Count Basie Theatre breaks ground on historic $23 million expansion

Nonprofit performing arts center also announces $2 million gift to create the Jay and Linda Grunin Arts and Education Building (RED BANK – SEPT. 20, 2017) The Count Basie Theatre today broke ground on a historic $23 million expansion, a project which will see the facility nearly double in size and become one of the […]

Basie CEO in the Asbury Park Press: The impact of arts ed on ‘Jersey leaders

  This article, written by Count Basie Theatre President / CEO Adam Philipson, originally appeared in the Sunday, August 20 edition of the Asbury Park Press.   As a youngster, my school lacked a sports program. I was admittedly undisciplined, and I wasn’t book smart – at least not until later. However, my school did […]

Broadway at the Basie

Count Basie Theatre announces ‘Broadway At the Basie’ series

  (AUGUST 7, 2017 | RED BANK) The historic, nonprofit Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank has announced the events making up its 2017-18 Broadway at the Basie series. Tickets for the following performances go on sale Friday at noon through theBASIE.org, phone charge at 732.842.9000 and the Count Basie Theatre box office: A Night […]

Basie receives OceanFirst Foundation grant, announces new details on children’s opera camp

  (RED BANK) The nonprofit Count Basie Theatre announced this week the receipt of a generous grant from the OceanFirst Foundation. “It is so meaningful to have OceanFirst Foundation continue its support of the Count Basie Theatre,” said the Basie’s Maria Sorensen, Vice President of Development. “OceanFirst has a longstanding commitment to the arts in […]

COUNT BASIE THEATRE ANNOUNCES NEWEST MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  (JULY 10 – RED BANK, NJ) The nonprofit Count Basie Theatre announced today the appointment of Mark Landesman, Mark Rohl and Philip Scaduto to its Board of Trustees. Mark Landesman, a Certified Public Accountant, is President of ML Management Associates, Inc. (MLM), which oversees Eddie Murphy Productions, Inc. as well as affairs for Arsenio […]

Basie Awards

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL BASIE AWARDS HONORING EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT IN MONMOUTH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL THEATER

  (MAY 27, 2017 – RED BANK) Winners were announced this evening at the 12th annual Basie Awards, the yearly celebration of excellence and achievement in Monmouth County high school theater. “This year’s roster of musicals and dramatic productions were challenging choices for high school theater,” said Yvonne Lamb Scudiery, Vice President, Education, Count Basie […]

COUNT BASIE THEATRE ANNOUNCES OPEN REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CLASSES & CAMPS

  (MAY 2, 2017 -RED BANK) – Registration for summer camps, classes and workshops at the Count Basie Theatre’s Performing Arts Academy are now open at theBASIE.org/education or by calling 732-224-8778 x 125. New this summer are experiences in do-it-yourself documentary making for teens and adults, digital music composition, recording arts and full-on productions of […]

Basie Summer Jazz Fest

COUNT BASIE THEATRE ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER BASIE SUMMER JAZZ FEST

(APRIL 2, 2017 – RED BANK)  The historic Count Basie Theatre, the state’s top-selling performing arts center and the namesake of jazz great William “Count” Basie, Jr., has announced the first-ever Basie Summer Jazz Fest, set over four mid-summer nights and starring Dave Koz and Larry Graham (July 26), Snarky Puppy (Friday, Aug. 4), Herbie […]

Asbury Park Press

COUNT BASIE THEATRE, ASBURY PARK PRESS REVEAL MAJOR PARTNERSHIP

  (MARCH 6, 2017 – RED BANK) – The Count Basie Theatre has announced an exclusive capital campaign partnership with the Asbury Park Press, granting the newspaper the naming rights to the historic Count Basie Theatre stage, where everyone from Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi and William “Count” Basie, Jr. himself has performed. Beginning […]