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October - November 2017

PIZZA & RESTAURANT In four convenient locations! U Visit

s Before or After the Show !

220 Spring Street Newton, NJ (Restaurant) 973-579-1480 Fax: 973-579-3106

3 Mill Street Branchville, NJ (Restaurant/Tavern) 973-948-2875 Fax: 973-948-4370

55 Route 15 Lafayette, NJ (Intersection of Rts. 15 & 94)

973-383-4414 Fax: 973-383-4429

Open every day.

124 Route 560 Layton, NJ

(Restaurant/Tavern) 973-948-5020 Fax: 973-948-5023

Ask us about our great Sunday and Monday night pizza specials!


Welcome to The Newton Theatre where our motto is “Have a Good Time, All the Time!” Make yourself comfortable, read about the artists we have scheduled, and check out what’s going on locally. Then enjoy the show and most of all - have a good time… all the time!

HISTORY Newton Theatre was built during the silent film era of the Roaring’20s, a time that saw the unprecedented construction of movie theaters in the country, said Richard Sklenar, executive director of the Theatre Historical Society of America, which is based at the historic York Theatre in Elmhurst, Ill. “That was the biggest period of theater-building in the United States with movie theaters cropping up all over the place,” he said. “Most theaters in the United States were built during that time.” The Newton Theatre, with 180 electric lights illuminating its marquee, was designed by renowned architect Paul C. Reilly, whose other works included the Cathederal Basilica of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, Wellmont Theatre in Montclair and 10 other theaters in New Jersey and New York. For the most part, the structure of the Newton Theatre has not changed since it was built more than 80 years ago when Newton was the center of commerce in Sussex County, said county historian Wayne McCabe.

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NFL Season Ticket: Every Game Every Sunday! Drink and food specials during all regular season games.

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The Newton Theatre Restaurant Guide Come visit us before and after the show at our location adjacent to The Newton Theatre! Come see us in our other locations, 3 Mill Street in Branchville, 53 Route 15 in Lafayette and 124 Route 560 in Layton. We are open daily, Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Ask us about our great Sunday and Monday night pizza specials. We offer a range of pizza options including deep dish, appetizers, lunch specials, salads, cold subs, hot sandwiches, dinner entrees and desserts.

220 Spring Street , Newton, NJ 07860 (973) 579-1480

Appetizers, burgers, salads, sandwiches, steaks and other pub fare, are some of the many offerings at O’Reilly’s Pub and Grill. Enjoy weekday Happy Hours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., nightly, Late Night Happy Hours from 10 p.m. until midnight, great events, daily specials, NFL Season Ticket with food and drink specials Sundays during regular season games, live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, and kids eat free on Monday nights with every adult meal purchased! We are open from noon until 2 a.m. daily, with our kitchen open until 1 a.m. every day!

271 Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860 (973) 383-4091

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OCTOBER 20, 2017 8PM By the time he was 22 Al Stewart had met the Beatles and played John Lennon’s guitar, opened for the Rolling Stones, shared an apartment with Simon & Garfunkel, recorded with Jimmy Page, spent a year playing guitar for Yoko Ono and co-producing her film # Four, and put a young Cat Stevens on stage at Les Cousins where he was master of ceremonies. Stewart came to stardom as part of the folk revival of the late 60’s and 70’s, and developed his own distinctive style of combining folk-rock music with delicately woven tales of the great characters and events of history. He is best known for his # 1 Hit Year Of The Cat from the platinum album of the same name, and his follow up album, Time Passages, which also went platinum. Al continues to tour extensively throughout the United States and Europe, providing his fans with the music and personality that they have come to love so well. The Empty Pockets’ often cerebral and sometimes playful indie rock sound is built upon a strong foundation of the timeless Americana, Blues, and Motown Soul that came before them. An old-school sensibility showcased by multiple lead singers, rich harmonies, and skilled instrumentalists sets “bandmates Josh Solomon, Erika Brett, Nate Bellon and Danny Rosenthal, members of polished yet rootsy Chicago outfit Empty Pockets” (Rolling Stone). The Empty Pockets have teamed up with a wide range of legendary artists; Kenny Loggins, Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free), Al Stewart (Year of the Cat), Gary Wright (Dreamweaver), and Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco), both as direct tour support and backing band. Their sound has evolved, influenced not only by these remarkable musicians, but also through collaboration with independent artists and, most importantly, among themselves. Through The Empty Pockets’ adventures, Solomon and Brett fell deeply in love and united their worlds as husband and wife. Since then, the band built a recording studio and continues to tour incessantly in pursuit of spreading joy through their music.

OCTOBER 27, 2017 8PM

It was in 1983 that Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene with his very English songwriting and pioneering synthesizers. Anyone who was around in the mid to late eighties will remember those high energy gigs and his first two albums Human’s Lib and Dream into Action. They lived in the higher reaches of the album charts in the UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Canada, Australia and many other countries in the 1984-86 period and the hits kept coming……..New Song, What is Love?, Pearl in the Shell, Hide and Seek,(which he performed at Live Aid in 1985), Like to Get to Know You Well, Look Mama, Things Can only Get Better, Everlasting Love and the quintessential No One is To Blame, which reached No.1 in the US. A classically trained pianist, Jones applied his technique to the early synths, particularly the Roland Juno 60, the Jupiter 8 and the Moog Prodigy. He also pioneered the classic Roland 808 drum machine and the Sequential Pro-One. In the early days he was triggering sequencers live on stage whilst playing and singing, something that no one had done before. These days he still operates on the cutting edge of today’s technology and has been one of the leading exponents of the Roland Fantom G8 and the Roland V-piano. Many contemporary giants of the dance world have shown interest in working with Howard which has resulted in tracks such as And do you Feel Scared? with Eric Prydz and Into the Dark with Ferry Corsten. Always one to take chances, Jones continues to write great songs inspired by his Buddhist beliefs as is evident on his latest studio album Ordinary Heroes which features a string quartet on every track and one of the best Welsh male voice choirs in the world The Morriston on the song Soon You’ll Go. Howard is very excited to present his new 5 piece high tech band for his 2017 shows. Long time collaborators Robbie Bronnimann (sequencing, keyboards & sound manipulation) and Jonathan Atkinson on electronic drums, are joined by new members Emily Dolan Davies on electronic percussion and Robin Boult on guitars. Using Howard’s relentless approach to incorporating the cutting edge technology of the day to make music in a new way, he has proclaimed that this is the best live show of his career. All the well known Hojo songs have been given a contemporary edge without losing their signature heritage sounds.


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“The Security Project Live is a beautifully reverential and creative reinterpretation

“The Security Project expertly reimagines Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking early output, creating a beyond conventional tribute band territory, infusing the songs with new arrangements and eleme taken by the band’s high-octane approach full of drive, determination and energy.” – Anil Prasad, In

Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Peter Gabriel’s original band bring these genre-defying Cozzi (guitar, backing vocals) join the legendary drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David J of Happy Rhodes. Her 4-octave range is the latest edition to this mesmerizing group, performing th


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n of this Peter Gabriel Classic!” – Kevin Killen, engineer of Gabriel’s “So” record

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g masterpieces into the 21st Century. Seattleites Trey Gunn (guitar, backing vocals) and Michael Jameson to harness the core of these songs. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice he timeless music of Peter Gabriel.

November 4, 2017 8pm

Sultry country songstress Lorrie Morgan is one of the best-selling female artists in country music history, who began her career with a record-setting bang, releasing three consecutive platinum albums beginning with 1989’s Leave The Light On followed by Something In Red, then Watch Me, which celebrates its 25 anniversary this year. In a short time, she became not just a country superstar but a household name, thanks to such blockbuster radio-friendly singles as Five Minutes, Something In Red, and A Picture Of Me (Without You). Loretta Lynn Morgan was born to make music. At 13, she made her first and everlasting impression on the country music world when she played at The Grand Ole Opry, making her one of the youngest to have made her debut at the Mother Church of Country Music. Three short years later after her dad, country music star George Morgan’s passing, Lorrie launched her own career touring with her father’s band. She made history of her own when she became a lifetime member of the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 24 — one of the youngest to ever become a member. A Nashville, Tennessee native, Lorrie landed her first recording contract in 1988 and in 1990 had her first number one single, Five Minutes. Morgan’s second album, Something in Red, was released in 1991 and became RIAA-Certified Platinum®. Watch Me, her third album, was released in 1992 and contained the number-one single, What Part of No. Watch Me also sold over 1 million copies, making Morgan the first female country artist to have three albums in a row to be RIAA-Certified Platinum®. In 1994 she was voted “Female Vocalist of the Year” by country music fans at TNN’s Music City News Awards. She would earn this honor again in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Morgan’s Greatest Hits album, which produced her third number-one single, I Didn’t Know My Own Strength, was released in 1995. Lorrie Morgan established her place as a country star—a modern woman making country music history. Lorrie’s success is defined by her love of a great song and ability to sell it. Over the past two decades, as musical trends came and went, Lorrie has remained true to herself. Today, Lorrie has become the essence of country music femininity and a renaissance woman of the genre recognized as royalty by her fans and her peers. When she’s not on tour or in the recording studio, you’ll find her performing on stage at the legendary Grand Ole Opry or at home spending time with her husband Randy, her daughter Morgan, son Jesse, her grandchildren and her dogs Weezy, Puddin’ and Abby Ray in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

For The Outlaws, it w as always about the m usic. For 40 years, the Rock legends celebrat Southern ed triumphs, endured tragedies and survived mares to remain one legal nightof the most influentia l and best-loved band Now The Outlaws retu s of the genre. rn with new music, ne w focus and an unco new mission: It’s abou mpromising t a band of brothers bo und together by histor and the road. It’s abou y, harmony t a group that respects its own legacy while defined by its past. refusing to be Formed in Tampa in 1972, The Outlaws – known for their triple attack and three-part -guitar rock country harmonies – became one of the fir by Clive Davis (at the st acts signed urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his then-fled Records. The band’s fir gling Arista st three albums The O utlaws, Lady In Waitin Sundown – featuring g and Hurry such rock radio favori tes as There Goes Ano Song, Green Grass & ther Love High Tides, Knoxvill e Girl and Freeborn M become worldwide go an – would ld and platinum land marks of the Southern Rock era. Along with founding members vocalist/gu itarist Henry Paul an Monte Yoho, the band d drummer features several of So uthern Rock’s most re ans: Lead guitarist Bi spected veterlly Crain first develope d a fervent following member of The Henry as an original Paul Band and would later become a hit so The Dixie Chicks, Th ngwriter for e Bellamy Brothers, M artina McBride and Po guitarist and longtim co. Co-lead e Outlaw Chris Ander son is well known for tions with artists that his collaborainclude Dickey Betts , Lucinda Williams, H Jr., and Skynyrd. Key ank Williams boardist/vocalist Dav e Robbins is a co-fou of Blackhawk and ha nd ing member s written hit songs fo r artists that include Kenny Rogers and Er Re st less Heart, ic Clapton. Bassist/voc alist Randy Threet ha with Pam Tillis, Trish s pe rformed a Yearwood and Blac khawk, and is familiar ences from USA Net to T V audiwork’s ‘Nashville Star ’. On that stage, the ba nd burns hotter than ever. The Outlaws’ liv than 150 per year – ar e shows – more e blazing 2+ hour trib utes to the band’s rich fiery rebirth. Classic history and tracks and fan favorite s from the first three well as The Henry Pa albums – as ul Band’s definitive “G rey Ghost” – share th new songs. e spotlight with For The Outlaws, it’s still

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November 10, 2017, 8PM

It’s the 45th anniversary of the greatest album by Badfinger, 1972’s Straight Up, and the band’s legendary guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Joey Molland - along with his dynamic band - brings the album to the stage in an exhilarating live show. Featuring five tracks written by Joey, New Musical Express deemed Straight Up “[a] stone cold beauty of an album”. George Harrison produced four tracks on the album, Name of the Game, Suitcase, I’d Die Babe, the latter two written by Molland, and Pete Ham’s Day After Day, which gave the group a Top 5 U.S. single. The album, which also featured Baby Blue, stayed on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart for 32 weeks.

Badfinger’s classic lineup of Tom Evans, Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, and Joey Molland came together in 1969. Signed by the Beatles to their newly formed Apple Records label, they scored an Instant Top 10 U.S. smash with the Paul McCartney penned theme song Come and Get It from the film the Magic Christian. They followed this with their own compositions No Matter What, Day After Day (produced by George Harrison), and Baby Blue, which went to #8, #4 and #14 respectively. Joey Molland and Badfinger played alongside John Lennon on his Imagine album, Ringo on his smash It Don’t Come Easy, and George Harrison on his All Things Must Pass LP; on stage, they backed George, Ringo, and Bob Dylan on the Concert for Bangladesh.

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Both Mariah Carey (1994) and Harry Nilsson (1971) covered Badfinger’s classic ballad Without You and took it to #1 on the U.S. charts. VH1 produced a Behind The Music documentary about the band, whose songs continue to be heard in films, on television, and of course on classic rock and oldies radio; Harry Nilsson’s version of Without You was featured in the 2016 film starring Tina Fey, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Badfinger’s Baby Blue has enjoyed extensive and enduring appeal through its use in television and film. It was featured in Martin Scorcese’s film, The Departed, and the highly popular TV drama, The O.C., but its most spectacular resurgence came when it was featured in the closing scene of the finale of AMC’s classic series, Breaking Bad in September 2013. In the first full week following the finale of the show, the group’s Baby Blue, equaled its 1972 Hot 100 success, by roaring back onto the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart at No. 14, thanks to hefty sales and streaming gains. In 2010 Apple reissued the Badfinger catalog, with bonus tracks, as part of a massive promotional effort to celebrate all the great artists that are part of the Apple records family. Today Badfinger features original guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Joey Molland, who continues the unforgettable legacy of Badfinger. Molland released Return to Memphis in 2014, and is currently working on a new album in Southern California.

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Four-time Grammy Award winner Stanley Clarke doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity. Known for his intense dexterity and consummate musicality, Clarke is a true pioneer in jazz and jazz fusion. His creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable.

With over 40 albums, four-time Grammy Award winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status. Born in Philadelphia, Clarke has been a constant force of nature in American music since the early 1970s with the success of jazz fusion group Return to Forever. During his 45+ year career, he has collaborated with the likes of Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, The Police, Herbie Hancock and many others. Clarke’s creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable. He was Rolling Stone’s very first Jazzman of the Year and bassist winner of Playboy’s Music Award for 10 straight years. Clarke was honored with Bass Player Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of Guitar Player Maga-

November 12, 2017 8PM


zine’s “Gallery of Greats.” In 2011 he was honored with the highly prestigious Miles Davis Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival for his entire body of work. Clarke has won Downbeat Magazine’s Reader and Critic Polls as Best Electric Bass Player for consecutive years to the present. Most recently, a display honoring his achievements has been included in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. Also an accomplished film and TV composer of over 65 projects, Clarke’s credits include Boyz N The Hood, the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It, Romeo Must Die, The Transporter and most recently 2016’s Barbershop: The Next Cut. Clarke believes strongly in giving back, helping young musicians prepare for careers in music. He and his wife, Sofia, established The Stanley Clarke Foundation in 2000 as a charitable organization offering scholarships to talented young artists each year.

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You’ve been here, you’ve seen the beautiful theatre, you’ve experienced some great shows with iconic performers. The staff is nice and helpful, the seating is up close and personal, and sometimes you even get to meet a rock star! BUT… a visit to the restroom can be quite a challenge. They’re small and cramped with just a couple of stalls and sinks, there’s crazy long lines- it’s just not very pleasant. Well, we have good news! The team at the Newton Theatre is planning a huge restroom renovation as well as adding a wheelchair accessible restroom. But...We need YOUR HELP! Just think- If just half of the 20,000 people who have visited the theatre throw in $10, we’ll have new restrooms in no time! With your help we can make this a reality, and in return you’ll earn some awesome rewards, as well as some beautiful new restrooms! Thank you and Keep Rockin’!

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Featuring former leading cast members of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys”, UNDER THE STREETLAMP is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American radio songbook from the 1950’s – 1970’s. Their shows feature tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. A flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs.

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Classic hits first performed by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Bobby Darin and more are reborn for today’s audiences in this evening of great music and hilarious behindthe-scenes tales, complete with an exceptional seven-piece band composed of world-class musicians. With irresistible charm and rapport, Under the Streetlamp offers audiences the opportunity to get to know four critically acclaimed stars of stage and screen, Eric Gutman, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley. While each performer gets his moment in the

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spotlight, their synergy and charisma as a group has drawn an extremely devoted nationwide following. Each performer carries with him an impressive list of credits. Between them, they have appeared on Broadway, in feature films and on television – including special appearances during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, on The Tonight Show, The Primetime Emmy Awards, The Tony Awards and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The show’s original performers met onstage as the lead characters in “Jersey Boys” and have since formed a concert sensation of their very own. After achieving initial success performing in and around Chicago, Under the Streetlamp aired its first PBS special in 2011, and a second in 2014. The four gifted singers are currently on tour in support of their 3rd PBS Special - Rockin’ Round The Clock, thrilling sold-out houses throughout the country.

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HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS is the ultimate Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band experience! With a rock solid history of giving it their all at every performance and unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic, the band has helped define the landscape of today’s top tribute acts. Bob Seger’s music put rock & roll back in touch with it’s roots, and HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS is humbled to be on the road bringing this experience alive once more. This NJ based powerhouse re-creates everything about Bob Seger and his music, right down to the smallest detail. Determined to leave no stone unturned, HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS even tours with and hits the stage every night with a baby grand piano. All the members of the band take pride in continuing the amazing 30 year legacy of Bob Seger. They share Seger’s belief in representing the voice of every fan - their values, workingclass background, and the love of Rock and Roll. If it’s not Bob Seger himself, HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS is the next best thing with their high-powered, revved-up performance!


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CLASSICS • CONCERTS • ART HOUSE • INDIE Here are just a few of the Award winning/nominated movies shown at The Newton Theatre... “Arrival” “Fences” “Florence Foster Jenkins” “Hell or High Water” “Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight”

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