PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE: MAY 20, 2020:
Our current plan is to resume productions in October, pending instructions from Governor Murphy. We are hard at work to make that possible and we hope you will join us then. We are currently in discussion about protocols for when the theater re-opens. We are in conversation with colleague theaters around the state and country about this issue, and we will of course incorporate any specific mandates from government officials into our planning. Our patrons will be notified of these plans when they are solidified. The safety of our audiences, students, staff and artists is of the utmost concern to the leadership and board of Paper Mill Playhouse.
Paper Mill Playhouse is closely monitoring developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we will look to the State of New Jersey Department of Health and federal agencies such as the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) for recommendations, guidance, and direction.
This summer’s New Voices 2020: Oh The Places We’ll Go concert, scheduled for July 31–August 1 is canceled due to ongoing public health safety concerns. We are respectfully asking you to please consider donating the value of your tickets back to Paper Mill if you are able. Your generous donation would allow us to narrow the budget gap we are currently facing due to forced closures, better positioning the theater to start the new 2020-21 season from a position of fiscal strength in these uncertain times.
Please click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NewV2020 to let us know if you would like to donate the cost of your New Voices tickets or if you would prefer a refund. The Paper Mill box office staff is working remotely from their homes, and this method will streamline the communications and transactions. After completing the form, please allow two weeks for your generous donation to be acknowledged, or refund to be processed.
Based on the New Jersey ban on public gatherings of 50 or more people issued by Governor Murphy, Paper Mill Playhouse has canceled the production of Sister Act, originally scheduled to begin on April 1. We held out hope that we would be able to reconvene the cast and crew at some time before June 30, however that will not be able to happen because of the uncertainty of when the theater will be able to safely resume operations. It continues to be our hope that we can bring you Sister Act in a future season, as we already know what a special production it is. If you currently have individual tickets to Sister Act, and you have not filled out our Individual Survey Monkey questionnaire, please do so by clicking here. If you currently have a 19-20 Paper Mill subscription with Sister Act tickets, and you have not called or emailed the BoxOffice@PaperMill.org, please click here to fill out our Subscriber Survey Monkey questionnaire.
For current ticket holders, Paper Mill Playhouse is offering the following options:
– Tickets can be converted to an acknowledged donation which you will be able to use for tax-reporting purposes.*
– An account credit toward a future Paper Mill Playhouse performance or subscription.
– A refund for the price of your tickets to the original form of payment.
*Converting your ticket purchase to a donation supports Paper Mill’s future in this very uncertain and unsettling time. If you are able, please consider making a contribution in support of our not-for-profit mission to produce world-class musical theater, nurture inclusion, and provide access for all. Suspending performances pains us and causes severe financial strain to our staff and artists; your contribution means more now than ever.
We ask for your patience as we work to accommodate your ticketing questions. Because we have no on-site staff, please email your contact info to us at BoxOffice@PaperMill.org, or call 908.858.2243 and a staff member will respond within 14 business days, or as soon as possible.
The Wanderer is now a part of our brand new 2020-2021 season. You can renew your subscription now by clicking here. Subscribers who currently have tickets to The Wanderer will keep their seats. Email BoxOffice@papermill.org with questions.
In addition to postponing performances, Paper Mill Playhouse has canceled all public events, classes, and gatherings. Our current plan is to resume productions in September, pending instructions from Governor Murphy, and we are hard at work to make that possible and we hope you will join us then.
We have also decided to cancel this year’s annual fundraising gala, which was scheduled for Friday, May 15. Please consider supporting the theater you know and love now by clicking here.
Anyone who is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, or who is not feeling well, is encouraged to stay home. Symptoms of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are mild fever, dry cough, sore throat and malaise–the virus is not usually associated with a runny nose—though the incubation period can be as long as 14 days from infection. For your own health and safety, please click on the link below from the CDC regarding preventative measures you can take: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html