201-200-1000.


Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville has put its productions on hold, aiming to raise its curtain again for the June 12 opening of Anything Goes. The April 11-May young audience production of Disneys the Lions King Experience Kids to a date to be determined. Visit for more information.

Stangl Stage in Flemington has canceled its March 28 The THE BAND Band concert. It reports it will be in touch with ticket holders to arrange refunds.

The Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton is closed until further notice but has posted three Virtual Exhibitions online: Explorations in Felt in collaboration with Fiber Art Network; Yael Eisner -- Member Highlight" and Young Arts Showcase. Visit

The Red Mill Museum Village will be closed at least through the end of March. Visit

The ACME Screening Room in Lambertville is closed but has made virtual screening of its bill of films available online. A $12 ticket makes the selected film available for five days. Visit


McCarter Theatre in Princeton has suspended all performances, classes and other events through March. For information, visit or call 609-258-2787.

Passage Theatre at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton has pushed its production of Mother (and Me from March 20-22 to June 19-21. Look online at

The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton is closed until further notice. Visit

The 1719 William Trent House Museum in Trenton has suspended operations through April 1. For information visit or call 609-989-0087.

Old Barracks Museum in Trenton is closed through March 30 but has opened a new online exhibit titled When Women Vote: The Old Barracks and the Anti-Suffrage Movement. For more information visit

Mercer County has shut down activities at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, forcing the cancellation of Disney on Ice later this month. Next event tentatively scheduled for the venue is the Adam Sandler show on April 23. For information visit

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie is closed until April, postponing the opening of Ellarslie Open 37. Visit

The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market at Roebling Wire Works in Trenton has been moved from April 4-5 to May 30-31. Visit or email

The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton is closed through March 29. Programming has been canceled through May 5. For information, visit or call 609-586-0616.

All Princeton University public events are suspended and the Princeton University Art Museum is closed through March. Visit for updates.

Kelsey Theatre on the Mercer County Community College campus in West Windsor has canceled Chicken Dance," 33 Variations and Parade." The theater notes it will contact ticket holders to make further arrangements. Visit for more.

1867 Sanctuary in Ewing has postponed all events through April 5. For information visit

Rider University Arts has canceled on- and off-campus Westminster Choir College and Rider events through April 15. Visit

Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton is closed to April 1. Visit


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