Upcoming Events

Andy Grammer

Oct 23

Andy Grammer 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Platinum-selling recording artist Andy Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, Keep Your Head Up and Fine By Me. In just a few short years, Grammer has gone on to sell over 100,000 albums, play sold out venues nationwide, perform onstage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat.

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Met Opera: MACBETH Encore

Oct 25

Met Opera: MACBETH Encore 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Tickets on sale August 22.


National Theatre of London: Skylight

Oct 30

National Theatre of London: Skylight 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

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Met Opera: CARMEN

Nov 1

Met Opera: CARMEN 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Tickets on sale August 22.


Bolshoi Ballet: Legend of Love

Nov 2

Bolshoi Ballet: Legend of Love 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines.


Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Nov 5-15

Our Town by Thornton Wilder 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

A University-wide production of the classic Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Thornton Wilder, Our Town tells the universal story of small town America. Though taking place in the first decade of the 20th century and written in 1938, Our Town has consistently been hailed as a theatrical masterpiece. A New York production won the Tony Award for best revival in 1989 and an off-Broadway presentation in 2009 won accolades from critics and audiences alike and ran for nearly 3 years. Performed with little scenery and having the character of Stage Manager directly address the audience, Our Town asks us to consider what is important in life. When Emily wants to relive a day in her life, she is told “Choose the least important day of your life; it will be important enough.” Tickets on sale July 1st.


Gallery Exhibition - Evelyn Leavens Retrospective 1924 - 2013

Nov 7-Dec 19

Gallery Exhibition - Evelyn Leavens Retrospective 1924 - 2013 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

A life long Red Bank resident, Evelyn Leavens' work has been shown at City Without Walls, Aljira, Tweeds, Summit Art Center and the Morris State Museum. Leavens book of drawings “Boswells’ Life of Boswell” was published in 1958 and became #2 on The New York Times children’s best seller list. Primarily self taught, she attended the Vermont Studio Center and studied with Malcolm Morley, Archie Rand and Niel Welliver. This exhibition will include works from throughout the artist’s life. Opening Reception: Fri. November 14, 7 - 9 pm

Free Event


True Blues with Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart

Nov 8

True Blues with Corey Harris, Guy Davis, and Alvin Youngblood Hart 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, and featuring renowned roots musicians Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. In bringing the True Blues film to the concert stage, the True Blues concert vividly brings to life this crucial wellspring of American music.

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Met Opera: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Encore

Nov 9

Met Opera: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO Encore 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

New Production Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Tickets on sale August 22.


Nine for IX: The 99'ers

Nov 12

Nine for IX: The 99'ers 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

A look at the 1999 women's national soccer team and the impact of their World Cup victory on the sport of soccer and female athletes overall. Nine for IX is a series of documentary films which originally aired on ESPN celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Four of the episodes will be screened during the year.

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Visiting Writer: Joyce Carol Oates

Nov 13

Visiting Writer: Joyce Carol Oates 

Pollak Theatre - 4:30 PM

There is no more versatile and accomplished American writer than Joyce Carol Oates. The author of many books, Oates has penned bestselling novels, critically acclaimed collections of short fiction, as well as essays, plays, poetry, a recent memoir, A Widow's Story, and an unlikely bestseller, On Boxing. Best known for her fiction, Oates' novels include them, which won the National Book Award; Blonde, a bold reimagining of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe; The Falls, which won the France's Prix Femina; The Gravedigger’s Daughter and Little Bird of Heaven, each set in upstate New York; and We Were the Mulvaneys, which follows the disintegration of an American family and which became a bestseller after being selected by Oprah's Book Club. Fellow author John Updike, praises Oates body of work by saying "Iif the phrase 'woman of letters' existed, she would be, foremost in this country, entitled to it.

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Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools

Nov 14

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools return to the Pollak Theatre for another riveting evening embarking on a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon’s eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones and more, The Poor Fools also dive into some of the Southside's Asbury Jukes material–revisiting some classics as well as the underperformed deep tracks. In this incarnation, musicians such as Jeff Kazee, John Conte, Tommy Byrnes, and Neal "The Dude" Pawley join Johnny for singing, playing, and having some fun on stage. It will be a loose mix of songs, stories and banter between the musicians and–hopefully–the audience. Opening Act: Bob Berger. All ticket holders will receive a free autographed poster signed by the artists after the show.

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Skippyjon Jones

Nov 14

Skippyjon Jones 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything BUT a Siamese cat!

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Met Opera: CARMEN Encore

Nov 16

Met Opera: CARMEN Encore 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Tickets on sale August 22.


Ani DiFranco

Nov 18

Ani DiFranco 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Folk singer Ani DiFranco melds soul, funk, jazz, electronica and spoken word into her eclectic repertoire, which features the songs “Untouchable Face,” “32 Flavors” and “Wishin’ and Hopin’.” A Grammy-winning songwriter and collaborator, DiFranco has never stopped evolving, experimenting or pushing the limits of what can be said and sung, over the course of more than 20 albums. Her CDs include the live two-disc Living in Clip, the career retrospective Canon and her latest release, ¿Which Side Are You On? Fan PreSale: Tues. July 22 at 10 am. General Public Onsale Thurs. July 24 10 am.

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