Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Season 2022-23: “Hercules,” “Rent,” “On Your Feet!” ” and more

The Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2022-23 season will include “Hercules,” “Rent,” and other shows.

Four musicals and a murder mystery are on the program for the 2022-23 season at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. And among the musicals is “Disney’s Hercules,” which ran at New York’s Delacorte Theater in 2018 and features music by Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” Aladdin”).

Also planned are productions of “On Your Feet!” The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan”, broadcast on Broadway from 2015 to 2017; Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express,” which premiered at Princeton’s McCarter Theater Center in 2017; “The Sound of Music,” which will take place during this year’s holiday season; and “Rent,” which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the start of its long-running Off-Broadway/Broadway run last year.

Here is the program :

“On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan,” Oct. 7-Nov. 6
With music by Emilio and Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Music conducted by Andrew David Sotomayor
Directed and choreographed by Alex Sanchez

“The sound of music,” 2 Dec-Jan 1
Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by Maria Augusta von Trapp’s memoir, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”
Choreographed by Kenny Ingram
Directed by Mark S. Hoebee

“Disney’s Hercules” February 9-March 12
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by David Zippel
Book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Robert Horn
Based on the film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw and Irene Mecchi, and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker
Music conducted by Alvin Hough, Jr.
Music supervised by Michael Kosarin
Directed by Lear de Bessonet

“The Murder of Agatha Christie on the Orient Express” April 12-May 7, 2023
Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig
Based on the Agatha Christie novel, “Murder on the Orient Express”
Directed by Casey Hushion

“Lease,” May 31-June 25, 2023
Book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Freely inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s opera, Bohemian
Directed by Zi Alikhan

Subscription packages are available now, with tickets for individual shows going on sale August 22. For more information, visit

The Paper Mill Playhouse is currently presenting “The Wanderer”, based on the songs and life of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dion. Click here to read the review.

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