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

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Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Everyone will love this charming, upbeat musical adaptation of a literary classic. Mary Lennox is sent to live in England after her parents die in India. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced heís an incurable invalid. Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the gardenerís apprentice, Dickon, a lad who can talk to the animals, Mary coaxes the garden back to life. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and a reunion with his father.



The Theater People Podcast Chats with Tony-Winner Gabriel Ebert About MATILDA, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, More
by Theater People Podcast - May 8, 2017

On Monday, May 8 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert. Ebert is currently starring alongside Harvey Fierstein in the critically acclaimed gay history play Gently Down the Stream which was written by Martin Sherrman (BENT, THE BOY FROM OZ). Gently Down the Stream plays at the Martinson Theater at The Public Theater through May 21st. (more...)

Big Egos, Bigger Hair! ROCK OF AGES Coming to Cary's Booth Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Theatre Raleigh and Cary's Booth Amphitheatre have partnered for the rock/jukebox musical- Rock of Ages on September 7th- 10th. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 6, 2017
by - May 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

VIDEO: Charlie Franklin Performs 'Wick' from 5th Avenue Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2017

Check out all new footage from 5th Avenue Theatre's The Secret Garden! Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu stars as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

Gary Trainor to Lead the West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical today announces that Gary Trainor, having played the role of alternate Dewey since the show's London premiere, will lead the cast as Dewey Finn from 17 May 2017, with Stephen Leask joining the cast as the alternate Dewey. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

New London Barn Announces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For 85 years, the New London Barn Playhouse has been a vital part of the Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley communities, enriching the summer months with an annual season of top-quality, professionally-produced classic and contemporary musicals and plays. After their record-breaking 2016 season was honored with the New England Theater Conference's prestigious Moss Hart Award for Excellence in Professional Theater, now the Barn is gearing up to cross another milestone with their 85th consecutive summer season in 2017! (more...)

Ambassadors Theatre Summer Season of Musicals to Feature THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO and 13 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Following their triumphant sold-out gala fundraising concert of The Color Purple last Sunday featuring major stars from shows including Dreamgirls, the British Theatre Academy today announces a double bill of musicals this summer at London's Ambassadors Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Lizzie Klempere and Tam Mutu Perform "How Could I Ever Know" from 5th Avenue's THE SECRET GARDEN
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2017

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu stars as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musicalBeauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Marisha Wallace Lead THE COLOR PURPLE Concert Curtain Call
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

The British Theatre Academy presents a charity gala performance of The Color Purple to raise money for young performers who cannot afford to train in performing arts. Recent performances have included The Secret Garden at The Ambassadors Theatre and Godspell at St Pauls Church, Covent Garden. This concert features a line-up of West End performers alongside a choir of children from the BTA. (more...)

42ND STREET Wins Third Annual West End Bake Off Benefiting Acting for Others
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

42ND Street were today announced as the winners of the third annual West End Bake Off in aid of theatrical charity Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges choreographer Arlene Phillips and Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee, were revealed at the event held today at St Pauls Actors Church in Covent Garden. (more...)

YPT Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Artistic Director Allen MacInnis and Executive Director Nancy J. Webster are thrilled to announce the 2017/18 Season at Young People's Theatre. It's a year dedicated to the theme 'finding yourself", with nine shows encompassing classics and cutting-edge work to help guide that journey. (more...)

GUTENBERG THE MUSICAL Comes to The Jewelbox Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The hilarious musical spoof Gutenberg! The Musical! is coming to Seattle. Local theatre favorites Kate Jaeger and Matt Giles star as two aspiring playwrights performing a staged reading of their new passion project for potential producers: a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Gutenberg! The Musical! will run May 12-22, 2017 at The Jewelbox Theater at The Rendezvous (2322 2nd Ave). Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2930545.) (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Shakespeare In The Squares' Production of ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Shakespeare in the Squares today announces full casting for its 2017 production of Romeo and Juliet which tours to London's squares and parks from 21 June to 13 July, with a press night at Norland Square on 27 June.  (more...)

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few! (more...)

HEDWIG's John Cameron Mitchell Writing Musical Television Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

HEDWIG scribe and star John Cameron Mitchell revealed that he is currently working on a musical television series titled HOMUNCULUS. (more...)

BWW Review: Denver Center's SECRET GARDEN is darkly enchanting
by Chris Arneson - May 19, 2017

For a children's story, The Secret Garden evokes the kind of emotions that could make grown men sob. At least, that's what me and my fiance did for a majority of Denver Center Theatre Company's current production.   (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 19th, 2017 - Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The 2017 Drama League Awards will be held today, and THE WHIRLIGIG, featuring Zosia Mamet, Waterwell's dual-language HAMLET, and Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL all open Off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Moving Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Curvy Widow, a new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn(Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will play at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), it was announced today by the producers. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for ANIMAL CRACKERS at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Animal Crackers, the rollicking Marx Brothers musical comedy opening June 2, 2017 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

Abingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, tonight, May 15, through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Adds Benefit Performance at Denver Center
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The DCPA Theatre Company announced today that due to popular demand, they have added an additional performance of The Secret Garden on Sunday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. The performance will benefit the DCPA's student matinee program.   (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights and 'Lily's Eyes' Scene from THE SECRET GARDEN at Denver Center
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2017

The Secret Garden has book & lyrics by Marsha Norman, music by Lucy Simon, and is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The production runs now through May 28, 2017 at the Stage Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld is excited to share highlights and a clip of the song 'Lily's Eyes' from the production below! (more...)

Willemijn Verkaik to Perform Live in Concert at Cambridge Theatre this July
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

This July musical theatre luminary Willemijn Verkaik will perform a one-off concert at the Cambridge Theatre in the heart of London's West End, joined by a host of special guest stars and an 8-piece live band. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 schools in Central Florida. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES is Glitzy, Homespun Fun
by Tyler Hinton - May 10, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company's production of the rarely revived THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES is full of glitz; glamor; and simple, homespun fun. (more...)

Lizzie Klemperer Joins BRIDGE THE GAP VOLUME 2 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Lizzie Klemperer has joined Bridge the Gap Volume 2. She was most recently seen playing 'Lily' in the Broadway bound production of The Secret Garden at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo to Bring 'Broadgrass' and More to BB Kings This July; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

It was just announced that Tony and Olivier Award Nominated star Ramin Karimloo, by arrangement with Neil O'Brien Entertainment, will be returning to BB King Blues Club - for the fifth time - this summer for Ramin Karimloo Live. The Iranian-Canadian singer, currently starring on Broadway in Anastasia, will play one of his signature concerts at the legendary 42nd street blues club on Sunday, July 23rd and Monday, July 24th at 8PM. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes MISS SAIGON's Breakout Star, Eva Noblezada
by Theater People Podcast - May 1, 2017

On Monday, May 1st Theater People podcast welcomes MISS SAIGON star Eva Noblezada. For the episode, Noblezada shares her story of being discovered by casting director Tara Rubin at the 2013 National High School Musical Theater Awards (AKA The Jimmy Awards) and being fast-tracked to audition for the West End revival of MISS SAIGON. (more...)

DREAM LOVER Announced as Melbourne Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Leading theatre producer John Frost and Chief Executive Officer of Arts Centre Melbourne, Claire Spencer, today announced that they would unite to reinstate the tradition of the annual summer musical in the State Theatre of Arts Centre Melbourne from 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Seattle (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Denver (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Portland (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at SRO's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Jerri Shafer - Apr 29, 2017

SRO Theatre Company is proud to present the Central Ohio premiere of The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman. Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple, The Secret Garden), The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question 'What if...?' Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 27th, 2017 - Drama Desk Nominees, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Drama Desk Award nominations are being announced from Feinstein's/54 Below, and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 bows on Broadway! (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks LADY DAY on the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Audra McDonald is gearing up to the take the West End by storm in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - in the video below she talks about the production. (more...)

DreamWrights to Stage World Premiere of PETER PAN AND MARY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

This spring, DreamWrights is excited to stage the world premiere of a charming story by local playwright, Paige Hoke, Peter Pan and Mary.  Hoke says she was inspired to write this original play during a children's theatre class she took while working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Arcadia University.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DCPA Theatre Company Production of THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The DCPA Theatre Company is proud to share production photos and b-roll from their production of The Secret Gardenwhich opens on Friday, April 28.    (more...)

VIDEO: Tam Mutu and Josh Young Perform 'Lily's Eyes' in Daisy Eagan Led THE SECRET GARDEN
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2017

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu stars as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

Haley Swindal Brings New Concert GOLDEN GIRL to Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Broadway powerhouse Haley Swindal is back at Feinstein's/54 Below by popular demand on May 30 at 7PM and June 6 at 9:30PM in Golden Girl - a brand-new concert event celebrating the music of an era that her heart and soul were born in - The Golden Age. (more...)

Announcing BeBe Winans' BORN FOR THIS at The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Born for This July 11 through August 6 (press opening on July 20).  Kicking off The Broad Stage's 2017-18 Theatre Season, this new musical features original music by six time GRAMMY Award-winning artist BeBe Winans, book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans, and is directed by Randolph-Wright (director of the Broadway and West End runaway hit Motown: The Musical).    (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Bring THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2017

Meanwhile, you can cast your eyes toward today's photogenic cover models, the lovely and talented Cooper and his human, Nashville actress/designer Ashley Wolfe - both of them are pretty swell, in our estimation (even deserving of a Tony Award), and while we worry about them taking selfies while driving and while catching up on the theatrical news every morning, we are assured they were at a full stop when this photo was snapped. In fact, according to the human member of the duo she hadn't yet turned her key to the on position. (more...)

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