The Tony-winning Hairspray will kick off the season at the Millburn, NJ, venue, running Sept. 22-Oct. 17. The musical about the adventures of Tracy Turnblad will be followed by the epic story of romance, revolution and redemption, Les Miserables, which is scheduled to run Nov. 19-Dec. 19.
The new year will kick off at Paper Mill with William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which, press notes state, concerns "six quirky competitors and three oddball adults in search of spelling bee glory." Performance dates are Jan. 19, 2011-Feb. 13, 2011.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, will be presented March 16-April 10. The Paper Mill season will conclude with John Kander, Fred Ebb and Rupert Holmes' musical murder mystery Curtains, playing April 27-May 22, 2011.
Casting and creative teams for each production will be announced at a later date.
Tickets may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.