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Paper Mill Playhouse is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, Curtain Up on the 76th Season Gala on Friday, May 2nd, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse’s 76th Season Gala or to purchase individual tickets, tables or raffle tickets, please contact Leigh Schaedel at 973-315-1663, lschadel@papermill.org or visit Paper Mill Playhouse’s website, www.papermill.org. Paper Mill Playhouse is a not-for-profit arts organization that relies on philanthropic support to make its breathtaking productions, professional training programs, celebrated arts education and outreach possible. All proceeds from the gala support these programs.

“Nearly 400 of our theater’s community of influential business executives, civic leaders, discerning consumers, and tastemakers will gather together for an evening that reflects the heart, artistry, and vitality of Paper Mill Playhouse,” stated Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse’s Producing Artistic Director. “This black tie evening includes dinner, dancing, an unforgettable auction, and unparalleled Broadway entertainment. We hope you can join us as we pay tribute to our honorees: Tony Danza, following his critically acclaimed run in Honeymoon in Vegas, and Linda Bowden, NJ Regional President with PNC Bank. Additionally, we are thrilled to welcome former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne to help him celebrate his 90th birthday!”

“Supporting Paper Mill Playhouse’s gala ensures a bright future for our not-for-profit arts organization,” remarked Todd Schmidt, Paper Mill Playhouse’s Managing Director. “The Curtain Up on the 76th Season Gala will also feature performances from The Eddie Bruce Band and students from Paper Mill’s Education programs.”

For more than seventy-five years, Paper Mill Playhouse has been one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit theaters. Paper Mill continues to bring world-class artists and outstanding musicals and plays to the community while enriching the lives of nearly 40,000 young people each year through award-winning education outreach, artist training and access programs.

The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band.

For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse’s Curtain Up on the 76th Season Gala or to purchase individual tickets, tables or raffle tickets, please contact Leigh Schaedel at 973-315-1663, lschadel@papermill.org or visit Paper Mill Playhouse’s website, www.papermill.org.

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