Steel pulse: Basie expansion gains visibility with beams and girders

  It’s happening. Work on the expansion of the Count Basie Center for the Arts reached a major milestone this week, as steel construction beams started protruding from the west side of the project – an area which will house the Jay and Linda Grunin Arts and Education Building, plus the Basie Center’s new second […]

Holidays at the Basie

Christmas in July: Holiday ’18 programming at the Basie

  (RED BANK | JULY 13) The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced an initial round of programming for the 2018 holiday season. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20th at noon for A Charlie Brown Christmas (Saturday, Nov. 24; 1 & 4pm), the renowned Nebraska Caravan Theatre Company’s production of A Christmas […]

GALLERY: Count Basie Center 2018 Summer Gala feat. Leslie Odom, Jr.

(RED BANK | JUNE 30) The Count Basie Center’s 2018 summer gala was a night that will live down in history! Honoring The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation and a headlining performance by “Hamilton” Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. The night ended with a first time ever Count Basie Center duel featuring battling philanthropists […]

Provident Bank

Count Basie Center receives grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

  (RED BANK | JUNE 11) The Count Basie Center for the Arts today announced it has received a grant from The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) for its work in area schools. The $7,500 grant is just one of PBF’s First Cycle 2018 Major Grants, which give more than $200,000 across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, […]

Broadway at the Basie

Count Basie Center Announces 2018-19 ‘Broadway At The Basie’ Series

(RED BANK | JUNE 11) The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced the slate for its 2018-19 Broadway At The Basie series presented by World Subaru. National touring productions of The Wizard Of Oz (Oct. 21 – Nov. 1), Elf: The Musical (Nov. 12), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Two shows on Dec. 1), Legally […]

Jon Stewart Set for Basie Center Benefit

  (RED BANK | JUNE 6) Comedian Jon Stewart will participate in an onstage interview and audience Q&A on Sunday, June 17th at 8pm at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank. Tickets for the event, a benefit for the Basie Center’s capital campaign project, go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, […]

Basie Awards

Winners Revealed at the 13th Annual Basie Awards, Honoring Excellence and Achievement in Monmouth County High School Theater

  RWJBarnabas – Monmouth Medical Center-sponsored ceremony attracts crowd of 1,500+ (MAY 23, 2018 – RED BANK) Winners were announced this evening at the 13th annual BASIE AWARDS, honoring excellence in high school theater in Monmouth County. This year’s ceremony, presented by RWJBarnabas Health – Monmouth Medical Center, once again drew a sold out crowd of more than […]

BREAKING: Introducing the Count Basie Center for the Arts

  The name of jazz legend and Red Bank native William James “Count” Basie ascends to represent the sum of the nonprofit organization’s work in arts, education and the community (MAY 14, 2018 – RED BANK) With construction underway on its celebrated, $26 million expansion, officials Monday night at the Count Basie Theatre – the top-selling […]

PROJECT FX, the Count Basie Theatre’s Statewide Student Film Festival presented by Bank of America, announces 2018 winners

  MONTCLAIR U, SUSSEX COUNTY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE TOP PRIZES RED BANK – PROJECT FX, the Count Basie Theatre’s statewide student film festival presented by Bank of America, announced last Saturday the winners of this year’s competition. “Dali Schonfelder: The Nalu Story,” a film by Sussex County Technical High School junior Madison Rambowski, […]

Nominees announced, details revealed for the 13th annual Basie Awards to honor excellence and achievement in Monmouth County high school theater

  RWJBarnabas-Monmouth Medical Center sponsors annual awards ceremony to take place May 23rd at the Basie (MAY 9, 2018 – RED BANK) Nominees have been announced for the 13th annual BASIE AWARDS, honoring excellence in high school theater in Monmouth County. This year’s ceremony, presented by RWJBarnabas Health – Monmouth Medical Center, takes place on the Asbury Park […]

Count Basie Theatre recognizes National Autism Awareness Month with sensory-friendly performances and Arts Academy workshop

  (RED BANK | MARCH 28) As we approach April and Autism Awareness Month, the Count Basie Theatre is proud to present three mainstage, sensory-friendly programs and a new Basie Performing Arts Academy workshop geared specifically for parents, caregivers and children in the autism community. Onstage, the Basie will present three sensory-friendly performances: Goodnight, Goodnight […]

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Basie Summer Opera Camp returns; auditions set for Saturday, April 14

  (RED BANK | MARCH 27) The Count Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy is proud to announce the return of its Basie Summer Opera camp program, a two-week, audition-based program in August under the direction of Eli Villanueva of the Los Angeles Opera and music director Jasom Tramm. Auditions are set for Saturday, April 14th from […]

Count Basie Theatre announces first-ever Basie Mariachi Festival

(RED BANK | MARCH 23) Drawing on years of successful and renowned Cinco de Mayo concert celebrations, the Count Basie Theatre today announced its first-ever mariachi festival, to take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the historic nonprofit theater. Tickets for the BASIE MARIACHI FESTIVAL, priced at $25, are on sale now through theBASIE.org, […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Basie’s PROJECT FX fest extends entry deadline to April 8

  (RED BANK | MARCH 9 2018) PROJECT FX 2018, the Count Basie Theatre’s statewide student film competition presented by Bank of America, has announced an extension deadline for this year’s competition. From now until Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59pm, students enrolled at any New Jersey high school or college can visit http://www.thebasie.org/fx to […]

“Hamilton” star Leslie Odom, Jr. to headline 2018 Basie Summer Gala

  (RED BANK | MAR 5) The historic Count Basie Theatre, the state’s top-selling performing arts theater and the namesake of jazz great William J. “Count” Basie, has announced Tony ® and Grammy ® award winning “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom, Jr. as headliner for its annual summer gala, which honors the Jay And Linda Grunin […]