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Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

2Y announces casting for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the acclaimed American Songbook series. Cady Huffman, Liz Callaway, Kate Baldwin, Peter Cincotti and Jason Danieley are among the performers interpreting the works of Stephen Sondheim; Irving Berlin; Sheldon Harnick; and such songwriters as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein, who so eloquently illuminated New York City's essence in song. Mitzi Gaynor makes a special guest appearance for the show on Hollywood's Leading Ladies - only the fourth time the legendary entertainer has performed in New York City. (more...)

92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Adds ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! to 45th Season92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Adds ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! to 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

92Y announces the fifth and final show for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. All Dancing! All Singing! Irving Berlin in Hollywood joins the line-up on May 2, 3, 4, 2015 with Randy Skinner as artistic director, stage director and choreographer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sigourney Weaver, Alan Alda, Jefferson Mays and More at Westport Country Playhouse's Gala to Honor A. R. GurneyPhoto Flash: Sigourney Weaver, Alan Alda, Jefferson Mays and More at Westport Country Playhouse's Gala to Honor A. R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Playwright A. R. ("Pete") Gurney, one of the most-produced playwrights in the history of Westport Country Playhouse, was celebrated for his body of work at the theater's one-night-only fundraising gala, "A Perfect Party: A Gala Evening Honoring A. R. Gurney," on Monday, September 22. Fourteen productions of Gurney's plays have been staged at Westport Country Playhouse, including one world premiere. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Honors A. R. Gurney and Arthur Levitt at A PERFECT PARTY Gala TonightWestport Country Playhouse Honors A. R. Gurney and Arthur Levitt at A PERFECT PARTY Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Playwright A. R. ('Pete') Gurney, who has had 14 of his plays staged at Westport Country Playhouse, will be celebrated at the Playhouse's annual fundraiser, 'A Perfect Party: A Gala Evening Honoring A. R. Gurney,' tonight, September 22. Westport's Arthur Levitt, a valued trustee and longtime supporter of the Playhouse, will also be honored with the Playhouse Leadership Award. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Hold Sunday Symposium with John Tillinger and Geneva Carr for THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, 8/24Westport Country Playhouse to Hold Sunday Symposium with John Tillinger and Geneva Carr for THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Sunday Symposium on Playwright Alan Ayckbourn, following the Sunday, August 24, 3 p.m. matinee performance of Ayckbourn's romantic comedy, 'Things We Do for Love,' with guests Tony Award nominee John Tillinger, director, and Geneva Carr, cast member. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF, CURIOUS GEORGE and More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's 2014-15 Family Festivies SeriesTHE LIGHTNING THIEF, CURIOUS GEORGE and More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's 2014-15 Family Festivies Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2014-15 Family Festivities Series beginning in the fall, featuring productions based on children's classic stories, including 'Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse,' 'The Lightning Thief,' 'Dog Loves Books,' and 'Curious George.' Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Extends SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE Through TodayWestport Country Playhouse Extends SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of the world premiere musical revue, "Sing for Your Shakespeare," extra performances have been added on Thursday through Today, June 26 - 28, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Honor A. R. Gurney and Arthur Levitt at A PERFECT PARTY Gala, 9/22Westport Country Playhouse to Honor A. R. Gurney and Arthur Levitt at A PERFECT PARTY Gala, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Playwright A. R. ("Pete") Gurney, who has had 14 of his plays staged at Westport Country Playhouse, will be celebrated at the Playhouse's annual fundraiser, "A Perfect Party: A Gala Evening Honoring A. R. Gurney," on the evening of Monday, September 22. Westport's Arthur Levitt, a valued trustee and longtime supporter of the Playhouse, will also be honored with the Playhouse Leadership Award. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation GrantWestport Country Playhouse Awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse has received a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for general operating support of the non-profit organization's 2014 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an estimated annual audience of 60,000. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Extends SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE Through 6/28Westport Country Playhouse Extends SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE Through 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of the world premiere musical revue, "Sing for Your Shakespeare," extra performances have been added on Thursday through Saturday, June 26 - 28, at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE in WestportBWW Reviews: SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jun 9, 2014

Who knew Shakespeare could be so VIRAL? (more...)

Summer Stages: Summer Theatre in ConnecticutSummer Stages: Summer Theatre in Connecticut
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jun 6, 2014

Musical and lots of Shakespeare (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere musical revue, 'Sing for Your Shakespeare,' playing now through June 22, features a six-member cast of Broadway talents: Karen Akers, Britney Coleman, Darius de Haas, Stephen DeRosa, Constantine Germanacos, and Laurie Wells. With selections from Cole Porter's 'Kiss Me, Kate,' Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's 'West Side Story,' and Rodgers and Hart's 'The Boys from Syracuse,' as well as numbers by Duke Ellington, Frank Loesser, and others, the production explores how the American Songbook has been inspired for decades by Shakespeare's works. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Premieres SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE Revue, Directed by Mark Lamos, TonightWestport Country Playhouse Premieres SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE Revue, Directed by Mark Lamos, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse announces a world premiere musical revue, 'Sing for Your Shakespeare,' as the second production in its 2014 season, running tonight, June 3 - 22. Directed by Mark Lamos, and co-conceived by Lamos, Wayne Barker, and Deborah Grace Winer, the show is based on an original idea and production for 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists, New York, NY. Celebrating its 84th season, Westport Country Playhouse was recently named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Presents GREAT SONGS FROM FLOP SHOWSPhoto Coverage: 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists Presents GREAT SONGS FROM FLOP SHOWS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 1, 2014

Even the legendary Broadway gods and goddesses have come face to face with failure. On May 31, June 1, and 2, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to musical theater's most thoroughly panned musical bullion as artistic director and Tony Award-winning lyricist and director David Zippel closes the season with Panning for Gold: Great Songs from Flop Shows. (more...)

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists 2015 Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' Sondheim & Prince Celebrations and More92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists 2015 Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' Sondheim & Prince Celebrations and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

92Y announces the line-up for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. Returning artistic directors include David Loud on the legendary Stephen Sondheim/Harold Prince collaboration, Deborah Grace Winer on New York City in song, and the team of Sheldon Harnick (host) and Rob Fisher on Fiddler on the Roof's 50th anniversary. Playwright/actor Charles Busch makes his debut as an L&L artistic director with a show spotlighting the legendary women of Hollywood musicals; a fifth concert will be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Deborah Grace Winer on Music and ShakespeareBWW Interviews: Deborah Grace Winer on Music and Shakespeare
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 29, 2014

Something Old, Something New: Sing For Your Shakespeare Launches in Westport (more...)

Karen Akers, Stephen DeRosa & More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE, 6/3-22Karen Akers, Stephen DeRosa & More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE, 6/3-22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere musical revue, "Sing for Your Shakespeare," playing June 3 - 22, will feature a six-member cast of Broadway talents: Karen Akers, Britney Coleman, Darius de Haas, Stephen DeRosa, Constantine Germanacos, and Laurie Wells. With selections from Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate," Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's "West Side Story," and Rodgers and Hart's "The Boys from Syracuse," as well as numbers by Duke Ellington, Frank Loesser, and others, the production explores how the American Songbook has been inspired for decades by Shakespeare's works. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Faith Prince, Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer & More Sing Fanny Brice at LYRICS & LYRICISTSPhoto Coverage: Faith Prince, Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer & More Sing Fanny Brice at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 5, 2014

Funny girl, singular talent, American icon. Fanny Brice hit stardom in the 1920s and, almost a century later, still inspires the public imagination. Continuing tonight, May 5, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to Fanny with Ziegfeld Girl: The Many Faces of Fanny Brice, a night of songs she put on the Broadway map, led by artistic director Ted Sperling, music director of the smash 2008 Broadway revival of South Pacific. Vocalists Capathia Jenkins, Leslie Kritzer, Faith Prince and Clarke Thorell sing classics like 'Second Hand Rose' and 'My Man'-as well as songs she inspired in Funny Girl. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2014 Season Kick-Off Block Party TodayWestport Country Playhouse Hosts 2014 Season Kick-Off Block Party Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will host a '2014 Season Kick-off Block Party,' today, April 12, 4 to 7 p.m., offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, games and activities for adults and kids, prizes, special ticket offers, and a look at the Playhouse's 'backstage experience.' Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

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