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					                                        CONTACT: Shayne Austin Miller, Director of Press and Public Relations
                                                          (973) 379-3636, ext. 2644

                                                                         Amanda Householder, Press Assistant
                                                        (973) 379-3636, ext. 2645
May 4, 2010

                        Excitement is in the air!
                      Paper Mill Playhouse Presents
                                Peter Pan
(Millburn, NJ) Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive
Director) is proud to announce casting for Peter Pan. Directed by Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by
Patti Colombo, Peter Pan will run at the Millburn Theater from June 2 through June 27, 2010. Peter Pan
is generously supported by a gift from Allen and Joan Bildner and supported in part by an award from the
National Endowment for the Arts.
                              Press Opening is Sunday, June 6th at 7:00pm
Peter Pan will play the following performance schedule: Wednesdays at 7:00PM, Thursdays at 1:30PM
& 7:00PM, Fridays at 7:00PM, Saturdays at 1:30PM & 7:00PM and Sundays at 1:30PM & 7:00PM.
Single tickets are now on sale and range in price from $25 to $92. Student rush tickets are $20 and are
available the day of performance in person with current student ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling
973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at Paper Mill Playhouse gift cards, available in any denomination, can be purchased at the
Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. Groups of
ten or more can receive up to a 25% discount on tickets and should call 973-379-3636 ext. 2438.
Fly away with us to Neverland for a swashbuckling epic that delivers non-stop action, spell binding music
and stunning choreography. A story so magical it actually takes flight! This smash hit musical adaptation of
J.M. Barrie‟s classic story is a perennial favorite for children ages 4 to 104.
“We‟re thrilled to welcome an all-star cast to Paper Mill Playhouse,” said Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee.
“Broadway leading lady Nancy Anderson, who appeared in Paper Mill‟s production of She Loves Me, returns
to our stage as „Peter Pan‟ opposite the brilliantly funny Douglas Sills in the dual roles of „Mr.
Darling/Captain Hook‟. And we are excited to welcome back Glory Crampton to perform with us for the
tenth time!”
Peter Pan brings a spectacular cast to the Paper Mill stage including: Nancy Anderson (Peter Pan) was in
the Broadway productions of A Class Act and Wonderful Town. She starred as Ilona in Paper Mill
Playhouse‟s production of She Loves Me. Ms. Anderson was featured in PBS‟ “Great Performances” of
Kiss Me, Kate and South Pacific. She has been nominated for Olivier, Helen Hayes, and Drama Desk
Awards. Douglas Sills (Captain Hook/Mr. Darling) best known for his performances on Broadway in The
Scarlet Pimpernel (Tony Award Nomination) and Little Shop of Horrors. Mr. Sills performed in City Center
Encores! productions of Music in the Air and Carnival!. His television credits include: CSI; The Closer;
Numb3rs; and Will & Grace. Glory Crampton (Mrs. Darling) returns in her tenth production at Paper Mill
Playhouse where she‟s starred as the leading lady in My Fair Lady, Camelot, Carousel, Jane Eyre, and Gigi.
Ms. Crampton‟s additional credits include the Off-Broadway productions of Carnival! and The Fantasticks.
Hayley Podschun (Wendy) appeared in the Broadway productions of Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with
George, Hairspray, and The Sound of Music. Ms. Podschun‟s film and television credits include Hairspray
and Psychic Detectives. Jessica Lee Goldyn (Tiger Lily) starred as „Val‟ in the Broadway production of A
Chorus Line. Ms. Goldyn‟s theater credits include „Ivy‟ in On the Town at City Center Encores!, Crazy for
You, and the National Tour of Fosse. She began her professional career in Paper Mill Playhouse‟s
production of Gypsy. John O’Creagh (Smee) returns to Paper Mill Playhouse where he performed in the
critically acclaimed production of 1776. Mr. O‟Creagh was in Paper Mill productions of Pirates! and The
Bakers Wife. His television credits include: HBO‟s John Adams; Law & Order: SVU; Kidnapped; Sex and
the City; and Life on Mars.
Rounding out the Peter Pan cast are: Randy Aaron; J. David Anderson; Adrian Arrieta; Jordan Barrow;
Jack Broderick; Ryan Chotto; Dustin Clodfelter; Lauren Decierdo; Taurean Everett; Julian Farinas; Casey
Garvin; Lewis Grosso; Justin Henry; Zachary Infante; Sarah Marie Jenkins; Josh Pins; Kathryn Raskin; Kyle
Vaughn; Dane Wagner; Todd A. Walker; and Stephen Williams.
Peter Pan will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse‟s Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee, who directed this
season‟s hit production of Smokey Joe’s Café and last season‟s critically acclaimed production of The Full
Monty, featuring Elaine Stritch. He has directed the Paper Mill productions of Disney High School Musical;
Meet Me in St. Louis; Dreamgirls; The Will Rogers Follies; Victor/Victoria; The King and I; Miss Saigon;
Grease; Harold and Maude: The Musical with Estelle Parsons; Hello, Dolly!, starring Tovah Feldshuh; and
Romance/Romance. Mr. Hoebee directed the Actor‟s Fund Benefit Concert of The Best Little Whorehouse in
Texas at the August Wilson Theatre which starred Terrence Mann, Emily Skinner, and Jennifer Hudson and
has directed national tours of Company; Victor/Victoria; and Dreamgirls. His Broadway performance credits
include: Victor/Victoria, Beauty and the Beast, Nick & Nora, and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. He served as
an Adjunct Professor in the Dance and Theatre Department at Northwestern University and currently sits on
the Board of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
Patti Colombo returns as choreographer for Peter Pan at Paper Mill Playhouse where she recently
choreographed this season‟s critically acclaimed production of On the Town, 2007‟s Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers, and 2008‟s Kiss Me, Kate. Ms. Colombo received a Tony® Award nomination for her work on
Broadway‟s production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. She received Emmy® and American
Choreographers Award nominations for her choreography of the A&E production of Peter Pan.
John Iacovelli will serve as the Scenic Designer. Original Costume Design by Sigeru Yaji. Costume
Coordination and additional design by Thom Heyer. Lighting design is by F. Mitchell Dana. Sound
design is by Randy Hansen. Rob Green and Jared Janas are the Hair and Wig Designers. Tom Helm
will serve as Musical Supervisor. The Production Stage Manager is John M. Atherlay. Casting by Alison
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization, is one of the country's leading regional
theatres. Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by
funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by generous contributions
from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of Theatre
Communications Group, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the
New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
                          Free Audience Enrichment Activities for Peter Pan
Wed. June 2            6:00pm              Art Gallery           Directors Notes & Coffee Series
                                                                 Enjoy coffee on us as Director Mark S. Hoebee
                                                                 discusses Peter Pan.
Thurs. June 3          6:00pm              Mezzanine             Conversation Series
Thurs. June 10                                                   Learn more about the show you are about
Thurs. June 17                                                   to see, led by members of Paper Mill‟s
Thurs. June 24                                                   Artistic and Education Departments.
Sat. June 26           Post Show           Orchestra             Cast Talk-Back Series
                                                                 Meet the cast and ask actors questions about the
                                                                 show or the role they are portraying.

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