Top 10 NJ arts events of the week: Coldplay, Jane’s Addiction, Bebe Neuwirth, more

Coldplay performs at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, July 16-17.

Coldplay performs at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, July 16-17.Cold

A guide to notable arts events taking place in New Jersey, through July 17:

 It should be a remarkable evening of soul, funk and pop when Daryl Hall and John Oates team up with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, for a 7 p.m. July 12 concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.

Singer-songwriter Willie Nile was not tremendously prolific in the ’80s and ’90s, but has reasserted himself as a vital force in the rock world with six first-rate albums since 2006. He’ll  perform as part of the Woodbridge Wednesdays series of free concerts, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Parker Press Park.

• Singer and actress Deborah Dutcher reimagines punk and new wave songs as jazz standards in her show “Punk Standards,” which will be presented at the Asbury Park Hotel, July 13 at 8 p.m. Material will include classics such as The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated,” The Sex Pistols’ “Pretty Vacant,” Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” and Elvis Costello’s “Watching the Detectives”

The Starland Ballroom rock club in Sayreville will try something a little different with an “Intimate Evening” with former Mets teammates Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. The two will be on hand for a meet and greet, a Q&A session, and the premiere of “Doc and Darryl,” a new documentary directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio for ESPN’s 30 by 30 series.

• Eric Stonestreet of television’s “Modern Family” will star in what is billed as “an evening of stand-up and fan interaction” at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, July 14 at 8 p.m.

Quiara Alegría Hudes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Water by the Spoonful,” about an Iraq War veteran living in Philadelphia, will be presented Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m., through July 31, at the Zella Fry Theatre at Kean University in Union, as part of the Premiere Stages series. This will be the play’s New Jersey premiere.

On Friday and Saturday evenings in July, the Two River Theater in Red Bank is presenting a “Summer Jazz Café” series of jazz concerts. This week’s shows, July 15 and 16 at 8 p.m., feature trumpeter Claudio Roditi, with singer-pianist Champian Fulton scheduled for July 22-23, and trombonist Conrad Herwig for July 29-30.

• Jane’s Addiction will play their 1990 album Ritual de lo Habitual — including songs such as “Been Caught Stealing” and “Stop!” — in its entirety as part of their show at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, July 16. Doors open at 6 p.m., with Dinosaur Jr. and Minus the Bear also performing.

• Bebe Neuwirth is best known for her work on television and Broadway, but she’s also a cabaret singer, and will bring her new cabaret show, “All I Care About Is Love,” to the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, July 16 at 8 p.m., in its New Jersey premiere.

• Coldplay‘s Chris Martin has hinted that the band’s current A Head Full of Dreams Tour could be their last, though that does not seem to be definite. In any event, the tour will come to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, July 16-17 at 7 p.m., with Alessia Cara and Foxes opening.

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