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
And before you stop reading
Image by Jim Cox, taken from the 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
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