February 16 thru March 19, 2023 at the Paper Mill Playhouse
It’s a terrific twist of fates! The inspired Disney animated film is now a mythical new musical adventure. Hercules is the divinely funny story of an honest-to-Zeus hero on a quest to discover who he is and where he belongs. Is love a possibility too? Oh, Hades, yes!
Bradley Gibson (The Lion King, A Bronx Tale The Musical) as Hercules
Shuler Hensley (The Music Man, Oklahoma!) as Hades
James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) as Phil
Isabelle McCalla (Aladdin, The Prom) as Meg
The roof-raising score by Alan Menken and David Zippel features all the hits you love from the film, including the Oscar®-nominated song “Go The Distance,” as well as “Zero to Hero” and “I Won’t Say (I’m in Love),” along with new songs written for the stage. The show features a new book by Tony Award® winner Robert Horn (Tootsie) and Kwame Kwei-Armah (artistic director of London’s Young Vic), and direction by Obie Award-winning Lear deBessonet.