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Half Time - 2018 - Milburn, NJ (Regional)

From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots comes the incredible true story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they won't be dancing tap, salsa or swing-instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop. Take the uplifting journey with these dreamers-and the young coaches who inspire them along the way-as they battle self-doubt, stereotypes and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it's not the end of the game-it's Half Time.


Paper Mill Playhouse

(Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041

Half Time Milburn, NJ (Regional) Cast


by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
Casting has been completed for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Thoughts of a Colored Man with Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner joining as understudies. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 7th. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020
The Dallas Sidekicks Dancers, a professional dance team supporting the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), have announced their 2020-2021 Dance Team.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2020
Bob Martin, book writer for Broadway musicals such as The Prom and The Drowsy Chaperone, has signed with Verve.
by Alan Henry - Sep 10, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning icons of the stage and screen Judy Kuhn, Lillias White, and Beth Leavel will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2020
Musical powerhouse Marisha Wallace announces a double single release, 'Before I Go' and 'Climb Every Mountain', out now. The tracks are taken from her upcoming debut Decca album, 'Tomorrow' out on 27th November.
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019
The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN starts previews tomorrow at Baltimore Center Stage.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 4, 2019
After announcing their long-awaited return to the scene with a forthcoming LP 'DEADTHEALBUM' set to drop this fall, Breathe Carolina have already whetted appetites with the melodic, catchy 'Too Good' that ushered in a focused take on downtempo electronics. Now, they unveil their second single 'Like This' and are showing no signs of slowing down.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2019
The Ohio State University put on a Spongebob-themed halftime show during their game against Wisconsin on Saturday!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 26, 2019
Today, TINA's Nkeki Obi-Melekwe speaks to BroadwayWorld about making her Broadway debut in the role of a true icon whose life and music transcend time.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2019
The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN opened this week at Baltimore Center Stage. The new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, and choreographed by Millicent Marie Johnnie is a co-production with Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 2, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, a unique opportunity to pitch a project to a roomful of New York producers and artistic directors on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the newly opened 797 Studios, 797 Eighth Avenue (betw. 48th and 49th), 3rd floor, NYC.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2020
FLIP IT springs from the profound notion that art and connection can be employed to make change. We must engage people of all ages in the noble work of activism, and they believe that — with your help — we can flip the Senate and move our country toward a more equitable future. By taking class with their choreographers, you too can help FLIP IT.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2021
Thoughts of a Colored Man officially opens on Broadway on October 13, at the John Golden Theatre. Meet the cast and learn more about who is starring in the play!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2019
The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN starts previews tomorrow at Baltimore Center Stage. The new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, and choreographed by Millicent Marie Johnnie is a co-production with Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 23, 2020
“At Good Theater we have put ourselves in mothballs, declares Executive/Artistic Director Brian P. Allen. Maine State Music Theatre’s Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark concurs, “ For me the hardest part is the feeling of treading water.” “My Grandfather taught me that life was a staircase,” Clark recounts. “He would say,’ Always make sure you are moving forward; if you have to stay on a step for a while, no big deal. Try not to take a step backwards, but if you have to, figure out why, fix it, and keep moving forward.’ Right now,” Clark says sadly, “it does not feel possible to keep climbing. Everything is stacked against us and all the people we need to help us.”” On a brisk fall day nine months into the pandemic the two are taking a moment to share their experiences in this unprecedented time of crisis – a crisis that has shuttered their theatres and forced them to engage all their energies in survival of the institutions and the art form they love.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 20, 2020
Artist/producer, Galimatias, today releases his smooth new single 'Shy Dancer,' the latest in his ever-evolving quest to create something especially new and polished - though distinctly homegrown.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2019
The Ensemble Theatre, family, and friends mourn the loss the of veteran award-winning actress Detria Marie Ward who transitioned Sunday, November 17, 2019. Her memorial service and funeral arrangements are pending.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 16, 2020
Today (November 16) in live streaming: Lillias White sings with Seth Rudetsky, Alice Ripley in concert, and so much more!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Nov 16, 2020
Her concert re-airs today at 3pm and is now available On Demand, get your tickets here!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 15, 2019
No stranger to flipping the zeitgeist on its head; Breathe Carolina are back with a vengeance on their latest full length release with 'DEADTHEALBUM', out via Spinnin' Records/ Big Beat November 15th!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 14, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2020
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of your favorite stars' latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. On November 12, he chatted with Tony winner Lillias White. Lillias will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 15 (8pm) and Monday, November 16 (3pm).
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 12, 2020
Tune in right here as he chats with Tony winner Lillias White. Lillias will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 15 (8pm) and Monday, November 16 (3pm).
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 1, 2019
Knife Edge Productions is pleased to announce their next production, Neil LaBute's In a Dark Dark House. The play runs December 6 - 21 with opening night slated for December 10 at A.R.T/New York Theatres. In a Dark Dark House is directed by the company's Resident Theatre Director, Sam Helfrich.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 28, 2021
The Vancouver tear-down, previously the band’s headquarters for producing music, videos, and clothing, was slowly evacuated, as members moved out in advance of the inevitable; another casualty of Vancouver’s merciless housing market. N0V3L, once a concentrated machine, is now spread across the western province of British Columbia.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 28, 2021
Set to be released on August 27th, Through the Mirror is part indie rock nirvana—the state of being more so than the band—and part reaction to an uber-politicized world. “It’s that social dilemma,” says Vines. “People get in their hall of mirrors and maybe they’re not looking at reality.”
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2021
Casa Mañana's Reid Cabaret Theatre and Frank Kent Cadillac present a Wishing Star production of Always...Patsy Cline April 15-25, 2021. Tickets are on sale now.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 17, 2021
NON-FICTION was written between 2017 and 2020, and recorded on a Tascam-388 in the band’s since-torn-down rental home.
by TV Scoop - Jun 5, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of GAME ON!, airing on CBS on Wednesday, June 10, 2020!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2021
After a year of pandemic and no live theatre, Theatre in the Park has returned providing live entertainment for the community!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2021
After a summer of no musical theatre on the stage in Shawnee Mission Park, Theatre in the Park (TIP) opens its 2021 season with one of the most popular musicals in recent history. “Mamma Mia” takes the stage on June 4 and will play for seven performances through June 12.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 7, 2021
Donate packages of toilet paper and enjoy free popcorn and a fun evening at Theatre in the Park during the new musical Half Time- Gotta Dance July 16-18, and a July 21-24. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2020
The Dallas Sidekicks Dancers, a professional dance team supporting the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), have announced they will be doing virtual auditions for their 2020-2021 dance team.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
The 2021 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre is the latest accolade for Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning Hadestown star André De Shields, fresh from his critically-acclaimed turn as King Lear at St. Louis Shakespeare Festival.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
When a group of folks (all over the age of 60) decide they are going to audition for a dance squad that will perform in front of 20,000 spectators at a major league basketball half-time show... and they get CHOSEN... and they learn the dance they will be performing is HIP-HOP... well, let your mind wander!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 7, 2021
'We need puppies now more than ever!' said everyone. Have no fear because television's cutest sports competition and the original call-to-adoption TV event, PUPPY BOWL, returns on Sunday, February 7 for the biggest, most exciting game to date,
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2020
Celebrate the year's most anticipated football game at Hakkasan Group's restaurant and nightlife venues. The global hospitality company will offer fans energetic game-watching locations complemented by all-you-can-eat and drink specials, paired by parties at its acclaimed nightlife venues.  
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 2, 2020
The pup players are back and ready for non-stop all football action for PUPPY BOWL XVI! Television's cutest sports competition and original TV adoption event, PUPPY BOWL, returns to Animal Planet Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3PM ET/12PM PT. This year's adoptable puppy players who make up the rosters of #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff celebrate a 'Sweet 16' extravaganza and dig deep and play hard to win the inaugural CHEWY 'Lombarky' trophy at GEICO stadium.
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 19, 2020
Finally, Our Lady J's return to musical performing after so long in the writers' room yielded a bountiful evening of new compositions and surprising covers, and though we would have wished her to dial back the electro-processing of her fine voice just a bit, this evening for modern music lovers was a daring and tantalizing night of cool vibrations, and so we award Our Lady J a fine 4 out of 5 Rainbows.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2020
Tickets are still available for Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) Celebration of Community Through the Arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019
Tony® and Emmy Award winner Lillias White returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Cabaret Series with an autobiographical show filled with musical highlights from her life and career January 23 - 25, 2020 in Samueli Theater. With her powerhouse voice and exuberant stage presence, White has won accolades for her show-stopping performances on the Broadway stage, on television and in films. The New York Times declared, 'Lillias White is a singer who makes the most challenging vocal feats look almost easy.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019
On Thursday, March 26, Chicago Multicultural Dance Center's select Hiplet Ballerina Company make their first appearance at the Marcus Performing Arts Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall as part of the MC Presents series sponsored by The Fitz at the Ambassador Hotel. This must see show fuses classical pointe technique with urban dance that is rooted in communities of color, fueled by inclusivity, modern movement, and Instagram-ready style. Come see the Company everyone is talking about during this special one night only engagement.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2020
Nineteen 98 Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co. presents the Australian premiere of Half Time a new musical directed by Helen Dallimore and starring some of Australia's most treasured performers including Nancye Hayes AM, Stefanie Jones, Donna Lee, Wendy-Lee Purdy and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2019
North Carolina Theatre, the region's premier nonprofit professional theatre, has announced casting for its February production of Kinky Boots, playing February 11-16, 2020 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Eric Woodall is NC Theatre's producing artistic director, and Broadway performer Nathan Peck will direct and choreograph the production.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2020
Deadline has reported that playwright Keenan Scott II, whose play Thoughts of a Colored Man is a likely to be staged on Broadway post-shutdown,  has signed with A3 Artists Agency.
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2020
During the UEFA Champions League final, which took place last night, (Sunday, August 23), Coach Ted Lasso, Jason Sudeikis’ titular character in Apple TV’s critically acclaimed, global hit original comedy series of the same name, “Ted Lasso,” called legendary football Manager José Mourinho seeking advice as he starts his new role leading the (fictional) Premier League club AFC Richmond. Mourinho, known widely as “The Special One,” reluctantly took a few minutes out of his evening to give Lasso, a Division II college football coach who has never coached a soccer game in his life, a few pointers which he graciously accepted (and desperately needed).
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2021
Half Time is the incredible true story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they won't be dancing tap, salsa, or swing – instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 13, 2020
Forbidden Society has embodied what it takes to be an independent artist in the digital world. A label owner, head of a clothing line and a DJ, he's proved himself to be a multi-faceted part of the drum & bass community, something which has carried through into his music
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 1, 2020
Broadwayworld NJ continues our series interviews with top theatre professionals to learn about their upcoming plans. Our readers will enjoy this one with Mark S. Hoebee, the Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Playhouse. Hoebee also directs shows at the Playhouse.