“Newsies,” “White Christmas” Highlight Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2011-12 Season

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MILLBURN – The Paper Mill Playhouse will feature four musicals and one play during its 2011-2012 season, beginning with the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, “Newsies.” The show, featuring music by Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken and a new book by Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, will debut Sept. 15.

“It’s been thrilling to return to my beloved Newsies and to revisit, revamp and expand upon the score Jack Feldman and I wrote; especially with the exciting addition of a new book by brilliant Harvey Fierstein,” Menken said. “This collaboration has been a total joy. And I can’t wait to see our new baby come to life.”

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The season will continue with “White Christmas,” a musical based on the popular Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film, from Nov. 16 through Dec. 12.

In January, Paper Mill Playhouse will showcase the comedy “Boeing-Boeing” about an American playboy in swinging ’60s Paris, who juggles three flight-attendant fiancées — one American, one French and one Italian.

Just in time for spring training, Paper Mill Playhouse presents the legendary musical comedy “Damn Yankees.” The musical “Once on This Island” will close out the 2011-2012 season.

“Paper Mill Playhouse is delighted to produce a season that appeals to a wide audience,” says Managing Director Todd Schmidt.  “We could not produce such a season without the continued support of our partners at Investors Savings Bank.”   Investors Savings Bank is the proud sponsor of Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2011-2012 season renewing its support for the fourth consecutive year.

Subscription packages are currently available and single show tickets will go on sale this summer. See www.papermill.org for details.


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