The Prudential Center’s entertainment division will now operate the historic White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, per a Sept. 22 announcement.
Prudential Center’s entertainment, management and booking team will oversee live performance and private event booking and day-to-day facility operations for the 8,000-square-foot venue, which hosts more than 125 live events, concerts and private gatherings each year.
“Our team is thrilled with the opportunity to support a premier venue like White Eagle Hall,” said Sean Saadeh, executive vice president of entertainment for Prudential Center, in a prepared statement. “White Eagle Hall’s industry reputation, local acclaim and history, and management group led by Ben LoPiccolo have created an incredible foundation upon which our team can build and book. Our foremost goal is to expand and elevate the live event programming; creating efficient and creative synergies and opportunities with Prudential Center. This new relationship with White Eagle Hall further solidifies our commitment to the future of Jersey City and dedication to delivering world-class live events to the State of New Jersey.”
Since opening in 2017, White Eagle Hall has hosted sold-out performances by acts including Guster, Jenny Lewis, The Hold Steady, The Feelies, Psychedelic Furs and Snail Mail. It’s also hosted live music, theater, comedy, dance, film, and family shows.
Jersey City Theater Center Inc (JCTC), a not-for-profit 501c3, shall continue to program live theater and other performing arts programming at White Eagle Hall.
“Having Prudential Center as a partner will help bring JCTC’s service to the community and performing arts programming to the next level,” said Olga Levina, JCTC artistic director.
Upcoming shows at White Eagle Hall include Yo La Tengo on Sept. 24; Josie Cotton on Oct. 15; comedian Chris Gethard on Oct. 16; Low Cut Connie on Oct. 18; the sold-out Waxahatchee performance on Oct. 19; and others.d