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Breaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITBreaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Academy Award nominated film star Brenda Vaccaro will step into the role of Millicent Winter in the production of Nice Work If You Can Get It now playing on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through August 15. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Welcomes New Associate ProducerOgunquit Playhouse Welcomes New Associate Producer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced the appointment of Brian Swasey to the position of Associate Producer. Brian is no stranger to the Playhouse as he directed the productions of The Berenstain Bears, and The Cat In The Hat. He is also no stranger to the seacoast area; he is originally from Portland, Maine, and is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Musical Theatre and Dance. Brian Swasey recently stated, 'Growing up in New England, and seeing many shows at the Ogunquit Playhouse, I leapt at the chance to return to the area and become a part of the Playhouse family as the new Associate Producer." (more...)

SISTER ACT, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 SeasonSISTER ACT, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse will have you kicking up your heels for five spectacular musicals slated to hit the stage for the legendary theatre's 83rd season. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to be the first regional theatre in the U.S. to produce the smash hits Million Dollar Quartet and Sister Act as well as being among the first in the nation to bring the delightful musical comedy Nice Work if You Can Get It and the blockbuster musical Saturday Night Fever to the stage. Rounding out the 2015 season is the glamorous Broadway musical comedy classic Victor/Victoria. And once again the Ogunquit Playhouse and the Music Hall will partner to bring the quintessential holiday musical White Christmas to the historic Portsmouth stage, extending the Playhouse season all the way to December 20th! (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Nominated for 13 IRNE AwardsOgunquit Playhouse Nominated for 13 IRNE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced that it has received a total of thirteen Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) nominations for its 2014 productions of Billy Elliot the Musical, Mary Poppins and The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MARY POPPINS Plays The Music Hall, Now thru 12/14Ogunquit Playhouse's MARY POPPINS Plays The Music Hall, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

This month, The Music Hall transforms into a magical snow globe when the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins flies in. The delightful Broadway holiday musical comes to the Historic Theater today, December 10 through 14, bringing with it iconic songs such as 'Jolly Holiday' and 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,' awe inspiring dance numbers, and when the wind changes, the snow swirling around the theater. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MARY POPPINS to Play The Music Hall, 12/10-14Ogunquit Playhouse's MARY POPPINS to Play The Music Hall, 12/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

This December The Music Hall transforms into a magical snow globe when the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins flies in. The delightful Broadway holiday musical comes to the Historic Theater December 10 through 14, bringing with it iconic songs such as 'Jolly Holiday' and 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,' awe inspiring dance numbers, and when the wind changes, the snow swirling around the theater. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Receives Moss Hart AwardOgunquit Playhouse Receives Moss Hart Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious Moss Hart Award for the 2013 production of West Side Story. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Mourns the Loss of Henry J. Weller, Jr., Board of Directors EmeritusOgunquit Playhouse Mourns the Loss of Henry J. Weller, Jr., Board of Directors Emeritus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse lost a dear friend when Henry J. Weller, Jr. passed away on June 25, 2014. Mr. Weller was the General Manager of the Ogunquit Playhouse from 1950 to 1997, and worked in partnership with John Lane from the beginning when John first purchased the theatre in 1950, during the heyday of the Summer Stock Circuit and the establishment of the Council of Summer Theatres (COST) that John Lane initiated. (more...)

BWW Previews: Shows for Kids by Kids at Ogunquit PlayhouseBWW Previews: Shows for Kids by Kids at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - Jul 21, 2014

Through the efforts of the Ogunquit Playhouse Children's Theater Camp, there's a good chance you'll see a future star of the theater in one of the upcoming summer performances produced for younger audiences. (more...)

Backstage Tours at Ogunquit Playhouse - A Behind-the-Scenes ViewBackstage Tours at Ogunquit Playhouse - A Behind-the-Scenes View
by Dan Marois - Jun 30, 2014

Visitors at the famed Ogunquit Playhouse can now get a behind the scene tour of this historic theater. See what the actors see from the backstage area and beyond. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Adds THE ADDAMS FAMILY to 2014 SeasonOgunquit Playhouse Adds THE ADDAMS FAMILY to 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, will be one of the first regional premieres of the Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family. The frightfully delightful world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch come to spooky and spectacular life in this all new story, based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The magnificently macabre family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling them into a night that will change their lives forever. This new musical comedy was created by Jersey Boys' authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and Drama Desk Award winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa. Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney said, 'This hilarious family friendly musical has now been seen around the world and we are delighted to create our own production of this spooky, kooky, warm and wonderful, musical comedy. It will be a full scale extravaganza with show stopping musical numbers and all the fun you would expect from America's first family of fright.' The Addams Family is on stage October 1 through 26. Come pay a call on the Addams Family - they're dying to meet you. (more...)

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, BILLY ELLIOT and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2014 SeasonTHE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, BILLY ELLIOT and More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, is honored to be one of the first regional theatres in the nation to produce the astonishing international musical sensation Billy Elliot and to be selected by Cameron McIntosh to be the American Northeast premiere of his hit musical stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Honors Emergency Responders with Local Heroes OfferOgunquit Playhouse Honors Emergency Responders with Local Heroes Offer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The Ogunquit Playhouse is introducing a Local Heroes offer for police officers, firefighters and emergency medical service personnel in honor of their service to our local communities. Emergency service personnel are invited to purchase special two-for-one tickets (limit of 4 tickets total per person) to select performances of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story starring Kurt Jenkins, on Sunday, October 6 at 7PM, Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 13 at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Director BT McNicholl Takes a Fresh Look at WEST SIDE STORYBWW Interviews: Director BT McNicholl Takes a Fresh Look at WEST SIDE STORY
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Sep 5, 2013

'The show still has the energy of those brilliant young collaborators toiling on together and shining that diamond,' says BT McNicholl of his latest project, a new production of West Side Story which opens at the Ogunquit Playhouse September 5 and runs through September 28. The Broadway writer-director is thrilled to have the opportunity 'to take a fresh look' at the Bernstein-Sondheim-Laurents-Robbins classic and to bring to it 'our own aesthetic.' (more...)

Keala Settle & More Join Clay Aiken in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT  at Ogunquit PlayhouseKeala Settle & More Join Clay Aiken in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

The Ogunquit Playhouse is going Technicolor with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's irresistible story of Joseph, his jealous brothers and one very colorful garment in this delightful musical parable that swirls on stage next week, July 31 through August 25 (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sally Struthers Was 'Born with Funny'BWW Interviews: Sally Struthers Was 'Born with Funny'
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 30, 2013

It was with this amusing phrase that Margaret Caroline Struthers loved to describe her talented actress daughter, Sally. And, indeed, for several generations of television and theatre audiences, Sally Struthers has reigned as a comedienne. The vivacious, outgoing, blonde actress is currently back at the Ogunquit Playhouse for her thirteenth production in eleven seasons where she is playing Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie. A perennial favorite at this famed seaside summer stage, Struthers has starred in their productions of (among others) Hello, Dolly! The Full Monty, Fiddler on the Roof, Always, Patsy Cline, and Chicago. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces 2013 SeasonOgunquit Playhouse Announces 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

May 22 through October 20, the Ogunquit Playhouse 'invites fans to sing, dance, laugh and most of all dream with some of Broadway's most beloved and spectacular shows.' (more...)

Final Cast Announced for THE CHRISTMAS ROSE at Carnegie HallFinal Cast Announced for THE CHRISTMAS ROSE at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2012

The new family musical special, The Christmas Rose, features a cast of over 400 and stars the multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Jane Seymour and legendary Broadway actor and Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams. The Christmas Rose, with music and story by PBS composer Tim Janis, follows a young orphan named Annabelle, played by thirteen year old Bailey Grey, into the desert where she crosses paths with everyone from the three wise men and singing angels to Mary and Joseph, while being pursued by a team of desert bandits. The Christmas Rose is created in association with the Ogunquit Playhouse and is on stage at Carnegie Hall one night only Thursday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (212) 247-7800 or online at www.carnegiehall.org. In honor of Thanksgiving, a special holiday offer of 30% off all tickets is available starting Friday, November 23 at 11a.m. and ending Monday November 27 at 11:59p.m. by using code GIV15704. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carson Kressley with Joe DiPietro and More in Ogunquit's DAMN YANKEESPhoto Flash: Carson Kressley with Joe DiPietro and More in Ogunquit's DAMN YANKEES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

BroadwayWorld has a photo of Carson Kressley starring as Mr. Applegate in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Damn Yankees (the new Red Sox version) alongside Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, Bradford Kenney, Ogunquit Playhouse Executive Artistic Director and Jeffry Denman, Director/Choreographer, enjoying a moment at the cast party following the opening of Damn Yankees. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Rotary International invites all to join them and the Ogunquit Playhouse in the fight to eradicate Polio worldwide by purchasing a ticket to ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE, on "Rotary Night," tonight, May 31, 2012 at the Ogunquit Playhouse. For every ticket sold that evening, the Ogunquit Playhouse will donate a portion to the York Rotary Club. This year's goal is to raise over $5,000 to support Rotary International's goal of eliminating worldwide polio. Tickets start at $39 per person. To order tickets call the Playhouse Box Office at 207.646.5511 or visit Ogunquitplayhouse.org. (more...)

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