Laura Bell Bundy

Joyce Randolph (original Trixie) w/ Michael Walters

Paper Mill Playhouse –  recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, opened the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills on October 1, 2017.

Theater Pizzazz’ Maryann Lopinto was there to capture curtain calls and opening night party photos.

This world-premiere musical features direction from Tony Award-winner John Rando, choreography by Emmy Award-winner Joshua Bergasse with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Remy Kurs. The principal cast includes Tony Award winner Michael McGrath as Ralph Kramden, Michael Mastro as Ed Norton, Leslie Kritzer as Alice Kramden, and Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy as Trixie Norton, with Lewis Cleale as Bryce Bennett, Lewis J. Stadlen as Old Man Faciamatta, and David Wohl as Allen Upshaw.

Michael McGrath, Leslie Kritzer

Michael Mastro, Laura Bell Bundy, Joyce Randolph, Michael McGrath, Leslie Kritzer


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America’s favorite dreamers have a brand-new scheme. The Honeymooners is a world-premiere musical comedy inspired by the classic television series. Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon. After shocking their wives by winning a high-profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue advertising, where they discover that their quest for the American Dream might cost them their friendship. Filled with big laughs and an infectious score, The Honeymooners will bang-zoom its way into your heart.

Photos: Maryann Lopinto