NYT Review: “The Honeymooners” is Hilarious!

“The musical numbers (the lyrics are by Peter Mills, the music by Stephen Weiner) propel things along nicely, making good use of a chorus line of dancing bus drivers/sewer workers (choreographed by Joshua Bergasse). An Act I number called The Madison Avenue Line is particularly hilarious, and as Act II opens, Mr. Mills shows that lots of things rhyme with ‘to the moon.’ Later, in Act II, Mr. Mastro gets an amusing, sewer-themed patter song, Love Gone Down the Drain.”

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BWW Review: “The Honeymooners” at Paper Mill Playhouse Shines Bright!

“Get excited and get your tickets. Paper Mill Playhouse opens their 2017/2018 season with the world-premiere production of a dynamic new musical comedy, The Honeymooners. The show features a stellar cast, brilliant direction by John Rando, terrific choreography by Joshua Bergasse with superb musical direction and vocal arrangements by Remy Kurs.

The cleverly crafted story about success, friendship, and romance is made even more enthralling with the show’s elaborate staging and excellent song and dance numbers.”

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Tony Nominees Kelly Devine and Joshua Bergasse and More Choreograph Touchdown Dances for the NFL

“Beginning with the 2017 season (football season that is), the National Football League has relaxed its rules regarding celebratory touchdown dances. For years, the League forbade excessive celebration, and players abided for fear of penalty. But now, the NFL says players are free to dance.
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choreographer Joshua Bergasse, who just won a Chita Rivera Award for his Outstanding Choreography Off-Broadway for Sweet Charity, created an end-zone routine called The Loompaloo.

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To the moon? Sneak Peak at “The Honeymooners” at Papermill Playhouse

“‘Ultimately, as all good musicals are, it’s a sweet and fun love story,’ said Tony Award-winning director John Rando, who is steering the Paper Mill run. ‘Even if you don’t know the TV show for some strange reason, you’ll enjoy the comedy and the characters. You’ll love the score and these two sweet romances.'”

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Photo Flash: THE HONEYMOONERS Company Meets the Press at Paper Mill

Paper Mill Playhouse, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, presents the world-premiere production of 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. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team!”

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Joshua Bergasse will Choreograph The Honeymooners! at Papermill Playhouse this Fall!

“Based on the iconic CBS television series, The Honeymooners features a book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner and lyrics by Peter Mills. This world premiere musical features direction by Tony winner John Rando and choreography by Emmy winner Joshua Bergasse with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Remy Kurs.”

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“Cagney” will Make its West Coast Premiere this October!

“Producer Riki Kane Larimer announced the West Coast premiere of the Off-Broadway musical Cagney, which will play October 5–29 with an official opening October 8 at the El Portal Theatre on the Debbie Reynolds Mainstage (5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood).

Directed by Bill Castellino, with choreography by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, Cagney features a book by Peter Colley and a score that blends original music by Creighton and Christopher McGovern with classic George M. Cohan favorites, including Give My Regards To Broadway, Grand Old Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

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Joshua Bergasse will Choreograph “Jerry Springer- The Opera” at the New Group!

“Also part of the season is the off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer — the Opera, with music by Richard Thomas, book and lyrics by Stewart Lee and Thomas. Directed by John Rando with choreography by Joshua Bergasse, the musical stages the iconic Jerry Springer Show with passionate arias, soaring ballads and giant production numbers, as a pair of bickering guests fight and curse in front of a studio audience, complete with Jerry’s trickiest guest ever, Satan.”

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