Thursday, June 3, 2021

See What's Coming Up In June @ Paper Mill Playhouse


Paper Mill Playhouse Newsletter


Dear Friends,


As the world continues opening up, it’s an incredible feeling to be able to make plans again. We hope you’ll make some plans with Paper Mill in the coming weeks and months, because we have so many great events and performances lined up—both online and in-person. It starts on Friday, June 4, with our virtual gala, Together at Home. Everyone is welcome to tune in to this live program, which will be jam-packed with very special guests, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rob McClure, Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman, and many more. A suggested donation of $30 will give you access to the show AND provide much-needed support to Paper Mill as we gear up for our return to live theater. We hope you will join us!

Speaking of live performances, Brookside Cabaret returns on Wednesday, June 9, with world-class entertainers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant. We are so excited to bring back this wonderful series, and to see the Paper Mill campus come to life once again with incredible music, live audiences, and great food.

Looking ahead to our fall reopening, our 2021–2022 season has been announced, and subscription renewals are coming in strong. We can’t wait to be back in the theater with you! As the CDC continues to loosen restrictions, we are increasingly hopeful that we will have a close-to-normal season. We will keep you up to date over the summer as our reopening plans evolve, so stay tuned.

Last but not least, our final digital production of the season, Beehive: The ’60s Musical, will be available for streaming this month. We had so much fun working on this show with director Casey Hushion, who led an all-female creative team and cast. There’s still time to get a digital subscription if you don’t have one already! 

As always, thank you for your steadfast support and generosity. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Mark S. Hoebee and Michael Stotts




GALA: Together at Home


Join us Friday, June 4, for the Paper Mill Playhouse Together at Home Gala featuring special guests Andy Blankenbuehler, Deborah Cox, Beth Leavel, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rob McClure, Alan Menken, Chita Rivera, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Stroman, and many more. This most important fundraising event of the year is hosted on a unique, interactive platform designed to evoke the excitement and glamour of Paper Mill’s in-person galas. VIP tickets include the virtual cocktail party at 6:30pm, followed by a star-studded one-hour program at 7:00pm. Show-only tickets are available for a suggested donation of $30.  





Silent Auction


The online gala auction is now open and includes priceless packages such as the Exclusive Dion Package with four tickets to The Wanderer at Paper Mill Playhouse, based on the life of Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer Dion DiMucci, along with a guitar, two vinyl albums, and a CD—all signed by Dion himself! Other great items include house seats to Hamilton on Broadway or in Australia, London, or Germany; great seats to see a New York Giants home game; beautiful accessories including a Dolce & Gabbana handbag; and so many more items you’ll love.      






Live entertainment and alfresco dining at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant kick off Wednesday, June 9. This month’s incredible lineup of performers includes Susan Speidel and Joe Regan, Gavin Lee, Kelli Rabke, Rema Webb, and Alexander Kariotis. Join us for amazing performances and an exciting new menu! Open for dining at 5:30PM Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, with shows starting at 7:30PM. 




Stream Today


Beehive: The ’60s Musical concludes our 2020–2021 season of high-quality streaming productions, running June 12–26. And now, new subscribers can watch the entire lineup of digital productions streamed from the main stage while Beehive premieres. The season also includes Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Pete ’n’ Keely, and Sing in a New Year!.





Rising Star


The 2021 Rising Star Awards for Excellence in New Jersey High School Musicals Presented by Investors Foundation will take place Monday, June 7, at 7PM on Paper Mill’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Tune in to see the Broadway stars of tomorrow! A full list of nominees is posted here. Congratulations to all!





Staff Profile


Our very own Mark S. Hoebee has amassed quite a following on the popular social media platform with over 100,000 followers. Most recently, his video performing the Rich Man’s Frug from Sweet Charity went viral. Earlier in his career, Mark danced in a touring production of Sweet Charity and even worked directly with Bob Fosse. Check out Mark’s video in this Dance Magazine article. Did you know Paper Mill is on TikTok, too? Follow us here!   



Donor Profile


Bill moved from NYC to New Jersey 20 years ago and found Paper Mill Playhouse. He loves theater and was thrilled to have Broadway-quality theater nearby. As a new subscriber, Bill was introduced to Paper Mill’s educational outreach programs and attended the Rising Star Awards. He saw Laura Benanti win the Rising Star Award! Bill has followed her career ever since and saw her win the Tony Award. He is a retired international logistics manager, and the technical aspect of the theater is interesting and appealing for him to see. As a Paper Mill donor, Bill enjoys the benefits of attending tech night to see the inner workings of a show. Bill misses Paper Mill and cannot wait to be back in his seat next season!  






Paper Mill Playhouse was awarded a major grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for our groundbreaking Theater for Everyone programming. Paper Mill received one of the largest awards in the musical theater category and was the only New Jersey organization to be recognized. Congratulations to our award-winning Education & Outreach team for this prestigious honor!





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