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"Pretty Woman: The Musical" Is No Longer An Unfathomable Fantasy In Today's Society

What's more American than an inspirational rags-to-riches story? For most, the iconic, seemingly offbeat tale platformed in the 1990 film Pretty Woman wouldn't check off any of the wholesome criteria necessary to be considered as such. However, I'd beg to differ. The theater adaptation of Pretty Woman: The Musical is the modernized anecdote centered around the world's oldest profession.

published on 10/09/2023

Director Mark Hoebee Gives Classic Theater Production, 'The Sound Of Music,' A Fresh Face Lift For NJ Showing

The holiday season is officially underway. Families around the globe are beginning to make travel arrangements for their much-needed reunions, dusting off old recipe books to impress house guests, and scrapping together money for last-minute gift exchanges. In the musical theater world, there’s an urgent demand for cozy productions to match the festive energy in the air. Several productions, including The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, and Fiddler On The Roof, have become synonymous with the holiday season. Still, none have quite had the crossover success as The Sound of Music. 

published on 12/12/2022

An Interview with Ashley Blanchet

(MILLBURN, NJ) -- Paper Mill Playhouse is presenting The Sound of Music now through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Celebrate the holidays with the heart-soaring melodies of The Sound of Music, including such beloved gems as "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain." Rodgers and Hammerstein's final musical conjures an Austria replete with rolling hills, singing nuns, and a tender love story, set in the shadow of World War II.

published on 12/04/2022

'On Your Feet!' For The Recounting of Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s Life Story

The gloomy fall weather couldn’t stop the Miami heatwave from sweeping through Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse! The critically acclaimed stage production On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan by playwright Alexander Dinelaris made its New Jersey debut this month. With a career spanning six decades, the securement of 38 number one hits, and nearly 16 millions albums sold in America alone, the “Queen of Latin Pop” Gloria Estefan’s story is well documented or so you may think. 

published on 10/18/2022

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Is Looking to Reignite the Legacy of the Queen of Disco

Before the women pop stars of today’s generation (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and Dua Lipa) or even of the older generation (Janet Jackson and Madonna), there was multiple Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter, Donna Summer.  Nicknamed the Queen of Disco, Summer was one of the first African-American recording artists to cultivate a large international audience in dance music. 

published on 12/02/2021


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