Why See Benny and Joon?
A New Musical
Based on the 1993 movie, Benny and Joon is a brand new musical that examines love is its many different forms. Written by Kirsten Guenther, this upbeat show is centered around the eccentric cinephile Benny, famously played by Johnny Depp in the silver screen original.
Benny and Joon premiered in San Diego in 2017 to great notices from the critics, with the Times of San Diego calling it "totally delightful". It may have a Broadway future ahead of it, so catch this Paper Mill production while you can!
What is Benny and Joon About?
This quirky love romance centers on auto-mechanic Benny, who has devoted himself to care for his mentally ill sister Joon. Into their lives come Sam, a lovably eccentric movie nerd, who delights in recreating routines from Buston Keaton pictures. Sam and Joon soon begin to form a connection, but will Benny be able to let his sister out from under his wing?
Opening night: 4 April 2019
No one under the age of 4 is permitted in the theater
And before you stop reading
Image by Jim Cox, taken from the Old Globe production
Video from Old Globe production
Cast and Creative
Book by Kirsten Guenther
Music by Nolan Gasser
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Lesley McNeil
Directed by Jack Cummings III
About New York City Theater: We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets and prices may be above or below face value.
Next available performances
Thu, Apr 4
Fri, Apr 5
Sat, Apr 6
Sun, Apr 7
Mon, Apr 8
Tue, Apr 9
Wed, Apr 10
What you thought
Seen Benny and Joon? Loved it? Hated it?
Help your fellow New York City Theater visitors by leaving the first review!Write a review now
Spread the word
Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Benny and Joon at Paper Mill Playhouse.
Keep up to date
I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.
You might also like
Until May 26, 2019
The Cher Show
The musical extravaganza all Cher fans have been waiting for!
Please note: The term Paper Mill Playhouse and/or Benny and Joon as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Paper Mill Playhouse and/or Benny and Joon and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Paper Mill Playhouse and/or Benny and Joon and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.