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RUNAWAYS is composed by Elizabeth Swados and premiered at the Public Theather NYC, 1978. This excellent show which spans multiple musical styles featured such performers as Diane Lane, Trini Alverado, Jossie de Guzman, and Karen Evans.

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BWW TV: BroadwayWorld Goes Inside NEWSIES Preview Day; Meet the Company!BWW TV: BroadwayWorld Goes Inside NEWSIES Preview Day; Meet the Company!
by Jessica Lewis - Sep 3, 2011

This week, September 1, the compeny of Paper Mill Playhouse's Newsies delivered their first performance preview to the press. BroadwayWorld was on hand and spoke with the cast and creative team following the performance. Click below to meet the company and see new performance footage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of NEWSIES' Opening Night!STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of NEWSIES' Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2011

Newsies is inspired by the real life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,' when newsboy Kid Blink led the ragged orphans and Runaways known as newsies on a two-week-long action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike. Go behind the scenes of the production with NEWSIES' own Andrew Keenan Bolger, as he goes backstage on opening night. Click below to check it out! (more...)

Leslie Kritzer, Jeff Keller to Lead A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Reading, 9/26-27Leslie Kritzer, Jeff Keller to Lead A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Reading, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2011

The new musical A Letter to Harvey Milk, based on the short story by Lesléa Newman will enjoy an invite-only staged reading in New York on Monday, September 26 & Tuesday, September 27, 2011. (more...)

NEWSIES Opens at the Paper Mill Playhouse 9/25NEWSIES Opens at the Paper Mill Playhouse 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse's production of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies, will officially open tonight. Revolutionary newsie Jack Kelly will be portrayed by Jeremy Jordan of Broadway's West Side Story and Rock of Ages. Tony® Award nominee John Dossett will play newspaper giant Joseph Pulitzer. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer, Jeff Keller to Lead A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Reading, 9/26-27Leslie Kritzer, Jeff Keller to Lead A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK Reading, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2011

The new musical A Letter to Harvey Milk, based on the short story by Lesléa Newman will enjoy an invite-only staged reading in New York on Monday, September 26 & Tuesday, September 27, 2011. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!Photo Coverage: NEWSIES Performance Preview - Complete Coverage!
by Walter McBride - Sep 2, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse's premiere of Disney's Newsies delivered their first performance preview to the press yesterday, September 1. Immediately following the event, BroadwayWorld brought you a Freeze Frame preview of the performance and this morning we bring you full coverage! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Begins PerformancesPaper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Begins Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse just announced the cast for its season opener, the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Revolutionary newsie Jack Kelly will be portrayed by Jeremy Jordan of Broadway's West Side Story and Rock of Ages. Tony® Award nominee John Dossett will play newspaper giant Joseph Pulitzer. The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Goes Inside NEWSIES Dress Rehearsal - Part 2STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Goes Inside NEWSIES Dress Rehearsal - Part 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2011

Newsies is inspired by the real life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,' when newsboy Kid Blink led the ragged orphans and Runaways known as newsies on a two-week-long action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike. Go behind the scenes of the production with NEWSIES' own Andrew Keenan Bolger, as he goes backstage to see the cast's warm-ups and pre-show rituals as they prepare for a dress rehearsal.. Click below to check it out! (more...)

NEWSIES Holds Ticket Lottery for Final Dress Rehearsal TodayNEWSIES Holds Ticket Lottery for Final Dress Rehearsal Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

Paper Mill Playhousehas just announced a ticket lottery for the final dress rehearsal of Newsies. Those lucky enough to win will be the first audience to see the premiere of this new stage musical. Newsies' extremely limited run is the culmination of a development process to create a stage adaptation of the cult film classic that is one of the most requested titles from Disney's license partners in North America. The ticket lottery will be held on Tuesday afternoon, September 13 at Noon; the final dress rehearsal is on Wednesday evening, September 14 at 8:00PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Takes You on a Behind the Scenes Tour of NEWSIES!STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger Takes You on a Behind the Scenes Tour of NEWSIES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2011

Newsies is inspired by the real life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,' when newsboy Kid Blink led the ragged orphans and Runaways known as newsies on a two-week-long action against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the musical is the tale of newsie Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsies' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike. Go behind teh scenes of the production with NEWSIES' own Andrew Keenan Bolger, as he goes inside the sitzprobe, the first time that the orchestra and actors come together. Click below to check it out! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: First Look at NEWSIES Performance Preview!FREEZE FRAME: First Look at NEWSIES Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Sep 1, 2011

The cast and company of Paper Mill Playhouse's premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies, delivered their first performance preview to the press since starting rehearsals three weeks ago. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you a Freeze Frame snapshot of the show. Check back later for complete photo, video and interview footage! (more...)

BWW TV: NEWSIES Performance Preview - First Look!BWW TV: NEWSIES Performance Preview - First Look!
by Jessica Lewis - Sep 1, 2011

The cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's premiere of Disney's Newsies delivered their first performance preview to the press today, September 1. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you a first look at the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: NEWSIES Movie Cast Visits Paper Mill Playhouse for Fan Day!Photo Flash: NEWSIES Movie Cast Visits Paper Mill Playhouse for Fan Day!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

Hundreds of Newsies fans (affectionately known as Fansies) attended the special Newsies Fan Day reception, talk-back and performance on Sunday, October 2nd at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. The event sold out, weeks in advance, but hundreds of lucky fans had their childhood dreams come true. Along with the entire stage cast, members of the original movie cast and creative team participated in the event including: Gabriel Damon (Spot Conlon), Luke Edwards (Les Jacobs), Shon Greenblatt (Oscar Delancy), Arvie Lowe Jr. (Boots), David Moscow (Davey), David Sheinkoph (Morris Delancy), David Sidoni (Pie Eater), Kevin Stey (Swifty), David Moscow (Davey), Jack Feldman (Librettist), Ms Noni White (Screenwriter), Jeff Calhoun (Stage Director) and the film's director and choreographer Mr. Kenny Ortega. (more...)

THE LA MAMA CANTATA Honoring Ellen Stewart Set For 11/7-8THE LA MAMA CANTATA Honoring Ellen Stewart Set For 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2011

As part of its 50th anniversary season, La MaMa will present the world-premiere of a new music theater work, 'The La MaMa Cantata' -- the text of which will be comprised of quotes from the theatre's late founder Ellen Stewart, and others' remembrances of her -- to be performed on what would have been her 92nd birthday on Monday, Nov. 7 and again the following day Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Audience Members Asked to Leave During Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIESAudience Members Asked to Leave During Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2011

According tot he NJ.com, nine theatre-goers were asked to leave during intermission of Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES last week due to 'unruly behavior.' Theatre representative Shayne Miller commented on the incident: 'There was an altercation, something about poking another patron in the back. They were being rowdy and loud, talking on their cell phones in the theater.' (more...)

Paper Mill to Host NEWSIES Fan Day 10/2Paper Mill to Host NEWSIES Fan Day 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) will host a Newsies Fan Day at the Millburn theater on Sunday, October 2nd. Newsies Fan Day is an opportunity for Newsies fans nationwide to celebrate this cult phenomenon. Participants will have the opportunity to attend a Newsies Fan Reception at 5pm in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery on the campus of Paper Mill Playhouse. At 6:00pm, there will be a Newsies Cast Talk-Back where both the stage cast and members of the film cast will discuss Newsies. The Newsies Fan Package costs $25 and includes: the Newsies Fan Reception, Newsies Cast Talk-Back and a Newsies gift. To participate in Newsies Fan Day, you must hold a ticket to the Newsies fan performance at 7:00pm on Sunday, October 2nd, sold separately. Radio Disney will be on campus to join in the festivities. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of NEWSIES Thanks the Fans!STAGE TUBE: Cast of NEWSIES Thanks the Fans!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2011

Newsies just closed at Paper Mill Playhouse last night, October 16, and as a tribute to 'fansies' of the show, the cast put together a couple of videos as a special thank you. Click below to check them out! (more...)

THE LA MAMA CANTATA Honoring Ellen Stewart Set For 11/7-8THE LA MAMA CANTATA Honoring Ellen Stewart Set For 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

As part of its 50th anniversary season, La MaMa will present the world-premiere of a new music theater work, 'The La MaMa Cantata' -- the text of which will be comprised of quotes from the theatre's late founder Ellen Stewart, and others' remembrances of her -- to be performed on what would have been her 92nd birthday on Monday, Nov. 7 and again the following day Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. (more...)

Rachel and Leah Plays The Met RoomRachel and Leah Plays The Met Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2011

'Rachel and Leah,' a new musical composed by the Tony nominee Elizabeth Swados, and written by Rebecca Keren and Daniella Rabbani, gets its New York concert premiere at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, on Sunday November 20 at 9:30pm. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, 5/27-6/12San Diego Musical Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, 5/27-6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2011

San Diego Musical Theatre is thrilled to present its third and final production of its 2010-2011 season, the singular sensation, the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical, A CHORUS LINE with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, musical direction by Don LeMaster and directed and choreographed by Robert Marra (recreating Michael Bennett's original choreography). (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for Paper Mill's NEWSIES, 6/13Tickets Go on Sale for Paper Mill's NEWSIES, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce that single tickets for all five mainstage productions go on-sale to the public on Monday, June 13th for the 2011-2012 season. Paper Mill Playhouse is offering an exciting lineup of four musicals and one play, including a brand new Disney musical. In September, Paper Mill Playhouse opens their season with the premiere of the new Disney stage musical, Newsies (September 15, 2011 - October 16, 2011), adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical. In November, celebrate the holiday season with the New Jersey premiere of White Christmas (November 16, 2011 - December 18, 2011). Brightening the winter in January is the hit comedy Boeing-Boeing (January 18, 2012 - February 12, 2012). Then enjoy the legendary musical comedy Damn Yankees (March 7, 2012 - April 1, 2012) just in time for spring training. To close the 2011-2012 season comes a musical tale of romance, tragedy, redemption and rebirth in Once on This Island (May 30, 2012 - June 24, 2012). Investors Savings Bank is the proud sponsor of the 2011-2012 season. (more...)

BWW TV: NEWSIES Open Call in New York City!BWW TV: NEWSIES Open Call in New York City!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2011-2012 season with the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Featuring music by eight time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a new book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical. The production is being directed at Paper Mill by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun (The Will Rogers Follies, Grey Gardens). The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. Recently, BroadwayWorld stopped by the Newsies open call in New York City and went inside the audition room. Click below to watch the men's dance call and hear from Calhoun and the show's choreographer, Christopher Gattelli! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, 5/27-6/12San Diego Musical Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, 5/27-6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2011

San Diego Musical Theatre is thrilled to present its third and final production of its 2010-2011 season, the singular sensation, the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical, A CHORUS LINE with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, musical direction by Don LeMaster and directed and choreographed by Robert Marra (recreating Michael Bennett's original choreography). (more...)

Campanile Leads SD Musical Theater's A CHORUS LINE, Previews May 27Campanile Leads SD Musical Theater's A CHORUS LINE, Previews May 27
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2011

San Diego Musical Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast for its third and final production of its 2010-2011 season, the singular sensation, the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical, A CHORUS LINE with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, musical direction by Don LeMaster and directed and choreographed by Robert Marra (recreating Michael Bennett's original choreography). (more...)

Elizabeth Swados to Discuss her Creation Sosua: Dare to Dream Together 3/6Elizabeth Swados to Discuss her Creation Sosua: Dare to Dream Together 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2011

On Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m., the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present Sosua: Dare to Dance Together, a moving play based on monologues and songs written by NYC Dominican and Jewish teens. (more...)

GRRL Parts Return to UMBCGRRL Parts Return to UMBC
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Mar 5, 2011

The ground rules each year: three short one-act plays in which the parts for college-age actresses predominate, with female antagonists and female protagonists. My hat is tipped to a fine part of a cutting-edge program. (more...)

TRIANGLE: FROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial Church, 3/23TRIANGLE: FROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial Church, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

Triangle: From the Fire, an original new dramatic oratorio about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, with music composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Swados and conceived and directed by Cecilia Rubino -- and written by Rubino with poet Paula Finn -- will be performed at a special theatrical five-day run to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. (more...)

FROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial Church 3/23-26FROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial Church 3/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

From the Fire, an original new dramatic oratorio about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, with music composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Swados and conceived and directed by Cecilia Rubino -- and written by Rubino with poet Paula Finn -- will be performed at a special theatrical five-day run to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. (more...)

FROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial ChurchFROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

From the Fire, an original new dramatic oratorio about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, with music composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Swados and conceived and directed by Cecilia Rubino -- and written by Rubino with poet Paula Finn -- will be performed at a special theatrical five-day run to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. (more...)

FROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial ChurchFROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

From the Fire, an original new dramatic oratorio about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, with music composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Swados and conceived and directed by Cecilia Rubino -- and written by Rubino with poet Paula Finn -- will be performed at a special theatrical five-day run to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for Paper Mill's NEWSIES, 6/13Tickets Go on Sale for Paper Mill's NEWSIES, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce that single tickets for all five mainstage productions go on-sale to the public on Monday, June 13th for the 2011-2012 season. Paper Mill Playhouse is offering an exciting lineup of four musicals and one play, including a brand new Disney musical. In September, Paper Mill Playhouse opens their season with the premiere of the new Disney stage musical, Newsies (September 15, 2011 - October 16, 2011), adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical. In November, celebrate the holiday season with the New Jersey premiere of White Christmas (November 16, 2011 - December 18, 2011). Brightening the winter in January is the hit comedy Boeing-Boeing (January 18, 2012 - February 12, 2012). Then enjoy the legendary musical comedy Damn Yankees (March 7, 2012 - April 1, 2012) just in time for spring training. To close the 2011-2012 season comes a musical tale of romance, tragedy, redemption and rebirth in Once on This Island (May 30, 2012 - June 24, 2012). Investors Savings Bank is the proud sponsor of the 2011-2012 season. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, 5/27-6/12San Diego Musical Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, 5/27-6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

San Diego Musical Theatre is thrilled to present its third and final production of its 2010-2011 season, the singular sensation, the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical, A CHORUS LINE with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, musical direction by Don LeMaster and directed and choreographed by Robert Marra (recreating Michael Bennett's original choreography). (more...)

Michael Kosarin, David Holcenberg, et al. Join NEWSIES Creative Team!Michael Kosarin, David Holcenberg, et al. Join NEWSIES Creative Team!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse has just announced the full creative team behind its season opener, the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Featuring music by eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a new book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is adapted for the stage from the 1992 live-action Disney feature film musical. The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan to Lead NEWSIES at Paper Mill Playhouse!Jeremy Jordan to Lead NEWSIES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

According to his official website, Jeremy Jordan will star in the highly anticipated NEWSIES at Paper Mill Playhouse, taking on the role made popular by Christian Bale -Jack Kelly. Jordan wrote on the project 'Folks, I am literally living a childhood fantasy playing the role of Jack Kelly (originated by Christian Bale)... the nine-year-old me would be so proud.' Additional casting has not yet been announced. (more...)

ELEVATOR Extends at Macha Theater Thru 2/20ELEVATOR Extends at Macha Theater Thru 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

An 11:11 Experiment is thrilled to announce that their little show that could, straight from its wildly successful run as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival and its critically-acclaimed run at the Hudson Theatres, ELEVATOR, with original music by Mario Marchetti, written and directed by Michael Leoni (The Playground) and produced by Michelle Kaufer, Schoen Smith and Michael Leoni, will re-open on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 (with an opening night party to follow) and perform through JANUARY 23 at the MACHA Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Road. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Elizabeth Swados to Discuss her Creation Sosua: Dare to Dream Together 3/6Elizabeth Swados to Discuss her Creation Sosua: Dare to Dream Together 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

On Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 p.m., the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present Sosua: Dare to Dance Together, a moving play based on monologues and songs written by NYC Dominican and Jewish teens. (more...)

ELEVATOR Extends Again At Macha Theater Thru 4/3ELEVATOR Extends Again At Macha Theater Thru 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2011

An 11:11 Experiment is thrilled to announce that their little show that could, is extended yet again by popular demand. (more...)

ELEVATOR Extends at Macha Theater Thru 2/20ELEVATOR Extends at Macha Theater Thru 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2011

An 11:11 Experiment is thrilled to announce that their little show that could, straight from its wildly successful run as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival and its critically-acclaimed run at the Hudson Theatres, ELEVATOR, with original music by Mario Marchetti, written and directed by Michael Leoni (The Playground) and produced by Michelle Kaufer, Schoen Smith and Michael Leoni, will re-open on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 (with an opening night party to follow) and perform through JANUARY 23 at the MACHA Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Road. in West Hollywood. (more...)

TRIANGLE: FROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial Church, 3/23TRIANGLE: FROM THE FIRE Plays Judson Memorial Church, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2011

Triangle: From the Fire, an original new dramatic oratorio about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, with music composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Swados and conceived and directed by Cecilia Rubino -- and written by Rubino with poet Paula Finn -- will be performed at a special theatrical five-day run to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. (more...)

NEWSIES, WHITE CHRISTMAS, BOEING-BOEING, DAMN YANKEES, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Set for Paper MillNEWSIES, WHITE CHRISTMAS, BOEING-BOEING, DAMN YANKEES, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Set for Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) announced their 2011-2012 season, featuring four musicals, one play, and something for everyone. Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2011-2012 season with the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies (September 15, 2011 - October 16, 2011). Featuring music by eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a new book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical. The production will be directed at Paper Mill by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun (The Will Rogers Follies, Grey Gardens). (more...)

Confirmed! Paper Mill Playhouse to Premiere New Disney Stage Musical NEWSIESConfirmed! Paper Mill Playhouse to Premiere New Disney Stage Musical NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce the Millburn, New Jersey theater will open its 2011-2012 season with the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Featuring music by eight time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a new book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical. The production will be directed at Paper Mill by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun (The Will Rogers Follies, Grey Gardens). (more...)

ELEVATOR Extends at Macha Theater Thru 1/23ELEVATOR Extends at Macha Theater Thru 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2010

An 11:11 Experiment is thrilled to announce that their little show that could, straight from its wildly successful run as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival and its critically-acclaimed run at the Hudson Theatres, ELEVATOR, with original music by Mario Marchetti, written and directed by Michael Leoni (The Playground) and produced by Michelle Kaufer, Schoen Smith and Michael Leoni, will re-open on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 (with an opening night party to follow) and perform through JANUARY 23 at the MACHA Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Road. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast and Creative Team of Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Meets the Press!Photo Coverage: Cast and Creative Team of Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES Meets the Press!
by Peter James Zielinski - Aug 9, 2011

The cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies met the press today, and BroadwayWorld was there for the event! Revolutionary newsie Jack Kelly will be portrayed by Jeremy Jordan of Broadway's West Side Story and Rock of Ages. Tony® Award nominee John Dossett will play newspaper giant Joseph Pulitzer. The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. Check out photos fom the meet and greet below! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, John Dossett Lead Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES; Full Cast Announced!Jeremy Jordan, John Dossett Lead Paper Mill Playhouse's NEWSIES; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse just announced the cast for its season opener, the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Revolutionary newsie Jack Kelly will be portrayed by Jeremy Jordan of Broadway's West Side Story and Rock of Ages. Tony® Award nominee John Dossett will play newspaper giant Joseph Pulitzer. The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. (more...)

Paper Mill to Host NEWSIES Fan Day 10/2Paper Mill to Host NEWSIES Fan Day 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) will host a Newsies Fan Day at the Millburn theater on Sunday, October 2nd. Newsies Fan Day is an opportunity for Newsies fans nationwide to celebrate this cult phenomenon. Participants will have the opportunity to attend a Newsies Fan Reception at 5pm in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery on the campus of Paper Mill Playhouse. At 6:00pm, there will be a Newsies Cast Talk-Back where both the stage cast and members of the film cast will discuss Newsies. The Newsies Fan Package costs $25 and includes: the Newsies Fan Reception, Newsies Cast Talk-Back and a Newsies gift. To participate in Newsies Fan Day, you must hold a ticket to the Newsies fan performance at 7:00pm on Sunday, October 2nd, sold separately. Radio Disney will be on campus to join in the festivities. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of NEWSIES!BWW TV: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of NEWSIES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2011

The cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies met the press yesterday, and BroadwayWorld was there for the event! Revolutionary newsie Jack Kelly will be portrayed by Jeremy Jordan of Broadway's West Side Story and Rock of Ages. Tony® Award nominee John Dossett will play newspaper giant Joseph Pulitzer. The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. Check out our video below! (more...)

ELEVATOR Extends Again At Macha Theater Thru 4/3ELEVATOR Extends Again At Macha Theater Thru 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

An 11:11 Experiment is thrilled to announce that their little show that could, is extended yet again by popular demand. (more...)

Want to be in NEWSIES? Open Call Is Next Week!Want to be in NEWSIES? Open Call Is Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2011-2012 season with the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, Newsies. Featuring music by eight time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Jack Feldman and a new book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy), Newsies is adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical. The production will be directed at Paper Mill by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun (The Will Rogers Follies, Grey Gardens). The show begins performances on Thursday, September 15. The official press opening is scheduled for Sunday, September 25. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Wilson Among Tribeca Film Fest Judges, 4/20-5/1Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Wilson Among Tribeca Film Fest Judges, 4/20-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, the Founding Sponsor of the Festival, today announced its jurors - a diverse and talented group of 38 individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and screenwriters, celebrated actors, respected journalists and media pioneers. They will be divided among the six competitive Festival categories and will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in those categories at the TFF Awards Night ceremony on April 28 hosted by Gideon Yago, which will be streamed live on TribecaFilm.com. The 2011 Festival runs from April 20 - May 1. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, 5/27-6/12San Diego Musical Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, 5/27-6/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

San Diego Musical Theatre is thrilled to present its third and final production of its 2010-2011 season, the singular sensation, the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical, A CHORUS LINE with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, musical direction by Don LeMaster and directed and choreographed by Robert Marra (recreating Michael Bennett's original choreography). (more...)

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