New Jersey Stage

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Strand Center For The Arts Presents: Lucy Kaplansky - Backstage Pass

(Lakewood, NJ) – The historic STRAND Center for the Arts presents Lucy Kaplansky – Backstage Pass on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 8pm.  Supporting the release of her new CD, Lucy is touring extensively across North America.  She started out singing in Chicago bars. Then, barely out of high school, Lucy Kaplansky took off for New York City. There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers - Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Bill Morrissey, Cliff Eberhardt, and others - where she fit right in. With a beautiful flair for harmony, Lucy was everyone's favorite singing partner.  Her performances remind audiences why she has been hailed as "a truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs" (The New Yorker).

Opening the night is Joe Whyte.  Combining equal parts country, folk, rock and Americana, NYC area
singer/songwriter Joe Whyte's songs have been described as "alt-country pearls that shimmer with simplicity and effectiveness” and "beautifully crafted, melancholic Americana."  Joe is currently endorsed by Elixir strings, and for the past 5 years, has been a recipient of an ASCA Plus award, a merit-based songwriting grant from ASCAP.

Admission is $31 (plus service charges.) Make your ticket reservations online at or call 732-730-5925.  The STRAND box office,732–367-7789, is open on Thursday and Friday, between 12 pm and 5 pm and 3 hours before each show.

The Strand Theater is located at 400 Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.  For more information visit: