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Paper Mill Playhouse 2017-2018 Season
January 24–February 18, 2018
In politics, the less you know, the higher you’ll go! At once a razor-sharp satire and an inspirational tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious send-up of modern American politics. Ned Newley, the ultimate policy wonk, is unexpectedly thrust into the position of governor amid a political scandal in Vermont. With the threat of a special election, Ned appears remarkably terrified before the media’s glaring spotlight and seems destined to fail. But the political guru Arthur Vance sees things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for...the worst candidate to ever run for office!
September 28–October 29, 2017
America’s favorite dreamers shoot for the moon. The Honeymooners is a brand-new musical comedy inspired by the classic television series. Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon in this world premiere musical. After shocking their wives by winning a high-profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue advertising, where they discover that their quest for the American Dream might cost them their friendship. Filled with big laughs and an infectious score, The Honeymooners will bang-zoom its way into your heart. Major support from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
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May 31–July 1, 2018
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. Starring Georgia Engel and Lillias White.
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The Sting: A New Musical
March 29–April 29, 2018
A new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. The con is on. Chicago. 1936. Get ready to enter a smoke-filled world of cons and capers, where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they appear to be. Based on the 1973 Academy Award–winning film, The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small-town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff, who plot to bring down the city’s most corrupt racketeer. The Tony Award–winning creative team includes director John Rando (On the Town), choreographer Warren Carlyle (Hello, Dolly!), bookwriter Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), and an original score by composer/lyricist team Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown). The Sting takes you back to an era when the blues reigns, the stakes are high, and the dice are always loaded.