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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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Paper Mill’s ‘Bandstand’ never stops swinging, but must close on Sunday

Why sit when you can stand. Why stand when you can dance.  And why just dance when you can sing and swing in Paper Mill Playhouse’s frenetic world premiere of “The Bandstand” which, looking at the talent involved, has its eyes on Broadway.

Directed and superbly choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights,” “Bring It On”) and starring Tony nominee Laura Osnes (“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and Bonnie and Clyde”) and featuring Tony winner Beth Leavel (“The Drowsy Chaperone”), the musical focuses on  World War II vets who form a swing band in 1945 to compete in a national radio contest with the hope of winning the chance to appear in a movie.

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