WATCH: NJ Guvs Past & Present Team Up on ‘Campaign Ad’ for Paper Mill Playhouse’s The Outsiders


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“Wait a second…wasn’t I just elected governor?” – Governor-elect Phil Murphy

“Ned Newley and you … not perfect together” – Governor Thomas Kean

“No, I will not tell people to visit outsidernow.com” – Governor Christine Todd Whitman

From Paper Mill Playhouse:

An unprecedented event has happened in New Jersey. New Jersey Governors, past, present and future have teamed up to shoot one special campaign ad centered around the new play “The Outsider” by Paul Slade Smith presented by Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Watch Chris Christie, Phil Murphy, Christie Todd Whitman, Jim McGreevey, Tom Kean, Jon Corzine, Don Difrancesco and Richard Codey tell it like it is.

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of the new play “The Outsider” by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (“Driving Miss Daisy”). Performances are set to begin Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. Opening Night is Sunday evening, January 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy from the Paper Mill Playhouse campaign ad.

In politics, the less you know, the higher you’ll go! At once a razor-sharp satire and an inspirational tribute to democracy, “The Outsider” is a timely and hilarious send-up of modern American politics. In the midst of a political scandal, Ned Newley, the ultimate policy wonk, is unexpectedly thrust into the position of Governor. A complete unknown, with no political instincts and a paralyzing fear of public speaking, Ned seems destined to fail. But his political consultants see things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for… the worst candidate to ever run for office!

Tickets are on sale now starting at $34. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Groups of 10 or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973-315-1680. Students may order $23 rush tickets over the phone or in person at the Paper Mill Playhouse box office on the day of the performance. Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2017/2018 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank.

View further information here about the cast and creative team.