The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn created its Brookside Cabaret series last summer, in response to the pandemic, and will resume it next month, starting shows on June 9. The series features music — in some cases, by singer-actors who have appeared at the Paper Mill and/or on Broadway — for patrons who sit at tables, with food available from the Paper Mill’s F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.
Paper Mill producing artistic director Mark S. Hoebee said in a press release that last year, “we just wanted to bring live performance back to Paper Mill in whatever way we could” and that he considers the 2020 series to have been “a huge hit with both audiences and artists.”
Here is the initial schedule, with all shows scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. More artists are expected to be announced.
June 9-10: Susan Speidel and Joe Regan
June 11-12: Gavin Lee, “Steppin’ Out With Fred Astaire”
June 16-19: Kelli Rabke, “Tiny Giants: Petite Powerhouses from Garland to Gaga”
June 23-26: Rema Webb, “Billie and Me” tribute to Billie Holiday
June 30-July 3: Alexander Kariotis
July 7-10: The Playbillies
July 14-17: Jenna Pastuszek, “Get Happy!” tribute to Judy Garland
July 21-24: Kathryn Allison, “The Sophisticated Ladies of Broadway and R&B”
July 28-31: Elena Shaddow
Aug. 4-7: Marieann Meringolo, “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow (Songs of Alan and Marilyn Bergman)”
Aug. 11-14: Elizabeth Ward Land, “Still Within the Sound of My Voice” tribute to Linda Ronstadt
Aug. 18-21: Susan Speidel and Joe Regan
Aug. 25-28: Dion Simmons Grier
Sept. 8-11: Angela Birchett
Sept. 15-16: Andrew Kober
Sept. 17-18: Kyle Taylor Parker, “Broadway Soul”
Sept. 22-15: Nicholas Rodriguez
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