Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden

Paper Mill Playhouse hosted its largest fundraising event of the year, Curtain Up on the 76th Season Gala on May 2, honoring Tony Danza and Linda Bowden, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. Curtain Up on the 76th Season Gala was sponsored by Hilton Short Hills. Other gala sponsors include: PNC Bank, Tiffany & Co., Dior, and American Airlines, the official airline of Paper Mill Playhouse. Check out a look back below!

"Nearly 400 of our theater's community of influential business executives, civic leaders, discerning consumers, and tastemakers will gather together for an evening that reflects the heart, artistry, and vitality of Paper Mill Playhouse," stated Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director. "This black tie evening includes dinner, dancing, an unforgettable auction, and unparalleled Broadway entertainment. We hope you can join us as we pay tribute to our honorees: Tony Danza, following his critically acclaimed run in Honeymoon in Vegas, and Linda Bowden, NJ Regional President with PNC Bank. Additionally, we are thrilled to welcome former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne to help him celebrate his 90th birthday!"

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Linda Bowden (New Jersey Regional President of PNC Bank) and tonights Byrne/Kean Arts Advocate Award with her family

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director) Ruthie Byrne and Todd Schmidt

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Mark S. Hoebee and Todd Schmidt

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Patrick Parker (Associate Artistic Director)

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Christopher Messina, Mark S. Hoebee and Denis Jones

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Christopher Messina and Denis Jones

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Christopher Messina, Denis Jones and Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Mark S. Hoebee Nick Demos, Christopher Messina, Francine Bizar, Denis Jones, Patrick Parker and Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Brendan T. Byrne and Ruthie Byrne

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Todd Schmidt, Brendan T. Byrne, Thomas H. Kean, Jr. and Linda Bowden

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Thomas H. Kean, Jr., Linda Bowden and Mark S. Hoebee

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Brendan T. Byrne and Thomas H. Kean, Jr.

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Linda Bowden

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Mark S. Hoebee

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Jennifer Brady Paper Mill Theatre School Student

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Jennifer Brady

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Paper Mill Theatre School Student-Lucas Imhoff

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Paper Mill Theatre School Student-Melody Stubbs

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Paper Mill Theatre School Student-Tyler Pellton

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Paper Mill Theatre School Students-Jennifer Brady (Soloist), Lainey Anderson, Rachel Bachman, Megan Bachman, Casey Beidel, Luke Berninger, Helen Chen, Sam Dantowitz, Abby Espiritu, Will Flamm, James Freedson-Jackson, Chance Friedman, Ethan Haberfeld, Lucas Imhoff, Alexa Kerner, Colton Maurer, Neil McCaffrey, Emmy Nadeau, Tyler Pelton, Annie Reynolds, Michael Ricciardi, Lee Rosenthal, Ryan Rosenthal, Melody Stubbs, Jake Walsh

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Kenneth P. Wenger, Mark S. Hoebee and Todd Schmidt

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Tony Danza and Jason Robert Brown

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Jason Robert Brown and Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Tony Danza and Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Rob McClure and Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Mark S. Hoebee, Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Todd Schmidt

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Rob McClure and Mark S. Hoebee

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Christopher Messina, Denis Jones, Mark S. Hoebee and Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Christopher Messina, Denis Jones, Francine Bizar, Mark S. Hoebee and Rob McClure

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Rob McClure, Jason Robert Brown and Patrick Parker

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Ruthie Byrne and Kenneth P. Wenger

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
Rob McClure and Tony Danza

Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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Photo Coverage: Inside Paper Mill Playhouse's Gala Honoring Tony Danza & Linda Bowden
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