Paper Mill Playhouse News

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Joins Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture TonightHONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Joins Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

A new concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. Brown recently revealed that the company of Honeymoon in Vegas will reunite tonight, June 8 (8pm). (more...)

Chester Theater Company to Open 2015 Season with 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON'Chester Theater Company to Open 2015 Season with 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Chester Theatre Company will open its 26th season at the Town Hall in Chester, MA with the East Coast premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD. This comedy of ideas, from Scott Carter, the Executive Producer of Real Time with Bill Maher, will run from June 24 through July 5. (more...)

Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

It was announced today that Judy Blazer will join the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of Miss Shingle.  She will begin performances on Tuesday, June 30.  Carole Shelley, who currently fills the role, will play her final performance on Sunday, June 28. (more...)

EVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy Visits NBC's TODAYEVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy Visits NBC's TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

NBC has announced that Charles Shaughnessy, currently starring in the world premiere of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse, will visit TODAY, today, June 4th (10:10 AM). BWW will share video of the appearance following the broadcast. (more...)

EVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy Talks Paper Mill's EVER AFTER on 'Today'EVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy Talks Paper Mill's EVER AFTER on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Actor Charles Shaughnessy may be best known for 'The Nanny,' but he has been in more than 90 television shows and films. His latest gig is in the world premiere of EVER AFTER,  inspired by the story of Cinderella. (more...)

EVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy to Visit NBC's 'Today', TodayEVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy to Visit NBC's 'Today', Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

NBC has announced that Charles Shaughnessy, currently starring in the world premiere of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse, will visit TODAY, tomorrow, June 4th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: NEWSIES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jun 4, 2015

Based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, which in turn was inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse is a Wonderful Season FinaleBWW Reviews: EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse is a Wonderful Season Finale
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 4, 2015

See 'Ever After' now through June 21st on the Paper Mill Playhouse stage. This World Premiere musical is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and features an all-star cast. (more...)

Wally Dunn Joins Cast of Barrington Stage's BUTLERWally Dunn Joins Cast of Barrington Stage's BUTLER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre company in Downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced that NY actor Wally Dunn has joined the cast of Richard Strand's Butler, directed by Joseph Discher. (more...)

Paper Mill Announces Winners of 20th Annual Rising Star AwardsPaper Mill Announces Winners of 20th Annual Rising Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

(Millburn, NJ) June 2, 2015 - As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way.  Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.  Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), and UK Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book of Mormon - West End)  The 2015 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony took place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Tuesday, June 2, at 7:30pm, featuring presenters from Broadway and beyond. Union High School won the coveted title of Outstanding Overall Production and left Paper Mill Playhouse with a total of nine Rising Star Awards.   (more...)

Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone to Bring 'It's Better With a Band' to Catalina's Jazz Club, 6/24Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone to Bring 'It's Better With a Band' to Catalina's Jazz Club, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

ILENE GRAFF, Grammy-nominated recording artist, television, and Broadway star, along with her husband, ASCAP-Award winning Musical Director BEN LANZARONE, present their big band show: 'IT'S BETTER WITH A BAND!' on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:30 P.M. at Hollywood's premiere live music venue, Catalina's Jazz Club ( 6275 Sunset Blvd.). (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse to Present VOCAL OVATION SHOW CHOIR EXTRAVAGANZA, 6/28Paper Mill Playhouse to Present VOCAL OVATION SHOW CHOIR EXTRAVAGANZA, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse one of the country's premier not-for-profit theaters, the place where American musical theater is celebrated, cherished, and pushed in exciting new directions, is thrilled to announce a one-night-only, Vocal Ovation Show Choir Extravaganza concert at Paper Mill Playhouse on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The evening will feature performances by the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, The Harmony Show Choir and the RockNRoll Chorus. (more...)

Review Roundup: EVER AFTER Opens at Paper MillReview Roundup: EVER AFTER Opens at Paper Mill
by Review Roundups - Jun 1, 2015

Just last night, Paper Mill Playhouse opened the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heislerand music by Zina Goldrich. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Laura Benanti, Rob McClure and More to Present at Paper Mill's 2015 Rising Star AwardsLaura Benanti, Rob McClure and More to Present at Paper Mill's 2015 Rising Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

To celebrate its 20-year milestone, the 2015 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards will be broadcast live online and available on HomeTowne Television. (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Co-Host 17th Annual COLUMN Awards GalaTony Winner Beth Leavel to Co-Host 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

THE COLUMN Awards Organization announced today that one of Broadway's brightest stars will serve as the guest star and Co-host for the 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala, Tony Award winner Beth Leavel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: EVER AFTER Premieres at Paper Mill Playhouse- Inside the Opening Night Curtain Call!Photo Coverage: EVER AFTER Premieres at Paper Mill Playhouse- Inside the Opening Night Curtain Call!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 1, 2015

Just last night, Paper Mill Playhouse opened the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heislerand music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After stars two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street) as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Leonardo da Vinci, Emmy Award winner Charles Shaughnessy (Urinetown, 'The Nanny') as King Francis, James Synder (If/Then) as Prince Henry and Drama Desk Award nominee Margo Seibert (Rocky) as Danielle de Barbarac. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call! (more...)

Photo Coverage: EVER AFTER Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse!Photo Coverage: EVER AFTER Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 1, 2015

Just last night, Paper Mill Playhouse opened the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heislerand music by Zina Goldrich.  Ever After stars two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street) as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Leonardo da Vinci, Emmy Award winner Charles Shaughnessy (Urinetown, 'The Nanny') as King Francis, James Synder (If/Then) as Prince Henry and Drama Desk Award nominee Margo Seibert (Rocky) as Danielle de Barbarac. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the after party! (more...)

EVER AFTER Heading to Broadway After Run at Paper Mill Playhouse?EVER AFTER Heading to Broadway After Run at Paper Mill Playhouse?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse just opened the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. With several recent Paper Mill productions having gone on to enjoy runs on Broadway, the question on everyone's mind is whether this new musical has a future on the Great White Way. In a recent article for the Bergen Record, lyricist Heisler explained: 'Broadway is not the goal, a great show is the goal.' The show's composer Goldrich continued: 'We don't get to decide whether it's commercial, We only get to decide whether it sounds good to us. You try to write something you would like to see, and you hope others will, too.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel N. Durant, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Daniel N. Durant, Krysta Rodriguez and More in Deaf West Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis'), Deaf West Theatre and Cody Lassen present Deaf West Theatre's innovative new production of the eight-time, Tony Award-winning Best Musical Spring Awakening, opening May 28. This production is performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Summer Stages: New Jersey Summer EntertainmentSummer Stages: New Jersey Summer Entertainment
by Marina Kennedy - May 31, 2015

Take a look at New Jersey's 'Summer Stages' for great entertainment in the Garden State. (more...)

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