Kate Baldwin and Jason Danieley Will Head Cast of Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound Can-Can

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06 Jun 2014

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Paper Mill Playhouse has announced initial casting for its Broadway-bound production of Cole Porter's Can-Can, which will kickoff the New Jersey venue's 2014-15 season.

Directed by David Lee with choreography by Patti Colombo, previews will begin Oct. 1 prior to an official opening Oct. 5. Performances will continue through Oct. 26.

The cast will be led by Tony nominee Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide.

Paper Mill Playhouse is launching the Broadway-bound production of the Porter classic with producing partner Jonathan Burrows.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jason Danieley to our family and we couldn’t be happier to have Kate Baldwin return to Paper Mill Playhouse,” commented Mark S. Hoebee, producing artistic director for the Millburn theatre, in a statement. “Can-Can hasn’t been revived for the Broadway stage in over 30 years, so we’re thrilled to launch the next Broadway revival here at Paper Mill Playhouse.”



“Joel and I started collaborating on Can-Can at the Pasadena Playhouse over seven years ago,” added director Lee. “­With full permission of the Burrows and Porter estates the book has been updated without being modernized - Can-Can is still set in 1893 - and although 90% rewritten it retains all of Abe Burrows' original characters and intent."

The musical features a book by Abe Burrows and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields. Can-Can’s score includes “I Love Paris,” “C’est Magnifique,” “It’s All Right With Me” and more.

The musical, according to Paper Mill, is described as such: "Pistache, a Parisian café owner, decides to feature the scandalous dance the Can-Can, but will her defiance of the law end her business and her love life?"

Tickets may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org.