On July 11, 2005
|Jon Bon Jovi benefit to be held in Red Bank
The recently opened Two River Theatre in Red Bank soon may be known as much for hosting famous pop musicians as producing classic theater pieces.
At 7:30 p.m. July 11, Jon Bon Jovi will follow in Bruce Springsteen's footsteps by giving an acoustic performance at the 349-seat theater as he revisits his musical and acting career. A question-and-answer session will follow the performance.
Tickets are $500 on a first-come, first-served, nonrefundable basis. To purchase tickets, call (732) 345-1400, Ext. 810. Credit cards only are accepted.
The money will benefit education programming at the theater.
In early April, before the $15 million theater officially opened, Springsteen filmed a VH1 "Storytellers" episode that aired on the cable channel. In this case, Backstreets magazine and Backstreets.com, a media outlet for Springsteen fans, held a contest in which winners would receive tickets to attend the taping.
Bon Jovi, who lives a few miles from the theater, has faith in its future.
"This facility is here to showcase and inspire that next generation," Bon Jovi said in a news release. "With the help of the Two River community, I hope to help raise the funds to facilitate Two River Theatre's wonderful programming for children."
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