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Westport Country Playhouse Announces Changes to 2020 Season Photo Westport Country Playhouse Announces Changes to 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020

Westport Country Playhouse announces changes in its upcoming 2020 Season, with the official opening now scheduled for July instead of the previously announced April kick-off, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Single Tickets On Sale Next Week for Westport Country Playhouse 2020 Season Photo Single Tickets On Sale Next Week for Westport Country Playhouse 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

Single tickets for Westport Country Playhouse's 2020 Season, the historic theater's 90th, will go on sale, beginning Tuesday, March 10, at noon EDT.  Single tickets may be purchased by phone at 203-227-4177; in person at 25 Powers Court, Westport, between 12 and 6 p.m.; or online at westportplayhouse.org.

Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From Westport Country Playhouse's DON JUAN Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From Westport Country Playhouse's DON JUAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

Sex, politics, and religion – nothing is sacred – in Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, “Don Juan,” by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, from November 5 – 23.  

Westport Country Playhouse To Present Sunday Symposium Following Premiere of Molière Photo Westport Country Playhouse To Present Sunday Symposium Following Premiere of Molière's DON JUAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Sunday Symposium on November 10, following a 3 p.m. performance of the world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's, a?oeDon Juan,a?? a modern take on the classic, comic satire. Speakers will be Brendan Pelsue, translator and adaptor of a?oeDon Juan,a?? and David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director and director of a?oeDon Juan.a?? They will engage in conversation about the modern-dress production of the classic comedy, moderated by Dana Tanner-Kennedy, production dramaturg for a?oeDon Juan.a?? The Playhouse Sunday Symposium program is free and open to the public.

Nick Westrate Steps Into Title Role In DON JUAN at Westport Country Playhouse Photo Nick Westrate Steps Into Title Role In DON JUAN at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, a?oeDon Juan,a?? by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, will begin Tuesday, November 5 and run through Saturday, November 23.

Westport Country Playhouse Stages World Premiere Translation/Adaptation of DON JUAN Photo Westport Country Playhouse Stages World Premiere Translation/Adaptation of DON JUAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

Sex, politics, and religion a?" nothing is sacred a?" in Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, a?oeDon Juan,a?? by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, from November 5 a?" 23.

Photo Flash: Sutton Foster Headlines Westport Country Playhouse's 2018 Gala Photo Photo Flash: Sutton Foster Headlines Westport Country Playhouse's 2018 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2018

Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster headlined Westport Country Playhouse's 2018 Gala on Saturday evening, September 8, performing Broadway standards and contemporary tunes with a trio of musicians.

Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse Photo Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the recent Off-Broadway hit, 'The Understudy,' a backstage comedy about a Hollywood action star rehearsing for a role on Broadway amid tensions with his understudy.  The cast includes Eric Bryant, Connecticut Critics Circle Award winner; Brett Dalton of ABC's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'; and Andrea Syglowski, award-winning actress. Running August 14 through September 1, the comedy is written by Theresa Rebeck, creator of NBC's show business drama, 'Smash,' and directed by David Kennedy, Westport Country Playhouse associate artistic director.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium with Cast of THE UNDERSTUDY Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium with Cast of THE UNDERSTUDY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Cast members from "The Understudy" will be guest speakers at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium on August 19, following a 3 p.m. performance of the backstage comedy about a Hollywood action star making his Broadway debut amid tensions with his understudy.  The recent Off-Broadway hit is written by Theresa Rebeck, creator of NBC's show business drama "Smash."

Westport Country Playhouse Stages Comedy THE UNDERSTUDY Photo Westport Country Playhouse Stages Comedy THE UNDERSTUDY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the recent Off-Broadway hit, "The Understudy," a backstage comedy about a Hollywood action star rehearsing for a role on Broadway amid tensions with his understudy.

Sutton Foster To Headline Westport Country Playhouse's September Gala Photo Sutton Foster To Headline Westport Country Playhouse's September Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2018 Gala on Saturday evening, September 8, performing Broadway standards with a trio of musicians. "Sutton effectively stops whatever Broadway show she's in with her amazing combination of talents in dance, song, and a wicked sense of humor," said Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director. "She's a dazzling throwback to the great Broadway stars of yesteryear." 

Westport Country Playhouse Receives Gift From Bigelow Foundation Photo Westport Country Playhouse Receives Gift From Bigelow Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse has received a $150,000 gift from the Eunice and David Bigelow Foundation for a new lighting communication system.  Due to the speed of advancements in computer technology, the lighting system installed during the Playhouse's 2005 renovation is now almost obsolete.

Photo Flash: Palm Beach Opera Presents Leonard Bernstein's Daughter Nina Bernstein Si Photo Photo Flash: Palm Beach Opera Presents Leonard Bernstein's Daughter Nina Bernstein Simmons at Candide Lunch & Learn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Palm Beach Opera presented its second Lunch & Learn series with special guest speaker Nina Bernstein Simmons, daughter of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein, for an insightful and intimate portrait of Candide, the company's upcoming production.

VIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse Photo VIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director.

Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE Photo Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director.

Westport Country Playhouse Sunday Symposium on 8/20 Photo Westport Country Playhouse Sunday Symposium on 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Daphne A. Brooks, professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Yale University, will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, August 20, 3 p.m. matinee performance of "Appropriate," an Obie Award-winning play about family secrets by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The Playhouse Sunday Symposium program is free and open to the public.

Westport Country Playhouse presents Obie Award Winner APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director.

Specialty Tea Pioneers Eunice and David Bigelow to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Eunice and David Bigelow, the second-generation tastemakers, culinary innovators and leaders of Bigelow Tea who paved the way for the explosion of the U.S. specialty tea market, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Specialty Food Association at its Summer Fancy Food Show June 27 in New York City.

Westport Country Playhouse's AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG Opens Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will stage 'And a Nightingale Sang,' a love story surrounding a working-class British family during World War II. Written by C. P. Taylor, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the play will run June 9 - 27. The title is based on the 1940s popular song, 'And a Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,' which, among other music of the war years, is included in the play.

Westport Country Playhouse's NORA to Begin Performances on 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the sexy and suspenseful story of love, lies, and blackmail, "Nora," July 15 through August 2, adapted by Academy Award-winning director/writer Ingmar Bergman from Henrik Ibsen's masterwork, "A Doll's House." Directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the work is translated by Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker.

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