The senior citizen tea and spring musical preview of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" School Edition have been nominated for a 2013 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star "Theater for Everyone" Inclusion and Access Award.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Enjoyable revival sets festive tone for the holidays.
Despite its utter lack of thematic connection to the holiday season, The Sound of Music always feels like a good fit when the sleigh bells start to ring. Paper Mill Playhouse scored a hit with this beloved family musical in 2003, when it closed on Dec. 14. This year, it’s back with full billing as a limited holiday engagement, which will extend to Dec. 30. James Brennan, who directed the 2003 revival, is back with an all-new cast and a more attractive and three-dimensional set. No need to rank which production was better because what we have, here and now, is a perfectly timed tribute to the magic of live theater and a worthy successor to the legacy of the final triumph authored by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The cast, too, shines brightly, …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Cast, alumni of "A Chorus Line" pay tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on opening night at Millburn's playhouse.
The bright lights of prime-time show business stretched from downtown Millburn all the way to Brookside Drive Sunday night, where Paper Mill Playhouse premiered its 2012-13 season in grand style. Following the press opening of its splashy revival of “A Chorus Line,” about 50 former cast members from the legendary Broadway production joined the current cast onstage for a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch. Hamlisch, who wrote the musical’s memorable score, died in August. In addition to a high-kicking reprise of “One,” the capacity crowd was treated to some moving personal tributes, including a speech from Mitzi Hamilton, who inspired one of the show’s characters and is directing “A Chorus Line” here, as she has done some three dozen times…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
High school nominees will learn the winners at a gala in June at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.
Mount Saint Dominic Academy’s spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, has been nominated for two Rising Star Awards by the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. The nominations are for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Vito Fiore as “Aldolpho”) and Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction (David Modero). The winners will be announced at a gala on Tuesday, June 5 at the theater. The Mount’s production also received five honorable mentions. This year, the top nominated high schools are Summit High School with 18 nominations, followed by Westfield High School with 12, Gill St. Bernard’s School with 11, Nutley High School with nine and Cranford High School, Don Bosco Prep High School and Union High School with eight …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Just in time for baseball season, a darn good production of "Damn Yankees".
The Boys of Summer have arrived early this year at Paper Mill Playhouse, which has proven to be a hitter’s ballpark with a playoff-quality production of Damn Yankees. Director Mark S. Hoebee and his splendid lineup don’t quite knock this beloved musical comedy out of the park, but they clearly show they have some game. Certainly, the press-opening crowd on Sunday night cheered as though it had just witnessed a dominant victory. Hoebee’s first smart decision — most likely wearing his artistic director uniform at the time — was to skip the changes seen in the 1994 revival and stick to the classic 1955 original, which made stars out of Ray Walston and especially Gwen Verdon as the devilish seductress, Lola. Fifty-seven years later, the …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Audience finds a lot to laugh about with madcap '60s theatrical romp.
In keeping with the current cultural fascination with sex in the ‘60s, The Paper Mill Playhouse brings theatergoers Boeing Boeing, which captures both the innocence of an era when all the sex was insinuated and the wild slapstick and spit takes of a madcap romance. The beginning of first act, while the plot is set up, is a little slow, but toward the end of the first act and during the second, the audience laughed uproariously as the obvious unfolded. Bernard (played by Matt Walton), is engaged to three women from different countries all of whom work as air-hostesses (known today as flight attendants) for different airlines. They all have different schedules, and, as far as Bernard’s concerned, it works out perfectly. Until it doesn’t. …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Irving Berlin musical, 2011 Holiday Village and Animated Light Spectacular and Holiday Gift Bazaar all at Paper Mill Playhouse.
The Paper Mill Playhouse has announced an extended holiday schedule for the production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the theater. The performances, which began at the Millburn theater on Nov. 16, will continue through Christmas Eve. The following is the schedule for remaining performances: • Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Sunday, Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Friday, Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. • Saturday, Dec. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Based on the Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film, the musical tells the tale of two famous song-and-dance men who stage a show in a scenic, snow-topped Vermont inn — and …