Stars through the years at Paper Mill Playhouse (PHOTO GALLERY)

Paper Mill Playhouse photos

Bernadette Peters in “Dames at Sea” at the Paper Mill Playhouse, in 1973,

In conjunction with tickets going on sale for its 2018-19 season, last week, the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn shared some vintage photos of the stars who had appeared there, over its 84 years, via its twitter account. (You can also see some of these photos on the walls of the theater’s lobby.) I asked for permission to share some of them on, and they graciously sent me a file with 70 of them.

I picked out 30 of the best and put them together in the photo gallery below. In it are photos of people like Bernadette Peters, Jane Fonda and Patrick Swayze (all in their early- to mid-20s), Liza Minnelli (still a teenager), Millburn’s own Anne Hathaway (as a young drama student), Jason Robards, Dom DeLuise, Celeste Holm, Colleen Dewhurst and many others.

The five shows the theater will be presenting this season are:

• “The Color Purple,” Sept. 26-Oct. 21.

• “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn,” Nov. 21-Dec. 30:

• “My Very Own British Invasion,” Jan. 31-March 3.

• “Benny & Joon,” April 4-May 5.

• “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” May 29-June 30.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit

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