PhotosInside Opening Night of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Paper Mill PlayhouseThe world premiere opened at the New Jersey Venue February 9.
Marc J. Franklin
February 11, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber openedFebruary 9 after beginning performances January 30. The production, co-written and devised by Richard Curtis, is scheduled to run through March 1 at the New Jersey venue.
With music by Lloyd Webber, the musical portrait offers an intimate look at Lloyd Webber’s five decades in the spotlight and beyond, from his quirky family and bohemian youth in London to the creation of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Sunset Boulevard. Audiences can expect some new interpretations of his best-known songs, rediscovered tunes, and material specially written for this production.
Directed and choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter with music direction by Michael Patrick Walker, Unmasked features scenic and costume design by Alexander Dodge, lighting design by Tony Award nominee Ed McCarthy, and sound design by Jon Weston. The production stage manager is Frank Lombardi. Max Quinlan serves as associate director, and Liz Ramos serves as associate choreographer. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting.