THE WILLIAMS CENTER
DOWNTOWN RUTHERFORD NEW JERSEY
About the Williams center
The William Carlos Williams Center is a private, nonprofit performing arts and cinema complex located in downtown Rutherford, New Jersey. The center was named after the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and physician William Carlos Williams. The building that the center occupies was originally built in the 1920s as a Vaudeville theater known as the Rivoli. It was a major stop for such great acts as Abbot and Costello as well as The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Currently the nostalgic 1920s-inspired theater offers 3 movie screens, local events & an outdoor terrace. The main theater, the Newman, remains closed for repair. Fundraising by the community continues to help support the goal of reopening this part of Rutherford and New Jersey's rich history.
THE NEWMAN THEATER
Behind the doors of The Williams Center lies a remarkable piece of history waiting to be restored.
Divorce Diaries Show, a one woman comedy show that follows Michele's life as a divorced mom who teaches kids with special needs and dates men with special needs. The show mixes stand up, improvisation, and some sketch comedy: divorced, married, or single anyone will find this show hilarious and a good way to laugh at life's beautiful mishaps.
Then learn how to make some great drinks and have a few drinks while we laugh and learn for the night!!
Family Spring Fling 2020
Beginning with a stage show magician and followed by the children's band The Fuzzy Lemons we are excited to see the kids laugh, be amazed, sing and dance. Doors open at 10:30 and the show will begin at 11am. Come have fun with the family your neighbors and everyone else. Enjoy a mimosa or a bloody mary and get ready for a great spring. Free for children 2 and under
CHRIS GETHARD: CARDBOARD WALLS TOUR 2020
Chris Gethard (of the Beautiful/Anonymous podcast, his HBO special Career Suicide, The Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, the Office, etc) accidentally purchased a home with cardboard walls. This is not a joke. It was a whole thing. He's just trying to give his baby son a good life in the burbs, and now he's got all these unexpected expenses since it turns out you gotta replace cardboard walls with actual walls. ANYWAY, Gethard loves nothing more than going to towns all over America and performing comedy, connecting with people eye to eye in that beautiful way only live performance can provide. But for this tour, not only do you get an hour of laughs from a performer you've come to know and trust, you also get the satisfaction of knowing you're helping his kid grow up in a house that's not made out of cardboard.