MILLBURN, NJ - Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the lineup for its 2015-2016 season, featuring five musicals and two world premieres.
Sponsored by Investors Bank, Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2015-2016 season with the world-premiere big-band musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler. Bandstand will run from Oct. 8 through Nov. 8.
Paper Mill Playhouse will present A Christmas Story: The Musical, straight from Broadway, based on the legendary 1983 movie, Nov. 25 through Jan. 3, 2016. Join Ralphie and friends as this classic Christmas film comes to life on the Paper Mill stage.
In February 2016, Paper Mill Playhouse will present the world premiere of a new musical A Bronx Tale. With music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and written by Chazz Palminteri, based on his acclaimed one-man show, it is a complex love story set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s. A Bronx Tale will be directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
Next spring, Paper Mill Playhouse will present the musical Pump Boys and Dinettes.
Finally, Paper Mill Playhouse will close its 77th season with West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.