Get Ready for the (British) Invasion! Paper Mill Playhouse’s Sneak Peek of a World Premiere

The British are coming! Earlier today, I attended an exclusive preview of the upcoming world premiere of "My Very Own British Invasion," a new musical that opens at the end of this month at Paper Mill Playhouse, the Tony-Award-wining regional theater in Millburn, NJ. I joined the incredible cast and creative team at their rehearsal …

Video Reportage and Interviews: Holiday Inn at Paper Mill Playhouse

https://youtu.be/zRBBYbKdK60 At this exact time last week, I was at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn , New Jersey, enjoying the delightful opening night performance of Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn." Afterwards, I chatted with the talented, exuberant principal cast at Par 440 in Short Hills in the video above! If you missed my critical review (loved …

Paper Mill Playhouse’s “Holiday Inn”: Opening Night Photo Reportage!

On Sunday, I took-in the opening night of Paper Mill Playhouse's "Holiday Inn," the second consecutive production of the Tony Award-wining theater’s 80th anniversary season under producing artistic director, Mark S. Hoebee. If you haven't read my critical review, read it here! In a nutshell: a genial, high-spirited cast polished the show to brilliance! After …

May Your Days be Merry and Bright: Paper Mill Playhouse’s Spirited “Holiday Inn”

While the Thanksgiving weekend kicked-off the holiday season of bright lights and joy across America, Paper Mill Playhouse charted its own seasonal stars with a high-spirited, megawatt premiere of Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn." As the second consecutive production of the Tony Award-wining theater's 80th anniversary season under producing artistic director, Mark S. Hoebee, it was …

Video Reportage: The Color Purple at The Paper Mill Playhouse

When the national touring company of "The Color Purple" Tony Award-winning, Broadway musical revival took their bows last Sunday at the Paper Mill Playhouse, I was overcome with emotion watching Alice Walker’s characters come to life through the exceptional cast and crew! It's a total masterpiece from director John Doyle and the creative team's excellent …

The Purple Effect: A Triumphant “The Color Purple” Musical Revival at the Paper Mill Playhouse

(Above: The Color Purple at Paper Mill Playhouse; Photo by Jerry Dalia; Center: Adrianna Hicks as Celie; Background from left to right: Darnell Abraham as Adam and N’Jameh Camara as Nettie.) She had us at "Dear God." Celie, the compelling protagonist of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning epistolary novel, "The Color Purple," leads us through four …

The Color of the Paper Mill Playhouse’s 80th Anniversary Season: Purple!

Inspired by Celie, the powerful protagonist behind Alice Walker's critically-acclaimed novel, "The Color Purple", here's my first recap in true ~Color Purple~ style! Dear God, Last night I was honored to attended the Broadway musical revival of "The Color Purple," currently in its opening week at The Paper Mill Playhouse, the Tony Award-winning regional theatre …