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The Wanderer - Regional (US)

Dion. One name set the standard of cool for a generation. But how does a kid from The Bronx make it to the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame? In The Wanderer, the incredible musical journey of a troubled young man turned teenage heartthrob (and, ultimately, Rock n' Roll icon) is told in intimate and no-holds-barred detail. Dion's music helped define a generation of Rock n' Rollers. His lifelong battle with addiction shed a stark light on the darker side of fame and success. This musical takes both subjects head on, set to the iconic sound of an incomparable era in American music, and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. The Wanderer is the riveting true story of Dion, New York's rebel king, the man Bruce Springsteen calls "the link between Frank Sinatra and Rock n' Roll."

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Paper Mill Playhouse

(Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced today the reimagined 2020-2021 season. Paper Mill Playhouse will move forward with a mostly digital season, including several original productions to be captured on the Paper Mill stage and optimistically anticipating bringing smaller audiences back to the theater if that becomes possible.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Every Saturday morning on her radio show and podcast, Bagels and Broadway, award-winning broadcaster turned digital innovator, Valerie Smaldone brings entertainment notables, from Tony winners to hot newbies, to audiences all over the planet, thanks to the world-wide web. Join Valerie Smaldone this Saturday at 9:05am on your radio dial at WNYM-AM 970, or online at www.am970theanswer.com, when she welcomes a stellar lineup of talent including actor-singer Michael Longoria, who is about to release a new CD, Like They Do in the Movies, and appear at Green Room 42. Michael left his hometown of Hollywood to study at Tisch School of the Arts and made his Brodway debut in Hairspray. He is well known for his role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway, and has a new show, (Midtown Men), up his sleeve. Director Joshua Warr, who has two plays in rep this October at 13th St. Theatre, drops in to chat with Valerie about his company, Art of Warr Productions and the two shows, Stupid Fxxking Bird, by Aaron Posner and Pizza Man by Darlene Carviotto, which will run from Oct. 3rd through 27th.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Join New York media personality, Valerie Smaldone, on Bagels and Broadway, this Saturday at 9:05am on your radio dial at WNYM-AM 970, or online at www.am970theanswer.com, when she welcomes movers and shakers from the Arts and the food world on her weekly radio broadcast and podcast.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
The Poetry Coalition, a network of 25+ poetry organizations, is presenting its inaugural cohort of the Poetry Coalition Fellowship program. These five individuals have been selected to receive paid fellowships, each at a different host organization within the Poetry Coalition: CantoMundo, Cave Canem, Kundiman, Mizna, and Split This Rock.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Transformative music event welcomes fans to sing and play live with acclaimed musicians and songwriters Performers include John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful), Dion, Amythyst Kiah, Tash Neal and Sammy Brue Since 2012 Guitar Mash has presented Urban Campfires, live, participatory music events that allow audiences to perform along with renowned guitarists and singer-songwriters as they share the stories and songs that shaped them. Each Urban Campfire is a unique and immersive event that does away with lines between artist and audience, engendering a true collaborative community. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Every Saturday morning on her radio show and podcast, Bagels and Broadway, award-winning broadcaster turned digital innovator, Valerie Smaldone brings entertainment notables, from Tony winners to hot newbies, to audiences all over the planet via the world-wide web. Join Valerie Smaldone this Saturday at 9:05am on your radio dial at WNYM-AM 970, or online at www.am970theanswer.com, when she welcomes a stellar lineup of talent including award winning singer-pianist Mark Nadler, who's performing his political cabaret, a?oeThe Old Razzle Dazzle-An Evening of Lies, Lying and Liarsa?? at the Laurie Beechman Theatre later this month. Nobody's safe, regardless of what side you're on!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Bagels and Broadway a?" the radio show and podcast hosted by 5x Billboard Award winning media personality, Valerie Smaldone a?" brings entertainment notables, from Tony winners to hot newbies to audiences all over the planet, via radio or the world-wide web every Saturday at 9:05am. Valerie has another stellar lineup planned for Saturday, Oct. 19th. Audiences can tune in on radio at AM970, or by logging on to: http://www.am970TheAnswer.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2020
Today (October 14) in live streaming: Kate Rockwell, Chilina Kennedy and Jenn Colella visit Backstage Live, Broadway for Biden hosts a pep rally, and so much more!
by Don Grigware - Oct 1, 2019
Singer D. Scott Eads returned to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal for the third time Sunday September 29. and his latest show Shake the House proved indeed that the third time's the charm. It pulled together rock 'n roll chart toppers of the 50s and 60s covering Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison all the way up to Elvis and the Beatles. This is obviously Eads' kind of show The material suits his voice and musical style to perfection. He really got into the music, moving his body in rythym and stretching his vocal instrument to the max with power and passion. Owning the show, he captured our total  involvement in the process. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present the Montreal premiere of Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story co-produced by 2b theatre company and the National Arts Centre. Co-created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan, and Christian Barry, and starring musician Ben Caplan, this international cult hit is inspired by the real-life love story of Moscovitch's great-grandparents immigration to Canada. It is being presented in association with the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2020
The directors of the shows featured in Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming season are chatting about the productions, and what makes them special, in a new video!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY is a dizzying 80 minute, genre bending, darkly funny gig-meets-live theatre experience based on a true story of two Jewish Romanian refugees fleeing Romania for Canada in 1908. Covering sex, religion, tragedy and triumph, the show follows Chaim and Chaya as they make a fresh start in the New World.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
The producers of the show and some of their cast members are staying busy creating The Honeyzoomers, which they call a?oeThe first series about the pandemic shot during the pandemic.'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Intaglio Productions has announced a special presentation of the original musical THE STORM, to be held at The Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom in NYC on July 19, 2019. The evening will include musical selections and dance numbers from the show and will feature Dancing With The Stars winner Sharna Burgess and Two Time Tony Award Nominee Alison Fraser. Also in the cast is pop sensation Frankie Z.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2020
Today's top stories: the Broadway world is mourning the passing of Terrence McNally.
by Alan Henry - Mar 24, 2020
BroadwayWorld has learned that the Paper Mill Playhouse will present the launch of a new production of Disney's AIDA, CLUE, BRUCE, and THE WANDERER's rescheduled engagement for their 2020-2021 season.
by Maria Nockin - Mar 22, 2021
On March 20, 2021, San Francisco Opera presented a free stream of Richard Wagner’s opera Siegfried as part of Francesca Zambello’s 2017-2018 American Ring. Forest projections set the mood for Runnicles and Zambello’s nature-friendly, quasi-impressionistic rendering of the opera. Lighting Designer Mark McCullough illuminated the opening scene as though it was  a dream.
by BWW Special - Mar 22, 2019
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 The Color Purple Casting Controversy, Paper Mill's 2019/2020 Season, and More!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2019
Hadestown begins preview performances tonight, March 22, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 official opening night. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director, president & CEO, announced today that American bass-baritone Eric Owens has withdrawn from Lyric's upcoming Ring cycles in order to undergo treatment for ongoing health issues.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld, and happy Tuesday! Kick off another work day by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
The Wandering, an immersive theatrical experience inspired by the music of Franz Schubert, is set to premiere online and in real life on April 15–May 15. The Wandering transports participants into a wonderous environment that unfolds both online and via physical tasks and ephemera shipped directly to audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse announces the lineup for its 2019-2020 season with three premieres and a total of five musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
The Wanderer, a new musical based on the life of Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci, the multi-platinum selling American music pioneer, will open at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in the Spring of 2020 prior to a Broadway run.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced scheduling changes to its current season due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Full casting is announced today for OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY, a dizzying 80 minute, genre bending, darkly funny gig-meets-live theatre experience based on a true story of two Jewish Romanian refugees fleeing Romania for Canada in 1908. Covering sex, religion, tragedy and triumph, the show follows Chaim and Chaya as they make a fresh start in the New World. Joining previously announced Ben Caplan and Mary Fay Coady are Eric Da Costa, Jeff Kingsbury and Kelsey McNulty.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Izen and Koepfinger's 'Eve of Beltane' tells the oh so familiar tale of forbidden love and examines the very fabric of its nature. Beyond time, beyond space, we find that divine love can penetrate all boundaries - race, nation, and class. This timeless drama features the music and lyrics of Joe Izen with Henry Aronson as Musical Director. Cailin Heffernan will direct. Production Stage Management is by Byron C. Saunders.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Comedian and Gracie award winning actress Mary Dimino is added to the cast of talent in the new comedy series a?oeThe Honeyzoomers,a?? a sitcom style online series about the pandemic shot during the pandemic. Each of the actors separately film scenes from their respective homes while in quarantine. 
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Known for her hands-on approach to filmmaking and presenting unique stories about modern life, veteran producer Liv Li takes on a poignant tale of a man and his elderly mother in the upcoming film “As Ye Sow.”
by Vicki Trask - Jan 31, 2020
Alberta Theatre Projects welcomes you to the high-energy, klezmer-rock concert, folk tale, music theatre mashup Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. In partnership with 2b theatre company, Old Stock debuted in Halifax and has become an international sensation. With live music and narration by musical sensation Ben Caplan, this visually stunning production runs for a limited time from Feb. 5 a?" 16, 2020, at the Martha Cohen Theatre.
by Walter McBride - Jan 29, 2019
Joey McIntyre is set to don the white coat of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress next week (Monday February 4), starring through April 7. Eddie Jemison, who played Ogie in the 2007 film of Waitress, is set to make his Broadway debut in the role beginning on February 11 and playing through April 28. The duo just met the press and you can check out photos from the big day below!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 29, 2019
Joey McIntyre is set to don the white coat of Dr. Pomatter in Waitress next week (Monday February 4), starring through April 7. Eddie Jemison, who played Ogie in the 2007 film of Waitress, is set to make his Broadway debut in the role beginning on February 11 and playing through April 28. The duo just met the press and we're taking you inside the big day below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
On Friday, February 19, Houston Grand Opera will present the digital world premiere of Songs for Murdered Sisters. Five years ago, Joshua Hopkins’s life changed forever when his sister Nathalie and two other women were murdered by her ex-boyfriend in a spree that is now considered one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Canadian history.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Waitress announced today that Joey McIntyre will don the white coat of Dr. Pomatter a day earlier than previously announced; his first performance will be Monday February 4 at 7 PM; he will be in the show through April 7.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020
Today's top stories: Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, and more join the cast of Flying Over Sunset, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
The producers of The Wanderer, a new musical based on the life of Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci, are pleased to announce that Michael Wartella (Wicked) will star as Dion alongside Christy Altomare (Anastasia) as Dion's wife Susan and Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block; Waitress) as Dion's right hand man, Johnny, in the world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse. Further casting to be announced at a later date.
by Walter McBride - Feb 5, 2019
Joey McIntyre is now donning the white coat of Dr. Pomatter! His first performance was last night, Monday February 4 at 7 PM. He plays a limited run through April 7, alongside Stephanie Torns as Jenna!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
On Tuesday, February 25th at 7pm, Wednesday February 26th at 6:30pm and Saturday February 29th at 4:30 pm there will be a premiere presentation of the new play The Middleman written by Marlin Thomas and directed by Ashley Griffin (Hamlet) at The Hudson Guild Theater, 441 West 26th Street as part of NYC Winterfest. Runtime: 80 minutes. Tickets range from $25-$34 and available at https://newyorkfestivaltickets.com/product/the-middleman/
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
 A four-opera saga that unfolds over the course of a single week. Three weeklong cycles to be presented at Lyric in a thrilling new production that has earned rave reviews and attracted audience members from every corner of the planet. One magical lump of gold that leads to the end of one world and the beginning of another. In opera's most monumental undertaking, characters inspired by Norse mythology battle over power and love, violate sacred oaths, and make unimaginable sacrifices a?" all set to Richard Wagner's brilliant, glorious music. The word 'epic' is often overused, but it truly applies to the Olympian achievement that is The Ring of the Nibelung.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Wanderer, a new musical based on the life of Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci, the multi-platinum selling American music pioneer, will open at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse in the Spring of 2020 prior to a Broadway run.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Joey McIntyre will take over the role of Dr. Pomatter on February 5 and play through April 7, 2019. He was last seen on Broadway as Fiyero in Wicked. Producer Barry Weissler said, 'We love Joey as a New Kid on the Block and know that he has 'The Right Stuff' to be a brilliant Dr. Pomatter.'
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 12, 2019
The crooner brings his sweet jazz stylings and swing beats to The Green Room 42, along with some Christmas carols and plenty of holiday cheer.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse announces that tickets for individual shows for the 2019-2020 season will be available to the public on Monday, August 19, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, recently announced that tickets for individual shows for the 2019-2020 season will be available to the public this coming Monday, August 19, 2019. Season subscriptions are on sale now and subscribers can already purchase additional show tickets.  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. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Single tickets are now on sale for The Wanderer, a new musical based on the life of Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci, the multi-platinum selling American music pioneer.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced that tickets for individual shows for the 2019-2020 season will be available to the public on Monday, August 19, 2019. Season subscriptions are on sale now and subscribers can already purchase additional show tickets. 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. With three premieres and a total of five musicals, Paper Mill continues to fulfill its mission to enrich, entertain, and inspire audiences and students as the nation's premier musical theater. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Paper Mill Playhouse education and outreach programs are proudly sponsored by The Goren Family and the Harmony Helper App.
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2019
Last night, pop star Joey McIntyre took his final bows in Waitress on Broadway. McIntyre joined the cast of the show in February, succeeding Tony Award-winner Gavin Creel in the role of love interest, Dr. Pomatter. See Joey's farewell to the diner below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Take a moment before the show when you attend the Round Barn Theatre to see "Life Could Be A Dream," and take a look at the mug shots of the actors in the program. You can't help but notice the photos bear no resemblance to the characters as played onstage during the fast-paced performance of this musical.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2021
Once again, the provincial government in Ontario has enacted an emergency declaration and stay-at-home order, and theatres and concert halls are shuttered for all activities, including rehearsal and livestreaming of events until May 6. 
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.