Babbling by the Brook

Hosted by Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee


From May through November 2020, Paper Mill Playhouse produced and streamed 26 weekly episodes of Babbling by the Brook hosted by Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee. His lighthearted virtual conversations with a star-studded roster of Paper Mill veteran performers, writers, directors, and more gives audiences behind-the-scenes insights into past and future productions as well as various elements of the creative process. You can watch the entire catalog of episodes on Paper Mill’s YouTube channel.



1 Catching up with Tony Award Nominee Rob McClure
2 Clue Preview with Director Casey Hushion & Playwright Sandy Rustin 
3 Catching up with Leading Ladies Donna English & Elena Shaddow 
4 Dreamgirls Reunion with Angela Robinson, LaTonya Holmes & Sharon Wilkins
5 Creative Conversation with Director-Choreographer JoAnn M. Hunter
6 Cinderella Reunion with Ashley Blanchet & Billy Harrigan Tighe 
7 Catching up with Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker
8 Creative Conversation with Tony-Nominated Director-Choreographer Denis Jones
9 Fight Directors Rick Sordelet & Christian Kelly-Sordelet with Actor & Conservatory Alum Collin Kelly-Sordelet 
10 Creative Conversation with Tony-Winning Director-Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler 
11 Animal Chat with Trainer Bill Berloni
12 Creative Conversation with Music Director Meghann Zervoulis 
13 Team Swing: Brittany Conigatti & Willie Dee 
14 Bandstand & Bruce Writers Richard Oberacker & Robert Taylor
15 Catching up with Tony Award Nominee Kate Baldwin 
16 Creative Conversation with Casting Director Rebecca Scholl 
17 West Side Story Reunion with Belinda Allyn, Natalie Cortez & Matt Doyle 
18 Creative Conversation with Tony-Nominated Scenic Designer David Korins 
19 Star Stage Managers Andrea Cibelli & Beverly Jenkins 
20 Catching up with Leading Funnymen David Josefsberg & Tally Sessions 
21 Alex Brightman & Drew Gasparini on It’s Kind of a Funny Story 
22 The Wanderer Preview with Kenneth Ferrone and Charles Messina
23 Catching up with Don Stephenson
24 Catching up with Gordon Greenberg
25 Pete ’n’ Keely Preview with Director and Lyricist Mark Waldrop
26 Catching up and a Live from the West Side Preview with Laura Benanti