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Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041

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From the novel Le FantŰme de L'Opťra by Gaston Leroux

This mesmerizing Phantom is traditional musical theatre in the finest sense. The Tony award winning authors of Nine have transformed Gaston Leroux' original novel into a sensation that enraptures audiences and critics with beautiful songs and an expertly crafted book. It is constructed around characters more richly developed than in any other version, including the original novel!

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Oct 25, 2016

After a record-breaking twenty-eight years on Broadway (and nearly the same timespan on the road), THE Phantom OF THE OPERA is an international sensation that's been seen by virtually everyone. In fact, nearly 150 million people have sat in the audience for a performance and listened to the Andrew Lloyd Webber score in more than 15 languages! Up until the 2004 feature film, each of these performances followed the blueprint created by director Harold Prince and CATS choreographer Gillian Lynn, first staging it in London where it currently celebrates its 30th year of success. But, in 2012, producer Cameron Mackintosh recruited West End director Laurence Connor to helm a sparkling new production, later inspiring a new US tour that has just returned to Bass Hall in its second DFW-area appearance. And while "Phans" of the original production might miss a few iconic elements, the new tour offers an exciting opportunity to experience the show through a new pair of opera glasses. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: October 24-30, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 24, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of October 24-30, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS, Royal Albert Hall, 23 October 2016
by Natalie Crofts - Oct 24, 2016

Celebrating over 20 years of successful Disney shows on Broadway, the West End and around the World, including smash hits such as Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Aladdin, as well as shorter-running productions, King David, Tarzan and Aida, an all-star cast brought the magic of the movies to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall last night, in the European premiere of Disney's Broadway Hits. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/23/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/23/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/24
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 24, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 10/23/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA Shines at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Oct 24, 2016

Any show that starts with the death and mourning of the title character, whether it is good or bad, is going to leave an immediate impact.  Evita, the enduring musical biography of Eva Peron does just that, with extremely difficult music by musical theatre kingpin Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice.  (more...)

Broadway Vets Will Join Original Stars of London's Site-Specific SWEENEY TODD in NYC; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Producers of the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), will reprise their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Writer Martin Charnin
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 24, 2016

He created the role of Big Deal in the original WEST SIDE STORY. He changed the face of musical theatre, and pop culture, when he wrote ANNIE. And, now, Martin Charnin is sitting down for a two part interview with Rob and Kevin to talk about how he went from being an actor, to a lyricist, to a director. (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for The Fugard Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre in January 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's grand-scale, smash hit, all South African production of WEST SIDE STORY will be presented at the The Joburg Theatre Complex's Mandela Theatre from 24 January 2017. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/24/2016
by - Oct 24, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 10/24/2016. (more...)

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman Launches PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Pledge Music Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Exclusive to PledgeMusic - For the first time on DVD the Lon Chaney silent movie 'Phantom of the Opera' with Rick Wakeman's Soundtrack together in a Limited Edition Box Set with a signed and numbered certificate. (more...)

BWW Review: Michigan Philharmonic Phright Night A Huge Success
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 24, 2016

The Michigan Philharmonic performed its annual Phright Night concert last Saturday at the PARC in Plymouth; as always, it was a huge success. The symphony harvested some scary tunes at its beloved Halloween POPS concert.  Maestro Nan Washburn entered the building on her motorized scooter, drawing thunderous applause from patrons. She opened the concert using a large wooden spoon as her conductor's baton, then quickly switched it out with a professional one.  The selections were wonderful, and very much a treat for the ears. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Matthew Ford Sings from Daniel and Laura Curtis' OVERTURE Album!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have pulled together an array of Broadway and West End stars for their OVERTURE album- now available for pre-order and released 24th October. (more...)

Media Advisory - Join CMTP as we go back to Gander where Come From Away began
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


Killian Donnelly to Lead KINKY BOOTS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

After originating the role on the West End, Killian Donnelly is headed across the pond to lead the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as Charlie Price. First reported by journalist Baz Bamigboye, and confirmed by the actor via Twitter, Donnelly will take over from Aaron C. Finley on December 6th, and is expected to stay for a six-month run through late May. (more...)

Simon Callow Returns to the Arts Theatre for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The hugely popular re-imagining of Charles Dickens' festive staple A Christmas Carol, starring Simon Callow and directed by Tom Cairns, will return to the Arts Theatre in London for a strictly limited season from 8 December to 7 January.   (more...)

Listen to Musicals 24/7 with New UK Station ENCORE RADIO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

If you love songs from the musicals then you'll be in Musical Theatre heaven this week with the launch of ENCORE RADIO, a brand new 24-hour 7-day-a-week radio station playing hits from musicals and films. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with VIETGONE's Jon Hoche
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jon Hoche, who is currently in previews for Vietgone- playing at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I . (more...)

BWW Review: ROCKY HORROR SHOW is Absolute Pleasure
by Trevor Durham - Oct 21, 2016

Director Jilian Wesolowski has perfected the Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year Will Be Held December 5 & 6 at the New Amsterdam Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Six weeks of dedicated fundraising begins today and will culminate in a spectacular showcase of Broadway's brightest talents when the 28th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition takes the stage Monday, December 5 (4:30 pm) and Tuesday, December 6 (2 pm), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year Will Take Place on December 5 & 6, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Six weeks of dedicated fundraising begins today and will culminate in a spectacular showcase of Broadway's brightest talents when the 28th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition takes the stage Monday, December 5 (4:30 pm) andTuesday, December 6 (2 pm), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Baldwin on Exploring Different Sides of Herself in New Feinstein's/54 Below Show and the 'Full Circle' of Working with Bette Midler
by Casey Mink - Oct 21, 2016

This spring, Kate Baldwin will appear in one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, the Bette Midler-starring revival of HELLO, DOLLY! Baldwin will once again be portraying the fun-loving and yearning Irene Molloy, a role which she had previously taken on at the Paper Mill Playhouse a decade ago. Prior to stepping back into Molloy's shoes, though, Baldwin will return to Feinstein's/54 Below to perform a brand new solo show, EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE, singing the songs of some of her favorite artists. Busy as she is, BroadwayWorld had a chance to chat with Baldwin ahead of her four-show engagement at the cabaret venue, the first of which kicks off on October 25. Baldwin, sincerely affable and reflective, shared the 'full circle' nature of costarring alongside Bette Midler (she may have once made the ill-advised decision to sing 'The Rose' at a middle school talent show), how she uses her solo concerts to introspect her life and career, and why she, like many others surely, often asks herself, 'What would Gavin Creel do?' (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Team Up for Duet Album TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Two of the most beloved voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe first met at Kismet at the London Coliseum a decade ago, where they performed together. Later that year, when Ball was given a solo concert at BBC Proms-the first musical theatre star to do so-he invited Boe to perform with him.  (more...)

Last Chance! Final Performance of THE CASE OF THE PEEPSHOW PHANTOM This Friday 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The strippers and drag queens take over Times Square for one last nasty, harder mystery! 'Queerly' gifted detectives Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy are back with an all new psychedelic, STRIP-sleuthing mystery: 'THE CASE OF THE PEEPSHOW Phantom,' a disco dynamite evening of burlesque, drag, and theater all rolled into the juiciest, STREET MEAT of a show! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET
by Kathy Strain - Oct 20, 2016

CABARET is a classic musical with a cast of characters that can only be explained by seeing the show firsthand. Originally based on the story by the Christopher Isherwood novel, Goodbye to Berlin, CABARET'S music is written by the multi-talented team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. As part of the 50th Anniversary Season, the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of CABARET is traveling North America. Andrea Goss currently plays the role of Sally Bowles and she shared with BWW her life experiences and how she prepared to play the role. (more...)

NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Host Free Public Forum THE MIKADO IN THE 21st Century 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

As part of its preparation for the upcoming new production of 'The Mikado,' New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) will host a public forum entitled 'The Mikado in the 21st Century' on Thursday, November 3rd (6PM) on the stage of The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues). Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa,  a professor of philosophy at University of British Columbia and Gilbert & Sullivan expert and performer, the forum will continue a dialogue between the Asian-American theatrical community, the NYGASP staff & creative team, and members of the Gilbert & Sullivan audience at large. The discussion will cover a broad range of issues including awareness of orientalism in contemporary culture, the importance of diversity in casting, and the need for change in performance practice of The Mikado specifically. The panel will raise questions of how a repertory company can approach new ways of presenting a classic work while maintaining the work's artistic integrity as well as sharing the steps NYGASP is taking in the creation process for their new production of The Mikado opening December 28th and playing through January 8th at the Kaye Playhouse.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/20/2016 - THE FRONT PAGE, TICK, TICK...BOOM!, ROCKY HORROR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 20, 2016

Today's big news: The antici¬Ö.pation is over - ROCKY HORROR airs tonight on FOX, TICK, TICK...BOOM! officially returns to NYC, and THE FRONT PAGE opens on Broadway! (more...)

Join CMTP As They Go Back to Where COME FROM AWAY Began
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), under the leadership of Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, is an international centre of excellence for the development of new musicals in Canada. (more...)

Theatre Odyssey to Host Evening with Three-Time Tony Nominee Arthur Kopit 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Join the Theatre Odyssey family for a delectable dinner on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Sarasota's iconic Michael's On East. Enjoy cocktails (open bar) and hors d'oeuvres from 5-6pm, with dinner served at 6pm. The event will benefit On The Road, Theatre Odyssey's new initiative to bring the theatre to people who are unable to travel to it. (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Celebrate New York & London Theatre in CURTAIN UP Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

New York's Broadway and London's West End have long been the biggest destinations for live theater, and now, a new exhibition opening at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the rich creative talent and award-winning productions in both cities. Co-curated by The Library for the Performing Arts and the V&A, where the exhibition debuted earlier this year, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London highlights how the theatre districts of both cities have flourished and developed since 1976. The exhibition, which opens at The Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center onOctober 31, 2016  and is on display through June 30, 2017. (more...)

Book Report: Hot New Cookbook Alert - SPICE HEALTH HEROES
by Robert Diamond - Oct 20, 2016

Once in a while, along comes a cookbook that will find itself equally at home in your kitchen or on your coffee table. Not only that, SPICE HEALTH HEROES available worldwide on October 20, 2016, might also make you healthier. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: October 20, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 20, 2016

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

The 8th Annual BROADWAY CAN! Concert for City Harvest to Be Presented at DON'T TELL MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The 8th Annual Broadway Can! concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama on Monday, November 14th at 7pm.   (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes 'Booked It!' Podcast's Nate Patten & Cam Collins
by Broadwaysted - Oct 19, 2016

This week, Broadwaysted is diving face-first into Broadway Orchestra Pits with our guests Nate Patten and Cam Collins from 'Booked It: A Broadway Musician's Guide to Theatre, Facebook, and being #Grateful!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo is Rainbow High with New EVITA Cover
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2016

Check out former Che, Ramin Karimloo, share an acourstic take on the Evita classic, 'High Flying Adored.' (more...)

Final Casting Announced for FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street (more...)

Broadway Stars to Inaugurate New Arts Center in Restored Vermont Gristmill with Norman Rockwell Musical
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 19, 2016

Four acclaimed Broadway actors will spend the last week of October in Arlington, Vt., rehearsing Perfect Picture (a musical about the life of Norman Rockwell) just a few miles from the artist's former home - in preparation for a staged concert at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium on October 31. (more...)

BWW Review: MOBY DICK THE MUSICAL, Union Theatre, 18 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 19, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an enthusiastic revival of Moby Dick The Musical that rather loses the wind from its sails in the second half. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Jacobs, Derek Klena and More Hold Court at THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

After six sold-out 'Broadway Princess Parties,' the time has come for Broadway's favorite leading men to stand in the spotlight in The Broadway Prince Party at Feinstein's/54 Below. Hosted by Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, Anastasia's Derek Klena and produced by The Broadway Princess Party's Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala, the very first BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY was an unforgettable manly evening of heroism, bravura, and macho magic. The all-star cast sang the most beloved 'prince' songs of stage and screen.  (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Acrobatic performers from Cirque de la Symphonie are coming to the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera stage for a one night only special event on Friday, October 28 at Memorial Auditorium. Cirque's troupe of exceptional artists-aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and strongmen-will perform on stage as the Orchestra performs classical favorites. CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan conducts. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Jackie Burns and More to Join Frank Wildhorn in UK Concert Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn, creator of shows including Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel, will make his UK concert debut in an exclusive engagement for one night only on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at the Palace Theatre Manchester, one of the venues that the UK & European premiere of his Wonderland will play from 24 - 30 April 2017 as part of a UK tour. (more...)

BWW Interview: Derrick Davis of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Bass Performance Hall
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - Oct 18, 2016

If you ask a musical theatre lover to name one of their favorite shows, there's a high likelihood they will mention Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic, The Phantom of the Opera, a staple on Broadway, around the world and on tour. I was honored and thrilled to chat with actor Derrick Davis, who is in rehearsal for the national tour and will step into the role of the Phantom in Fort Worth, TX at the Bass Performance Hall, beginning October 20th. We discussed his historic ascent into the role {as only the third African-American to star as the Phantom and the first to star in the national tour}, his dream roles, tricks of the trade and, of course, his favorite flavor of cake - check out our conversation below! (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present SHOCKTOBERFEST 17: PYRAMID OF FREAKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents... Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks - Their 17th Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation which includes five new one-act performances. (more...)

BWW Interview: Star Ben Forster On PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary
by Marianka Swain - Oct 18, 2016

Ben Forster became a household name when he won Andrew Lloyd Webber's Superstar TV competition and went on to lead the UK arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. His West End work includes Evita and Elf: The Musical, and he's currently starring as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ramin Karimloo Gives MURDER BALLAD His Broadgrass Twist
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2016

Ramin Karimloo is currently starring in the London premiere of MURDER BALLAD, which will run through October 29 at the Arts Theatre. Below, watch as he teams with Matt Harvey to sing 'Sara.' (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/17/2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 10/17/2016. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

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