Jeremy Jordan Headlines Paper Mill Playhouse's 75th Anniversary Gala Tonight

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Paper Mill Playhouse is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, The 75th Anniversary Gala tonight, May 10th. For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse's 75th Anniversary Gala or to purchase individual tickets, tables, raffle tickets, or auction items, contact Leigh Schaedel at 973-315-1663, lschadel@papermill.org or visit Paper Mill Playhouse's website, www.papermill.org. Paper Mill Playhouse is a not-for-profit arts organization that relies on philanthropic support to make its breathtaking productions, professional training programs, celebrated arts education and outreach possible. All proceeds from the gala support these programs.

The 75th Anniversary Gala is a celebration of Paper Mill's legacy as a world-class producer of theater and its role as a pioneer in arts education for three-quarters of a century," stated Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director. "The annual benefit will offer an evening of dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and entertainment by students from Paper Mill Playhouse's arts education programs, The Eddie Bruce Band and headlining this memorable evening is star of Newsies and NBC's Smash, Jeremy Jordan."

Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan currently stars in NBC's musical drama Smash as a Brooklyn-based composer creating a groundbreaking rock musical. Jeremy is from Corpus Christi, Texas, and studied at Ithaca College, where he earned a BFA with honors in performance theater. In 2009, he got his Broadway start understudying the lead in the hit musical Rock of Ages. He went on to star as Tony in the revival of West Side Story and as Clyde Barrow in the Frank Wildhorn musical Bonnie & Clyde. Last year, Jeremy starred opposite Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton in the Todd Graff-Warner Bros. film Joyful Noise, and he originated the role of Jack Kelly in Disney's hit musical Newsies, which received its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2011 before moving to Broadway. He was Tony-nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for that lead performance.

The Eddie Bruce Band marries a smoking hot dance ensemble, concert quality vocalists and masterful musicians that drive the dance floor. For more than 25 years, The Eddie Bruce Band has been performing his unique repertoire of music that ranges from Top 40, R & B, Disco and house music to Swing and Sinatra. Eddie Bruce's interest in music began when he was a child, and he has never wavered from this passion. He has blended his natural entrepreneurial skills with his love of music and created one of the most successful orchestras in the region and one of the best reputations as a much sought-after performer. A regular at Caesars Atlantic City, the Eddie Bruce Orchestra has also performed at Bally's Park Place, the Etess Arena of Trump Taj Mahal as well as such major events as the prestigious Grand Gala Opening of the Kimmel Center for The Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Finally, students from Paper Mill Playhouse's Theatre School, Summer Musical Theater Conservatory and Broadway Show Choir will deliver a memorable performance during the celebration. The education and outreach programs of Paper Mill Playhouse serve nearly 40,000 young people and educators annually in all regions of the state through in-school residencies, training and recognition programs, as well as its Children's Theatre Series. For 25 years, Paper Mill Playhouse has been helping students of all ages and skill levels develop their passion for performance and communication- qualities that are invaluable in every career, from Broadway to the boardroom. Education programs include: The Paper Mill Theatre School, The Adopt-a-School Project, The Rising Star Awards, Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory, August Musical Theatre Intensive, Guest Artist Master Classes and Professional Development Seminars.




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