Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The
compelling production explores American
social history, privilege, class and race. It
tells the story of the unlikely friendship
between Zeke, a man who has struggled with
homelessness, and Judith, an Upper West
Side writer, whom he meets at a soup kitchen.
Times vary; $37-$65. Red Bank (732-345-1400,
Glengarry Glen Ross
April 17-May 2: David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross, comes
to Circle Players, revealing a cutthroat and
unsavory competition among a motley crew
of Chicago real estate agents. Fri & Sat, 8 PM;
Sun, 3 PM; adults, $18; students and seniors, $17.
416 Victoria Ave, Piscataway (732-968-7555,
The Price Is Right Live
April 17: Television’s longest-running game
show sets up at Prudential Hall in Newark
for a live taping. 8 PM; $39.50-$49.50. NJPAC,
Newark ( njpac.org).
April 18-19: The Atlantic City Ballet tackles
Carmen by French composer Georges Bizet.
The classic tale transports audiences to the
streets of 19th-century Spain, where soldier
Don José develops a dangerous obsession with
Carmen, a captivating gypsy dancer. Sat, 7 PM;
Sun, 4 PM; adults, $40-$50; student/child, $20.
Celebrity Theater, Claridge Hotel (609-348-
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me
April 22-May 17: Sir Ernest Shackleton led
several British expeditions to the Antarctic
at the turn of the 20th century, but died of a
heart attack in 1922. So when single mom Kat,
a music composer for video games, is contacted
online by Shackleton, she’s understandably
alarmed. That is, until the two write music
together and fall in love across space and time
in this quirky modern love story. Times vary;
$28. George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick
See Jane Sing:
Broadway With a Twist
April 23: Comedian and actress Jane Lynch
moves beyond the small screen in this one-woman musical. A far cry from the tough,
cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester whom
she portrays on Glee, Lynch explores classic
American standards and show tunes on her
own witty terms. 8 PM; $29-$129. Count Basie
Theatre, Red Bank ( countbasietheatre.org).
April 11 : The sarcastic comedian and former star
of his self-titled sitcom takes the stage again at
the Borgata. 8 PM; tickets start at $95. Atlantic
City ( theborgata.com).
April 22 : The Tennessee native, who got his first
taste of success on Last Comic Standing in 2003,
brings his straightforward style of humor to Red
Bank. 8 PM; $25-$49. Count Basie Theatre, Red
Bank ( countbasietheatre.org).
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