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Brookside Dr, Millburn, NJ 7041

Bruce Poster


June 9 - July 4, 2021

The world premiere musical based on the trials and tribulations of filming one of the greatest Summer blockbusters ever made

Why See Bruce?


The World Premiere Of Bruce - The Jaws Musical

A brand new musical swims its way towards unsuspecting theatergoers in the form of a brand new musical based on Steven Spielberg's immortal cinema blockbuster Jaws! Closing the Paper Mill Playhouse's groundbreaking 2020/21 season, Bruce is based on screenwriter Carl Gottlieb's behind-the-scenes memoir The Jaws Log, and features a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, and direction/choreography from respected Canadian theatremaker Donna Feore. 

Upon its release in 1975, Jaws was shaping up to not only be the film of the Summer, but one of the finest ever made. Eventually grossing a record 470 million dollars, the classic thriller about a giant man-eating shark lives on in popular culture, but the phenomenal film was very much in danger of never making it to celluloid. Bruce chronicles the making of the movie and the challenges Spielberg and his team faced, including the titular mechanical shark that refused to co-operate... 

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Opening night: 9 June 2021

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