Newsies and "Smash" Star Jeremy Jordan Will Headline Paper Mill Playhouse's 75th Anniversary Gala

Paper Mill Playhouse's 75th Anniversary Gala will be held May 10 at Hilton-Short Hills.

Jeremy Jordan
Jeremy Jordan

The evening will feature the talents of Broadway and "Smash" star Jeremy Jordan, The Eddie Bruce Band and students from Paper Mill Playhouse’s Theatre School, Summer Musical Theater Conservatory and Broadway Show Choir.

"The 75th Anniversary Gala is a celebration of Paper Mill’s legacy as a world-class producer of theater and its role as a pioneer in arts education for three-quarters of a century,” stated Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse producing artistic director. “The annual benefit will offer an evening of dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and entertainment by students from Paper Mill Playhouse’s arts education programs, The Eddie Bruce Band and headlining this memorable evening is star of Newsies and NBC’s 'Smash,' Jeremy Jordan.”

“The 75th Anniversary Gala is a wonderful event to commemorate the heterogeneous legacy of Paper Mill Playhouse. From our critically acclaimed productions to our award-winning education and access programs, this wonderful fundraising event supports our work in the community,” added Paper Mill Playhouse managing director Todd Schmidt. “Supporting Paper Mill Playhouse’s gala ensures a bright future for our not-for-profit arts organization.”

The Gala will also include the presentation of the Byrne/Kean Arts Advocate Award to Kevin Cummings, president and CEO, Investors Bank; and the Antoinette Scudder Patron of the Arts Award to Carolyn Ferolito, philanthropist and Paper Mill Playhouse Trustee.

For more information or to purchase individual tickets, tables or raffle tickets, contact Leigh Schaedel at (973) 315-1663, or visit Paper Mill Playhouse’s website,