Paper Mill Playhouse News

BWW Interviews: Michael McArthur - NJ Native in Paper Mill's CAN-CAN
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 18, 2014

'Can-Can' will open at Paper Mill Playhouse on October 1st and run until October 26th. New Jersey native, Michael McArthur will be in the ensemble of this exciting show. Michael returns to Paper Mill after being in their 'Newsies' cast. He was also a recipient of the playhouse's prestigious 'Rising Star Award' when he was in high school. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Fringe Encore Presents MOSES, THE AUTHOR, 9/26-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

MOSES, THE AUTHOR, a world premiere comedy by Andrew R. Heinze, has been chosen to be presented as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival ENCORE SERIES. The acclaimed comedy, directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Amy Wright, will play four additional performances at The Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) -- Friday, 9/26 at 7pm; Sunday, 9/28 at 3pm; Sunday, 10/5 @ 3pm; and Sunday, 10/5 at 7pm. (more...)

Oliver Thornton, Britney Coleman, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More to Star in CAMELOT at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Camelot, directed by David Lee with music direction and orchestrations by Steve Orich (Jersey Boys) and choreography by Mark Esposito (South Pacific with Reba McEntire). The production will run November 15-December 14, 2014, with the opening night on Friday, November 21 at 8pm. Tickets starting at $20 and ticket packages for Two River's season are available from 732.345.1400 or www.tworivertheater.org. The lead production sponsor for Camelot is Investors Bank. (more...)

Urban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, today announced the 2014-'15 season which will launch with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Tony-Winning Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward Talks Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN CAN
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 08, 2014

BWW speaks exclusively with talented Tony Award-winning costume designer Ann Hould-Ward (Broadway's Beauty and the Beast), the force behind the magnificent costumes for this highly-anticipated production. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Previews Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 06, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) andDavid Lee. Can-Can's score features some of Cole Porter's timeless classics including 'I Love Paris,' 'C'est Magnifique,' 'It's All Right With Me' and more. Paper Mill Playhouse is launching this Broadway-bound production of Cole Porter's classic musical with producing partner Jonathan Burrows. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from October 1 through October 26, 2014. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dee Hoty and More in Walnut Street Theatre's '9 TO 5'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy is currently in previews and opens on September 10th, running through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Patrick Page, Michael Arden, Ciara Renee & More to Lead THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast for its upcoming U.S. premiere musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, featuring a score by the multiple Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning team of composer Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), book by Peter Parnell (The West Wing, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) and direction by Scott Schwartz (Playhouse's Jane Eyre, Broadway's Golda's Balcony). Produced in association with Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will run October 26 - December 7, 2014 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Former Paper Mill Playhouse Executive Producer Angelo Del Rossi Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse lost its former Executive Producer Angelo Del Rossi on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Angelo Del Rossi helmed Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, for forty years. A funeral service was held on Monday, September 1, 2014 in Montclair, NJ. Paper Mill Playhouse is planning a memorial tribute at the Millburn theater where the entire theater community can celebrate the life of Angelo Del Rossi. Date, time and more information is forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions to the Angelo Del Rossi Scholarship Fund, Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ, 07041. (more...)

Dee Hoty and More Star in Walnut Street Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy begins previews tonight, September 2nd, opens on September 10th and runs through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Staged! to Present PARADE by Jason Robert Brown, 9/20-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Staged! and Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown go way back. For the past three years the company has been delighting musical theatre audiences with top-notch production of the composer's work and has the awards and accolades to show for it. This time, Staged! presents JRB's dark and ambitious musical Parade, September 20 through October 12. A dark and compelling look at American justice and racism, Parade won two Tony Awards for its sweeping score and powerful message. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Brynn O'Malley Talks About Playing Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Charles Shubow - Aug 29, 2014

Broadway awaits O'Malley to star in her first original role in HONEYMOON AND VEGAS. (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton Directs and Choreographs at Surflight Theatre, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, tonight, August 27-September 14. (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Launches New Education Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the launch of a new education service for high school students whose aim it is to study theater or musical theater in college. Paper Mill Prep is a college discovery and audition coaching program. "Paper Mill has an extensive statewide education and outreach effort that already has us working closely with the strongest young talent in New Jersey, and this extension of our Conservatory professional training program and Rising Star Awards will allow us to support these students as they begin the process of looking at college theater programs." shared Director of Education, Lisa Cooney. "Our goal is to help them determine and gain admission to the college programs that benefits them the most." (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse's Todd Schmidt Named Chair of the Board of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

On July 1st, Todd Schmidt, Managing Director of Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, began his appointment as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance (NJTA), the service organization for the state's professional theatres. Also on that date, Michael Hurst, Managing Director of Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, began his three-year term on the Board. (more...)

Last Edition: Original and Current NEWSIES Stars Recall Favorite Memories!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway tonight Sunday, August 24, but BroadwayWorld (and the rest of New York, we hope) isn't ready to let the musical leave just yet! Throughout the week, we've been spreading the Newsies love by bringing you favorite memories from a slew of the current and past stars of the show. Check out a roundup of the submissions below! (more...)

The Bottom Line- Broadway Bids Farewell to NEWSIES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

The sad has finally arrived. After over two years at the Nederlander Theatre, Disney's NEWSIES plays its final performance on Broadway tonight, August 24. All this week we've been bringing you snapshots from the NEWSIES 'paper route' -- from the movie to how the show got to the Great White Way, to the show's still-burgeoning fandom, and its award-winning cast and creative team. Miss any of our Special Editions? Check out a recap of all the Newsies love by clicking the links below! (more...)

'The World Will Know!' The Original Cast of NEWSIES - Where Are They Now?
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

In honor of the beloved show's final week of performances, BWW is taking a look at where the original NEWSIES principal cast members and creative team have landed after carrying the banner for a final time! (more...)

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