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Paper Mill Playhouse wins the 2016 Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre

Image of the marquee for "Honeymoon in Vegas" played the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ, before moving to Broadway.
“Honeymoon in Vegas” was one of the musicals it recently sent to Broadway.

Paper Mill Playhouse, which in the past few years has sent several shows to Broadway including “A Bronx Tale” and “The Bandstand”planned for next season, has won the 2016 Best Regional Theatre Tony Award , it was announced today.

The award will be presented at the 2016 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12th. They are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

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‘Honeymoon’ closing, ‘Hamilton’ pulls politicos, NBC picks live ‘Wiz’

Good reviews don’t mean box office hits

The adage is critics don’t close shows, producers do.

But critics  wrote generally positive reviews for Paper Mill Playhouse’s latest foray on Broadway — “Honeymoon in Vegas” — and it will close this Sunday (April 5). It’s cashing in just a few weeks before the official cutoff for the Tony Awards (April 23) and announcement of the nominations (April 28).

Shows usually try to hang on, as did “A Gentleman’s Guide of Love and Murder,” whose box office picked up after it get nominated and then won the Best Musical Tony.

“But “Honeymoon” is losing more than a $100,000 a week, according to the New York Times. Continue reading ‘Honeymoon’ closing, ‘Hamilton’ pulls politicos, NBC picks live ‘Wiz’

Critics love Broadway’s newest musical, ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’

Image of Tony Danza and Brynn O’Malley in a scene "Honeymoon in Vegas," which originated at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, NJ.
Tony Danza and Brynn O’Malley in a scene from “Honeymoon in Vegas,” which originated at the Paper Mill Playhouse in NJ./Courtesy of Paper Mill Playhouse

You couldn’t buy a better review for a Broadway show than the one that ran in today’s NYTimes praising the new musical “Honeymoon in Vegas,” first staged in the fall of 2013 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.

Ben Brantley called it “a real-live, old-fashioned, deeply satisfying Broadway musical in a way few new shows are anymore.”

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Broadway plans nearly 20 new shows, classics, and Chita’s farewell show

Broadway street sign in ManhattanThis is a slow time for Broadway, hence three shows  closing recently and several more posting closings. If money  isn’t being made during the Christmas season, less will be made during the  cold iffy-weather months of  January and February.

So, let’s see what the Spring (and into the fall) has to offer before the hot shows sell out.

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