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 […]

Arts Impact

COUNT BASIE THEATRE ANNOUNCES REGISTRATIONS FOR ANNUAL ARTS IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  (FEBRUARY 16, 2017 – RED BANK)  The Count Basie Theatre has announced the availability of five Arts Impact scholarships available to Monmouth County high school seniors graduating in 2017. This year, the Basie will proudly offer five scholarships: the Moser-Taboada Arts Impact Scholarship, the Monmouth Medical Center – RWJBarnabas Health Arts Impact  Scholarship, the […]

Bobby Bandiera

GALLERY: Bobby Bandiera & Friends: HOPE Concert 9

The ninth installment of legendary HOPE concert, curated and lead by our friend Bobby Bandiera, was a grand affair. Bandiera and Friends ripped through a nearly three-hour performance, raising over $200,000 for the Latino outreach program at Two River Theater and the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. (Photos by Amanda Stevens for the Count […]

Maureen and Steven Van Zandt

COUNT BASIE THEATRE ANNOUNCES LITTLE STEVEN’S UNDERGROUND GARAGE AT THE BASIE PRESENTED BY CITI

Citi Sponsorship Assists In Reaching Significant Fundraising Milestone For Venue’s Cultural Development Plan (November 14, 2016 – RED BANK) – The Count Basie Theatre, a world-class entertainment and education venue, announced today the launch of Little Steven’s Underground Garage At The Basie Presented By Citi. The series of performances will support the Theatre’s $20 million […]

Provident Bank Foundation

COUNT BASIE THEATRE RECEIVES MAJOR GRANT FROM THE PROVIDENT BANK FOUNDATION

Grant will go towards arts education and outreach programs to at-risk students throughout Monmouth County (SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 – RED BANK) The historic Count Basie Theatre has announced the receipt of a $7500 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation. “We are deeply grateful to The Provident Bank Foundation for its generous grant, and for the […]

William "Count" Basie

COUNT BASIE THEATRE, BASIE TRUST ENTER INTO LONG-TERM AGREEMENT TO HONOR THE JAZZ GREAT

  PERFORMING ARTS LANDMARK WILL CONTINUE TO UTILIZE THE “BASIE” NAME FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND HISTORY OF THE LEGENDARY MUSICIAN TO BE DEVELOPED AND HIGHLIGHTED AS PART OF THE FACILITY’S PLANNED EXPANSION (RED BANK – AUGUST 21, 2016) On the 112th anniversary of the birth of its legendary namesake, Red Bank’s […]

Hope 8

GALLERY: Bobby Bandiera & Friends: HOPE 8 …And Even More Hope

For the first time ever, the Count Basie Theatre played host to TWO Hope Concerts in one night. Dubbed “Hope… And Even More Hope,” the concerts raised nearly half a million dollars for Mary’s Place By The Sea, 180 Turning Lives Around and the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. The concerts took place on the […]

Arts For All

BASIE’S “ARTS FOR ALL” INITIATIVE A HIT AT RED BANK BOROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL

    (DECEMBER 9, 2015 – RED BANK) Capitalizing on the belief that a strong community is forged by strong partnerships, the Count Basie Theatre next week will conclude its heralded “Arts For All” project with Red Bank’s Middle School. “Arts For All” is an innovative, 12-week program that provides various forms of arts instruction […]