Based on the 1971 film starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort, Harold and Maude, about a 79-year-old widow who has an unlikely romance with the 19-year-old, it features book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Joseph Thalken. Mark S. Hoebee will direct the world-premiere Paper Mill run, Jan. 5-Feb. 13, 2005. A spokesperson for the Paper Mill confirmed that Parsons will play
Millegan has starred on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar and in Hair at Encores! He is now performing at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in a new musical called Insomnia. It opens July 12 at the WorkShop Theatre.
Estelle Parsons made her Broadway debut in Happy Hunting and was most recently on The Great White Way in Morning's at Seven. In between, she starred in Whoop-Up; Beg, Borrow or Steal; Mother Courage and Her Children; Ready When You Are, C.B.!; Malcolm; The East Wind; Galileo; The Seven Descents of Myrtle; A Way of Life; And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little; Mert & Phil; The Norman Conquests; Ladies at the Alamo; Miss Margarida's Way; The Pirates of Penzance; Shimada; and The Shadow Box. Parsons received Tony nominations for her work in Morning's at Seven, Miss Margarida's Way, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little and The Seven Descents of Myrtle. Also a star of film and TV, Parsons garnered an Academy Award for her performance in Bonnie and Clyde.
Also in the cast are Donna English, Donna Lynne Champlain and Danny Burstein.
The Paper Mill Playhouse is located on Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ. Call (973) 376-4343 for more information or visit www.papermill.org.