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

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Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars. It was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006.



BWW Review: BROADWAY BENT: VILLIANS STEP INTO THE BAD SIDE at The Studio At Carrollwood Cultural Center
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Sep 9, 2017

Performed in The Studio at Carrollwood Cultural Center, BROADWAY BENT: VILLIANS was a celebration of the most despicable, evil, contemptable characters in the history of Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: It's Dresser Love at BANDSTAND and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week Bandstand celebrates one of the most important behind the scenes crew members: dressers! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Luna Velez Named Celebrity Ambassador at 2017 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Star of stage and screen, Luna Lauren Velez will join the traders at Cantor Fitzgerald on Charity Day, September 11, 2017, as a celebrity ambassador representing Samaritan Daytop Foundation, which supports the life-saving efforts of Samaritan Daytop Village - the New York City-based charity that offers a rich array of programs including treatment for substance abuse, innovative services for veterans, and programs for homeless individuals, women and children, seniors and families. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre  box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

Cast Complete for Mark Rylance-Led FARINELLI AND THE KING on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Blackare have announced complete casting for the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 6- Happy Birthday, Anika Noni Rose!
by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2017

Anika Noni Rose is a Tony Award winner for her role as Emmie Thibodeaux in the beloved musical Caroline, or Change, She also received a Tony nomination for her role in the Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 6th, 2017: Bernadette Peters Announced as Next 'Dolly' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Bernadette Peters Announced as Next 'Dolly,' and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Swarovski Crystals Make National Theatre's FOLLIES Sparkle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Swarovski illuminates the National Theatre for the first time with 600,000 crystals adorning the dazzling costumes in its much-anticipated revival of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical, Follies. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Broadway's Constantine Maroulis to Play 'Che' in EVITA at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary musical, EVITA. This environmental production, created solely for our unique theatre in-the-round, can be seen only at North Shore Music Theatre beginning on Tuesday, September 26 and play thru Sunday, October 8. The cast of EVITA will be led by Briana Carlson-Goodman as Eva and Constantine Maroulis as Che. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva's 45th Season Begins with IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents In the Heights, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Melissa Rain Anderson in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 5 through October 8. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of DREAMGIRLS Performs on THIS MORNING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

Last week on the summer finale of This Morning, the cast of West End's Dreamgirls performed 'One Night Only!' starring Marisha Wallace as 'Effie White'. Check out the video below! (more...)

Gary Troy Joins Cast of COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

MC Theatrical Productions has announced that Gary Troy has joined the cast of COME LIGHT MY CIGARETTE, a suspenseful new musical written and directed by Arnold L. Cohen, with music direction by Mason Griffin, August 8th - September 3rd at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). Mr. Troy has taken over the role of the father, Kevin, previously held by Michael J. Farina. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEENEY TODD is 'Dying' to Greet Fans at Broadway Flea and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Today is Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week SWEENEY TODD is gearing up for the Broadway Flea Market. Visit their booth to take your chances on Mrs. Lovett's pies! Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Broadway's Chester Gregory Joins the Cast of Kansas City Repertory's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Fresh off an 8-month run starring as Berry Gordy in Motown: The Musical, Gary, Indiana native Chester Gregory has been added to the cast of the Kansas City Repertory production of August Wilson's FENCES. (more...)

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Natalie O'Donoghue's Nominations
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 22, 2017

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue puts forward her nominations for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! (more...)

Amber Riley Joins Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson for New Album 'Songs From the Stage'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Dreamgirls' Amber Riley announced on Instagram that she will be joining fellow West End leading ladies Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson for a new showtune album, Songs From the Stage. (more...)

Broken Nose Theatre Announces New Company Members & Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

As it embarks on its sixth season, Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to announce a major expansion of the company by welcoming four new Company Members and eight new Artistic Associates. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: First Look at Nicholas Rodriguez, Emma Rose Brooks, Kelley Faulkner and Richard R. Henry in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Guys and Dolls, a Tony Award-winning musical in the intimate Quadracci Powerhouse, running now through October 29. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, now through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: A Chat With Artistic Director Patrick Grossman
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 19, 2017

Ahead of the 30th Anniversary concert this weekend at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center, Artistic Director Patrick Grossman took a few moments to chat with me about the shows this season, his plans for theatre, and more! (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/12/2017 - 9/19/2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/12/2017 - 9/19/2017. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

John Lithgow Wins Emmy Award for THE CROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

John Lithgow has just been announced as the winner of the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Netflix's 'The Crown'. The actor portrayed iconic politician Winston Churchill. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Joint Starts Jumpin' in La Mirada's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre has announced its upcoming production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, music and lyrics by Roger Miller, book by William Hauptman, presented in The Harriett Theatre September 22 as the first production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Broadway's Top Legal Eagle, Mark Sendroff
by Robert Diamond - Sep 15, 2017

Billy Flynn might get all the attention, but Broadway's real, go-to man of the law is Mark Sendroff. (more...)

Faith Prince and Seth Rudetsky Come to NOCCA Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Faith Prince--Tony Award-winner for her performance in Guys and Dolls--makes her debut on Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series next Friday, September 22 at 8PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Celebrating The Songs And The Life Of The Incomparable Luther Vandross Live In Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

One man's voice became everyone's music The incomparable Luther Vandross, the man, THE VOICE, the legend! Luther's voice shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all believe in The Power of Love. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More!
by BWW Special - Sep 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more! (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Monday for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play The Paramount Theatre from November 14 - 19. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 18 at 10 am. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 13, 2017

Opening their 41st season in tremendous style, the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center offers a superb production of the Tony winning musical Dreamgirls. Running through October 1st at the Oakdale venue, this incarnation boasts a stupendous cast who are absolute naturals in their respective roles. Excellently directed by CM Artistic Director Patrick Grossman (who also serves as Choreographer and Set Designer), the show is certainly a must see for the fall season. (more...)

John Lithgow to Bring the Magic of Storytelling to Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

RuPaul's DragCon Hits New York City for First Time
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

RuPaul and World of Wonder Productions (“RuPaul's Drag Race,” “Million Dollar Listing”, “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce,”) welcomed a sold out crowd of more than 35,000 attendees to the first ever RuPaul's DragCon NYC on Sept. 9-10 at Manhattan's Jacob K. Javits Center. (more...)

West End Stars from WICKED, KINKY BOOTS, DREAMGIRLS and More Join Songwriter Joey Contreras' London Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Award-winning New York songwriter Joey Contreras is bringing his blend of contemporary musical theatre and pop music to the Live At Zedel stage for one night only on Sunday, 24 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Step Inside Virginia Rep's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Cadence Theatre Company and Virginia Repertory Theatre are pleased to present their first co-production of the 2017-2018 Cadence Season, Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kronand music by Jeanine Tesori. Adapted from the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home is in celebration of Richmond Triangle Players'25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: DREAMGIRLS Fills the Spotlight at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Dreamgirls follows the story of an African American, all-girl singing trio from Chicago called "The Dreams" and gives a glimpse to the behind-the-scenes reality of the Entertainment Industry. At first, The Dreams' manager fall in love with the lead singer, Effie. Later, he abandons her, both romantically, and professionally, replacing her with someone thinner. Eventually, Effie manages to recover from the blow and builds a successful career by going solo. In the end, during the group's farewell appearance, Effie is reunited with the Dreams resulting in a happy ending for all. (more...)

AUDIO: Billy Porter Unveils 'Carefully Taught The Remixes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony- and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter releases 'Carefully Taught The Remixes' (Bee & El /Sony Masterworks Broadway) available now on all digital platforms and streaming via digital subscription services. Download/Stream 'Carefully Taught - The Remixes' HERE, or click below to listen! (more...)

Billy Porter Is Making No Apologies for Getting Political on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Billy Porter is not Lola. That is is message that the politically opinionated Tony winner is trying to spread in his hometown. Porter, who just performed a concert at Pittsburgh's Hartwood Acres, has just written a piece explaining some of his 'offensive' comments onstage. Porter writes: (more...)

Omar Phoenix Returns to Austin in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

After a sold-out weekend of explosive performances in January 2017, renowned violinist, singer, and show-stopping performer Omar Phoenix returns with an exhilarating experience in sound, energy, and passion, blending world, jazz fusion and electronic pop music. (more...)

Spend an Evening with FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the one-night-only special event, An Evening with Tony Award-Winning Composer Jeanine Tesori. The event will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7:30 pm at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Holliday Performs Sold-Out Show at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced that the Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, Chicago) concert was a huge success on August 21. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries. (more...)

Meet the 100-Person Cast of THE ODYSSEY at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

It's nearly here! An initiative and production years in the making comes to the Seattle Repertory Theatre Bagley Wright Theatre stage in just two short weeks in the form of a musical adaptation of The Odyssey, featuring an over-100-person cast. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Tour to Hit St. Louis This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre from Tuesday, October 3 to Sunday, October 15. (more...)

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