Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Update on The Wanderer Musical with Joey McIntyre

According to this article from, the final cast of "The Wanderer" has been determined! Joey will be acting in this play starting March 24 and ending on April 24. He will play the part of "Johnny".  You can still get tickets here!

Cast Complete for Paper Mill's The Wanderer Musical, Starring Mike Wartella, Christy Altomare, Joey McIntyre

The world premiere begins in March at the New Jersey venue.

Casting is complete for the Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of The Wanderer, the new Broadway-aimed musical based on the life of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer  Dion DiMucci.

Directed by Emmy nominee Kenneth Ferrone and featuring choreography by Sarah O’Gleby and music direction, orchestrations, and arrangements by Sonny Paladino, previews will begin at the New Jersey venue March 24 with an official opening April 3. Performances will continue through April 24.

Joining the previously announced Mike Wartella (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Dion, Christy Altomare (Anastasia) as Susan, and Joey McIntyre (Waitress) as Johnny will be 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. 

The ensemble includes 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.

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.

Both as lead singer of Dion and the Belmonts and then as a solo artist, Dion was one of the most popular American rock n’ roll performers of his time. He had 30 Top 40 hits in the late ’50s and ’60s, including “Runaround Sue,” “Teenager in Love," “I Wonder Why,” “Ruby Baby,” “Abraham, Martin and John,” and “The Wanderer.” He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

The Wanderer is produced by Paper Mill Playhouse in association with Jill Menza and Messina.

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