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Fall in Love With the Music of of Benny & Joon

Fall in Love With the Music of of Benny & Joon

The new musical Benny & Joon, book by Kirsten Guenther (Little Miss Fix-it), music by Nolan Gasser (Pandora) and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein (Little Women on Broadway), has an infectious score. I fell in love with this gem of a musical back in 2016.

Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

In the video is the title song, “Its a Shame” and “Yes or No”. 

Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Benny & Joon is based on the MGM movie Benny (Claybourne Elder) has taken care of his psychologically troubled sister Joon (Hannah Elless) since their parents died over a decade ago. Benny now in his early 30s, and Joon in her early 20s, but, ten years on, not much has changed. A mechanic with his own garage, Benny feels he is a master at managing the life they’ve ended up with. But when they take in a strange young man named Sam (Bryce Pinkham), who is like a modern Buster Keaton, everything changes. 

Hannah Elless, Claybourne Elder Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jack Cummings III directs. The cast also includes Conor Ryan (Sam at certain performances), Belinda Allyn, Colin Hanlon, Tatiana Wechsler, Paulo Montalban, Jacob Keith Watson and Natalie Toro. 

Hannah Elless, Claybourne Elder Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Benny and Joon starts previews April 4th and opens April 14th at the Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Milburn NJ

Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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