“Benny & Joon” Cast Party Interviews from Paper Mill Playhouse East Coast Premiere

Exactly one week ago, I was at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey enjoying the exciting opening night of the East Coast premiere of "Benny & Joon"! If you missed my photo recap, start here. And if you missed my critical review (teaser: I loved it!) start here. https://youtu.be/FkvWTxed3hQ In the video above, I'm …

The Power of Love! Photo Recap of the Benny & Joon East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse

In anticipation of my critical review, and of my video interviews with the generous cast and crew, enjoy my photo recap from the opening night performance of Benny & Joon in its East Coast premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey! The big-hearted musical, based on the 1993 MGM romantic comedy film, is …

“My Very Own British Invasion” Video Interview

https://youtu.be/BWWDNmme2x4 Two weeks ago, I attended the much-anticipated world premiere of “My Very Own British Invasion” at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. The musical fable is the third consecutive production in the Tony Award-winning regional theater's 80th anniversary season, under the helm of producing artistic director, Mark S. Hoebee. The opening night curtain …

“My Very Own British Invasion” World Premiere Photo Reportage

On Sunday night, I caught the world premiere opening night of "My Very Own British Invasion" at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. The Tony Award-winning regional theater rolled-out the red carpet for the evening's star, Peter Noone, the singer/songwriter of Herman's Hermits whose memories of the famous 1960s British Invasion inspired the musical fable. …

Vital Voices Revitalize 60s British Rock: “My Very Own British Invasion” World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse

(Jonny Amies [Peter] and the company of My Very Own British Invasion; photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade.) Millburn, NJ -- If you go see "My Very Own British Invasion" without even knowing what it's about, here's the thing: the core message literally broadcasts itself on the theater’s sound system as you take your seats …

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 …