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NJPAC offers an eclectic mix of upcoming shows

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The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark will present its usual unusual variety of musical and other entertainment events for the Spring and Summer.

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Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard Photo by Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie

Eddie Izzard

English comedian, actor and writer Eddie Izzard brings his Force Majeure world tour to NJPAC on Wednesday, May 7th.

As an actor Izzard has appeared in such films as Across the Unive‚Äčrse, Mystery Men, Oceans Twelve and Oceans Thirteen, as well as the glam rock themed epic Velvet Goldmine.

His comedy special Dress to Kill, won a primetime Emmy Award in 2000.

Izzard lists the iconic troupe, Monty Python's Flying Circus as his main comedic inspirations. 


Rodriguez Photo by Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images


Singer/songwriter Sixto Rodriguez who has experienced a career revival since the release of the 2012 documentary about his life and career Searching for Sugar Man will appear at NJPAC in Newark on Thursday, May 8th.

Rodriguez' story was also featured on a segment of CBS' 60 Minutes. The early recordings of this Detroit native from the 1970s languished in obscurity for years in his home country while gaining great popularity in South Africa. Searching for Sugar Man is the story of devoted South African fans' quest to locate Rodriquez and inform him of his great fame in their country.

The Monkees
The Monkees Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

The Monkees

The surviving members of The Monkees, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Mickey Dolenz will perform on Saturday, May 24th  at NJPAC. The fourth member of the group, the only Englishman, Davy Jones passed away in 2012.

The Monkees originally cast as actors in a fictional rock band for the '60s sitcom of the same name, became hit makers and morphed into a live act that has had numerous reunion tours since the show's original run ended in 1968.

Nesmith in the past has been the one member to rarely go out on the road with the group.

Frankie Avalon
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Frankie Avalon

Former '50s and '60s teen idol Frankie Avalon known for his hit records as well as acting roles in classic beach party films, will appear along with Bobby Rydell (also a 60's hit maker) and comedian Freddie Roman at NJPAC on Saturday, May 17th.

Lee Moon Sae
Lee Moon Sae

Lee Moon Sae

Korean K-pop singing veteran Lee Moon Sae is well known in his native country as a singer,songwriter, TV host, and broadcast DJ.

Since 1983 he has been a pop star of the first magnitude with hits such as 'I Don't Know Yet' and 'A Love Song.' His popularity spans generations. 

He will appear at NJPAC on Saturday May 31st.