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New Jersey Stage

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New Jersey Stage
New Jersey Stage No 10.jpg
Cover of issue No. 10.
EditorGary Wien
Staff writers
Gary Wien
Danny Coleman
Bob Makin
Eric Hillis
Rosemary Conte
CategoriesArts & music
FounderGary Wien
First issue2014 (2014)
CountryUnited States
Based inAsbury Park, New Jersey

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New Jersey Stage is an American monthly digital and interactive arts and music publication that is from New Jersey.


Gary Wien began publishing the monthly print magazine, Upstage Magazine, in October 2003.[1] It covered the arts and music of the Central region of New Jersey, with a monthly circulation of 25,000 copies, and state-wide distribution. It received the Asbury Park Music Award for Top Music Publication in 2007, the only it is the only publication to beat The Aquarian Weekly in that category. Shortly afterwards, Upstage Magazine ceased publication.[2]

New Jersey Stage[edit]

With arts and music groups continuing to submit press releases and materials to Wien, he registered newjerseystage.com in 2008, as an online news resource for New Jersey media. By 2014, Wien redesigned the website into a digital version of Upstage Magazine, with the first issue of the digital magazine, New Jersey Stage, being published on 15 July of that year. Designed for the internet medium, the magazine contains interactivity, with audio, video, and social media.[3] Contributors include Danny Coleman, Bob Makin, Eric Hillis, Rosemary Conte, and Spotlight Central. The website NewJerseyStage.com is updated daily.[4]

In 2015, New Jersey Stage hosted the concert, BackStage Pass, at the historic vaudeville theater The Stand, in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, with singer/songwriter Matt Keating, Arlan Feiles, and singer/songwriter George Wirth.[5]


  • Atlantic Highlands Herald Staff (30 December 2015), "New Jersey Stage Shows How Good A Magazine Can Sound", Atlantic Highlands Herald, retrieved 15 April 2019
  • Kirschner, Fran (27 March 2015), "NJ Stage presents 1st BackStage Pass show at the Strand", Asbury Park Press, retrieved 15 April 2019
  • New Jersey Stage Staff (2017), "About Us", New Jersey Stage, retrieved 15 April 2019
  • Wien, Gary (27 July 2018), "Inside New Jersey Stage Magazine Issue 49", PRLog, retrieved 15 April 2019
  • Wise, Brian (5 June 2005), "From Croon To Doom Metal", The New York Times, retrieved 15 April 2019

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