BWW Review: DON JUAN at Westport Country PlayhouseBWW Review: DON JUAN at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Nov 11, 2019

The world premiere translation and adaptation of Moliere's Don Juan is the closing play of the season at the Westport Country Playhouse. It's performed in modern dress, but the book is overly faithful to the original story of the narcissistic womanizer (played well by Nick Westrate). Warning: this is a hard play to like because Don Juan is not likeable and because some of it is vulgar and unnecessary. Nor can Don Juan command any respect because of the way he treats everyone, not just women. There were some patrons who walked out during the intermission. It was their loss to miss out on the rest of the play, which was worth seeing for Bhavesh Patel, who stole the show as Sganarelle, Don Juan's servant. He's a human mop, underpaid and having to clean up his master's messes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From Westport Country Playhouse's DON JUANPhoto 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.   (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse To Present Sunday Symposium Following Premiere of Molière's DON JUANWestport 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. (more...)

Nick Westrate Steps Into Title Role In DON JUAN at Westport Country PlayhouseNick 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. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Stages World Premiere Translation/Adaptation of DON JUANWestport 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. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Offers Free Events and Programs during MLIMA'S TALEWestport Country Playhouse Offers Free Events and Programs during MLIMA'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse will present a?oe'Mlima's Tale': Discovery Series,a?? special programs and events, free-of-charge and open to the community, related to the powerful, theatrical fable, a?oeMlima's Tale,a?? playing October 1 - 19. The programs and events include guest speakers, post-show talkbacks, a photography exhibit, a film, and a blog series. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2020 SeasonWestport Country Playhouse Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse announces its upcoming 90th Season in 2020, featuring five productions, playing April 14 through November 21, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos. The historic, professional theater's 2020 lineup includes two musicals, two dramas, and a new comedy. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Stages MILMA'S TALEWestport Country Playhouse Stages MILMA'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the powerful, theatrical fable, a?oeMlima's Tale,a?? written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, from October 1 a?" 19.  This is the first production of the play since its world premiere Off-Broadway last year. (more...)

Greater Patchogue Chamber's Latino Leadership Council Announces 1st Annual Hispanic Heritage CelebrationGreater Patchogue Chamber's Latino Leadership Council Announces 1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

The Greater Patchogue Chamber's Latino Leadership Council is proud to present its 1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Friday, September 20 at 7:30pm at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.  General Admission tickets are FREE. Reserve online at https://www.patchoguetheatre.org/event/1st-annual-hispanic-heritage-celebration/7669, by phone at (631) 207-1313, or at the Box Office at 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY. Please note that seating is limited, and reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis.    (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for Irving Berlin Musical TributeWestport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for Irving Berlin Musical Tribute
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 11, 2019

James Kaplan, noted biographer and author of the upcoming book, "Irving Berlin: New York Genius," will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium on July 21, following a 3 p.m. performance of "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin," a musical tribute to the legendary songwriter. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Musical Tribute To Irving BerlinWestport Country Playhouse Presents Musical Tribute To Irving Berlin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse, in association with Hershey Felder Presents, will stage a musical tribute to Irving Berlin, one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th Century, with "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin," from July 16 - August 3.  (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for SKELETON CREWWestport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for SKELETON CREW
by Sarah Hookey - May 23, 2019

Herb Boyd, an award-winning author and journalist, will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium on June 9, following a 3 p.m. performance of the gripping drama, "Skeleton Crew," about four factory workers in a Detroit export auto plant on the brink of closing.  (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Stages SKELETON CREW In JuneWestport Country Playhouse Stages SKELETON CREW In June
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the gripping drama, "Skeleton Crew," written by 2018 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellow Dominique Morisseau and directed by LA Williams, from June 4 through June 22.  (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2019 Season; IN THE HEIGHTS, MLIMA'S TALE, and MoreWestport Country Playhouse Announces 2019 Season; IN THE HEIGHTS, MLIMA'S TALE, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse announces its upcoming 2019 season, featuring five productions, playing April 23 through November 23, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos.  The Connecticut professional theater's lineup includes two musicals, two dramas, and a comedy.  2019 season tickets are now on sale.  Single tickets for 2019 productions will go on sale in March. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Casting For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2George Street Playhouse Announces Casting For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The hit comedy A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, nominated for eight Tony Awards during its 2017 Broadway run, will premiere at George Street Playhouse's current venue, 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, NJ, featuring Kellie Overbey (Broadway's The Coast of Utopia) in the leading role of Nora Helmer. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on TODAY on NBCScoop: Upcoming Guests on TODAY on NBC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on TODAY, airing on NBC on Monday, October 1, 2018! (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on TODAY on NBCScoop: Upcoming Guests on TODAY on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 28, 2018

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on TODAY, airing on NBC on Monday, October 1, 2018! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Symposium For MAN OF LA MANCHAWestport Country Playhouse Presents Symposium For MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Ilan Stavans, an authority on the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium on September 30, following a 3 p.m. performance of the musical "Man of La Mancha." The Tony Award-winning musical is inspired by Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote, about the title character's battle for good and the love of his fair maiden. (more...)

Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country PlayhouseVideo: 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. (more...)

THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country PlayhouseTHE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Aug 19, 2018

There's no better way to end the summer than by seeing The Understudy at Connecticut's legendary theatre. (more...)

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