Ilana Keller, The Asbury Park Press NJ

Ilana Keller

The Asbury Park Press NJ

East Brunswick, NJ, United States

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Recent:
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • BurlCo Times
  • Courier-Post
Past:
  • North Jersey News
  • The Tennessean
  • MyCentralJersey
  • Enquirer
  • New Jersey Herald
  • USA TODAY
  • Daily Record
  • Rochester D and C
  • The News Leader
  • The Journal News
  • and more…

Recent articles by Ilana:

'Blood memory' connects 'Jersey Boys' star John Lloyd Young with Frankie Valli

What's "Jersey Boys" star John Lloyd Young singing at Feinstein's/54 Below? He's leaving it up to fate. → Read More

How LGBTQ friendly are New Jersey's laws? Human Rights Campaign releases new ranking

In a troubling year for legislation, a record number of states were recognized for "prioritizing innovative measures to advance LGBTQ+ equality." → Read More

Sightlines: Arts recovery grants available, Broadway's Caissie Levy sells out Holmdel

Sightlines: New round of New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund grants available, Broadway's Caissie Levy sells out in record time at Shore → Read More

Samantha Brown explores NJ hidden gems, landmarks on TV's 'Places To Love'

Samantha Brown's Emmy Award-winning "Places To Love" features the Garden State on the Saturday, Jan. 15, episode on PBS. → Read More

Samantha Brown explores NJ hidden gems, landmarks on TV's 'Places To Love'

Samantha Brown's Emmy Award-winning "Places To Love" features the Garden State on the Saturday, Jan. 15, episode on PBS. → Read More

Olivia Valli, granddaughter of Frankie Valli, blazes her own trail in 'Pretty Woman'

With a famous musical legacy at its heart, musical based on Julia Roberts romcom 'Pretty Woman' kicks off tour stop at Academy of Music in Philadelphia → Read More

Sweet LGBTQ Christmas song offers hope, holiday cheer

For LGBTQ folks, bringing a significant other home can be a scary endeavor. Loren Smith asks: "But what if it does work out?" in new Christmas song. → Read More

Broadway bounced back in 2021. Here's what to expect in 2022

More than 2 million people have seen Broadway shows since its return in September. Here's what we loved, didn't like - and what we expect in 2022. → Read More

Cirque du Soleil offers mind-boggling ''Twas The Night Before'

Cirque du Soleil's "'Twas The Night Before" is offering a high-flying, acrobatic spin on the classic Christmas poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas." → Read More

Broadway seeing more and longer cancellations as COVID woes continue

BwayToday.com shows performance schedules and links to each show's website to keep audiences informed about what shows are being cancelled. → Read More

Broadway Week returns in 2022 with 2-for-1 tickets as part of the new NYC Winter Outing

Broadway Week is rolled into the brand-new NYC Winter Outing initiative, which combines it with NYC Restaurant Week, NYC Must-See Week and NYC Hotel Week. → Read More

'Constitution' family heirloom links Heidi Schreck, Cassie Beck

In order to step into Heidi Schreck's shoes in "What The Constitution Means To Me" national tour, Cassie Beck asked for something special. → Read More

Shore dancer living her childhood dream as Radio City Music Hall Rockette

Jersey Shore's Athena Petrizzo always wanted to be a Rockette. And her dream has come true, performing at Radio City Music Hall in the Christmas Spectacular. → Read More

World AIDS Day 2021: Free HIV testing offered in Neptune on Dec. 1

More than 38,000 New Jersey residents were living with HIV or AIDS as of last year, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. → Read More

Stephen Sondheim honored by Broadway luminaries in Times Square

It was an extraordinary Sunday as Broadway show casts and luminaries gathered in Times Square to honor the late Stephen Sondheim. → Read More

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas reunites cast. But is this really the end?

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas "won't feel like a series finale," says star Andrew Leeds. Here's what you can expect from the cast reunion. → Read More

How LGBT-friendly is New Jersey? See how towns shaped up in new HRC report

Human Rights Committee Foundation rates 12 New Jersey cities on their LGBTQ+ policies. See how they scored. → Read More

How LGBT-friendly is New Jersey? See how towns shaped up in new HRC report

Human Rights Committee Foundation rates 12 New Jersey cities on their LGBTQ+ policies. See how they scored. → Read More

'Chicken & Biscuits' to close early as COVID claims another Broadway show

"Chicken & Biscuits" will play its final Broadway performance on Nov. 28. It was set to run at Circle in the Square Theatre through Jan. 2. → Read More

'Welcome back to Broadway, Nick': Jagged Little Pill debuts on-stage Nick Cordero tribute

"Jagged Little Pill" Tony Award nominee Kathryn Gallagher revealed that one of her costumes contains a tribute to Nick Cordero. → Read More