REGIONAL/RESIDENT THEATRE PROFILES - PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE

Name of Theatre: Paper Mill Playhouse

; - Mailing Address: Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ 07041

Phone: 973-379-3636

Executive Producer: Angelo Del Rossi

Artistic Director: Robert Johanson

Brief Theatre History/Statement of Philosophy: Founded in 1934, Paper Mill raised the curtain on its first performance in November of 1938. It was named the Official State Theatre of New Jersey in 1972. More than 450,000 people attend each year, and the theatre has one of the largest subscription audiences in the United States. A professional, nonprofit theatre, Paper Mill has been cited as a State Center of Artistic Excellence and as a Major Impact and Distinguished Acts Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. In addition to artistic achievement, its accessibility, services and educational outreach programs have been nationally recognized. The mainstage season of six Broadway-style musicals and/or plays runs from September to July, presented in the modern 1,200 seat theatre. Included during the season are a weekend children's theatre series, On-School Time performances for school groups, and a variety of individual concert performances.

Plays this Season: This season opens up with the Broadway phenomenon A Chorus Line (Sept. 5-Oct. 14, 2001). Next, Paper Mill is delighted to present Cole Porter's The New Red, Hot, and Blue (Oct. 24-Dec. 2, 2001). Judd Hirsch returns to re-create his Tony-winning role in Herb Gardner's I'm Not Rappaport (Feb. 20-Mar. 24, 2002). Spring 2002 heralds two great American musicals, Rodger & Hammerstein's The King & I (Apr. 13-May 19, 2002) and Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady (June 5-July 21, 2002). Paper Mill will soon announce its surprise third show, which will run Jan. 9-Feb. 10, 2002.

Casting/Staff & Tech Opportunities: For Casting Info, contact: Alison Franck—Casting Director, 973-379-3636, ext. 2366. For Tech Info, contact: Michael Miller—Production Manager, 973-379-3636, ext. 2327.

Opportunities for Interns: Contact: Lisa Cooney—education associate, 973-379-3636, ext. 2748.