Harry Connick Jr. (PHOTO: Music Theatre International)
Harry Connick Jr. will play Paul Newman in the world-premiere musical production of “The Sting” at the Paper Mill Playhouse (March 29-April 29). Once again, this Tony Award-winning theater is serving as an out-of-town launch pad for Broadway.
Since the 2004-’05 season, Paper Mill has staged the world premiere of nine productions. Four moved to the Great White Way:
Newsies, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bandstand and A Bronx Tale. These two , “ Harold and Maude” and “ A Wonderful Life” did not.
The Bodyguard (2016) made its U.S. premiere here and is on a list of Upcoming and Announced Broadway Shows compiled by Playbill.com and last updated Feb. 12,
“The Sting” (March 29-April 29, 2018), the current season began with the world premiere of “The Honeymooners” (Sept. 28–Oct. 29). Currently running through Sunday is the East Coast premieres of both the hysterical comedy “The Outsider” (Jan. 24-Feb. 18) and the musical “ Half Time,” formerly called “Gotta Dance,” (May 31-July 1, 2018). Continue reading Harry Connick Jr signs to perform, co-write ‘Sting’ musical at Paper Mill
Paper Mill Playhouse announces 2017-18 season, including two potential Broadway transfers.
Give a playhouse the
Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016 and watch it turn its 2017-2018 season into one featuring two world premieres — which have all the earmarks of potential Broadway transfers — and two East Coast premieres.
Announced today, the season includes:
the world-premiere musical “(Sept. 28-Oct. 29), ” The Honeymooners” Annie” (Nov. 22-Dec. 31), East Coast premiere of “ The Outsider” (Jan. 24-Feb. 18), the world premiere of “ The Sting” (March 29-April 29) in a new musical stage adaptation, and the East Coast premiere of the comedy “ Half Time” (May 31-July 1). Continue reading Paper Mill Playhouse reveals next season has 2 world premiere musicals