Can We Take A Minute For a GIF Freak Out Over Paper Mill’s 2015-2016 Season?
July 20th, 2015
by BroadwayBox Staff
Who needs Boston, Cali, Chicago or DC when you have Paper Mill Playhouse? New Jersey's premier regional theater, and one of the country’s leading not-for-profit theaters, is a hotbed of thrilling musicals, with new Broadway-aimed productions premiering there every year. Just a short train ride from NYC, Paper Mill offers Broadway caliber shows starring actual Broadway stars, and their upcoming 2015-2016 season has us living our entire lives with a mix of debuts and classics.
Paper Mill isn’t easing you in; they starting the season full-out with the world premiere of The Bandstand. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the new big-band musical is already being touted by those in the know as a big hit. Don’t wait for the New York transfer, see it first at Paper Mill.
Then celebrate the holidays with Paper Mill’s mounting of A Christmas Story. You already know you’re going to love it, and it’s perfect for the whole fam.
Paper Mill begins 2016 with the world premiere musical adaptation of the hit ‘90s film A Bronx Tale. You remember the story: it’s 1960s New York and Italian boy Calogero falls for African American Jane, meanwhile there’s the whole business about Calogero choosing between his dad, the hard-working bus driver, and Sonny, the mob boss he’s so fascinated by. Chazz Palminteri adapts his screenplay, Robert De Niro teams up with Tony winner Jerry Zaks to direct and EGOT winner Alan Menken supplies the score. #ItsGoingToBlowYourMind
Whether you’re a little bit country or a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, you’ll find something to love in Pump Boys and Dinettes. There’s been a lot of talk about bringing this roadside musical back to B’way; could this be the production that does it?
The 77th season closes in June with one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals ever West Side Story. Helmed by Paper Mill’s Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, it’s going to be a passionate brand-new production and a great way to kick off summer.
So get your tickets now because this is a Paper Mill season you don't want to miss.