Georgia Engel in a scene from the world premiere production of the musical Gotta Dance, now titled Half Time.
Georgia Engel in a scene from the world-premiere production of the musical Gotta Dance, now titled Half Time.
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Emmy nominee Georgia Engel and Tony winner Lillias White will star in the Paper Mill Playhouse premiere of the new musical Half Time, set to run May 31-July 1, 2018.

Featuring a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin, and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean, the production is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, with additional choreography by Nick Kenkel.

Based on a true story, the musical revolves around 10 dancers who audition to dance at the halftime show for a major NBA team. They all love to dance, they all have something to prove, and they are all over 60. It's only after making the cut that they find out they will be dancing in a style that is completely new to all of them. Instead of tap, salsa, or swing, they will have to dance hip-hop. Upon its 2015 premiere in Chicago, the musical's original title was Gotta Dance.

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