Paper Mill Playhouse Adds Performances for The Bodyguard: The Musical

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Millburn, NJPaper Mill Playhouse in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of two Friday matinee performances due to the show popularity of The Bodyguard among ticket buyers.

The Bodyguard will be performed at Paper Mill Playhouse eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance schedule: Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm.

The added performances will take place on Friday, December 23 at 1:30pm and Friday, December 30 at 1:30pm. Tickets are on sale now starting at $33 and may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343 or online at

“We are thrilled at the public’s enthusiasm for The Bodyguard at Paper Mill Playhouse,” stated Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director. “This US premiere starring Deborah Cox is generating excitement across the country as we prepare to launch the national tour from Millburn. Audiences should see it here first!”


Last month, Paper Mill Playhouse announced full casting for the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), directed by Thea Sharrock (Equus) and with choreography by Karen Bruce (Strictly Come Dancing).  As previously announced, Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde) will star as Rachel Marron.   In the role of bodyguard Frank Farmer is Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger).

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – “I Will Always Love You.”

Deborah Cox (Rachel Marron) made her Broadway debut in the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical, Aida.  She most recently starred on Broadway in 2013 as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde, and starred as legendary Josephine Baker in Josephine at Asolo Repertory Theatre in the spring of 2016.

Judson Mills (Frank Farmer) is an American actor known for his performances as Texas Ranger Francis Gage in the American action drama television series Walker, Texas Ranger.


Paper Mill Playhouse, a leader in accessibility, will offer audio-described performances for The Bodyguard on Sunday, Dec 18, 2016, 1:30pm and Saturday, Dec 24, 2016, 1:30pm. Prior to these performances at noon, the theater will offer free sensory seminars. Sensory seminars offer an opportunity for patrons with vision loss to hear a live, in-depth description of the production elements of the show and hands-on interaction with key sets, props, and costumes.  There will be a sign-interpreted and open-captioned
performance on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Free Audience Enrichment Activities for The Bodyguard

Conversation Club: Join Paper Mill Playhouse Thursday evenings, Dec 1, 8, 15, or 22 one hour before curtain for an informal, informative gathering. Learn more about the performance and perhaps catch a glimpse of the stage being set.

The Director’s Viewpoint: One hour before curtain on Wednesday, Nov 30, Paper Mill Playhouse hosts a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery.

Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2016-2017 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank.

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