Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2013-2014 Season
The Paper Mill Playhouse located in Millburn, New Jersey is one of the nation’s premiere regional venues for professional theatre. Located not too far from New York City, Paper Mill Playhouse is not only known as a renown regional theatrical venue but a spot where future Broadway take a shot at the big leagues first before heading into New York. After a triumphant return after a dismal past decade, the Paper Mill Playhouse has successful returned to a top notch theatre venue in Northern New Jersey. While the Paper Mill Playhouse is currently in the middle of it’s 2012-2013 season, today Luner on Theatre is happy to bring you the exciting announcement of their 2013-2014 season!
Paper Mill Playhouse was formed out of an old mill that was originally built on the land the playhouse sits on today back in 1795. The Paper Mill Playhouse did not officially begin until 1934 when the theatre officially opened for it’s first season. The playhouse proved a success and played many musicals and operetta’s until the 1950s. In 2007, the Paper Mill Playhouse found itself in serious financial trouble seeking $1.5 million dollars to continue operations or it would shutter. They failed to raise the money in time and eventually the township of Millburn bought the land on which Paper Mill Playhouse sits. They have a 75 year lease with the theatre but all of it’s operations have remained independent.
The 2013-2014 Season for Paper Mill Playhouse will include;
- Honeymoon In Vegas (September 26 – October 27)
- Oliver! (November 21 – December 29)
- The Other Josh Cohen (February 19 – March 16)
- South Pacific (April 9 – May 4)
- Grease (May 28 – June 29)
Quite an exciting season for this premiere regional venue! Paper Mill Playhouse has also already announced that the production of Honeymoon In Vegas at Paper Mill will be the pre-Broadway run of the show. Exciting to know that already one of their shows in this next season will transfer to Broadway! And while nothing has been announced yet, it will be interesting to see how Oliver! pans out and if legendary producer Cameron Mackintosh gets involved with that production. He said within past weeks he was interested in launching a Broadway revival of the show with Samantha Barks in the role of Nancy. Barks played the role on the West End and was most recently seen in the Les Miserable movie. Mackintosh did launch his 25th anniversary tour of Les Miserable at Paper Mill within recent years so a move such as that with Oliver! would not surprise me.
As we previously mentioned, the Paper Mill Playhouse is currently in the middle of it’s 2012-2013 season. The rest of their season includes the Tony Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie which will play from April 10th to May 5th. Closing the season will be the Disney classic The Little Mermaid playing May 29th to June 30th. Paper Mill Playhouse is located at 22 Brookside Drive Millburn, NJ 07041.
Don’t miss your chance to join in on the 2013-2014 season at The Paper Mill Playhouse! If you find yourself in Northen New Jersey or even within reach of New York City, stop by and check out what the Paper Mill Playhouse has to offer! This may be a regional theatre, but these productions are absolutely top notch. For more information, visit Paper Mill Playhouse’s Official Website. Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!