The Excellent Gatsby Musical Will Get World Premiere in Paper Mill’s 2023-2024 Year
The Kait Kerrigan, Jason Howland, and Nathan Tysen musical will be staged at the New Jersey location together with Gun & Powder, Fiddler on the Roof, and much more.
Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2023–2024 season in Millburn, New Jersey, will feature five musicals, including the world premiere of a new musical based mostly on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby.
The Good Gatsby—featuring a ebook by Kait Kerrigan, music by Jason Howland, and lyrics by Nathan Tysen—will start the time starting October 12. Directed by Marc Bruni with choreography by Dominique Kelley and songs course by Daniel Edmonds, performances will keep on by November 12.
The Tony-winning Fiddler on the Roof will observe, jogging December 6, 2023-January 7, 2024. The classic Joseph Stein-Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick musical, which will characteristic the first choreography of the late Jerome Robbins, will be directed by Paper Mill Developing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee.
After Midnight—the musical revue that transports audiences to the Cotton Club of the Harlem Renaissance—will kick off the new year at the Tony-profitable regional theatre. Conceived by Jack Viertel with selected text by Langston Hughes and audio from Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Harold Arlen, and some others, performances are scheduled for January 31-February 25.
The new musical Gun & Powder, which earlier played Virginia’s Signature Theatre, will be noticed at the Paper Mill April 4-Could 5. Stevie Walker-Webb will direct Angelica Chéri and Ross Baum’s musical, which is impressed by the legitimate story of African American twin sisters Mary and Martha Clarke, who handed as white and took extraordinary actions to settle their mother’s sharecropper personal debt and save her house.
The approaching season will conclude June 5-30 with Stunning: The Carole King Musical, which charts the increase of pop singer King as effectively as Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil. Casey Hushion will immediate the generation, which attributes a reserve by Douglas McGrath and these types of pop hits as “One Wonderful Day,” “Will You Adore Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Female.”
Govt Director Michael Stotts says, “This is a Paper Mill period with something for every theatregoer, as properly as for folks who may perhaps not believe theatre is for them. We aim to inform a wide variety of tales by lots of musical genres, from the famous fortitude of two African American ladies immediately after emancipation, to the traditions and heat of a Russian Jewish family’s adore, to the grandeur of the Jazz Age, all the way to Corridor of Fame pop music. Patrons can dive even deeper into these tales by our powering-the-scenes viewers enrichment applications, like forged Q&As, Paper Mill Prologues and The Director’s Viewpoint. This period exemplifies the abundant background and significance of Paper Mill Playhouse by its 85 years.”