PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Making Millie!" In Rehearsal With Paper Mill and Maltz Jupiter's Thoroughly Modern Millie
01 Apr 2013
Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Paper Mill Playhouse join forces to offer a co-production of the Tony-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Brian Padgett, a company member in the Maltz run, documented the rehearsal and tech process leading up to opening night.
Carleigh Bettiol, Craig Blake, Barry Busby, Darien Crago, Patch David, Ian DeVine, Charlie Johnson, Ian Liberto, Sarah Meahl, Lizzy Palmer, Kristyn Pope, Kelly Skidmore, Amy Van Norstrand and John T. Wolfe round out the ensemble.
Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie, according to press notes, "tells the story of a small-town girl who travels to New York City to marry for money instead of love."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.