HERCULES, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS & More Set for Paper Mill Playhouse 2022-2023 Season

paper mill playhouse announced its 2022-2023 season, including a gripping murder mystery, a Disney hero of mythical proportions, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved finale musical, the Tony-nominated story of two Latin music icons and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that defined a generation.

paper mill playhouseCharacteristics of the 2022-2023 range On your feet! Emilio’s story & Gloria Estefan (Oct. 7 – Nov. 6, 2022), The Sound of Music (Dec. 2, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023), Disney’s Hercules (Feb. 9 – Mar. 12, 2023), Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (Apr. 12, 2023). – May 1, 2023) 7, 2023), and Rental (May 31 – June 25, 2023).

paper mill playhouse has so much to offer audiences next season, from true stories and classic musicals to mysteries and myths,” said Mark S. Hoebee. “We’ll start with the irresistible beats of the Miami Sound Machine in On Your Feet!, then we’ll drift into the romance and nostalgia of The Sound of Music to ring in the holidays. In 2023, we’ll continue our long-standing relationship with Disney theatrical productions with the legendary musical adventure of Hercules, followed by the suspenseful Murder on the Orient Express. We will close the season alongside the bohemian artists of Jonathan Larsonthe famous musical sensation of Rent. I suspect audiences will find it hard not to sing along this season!”

Michael Stotts commented: “We’re proud to be able to give these beautiful and exciting shows the productions they deserve on our newly named Marilyn and Monroe Markovitz Stage, which will receive many technological upgrades ahead of the 2022-2023 season. And there’s more more beyond the stage with Paper Mill audience enhancement programs, including cast questions and answers, Paper Mill prologues and the director’s point of view.

“Investors Bank is proud to sponsor the Broadway-caliber shows produced by paper mill playhouse during the 2022-2023 season,” said Domenick Cama, president of Citizens Market, New York and New Jersey. We are deeply committed to the arts and the impact they have on enriching our communities and enjoy supporting theater education programs that inspire thousands of students each year to explore their talent, develop their goals and pursue their dreams. » Investors Bank it is now ??a division of Citizens Bank, NA


On your feet! Emilio’s story & Gloria Estefan

An inspiring true story about realizing the American Dream
October 7 – November 6, 2022

Book before Alexandre Dinelaris
With music produced and recorded by Emilio and Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Music produced by Andrew David Sotomayor
Directed and choreographed by Alexander Sanchez

This exhilarating production by Alexander Sanchez (Giant and PMP’s West Side Story and Beauty and the Beast), under the musical direction of Andrew David Sotomayor (Tootsie and PMP’s Some Enchanted Evening), follows the lives of pop superstars Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Emilio and Gloria, both Cuban immigrants in Miami, fall in love, struggle to overcome family obstacles, and work tirelessly to bring their Latin sound to mainstream America. With hits such as “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”, “Conga” and “1-2-3”, On Your Feet! is an exuberant and joyous celebration that overflows with heart.


The sound of music

A triumphant story of family and love
December 2, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II
Book before Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse
Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Marie Auguste Trapp
Choreographed by Kenny Ingram
Directed by Mark S. Hoebee

Celebrate the holidays with the soulful tunes of The Sound of Music, including beloved gems like “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”. Directed by the artistic director producer of the paper mill Mark S. HoebeeRodgers and Hammerstein’s latest musical evokes an Austria full of hills, singing nuns and a tender love story, set in the shadow of World War II. Kenny Ingram (Paper Mill’s Songs for a New World and A Jolly Holiday) returns to choreography.


Disney’s Hercules

A legendary musical adventure
February 9 – March 12, 2023

Music by Alain Menken
Lyrics of David Zipel
Book before Kwame Kwei Armah and Robert Horn
Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John MuskerDonald McEnery, Bob Shawand Irene Mecchiand led by Ron Clements and John Musker
Music produced by Alvin HoughJr.
Music supervised by Michael Kosarin
Directed by Lear de Bessonet

It’s a tremendous stroke of luck! The Disney-inspired animated film is now a legendary new musical adventure. Hercules is the divinely entertaining story of a hero loyal to Zeus on a quest to find out who he is and where he belongs. Is love also a possibility? Oh, Hades, yes! The roof elevation score by Alain Menken and David Zipel features all the hits you love from the movie, including the Oscar-nominated song “Go the Distance,” plus “Zero to Hero” and “I Won’t Say (I’m in Love),” plus new songs written for the stage. The show features a new book by Kwame Kwei Armah (artistic director of London’s Young Vic) and Tony Award winner Robert Horn (Tootsie), and directed by Obie Award-winning Lear de Bessonet. This cheeky Greek muse won The New York Times’ Critics’ Pick for her original production from the Public Theater in Central Park, with the New York Post acclaiming her as “wise, heartfelt, and emotionally rich.” And that is the truth of the gospel!


The Murder of Agatha Christie on the Orient Express

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
Eight suspects, a thrilling race
April 12 – May 7, 2023

Directed by Casey Hushion

The Orient Express is about to derail! With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each, it’s the perfect mystery for Detective Hercule Poirot, isn’t it? Adapted from the Agatha Christie masterpiece by the two-time Tony Award-nominated playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You), Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is a fun, fast-paced thrill ride. Director Casey Hushion (Paper Mill’s Clue and A Jolly Holiday) takes the helm.


Lease

An iconic musical about falling in love, finding your voice and living today
May 31 – June 25, 2023

Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Zi Alikhan

Freely inspired by Puccini’s La Bohème, Jonathan Larson‘s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of poor young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create on New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop culture phenomenon with rock songs and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Directed by Zi Alikhan (Hamilton, Resident Director).


paper mill playhouse offers three-, four-, and five-show subscription packages, available now starting at just $111. Each subscription plan includes a different level of special benefits – see www.PaperMill.org for more details. Affordable youth memberships are available for children under 18 with the purchase of an adult membership. Tickets for individual shows go on sale August 22, 2022. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, online at www.PaperMill.org or at the box office.

paper mill playhouse offers award-winning access programs and services, including audio-described shows, American Sign Language performed and captioned shows, Braille and large-print programs, and assistive listening devices .

The health and safety of customers, artists and staff remains Paper Mill’s top priority. While paper mill playhouse hopes that fewer COVID safety protocols will be required during the 2022-23 season, he will continue to follow the advice of the CDC and its medical advisors to enjoy live theater safely and responsibly. Please check https://papermill.org/reopening-guidelines/ for the most up-to-date information on COVID policies.

Programs, dates and artists are subject to change.

paper mill playhouserecipient of the 2016 Regional Theater Tony Award, is a nationally recognized non-profit theater under the direction of Mark S. Hoebee (Artistic director producer) and Michael Stotts (General director). Beloved New Jersey arts institution since 1938, Paper Mill creates and produces groundbreaking new musicals and reimagined classics. Several productions have moved to Broadway and launched national tours, including Disney’s Newsies, Les Miserables, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Bronx Tale and Bandstand. The theater is also home to an award-winning center for musical theater education and artist training, with outreach programs reaching thousands of students each year. As one of the nation’s leading musical theaters, Paper Mill fosters a creative environment to advance the art form, educate students, develop future theatergoers, foster inclusion and provide access for all. We recognize that our theater stands on traditional Lenni-Lenape land and we honor the Indigenous peoples who inhabited it for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. paper mill playhouse the programs are made possible, in part, through funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. paper mill playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theaters and the New Jersey Theater Alliance.

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