As part of the star-studded cast of NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Norm Lewis brought the house down with his performance as Caiaphas alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon and Alice Cooper. He has played every part you’d want from a baritone – The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, Porgy in Porgy and Bess, Sweeney Todd, even King Triton in The Little Mermaid. Now is your chance to see this Broadway legend perform with his trio in an intimate setting.
The Doo Wop Project makes a triumphant return to our stage after their outdoor performance at Kean’s Alumni Stadium in 2020. This time, they’ll delight you with your favorite holiday songs. Featuring stars from the Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, and A Bronx Tale, The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate—and in some cases entirely reimagine—the greatest music in American pop and rock history.
A Kean Theatre Conservatory production, “Indecent,” is an award-winning, deeply moving play inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance – a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
The hit public radio and podcast series Selected Shorts returns to Kean University for an evening of beguiling tales filled with cryptic characters, mysterious surroundings, and nail-biting intrigue. Master storytellers Ray Bradbury, Robertson Davies, and more conjure up gothic Frankencats, vengeful creatures, and a coven of vampires gathered for a family reunion. With performances by Crystal Dickinson (The Chi), four-time Tony winner Boyd Gaines, and Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery).
Selected Shorts: Our greatest actors transport us through the magic of fiction — one short story at a time.
Singer, songwriter and composer Jimmy Webb has countless hits such as The Worst That Could Happen; By the Time I Get to Phoenix; Wichita Lineman; Up, Up and Away and MacArthur Park.
Kean University and internationally-acclaimed bassist/producer Mike Griot present the Jazz & Roots Music Festival, a free outdoor music event open to the public on The Lawn at Enlow Hall in Hillside.
Voctave, an 11-member a-cappella group, has performed at Disney theme parks, on Broadway and at Carnegie Hall. They sing original arrangements of Disney and Broadway hits and have collaborated with the Boston Pops, London Symphony, Marvin Hamlisch and David Foster.
Bennett is Kean University’s first artist in residence and a Los Angeles-based American contemporary artist. He’s widely known for large-scale silkscreen paintings that employ pop culture iconography to re-contextualize historical narratives.
Wil B. and Kev Marcus started out covering hip-hop songs on their violins and soon realized they had something that audiences had never heard before. Their unique blend of classical, hip hop, jazz, R&B and reggae is often described as ”classical boom.” Black Violin has collaborated with a diverse group of artists including Kanye West, Tom Petty, Alicia Keys, Aerosmith and Wu-Tang Clan.