Tag: Count Basie Theatre

Healed and Hilarious Tracy Morgan Comes to Red Bank

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – After a devastating highway accident that nearly took his life, comedian Tracy Morgan is back, and he never takes one day for granted....

October 25, 2016 | comments

Kathleen Madigan Brings Her Real-Life Humor to Red Bank

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – Kathleen Madigan has been performing stand-up comedy for 25 years, and she is content with that. She has no desire to helm a...

January 8, 2016 | comments

Theater Review: Peter Pan

By Phil Dorian Phoenix Productions’ “Peter Pan” is the first Count Basie Theatre show following the announcement of the venue’s ambitious expansion plans. Uplifted – literally and figuratively – by...

November 18, 2015 | comments

$20M Count Basie Expansion

By John Burton RED BANK – The Count Basie Theatre’s proposed expansion will have a profound effect on the arts community, and businesses are positive about the long-term economic impact....

October 29, 2015 | comments

New Basie Expansion Will Require More Parking

By John Burton RED BANK – With plans to greatly expand the Count Basie Theatre, making way for bigger productions and larger drawing shows, there will be a need for...

October 29, 2015 | comments

Chef Lidia Shares Her Passions – Food & Family

By Mary Ann Bourbeau When she was 14 years old, Lidia Bastianich lied about her age so she could get a job in Walken’s Bakery in Astoria, Queens, which was...

October 28, 2015 | comments

Exchange Students Learn Our Culture from Red Bank Tour

By Madelynne Kislovsky RED BANK – Twenty-two graduate students from the People’s Republic of China attended a delegation visit and tour of Red Bank Monday to broaden their understanding of...

October 1, 2015 | comments

The Polite and Hilarious Comic

By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – “I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what...

September 29, 2015 | comments

Count Basie Unveils New Space for Its Theater Performing Arts Academy

By Madelynne Kislovsky RED BANK – The curtain has gone up on the Count Basie Theatre’s new Performing Arts Academy building, located at 111 Monmouth Street, next to the theater....

September 24, 2015 | comments

Springsteen Surprise at Count Basie

By Marion Lynch RED BANK – On the night before he turned 66, hometown rocker Bruce Springsteen gave a special gift to the sold-out crowd during the finale of the...

September 23, 2015 | comments

$1 Million Gift For Count Basie

Gift From Charles Lafitte Foundation to Benefit Young People, Teachers RED BANK – A day on the greens raised lots of green for the Count Basie Theatre, beneficiary of the...

July 17, 2015 | comments

Schultz’ MS Fundraiser at Count Basie Saturday

It didn’t seem like much at first – a little numbness in his foot. But in looking back, it marked a turning point in Steven Schultz’s life. Now, as he...

June 12, 2015 | comments

New Jersey Celebrates 350th with Red Bank Pop-Up Store

RED BANK – The Count Basie Theatre will be the site of a special pop-up store, selling New Jersey merchandise, to help celebrate the state’s 350th anniversary. The shop will...

January 3, 2014 | comments

‘White Christmas’ Comes to Life at Count Basie

RED BANK – Phoenix Productions, the award-winning community theater organization, will present the hit Broadway musical, “White Christmas,” for two weekend, beginning Friday, Nov. 15, at the Count Basie Theatre....

November 15, 2013 | comments

‘Damn Yankees’ at the Count Basie Theatre in September

RED BANK – Phoenix Productions, the award-winning community theater organization, will present the hit Broadway classic Damn Yankees for two weekends beginning Friday, Sept. 20 and concluding Sunday, Sept. 29,...

August 30, 2013 | comments

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