IN RED BANK, A CULINARY LULLABYE OF B’WAY

Clockwise from top left: Young Broadway veterans Katie Boren, Miguel Cervantes, Jeff Kready and Kenita R. Miller offer up a four-course cabaret performance when Red Bank Flavour serves up some BROADWAY IN RED BANK at Two River Theater on April 16

Last we heard from Red Bank Flavour, the promotional partnership was busily pounding the pavement to drum up interest in a Dine Downtown campaign for March. As April rounds the halfway point, however, the flavour of the month is not so much Broad Street as it is the bright lights and sensory stimulus of Broadway.

On the evening of Monday, April 16 — at a point in the drab foothills of the working week, when theaters are generally dark and restaurants largely devoid of lines — all eyes will be on Two River Theater, as more than a dozen of the borough’s favorite restaurateurs, caterers and vendors join forces for a night of tastes and talent that puts the show back in a showcase called Broadway in Red Bank.

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MAUREEN McGOVERN CARRIES THE SHOW

Chart-topping vocalist, stage actress and “Stradivarius Voice” Maureen McGovern begins a three-week stand at the Two River Theater. (Photo by Deborah Feingold)

By TOM CHESEK 

Any performer who’s been in (and sometimes out of) the game for more than 40 years could be forgiven for treating some of those years like baggage best left at the dock. In the case of Maureen McGovern, however, not only does she bring it with her when she travels — she prefers to Carry It On.

The pop singer and stage actress, who hit the ground running in 1973 with the Number One hit “The Morning After,” will be unpacking her bags for an extended stay in Red Bank, where she brings her solo show to the stage of Two River Theater beginning with a first preview on Tuesday, April 3.

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