Of Thee I Sing Begins Performances at Paper Mill Sept. 8

News   Of Thee I Sing Begins Performances at Paper Mill Sept. 8
The Paper Mill Playhouse season kicks off Sept. 8 with Of Thee I Sing, starring Ron Bohmer as John P. Wintergreen.
Wally Dunn (left) and Ron Bohmer in Of Thee I Sing
Wally Dunn (left) and Ron Bohmer in Of Thee I Sing Photo by Jerry Dalia

Bohmer, who was recently seen Off-Broadway in The Thing About Men, will be joined onstage by Wally Dunn as Alexander Throttlebottom as well as Garrett Long (Mary Turner), Sarah Knowlton (Diana Devereaux), Fred Berman (French Ambassador), Hal Blankenship (Senator Lyons), Nick Corley (Francis X. Gilhooley), Adam Grupper (Louis Lippman), JoAnn M. Hunter (Emily Benson), Herndon Lackey (Senator Jones) and Richard Poe (Matthew Arnold Fulton).

The company comprises Laurena Barros, Leanne Bowman, Kevin Burrows, Don Daniels, Jeremy Davis, Kellie Drinkhahn, Stacey Harris, Joshua Phillip Huff, Julia Krohn, Matthew La Banca, Lauren Marshall, Garrett Miller, Laurie-Beth Mraz, Sean Palmer, Dale Radunz, Nina Ragaz, Greg Roderick, David Sattler, Lindsay Marie Thomas, Ben West and Jessica Wright.

Directed by Tina Landau with choreography by Joey Pizzi and music direction by Tom Helm, Of Thee I Sing will play the Paper Mill through Oct. 17. The official press opening is scheduled for Sept. 12.

Of Thee I Sing boasts a score by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. This satirical look at American politics was the first musical ever to win the Pulitzer Prize.

Ron Bohmer starred on Broadway in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Les Misérables and Fiddler on the Roof. He portrayed Joe Gillis in the first national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard; the title role in Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and Alex in the Canadian company and U.S. national tour of another Lloyd Webber work, Aspects of Love. Television audiences have seen the singer-actor on "As the World Turns" and "Ryan's Hope," and his solo recordings include "Ron Bohmer — everyman" and "Ron Bohmer: Another Life." Of Thee I Sing marks Bohmer's second engagement at the Paper Mill; he appeared in the New Jersey theatre's 1989 production of Shenandoah. The Paper Mill Playhouse is located on Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ. Call (973) 376-4343 for more information or visit www.papermill.org.


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