Montclair, NJ — On Sunday, October 3 at 7PM, artists from Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud will open the first event of Vanguard Theater Company’s season, “Broadway on Bloomfield!” Just weeks before Ain’t Too Proud re-opens on Broadway, New Jersey natives Jelani Remy and Joshua Morgan, return to the Garden State to perform at The Vanguard in a cabaret style performance including a post show talk back. Seats are limited to 100, and assigned seating tickets are now on sale (Tickets will not be sold at the door)
About the performers:
Jelani Remy plays Eddie Kendricks, one of the co-founders of the Temptations, in ATP. Other credits include Simba in Disney’s The Lion King (Broadway), Disney’s High School Musical (Chad), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Off Broadway), The Apple Boys (Jack), ANJOU, Chita Rivera Award Nominee.
Joshua Morgan originated the role of Shelly Berger, the manager of the Temptations. Other credits include Les Misérables (Broadway). Stiff (Broadway). Regional credits include: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Theatre Under the Stars, Folger Theatre, Triad Stage, Olney Theatre Center, amongst many others. TV: “FBI” (NBC), “Lincoln” (NBC), “Law & Order: SVU,” “Paterno” (HBO). BFA: University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
In addition to Broadway on Bloomfield, Vanguard’s season includes Next to Normal, Into the Woods, Rent, A Portrait of Ray, and more “Broadway on Bloomfield” evenings with performers from Phantom of the Opera, Beautiful on Broadway, Hamilton, Frozen, Once Upon a One More Time, and more.
Vanguard’s season is made possible, in part, by a $92,000 grant by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as part of the largest appropriation the Council has ever received: $31.9 million as part of the New Jersey State budget approved by Governor Murphy last month.
Vanguard Theater Company congratulates the other NJ grant recipients, especially sister arts organizations in Montclair, and is honored to be in their company: (A list of all the grantees may be found here).
For more information about Vanguard Theater Company and its programs, please visit www.VanguardTheaterCompany.org or call 973.632.2523.