Watch Georgia Engel and More Dance Up a Storm in Half Time
The new musical will soon make its East Coast premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse.
Half Time, the new musical about senior citizens auditioning to dance at halftime for a major basketball team, was originally titled Gotta Dance when it premiered in Chicago in 2015. Dance was the dominant force on view during a recent press preview, as stars Georgia Engel, André De Shields, Donna McKechnie, and Lillias White hoofed it with the ensemble under the direction of Kinky Boots's Jerry Mitchell. The musical — with book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin, and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch and Ester Dean — will begin previews at Paper Mill Playhouse on May 31.