NEPA Scene Staff

Anticipated Black Crowes reunion tour comes to Bethel Woods and 5 other NY, NJ venues in July

Anticipated Black Crowes reunion tour comes to Bethel Woods and 5 other NY, NJ venues in July

From a press release: The Black Crowes’ Chris and Rich Robinson will herald the 30-year anniversary of their landmark quintuple platinum debut album “Shake Your Money Maker” with a world tour beginning June 17 in Austin, Texas. While it will not stop in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, several venues are within a two-to-four-hour driving distance. The […]

 The Conversation

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

New York’s newest tourist attraction isn’t a museum, park, or art installation. It’s a stairway. Sandwiched between apartment buildings in the Bronx, it’s been dubbed by moviegoers the “Joker Stairs,” earning its name and fame after being featured prominently in “Joker.” Since the film’s release, fans have flocked to the stairs, where they’ve been posing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Green Jelly’s comedic Punk Rock Puppet Show invades Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 30

Green Jelly’s comedic Punk Rock Puppet Show invades Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 30

From a press release: Known for their sophomoric humor, theatrical performances, crazy costumes, and intentionally crude musicianship, Green Jellÿ will return to Scranton with their Punk Rock Puppet Show at Stage West on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. Kamikaze Kupcakes, Scranton hip-hop metal band AlphaAudio, and Clarks Summit instrumental prog rockers the Russello Project […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Jim Gaffigan takes Pale Tourist Tour to Giant Center in Hershey on May 29

Comedian Jim Gaffigan takes Pale Tourist Tour to Giant Center in Hershey on May 29

From a press release: It was announced today that four-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times bestselling author, two-time Emmy-winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum recording artist Jim Gaffigan will return to the Giant Center in Hershey on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8 p.m. as part of his new world tour, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Meet Leatherface actor at ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ screenings at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 26

Meet Leatherface actor at ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D’ screenings at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 26

While the NEPA Horror Film Festival is over, the Circle Drive-In Theatre isn’t finished showing seasonal movies or bringing horror stars to Dickson City. Two screenings of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D” will be held this Saturday, Oct. 26, one at 7 p.m. and one at 10 p.m. In between, actor Dan Yeager, who played the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Broadway hit musical ‘Rent’ takes 20th Anniversary Tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 11

Broadway hit musical ‘Rent’ takes 20th Anniversary Tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 11

From a press release: “La vie bohème!” One of the longest-running shows on Broadway, “Rent,” is coming to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its ongoing 20th Anniversary Tour. Tickets, which are $45, $55, and $65, plus fees, are on sale now and available […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

In addition to showing dozens of films that will be brand new to most attendees, the NEPA Horror Film Festival will bring in the creative team behind one of the strangest cult classics of the 1980s. As announced exclusively on NEPA Scene back in May, “Basket Case” writer/director Frank Henenlotter and the star of the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kids can learn about insects with ‘Bug Play’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 4-6

Kids can learn about insects with ‘Bug Play’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 4-6

From a press release: While the Scranton Fringe Festival hosts many unique and experimental shows for adults, it also provides fun and educational entertainment for kids. The New Collectives, a New York-based theatre and film collective, will premiere “Bug Play” at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library in downtown Scranton on Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, […]

 Ken Jones

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Metal warriors Canedy blow away blues fest with heavy debut

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Metal warriors Canedy blow away blues fest with heavy debut

So here I am, a passenger in the car of one of the area’s preeminent hard rock guitarists, Charlie Russello, driving to Binghamton, New York on Sunday, Sept. 8 for the 18th annual Blues on the Bridge, thinking about and jamming to nothing but metal. This isn’t so odd for two guys our age who […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Stoner Morning Show wakes and bakes at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 3-5

Stoner Morning Show wakes and bakes at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 3-5

From a press release: Created by comedians and friends Shawn Wickens and Lex Morales, the Stoner Morning Show gives the audience everything a traditional local morning news show does – headlines, sports scores, weather forecasts, human interest stories, and more. But since these inept “stoner” hosts have slept in, the show happens at night and […]

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