Single Tickets On Sale Now for THE COLOR PURPLE, BENNY & JOON, and More at Paper Mill

Single Tickets On Sale Now for THE COLOR PURPLE, BENNY & JOON, and More at Paper Mill

Paper Mill Playhouse announced today that individual tickets for the theater's 2018-2019 season will go on sale to the public on Monday, August 20 at 10:00am. This will be the first season in Paper Mill Playhouse's newly renovated auditorium featuring new seats and a fresh design. Single tickets start at just $35. Tickets may be purchased beginning on August 20 by calling 973.376.4343, or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2018-2019 season with the hit musical, The Color Purple (September 26-October 21), the unforgettable and moving Tony Award-winning musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Academy Award-nominated film features a soul-raising, Grammy-winning score infused with jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues. The Color Purple, with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, is a stirring family chronicle about the power of love and life.

Next, a family musical just in time for the season, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (November 21-December 30), comes to Paper Mill Playhouse, based on the beloved Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film. This heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including "Easter Parade," "Cheek to Cheek," "Steppin' Out with My Baby," and "White Christmas."

Next winter, Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical My Very Own British Invasion (January 31-March 3), directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. The 1960s British music scene comes to life with songs from Herman's Hermits, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, The Moody Blues, and other legendary bands of the era.

The spring brings the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon (April 4-May 5). Based on the 1993 film which starred Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson, this new musical is a smart, funny, tender-hearted celebration of love: between children and parents; romantic partners; friends; and, most of all, siblings.

The final production of the season, Disney's Beauty and the Beast (May 29-June 30), an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage production includes all of the original songs from the movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus additional gems by Menken and Tim Rice.

"Paper Mill Playhouse is thrilled to produce a season of all musicals in our exciting 2018-2019 lineup including a world premiere and an East Coast premiere," commented Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director of the Millburn theater. "Producing new works is central to our vision of becoming recognized as one of the most important incubators of new musical projects. We're opening our doors to collaborate with and host the top talents of musical theater, whether they be established artists like Jerry Mitchell and up-and-coming playwrights and composers."

Paper Mill Playhouse will produce eight performances a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Three, four and five-show subscription packages are available now starting at just $111. Each subscription package includes a different level of special benefits (see www.PaperMill.org for details). Single tickets will go on sale on August 20 at 10:00am starting at just $35. Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. Groups of ten or more may receive a discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. Titles, casting and dates subject to change.

This summer Paper Mill Playhouse is undergoing an extensive renovation including replacement of the auditorium seating. The renovations will be complete before the 2018-2019 season opens in September.

Photo Credit: Jim Cox

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