Based on the life of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci, the Broadway-aimed musical The Wanderer will play Paper Mill Playhouse March 24-April 24 with opening night scheduled for April 3.
The cast features Mike Wartella (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Dion, Christy Altomare (Anastasia) as Susan, and Joey McIntyre (Waitress) as Johnny with Kingsley Leggs (The Color Purple) as Willie Green, Jasmine Rogers (Becoming Nancy) as Melody Green, Jeffrey Schecter (Paper Mill’s On the Town) as Bob Schwartz, Johnny Tammaro (Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding) as Pat DiMucci, and Joli Tribuzio (A Room of My Own) as Frances DiMucci.
Rounding out the ensemble are Joe Barbara, Mackenzie Bell, Stephen Cerf, Jordan Dobson, Josh Dunn, Billy Finn, Natalie Gallo, Miguel Jarquin-Moreland, Will Jewett, Michal Kolaczkowski, Jess LeProtto, Janayé McAlpine, Katie Pohlman, Sydney Skye, and Gabi Stapula.
Get a peek inside the rehearsal room below.
Produced in cooperation with DiMucci, The Wanderer is written by Charles Messina (A Room of My Own) and will also feature scenic design by Tony winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Jake DeGroot, sound design by Tony winner John Shivers, and hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe. Rick Sordelet is the fight director, and Linda Marvel serves as the production stage manager. Casting is by The Telsey Office.