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Jersey Boys #HipNJ Premiere!

For over a decade, Jersey Boys has dazzled audiences all over the world with the sweet sounds of Newark natives Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons…but never in #HipNJ! That’s about to change, thanks to New Brunswick’s State Theatre New Jersey.

FINALLY, for the first time ever, the Broadway smash hit will be making its Garden State debut on Friday, October 13 at 8PM! Other dates include Saturday, October 14 at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, October 15 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets range from $35-$98.

Jersey Boys is the 2006 Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds, and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

The Jersey Boys creative team includes two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre New Jersey Ticket Office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit them online at STNJ.org

New Brunswick Family Shelter Renovation

#HipNJ spoke with Jeannette Long, vice president of marketing communications for LIXIL Americas, about their recent philanthropic effort to remodel 12 apartments at a New Jersey family shelter.

“Our mission for American Standard is to improve daily living,” Long states. “We do that by making peoples’ lives easier and more comfortable.” So, they decided to work with Naomi’s Way, a shelter in New Brunswick offering support to homeless mothers who are employed or engaged in job training. “We wanted to find an opportunity that allowed us to engage with our local community and engage our employee base,” she explains. 

This project was a huge commitment for LIXIL Americas, having donated more than $100,000. About 43 employees took part in this venture, donating 330 hours. One thing that boosted morale was when the CEO decided to be involved in the remodel. “I was really touched and impressed when he reached out and said he wanted to be there,” Long recalls.

LIXIL donated the toilets, faucets, furniture, bath tubs, and more. In addition to labor, they painted all 12 units, working alongside Naomi’s Way’s team and hired local professionals. “When we did the before and after, it was amazing to see what the units looked like,” Long states. She says that it was well worth the time, “to know that there were families in need who would now have a beautiful and more efficient home.”

“For me, I’ve always believed in giving back,” Long says. “To be able to do this alongside colleagues was very special for me.” She says that she is proud to be a part of an organization that is willing to do this type of work. “People were grateful to have had the opportunity to work on this and to be a part of it.”

LIXIL is a global leader in housing and building materials, products and services, bringing together the most respected household global brands in the industry. To learn more, click here.

Best Spots in New Jersey to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow! Can you believe it!? This year flew by, and now it is time to ring in 2017. Still not sure where to celebrate? Here are some of the best places in New Jersey to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Wicked Wolf (Hoboken)

Midland Brew House (Saddle Brook)

The Barrow House (Clifton)

Laurel Lanes (Maple Shade)

Aqua Blu (Toms River)

Mountain Creek (Vernon)

The Shannon Rose (Clifton)

Stress Factory Comedy Club (New Brunswick)

The Balcony (Carlstadt)

Hoboken Bar and Grill (Hoboken)

Have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve!