Half Time

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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.

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Paper Mill Playhouse

(Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Syracuse Stage opens the 2019/2020 season with the world premiere production of 'Thoughts of a Colored Man.' Performance dates are Sept. 4 through 22. Reviews are in! Find out what critics thought of this new play.
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
The AFL is pleased to announce an All-Australian line up will perform in the Virgin Australia Pre- Game Show at the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final Day, with Dean Lewisto play another set at the Premiership Party after the match has finished.
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
For Ben Markley's fourth recording, the fleet pianist/composer teams with New York tenor saxophone great Joel Frahm for a dynamic set of modern jazz originals. Though written specifically with the band of Frahm, drummer Jim White, and bassist Marty Kenny in mind, Markley continually finds inspiration from significant influences in his musical life, most notably Cedar Walton, Chick Corea and Bill Evans. With engaging and elevating support from Kenney and White, Markley and Frahm pop on the boogaloo ''Mon Back,' strike a Jazz Messengers-esque pose on the grooving 'Return of Catboy,' and strut on the half-time funk of the title tune. 'Frahm's playing bubbles over with ear-catching inventiveness and a robust, positive feeling.' - Ottawa Citizen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Syracuse Stage opens the 2019/2020 season with the world premiere production of 'Thoughts of a Colored Man.' Performance dates are Sept. 4 through 22. Photos are in and check out this production!
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019
The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN starts previews tomorrow at Baltimore Center Stage.
by TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned that three Broadway favorites are set to bring The Princess Bride to life onstage. A Disney Theatrical spokesperson has confirmed that that David Yazbek (Tootsie, The Band's Visit) will write the score, and Bob Martin (The Prom) and Rick Elice (The Cher Show) will co-write the book for the new musical.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
An exciting and talented slate of aspiring musical artists will take the stage at the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 8 p.m. for Knockout Round 2 of the 'Your Big Break' talent competition, presented by the Gold Coast Arts Center, Love Revolution Org, and the Rick Eberle Agency. Contestants perform before judges and audience members who ultimately select who will advance to the next round to win prizes and recognition that can help take their music careers to the next level. Performing in Knockout Round 2 are:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The Actors Fund announced today that, in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center's series Life on Stage, tickets are now on sale for a special evening celebrating the smash hit, reimagined production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! - the recent recipient of two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Sony Masterworks Broadway will release HALF TIME (ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING) on August 2nd, with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean.
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
Twenty-two-year Disney Communications veteran Kevin Brockman, executive vice president, Global Communications, Disney|ABC Television, will depart the Company following the close of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby. My Very Own British Invasion begins performances TOMORROW, Thursday, January 31, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). My Very Own British Invasion is generously supported by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2018-2019 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby. My Very Own British Invasion will begin performances Thursday, January 31, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Los Angeles-based company, Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD) is proud to present Ebb & Flow: Culver City 2019. After a successful one day event in 2018, HDD was asked to bring the festival back to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook for two days in 2019! The festival will take place at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook from 11 am - 7 pm on February 23 and 24, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
Producer/Executive Producer, Elynn Diamond will present Tony Award Winner, four-time Grammy Nominee, and R&B Hall Of Fame inductee, MELBA MOORE In Concert. Elynn's Co-Producer is Emmy Award-Winner Rick Traum. Ms. Moore will perform at the iconic Woodstock Playhouse on Saturday, March 30, 2019.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 22, 2019
The Super Bowl is coming up soon so now's the time to make your game day plans. No matter who you are rooting for, the Rams or the Patriots, you'll certainly be cheering about the great food and drink at these restaurants.
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 21, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse will soon present the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 16, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Catch up on the latest Broadway news below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Incorporating elements of dubstep and trap, Seattle's Quackson brings the low end sounds to mind-warping frequencies on his New Noise debut 'Run It,' premiered today on YourEDM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby. My Very Own British Invasion will continue through Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Get a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice. My Very Own British Invasion will continue through Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice is now on stafe. My Very Own British Invasion will continue through Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice. The show officially opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos from the opening night festivities below!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice. The show officially opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos of the cast taking their opening bows below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting and the creative team for the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher).  My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby.  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's new contemporary cabaret club - will present stage and screen star Nancy Ticotin in her new show "The F Words: Fiery, Fabulous and Fierce" on Thursday, December 20 at 9:30 PM. Ticotin has been called "a Force of Nature" in On Your Feet, and that will be on display when she debuts this evening of songs from Chaka Khan, Laura Nyro, Gloria Estefan, Edith Piaf, Barbra Streisand, Brazilian sambas and more, in addition to some unexpected musical surprises. The eclectic show is directed by Mark Waldrop, and features Spiros Exaras on guitar, George Casas from Miami Sound Machine on bass, Victor Pablo from On Your Feet on percussion, and Clay Otswald from Miami Sound Machine on piano.
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 26, 2018
2018 has been a great year for NJ theatre and entertainment. We have been able to provide complete coverage for our readers. From interviews and previews to reviews and photo flashes, there have been many top articles. Check out some of the pieces from our NJ team.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's new contemporary cabaret club - will present stage and screen star Nancy Ticotin in her new show "The F Words: Fiery, Fabulous and Fierce" today, December 20 at 9:30 PM. Ticotin has been called "a Force of Nature" in On Your Feet, and that will be on display when she debuts this evening of songs from Chaka Khan, Laura Nyro, Gloria Estefan, Edith Piaf, Barbra Streisand, Brazilian sambas and more, in addition to some unexpected musical surprises. The eclectic show is directed by Mark Waldrop, and features Spiros Exaras on guitar, George Casas from Miami Sound Machine on bass, Victor Pablo from On Your Feet on percussion, and Clay Otswald from Miami Sound Machine on piano.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Today, producers Brian Moreland and Ron Simons announced casting for the world premiere of Thoughts of a Colored Man, the new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, and choreographed by Millicent Marie Johnnie in a co-production with Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage.
by Amanda Prahl - Aug 7, 2019
Based loosely on a true story, Half Time tells a classic fish-out-of-water story: a group of senior citizen dancers who audition to be halftime dancers, only to panic when they learn they have to dance hip-hop. The musical, which includes some of the last songs written by theatre legend Marvin Hamlisch, is certainly charming, but it never quite transcends the cheesiness of its material.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
On Wednesday the 14th of August from 5:30 to 6:30 PM Theatre Circle, located at 268 West 44th Street, in the heart of the Theater District, will be hosting a CD signing for the original cast album of 'Half Time 'the musical.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2019
Today's top stories: Six is headed to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Half Time's André De Shields, Donna McKechnie, Lillias White, Haven Burton, Matthew Sklar, Bob Martin, Nancy Ticotin, producer Dori Berinstein and co-producer Kimberlee Garris had a lovely reunion at Theatre Circle in celebration of the release of their Original Cast Recording, and to sign CDs for fans on August 14, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Syracuse Stage opens the 2019/2020 season with the world premiere production of a?oeThoughts of a Colored Man.a?? Performance dates are Sept. 4 through 22. Tickets are available at www.SyracuseStage.org or at the Box Office (315)-443-3275.
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sony Masterworks Broadway will release HALF TIME (ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING), with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean tomorrow, August 2.  Produced by Scott M. Riesett (Ain't Too Proud, The Prom) and Matthew Sklar, the album features music from the Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin-written musical, which made its 2018 debut at Paper Mill Playhouse and tells the uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce casting for its 33rd Season: THE BOY FROM OZ, GREASE, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and its Emerson Family Theatre Series production of Disney's 101 DALMATIANS. 'The tagline at STAGES is 'Experience The Story' and our 2019 Season stays true to these words offering something special for everyone,' expresses Associate Producer Andrew Kuhlman.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Celebrated within the jazz community as a multi-talented musician, Lisa Maxwell, finally releases a long-awaited album of her own material, dedicated to a special cohort. The lineup reads like a Who's Who of the music world (see personnel below).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Georgia Engel recently passed away at age 70. Engel was a Broadway veteran, appearing in The Drowsy Chaperone; Hello, Dolly!, The Boys From Syracuse, and My One and Only. She was best known, however, for her television roles, namely on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, as well as The Betty White Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, and many more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of veteran actor of stage and screen. Georgia Engel.