Steve Martin & Martin Short with Steep Canyon Rangers & Jeff Bas

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Back by popular demand! These big-screen funnymen and SNL co-stars reunite for an unforgettable evening that includes stand-up, film clips, musical numbers and more! For this special performance, Martin and Short will present new material in a variety of musical sketches and will share stories about their legendary lives on television, on the big screen, and in the world of stand-up. These comedy legends will be joined on stage by the GRAMMY Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers, and renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko. Expect nonstop laughs as Martin and Short share details about their creative influences and some of their most memorable showbiz encounters, uniquely presented via song, banter – and banjo playing. “These two amigos have established that banjo runs and blunt one-liners go together just fine,” says Billboard.

Friday, November 16th at NJPAC

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Year of the Dog, Nai Ni Chen Dance Company

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Saturday, February 10th at 2 PM & 7 PM at NJPAC

Choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her dancers fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. Their spectacular productions take audiences beyond cultural boundaries, to a place where tradition meets innovation and freedom arise from discipline. The company has received more than 15 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and numerous Citations of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Chen and company specialize in “a remarkably smooth blend of the new and the old, as well as a confident, intensely personal approach to nature,” says The New York Times, which has described Chen’s dancers as “endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.”
“With their intriguing choreography of traditional and modern Chinese dance, elaborate costuming, and a variety of music, this company succeeds in delighting persons of all ages,” says BroadwayWorld.com.

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An Evening with Bill Maher

2017-02-24_11-19-47Spend an uproarious, provocative evening of Real Time with Emmy-winning comedian, author and political commentator Bill Maher.

NJPAC, Sunday, June 25th at 7:30

For well over two decades now, Bill Maher has masterfully combined stand-up comedy with political provocation, and helped to extend the boundaries of where funny, relevant talk can go on American television. First on Comedy Central’s Politically Incorrect and for the last 12 years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have earned him a whopping 38 Emmy Award nominations.

Maher began his career as a stand-up comedian back in in 1979. Since then, he has earned acclaim for his 10 stand-up specials on HBO, and continues to perform at least 50 sold-out dates a year in Las Vegas and on stages across the country. Maher’s career path has also taken him to Broadway (the one-man Victory Begins at Home), the big screen (with the hit 2008 documentary, Religulous), and the best-seller list.

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See “The Princess Bride” with Live Commentary by Carey Elwes

2015-06-18_14-36-06In this highly anticipated premiere at NJPAC, fans of The Princess Bride join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film.

After a screening of The Princess Bride, Elwes provides a moderated commentary on favorite scenes, revealing never-before-shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics! Do not be a Humperdinck. Make haste to see The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes for a night you will always tweasure.

Special VIP package: A limited number of packages include a meet-and-greet with Cary Elwes and a signed copy of his best-selling book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.