In the video above, the cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming Benny & Joon talks to Playbill about the challenges of bringing the 1993 film to the stage as a musical.
The show stars Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park with George) as Benny, Hannah Elless (Bright Star, Paper Mill’s The Other Josh Cohen) as Joon, and Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) as Sam.
Benny & Joon tells the story of a young woman dealing with mental illness and her big brother, who’s determined to take care of her. When a charmingly eccentric stranger comes into their lives, he throws their world off-kilter.
Performances begin April 4 ahead of an April 14 opening.