MBS Performing Arts Department Chair David Gold will play viola in the upcoming production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For a New World at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn from October 13 – November 7. This will be the first production that the Paper Mill has done with a live audience since March 1, 2020.
“It’s going to be a great show, especially for anyone who has been missing Broadway or live music,” said Gold. “The music is incredible and the songs really have something for everybody – from ballads to funky upbeat grooves.”
Gold will perform onstage throughout the show as part of a string quartet along with other musicians including a pianist, drummer, guitarist, and bassist. The show will feature Roman Banks (Dear Evan Hansen), three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Paper Mill’s The King and I, Broadway’s Finding Neverland), Andrew Kober (Paper Mill’s Cinderella, Broadway’s Beautiful) and Mia Pinero (Ivo van Hove’s Broadway revival of West Side Story), with Dion Simmons Grier (Paper Mill’s New Voices and Sing in a New Year!).
This groundbreaking musical put Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown on the map. From the deck of a Spanish sailing ship bound for a new land to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue penthouse, Songs For a New Worldtransports audiences through time to meet a startling array of characters on the brink of a life-changing decision.
Performances will begin on Wednesday, October 13 with an official opening night on Sunday, October 17. The production will run through Sunday, November 7. Paper Mill Playhouse is committed to a safe return and will require proof of vaccination for all artists, staff and audiences over 12 as well as face masks for staff and audiences in the theater. For tickets and information, click here.