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Photo Flash: Groff & Danner Lead BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE Reading

In 1969, Westport Country Playhouse staged "Butterflies Are Free" with Blythe Danner as the ingenious girl who falls in love with a blind boy, played by Keir Dullea. A success in Westport, the comedy transferred to Broadway, where it ran over three years, earning Danner a Tony Award.

The hit comedy and its original stars returned to The Playhouse when "Butterflies Are Free" was reprised as the 80th anniversary celebration Script in Hand on Monday, June 7. Keir Dullea hosted the evening; Blythe Danner played the over-protective mother. Jonathan Groff appeared as the self-reliant sightless man, Betty Gilpin as the kooky free-spirit who tries to help him break from his mother's smothering influence, and Andrew Grusetskie as the playboy director.

For more information, visit westportplayhouse.org.

Photo Credit: Kathleen O’Rourke

Photo Flash: Groff & Danner Lead BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE Reading

Photo Flash: Groff & Danner Lead BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE Reading
Blythe Danner and Jonathan Groff

Photo Flash: Groff & Danner Lead BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE Reading
Jonathan Groff, Betty Gilpin, Mark Shanahan, director, and Blythe Danner

Photo Flash: Groff & Danner Lead BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE Reading
Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director; Keir Dullea, host; Mark Shanahan, director; JoAnne Woodward, Playhouse artistic director emeritus; Blythe Danner; and Anne Keefe, curator of the Script in Hand series

Photo Flash: Groff & Danner Lead BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE Reading
Jonathan Groff

Photo Flash: Groff & Danner Lead BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE Reading

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