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Westport Country Playhouse Receives NEA Grant Photo Westport Country Playhouse Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse has been approved for a $10,000 Grant for Arts Projects Award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the musical, ‚ÄúAin't Misbehavin,‚ÄĚ set to take the Playhouse stage during the 2022 Season, co-produced with Barrington Stage.

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 90th Season With Michael Gotch's TINY HOUSE Photo Westport Country Playhouse Opens 90th Season With Michael Gotch's TINY HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse¬†will open its all-virtual 2021 production¬†season¬†with the regional premiere of ‚ÄúTiny House,‚ÄĚ a timely new comedy about downsizing, going green, escaping urban life, and fresh starts, written by¬†Michael Gotch, and directed by¬†Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.

Single Tickets to Go On Sale in May for Westport Country Playhouse 2021 All-Virtual S Photo Single Tickets to Go On Sale in May for Westport Country Playhouse 2021 All-Virtual Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2021

Single tickets for Westport Country Playhouse’s all-virtual 2021 Season will go on sale, beginning Tuesday, May 4, at noon EDT.  The Playhouse’s 2021 Season, from June 15 through December 19, has been reconceived as a diverse entertainment offering that can excel in a virtual environment.

Westport Country Playhouse Announces All-Virtual 2021 Season Photo Westport Country Playhouse Announces All-Virtual 2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse has announced an all-virtual 2021 Season, featuring two productions- a new comedy and a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama; two archival productions recorded in HD video; and four Script in Hand play readings.  

2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Virtual Celebration Announced Photo 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Virtual Celebration Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020

Building on the success of 2019's sold out event, the Latino Leadership Council of Patchogue's Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with La Fiesta 98.5fm and Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, announce the 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage VIRTUAL Celebration on Saturday, October 3 from 1-4pm. The event will stream on Facebook Live from the Facebook pages of Latino Leadership Council.

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.

BWW Review: DON JUAN at Westport Country Playhouse Photo BWW 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.

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 ‚Äď nothing is sacred ‚Äď in Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Moli√®re's comedy, ‚ÄúDon Juan,‚ÄĚ by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, from November 5 ‚Äď 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.

Westport Country Playhouse Offers Free Events and Programs during MLIMA'S TALE Photo Westport 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.

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2020 Season Photo Westport 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.

Westport Country Playhouse Stages MILMA'S TALE Photo Westport 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.

Greater Patchogue Chamber's Latino Leadership Council Announces 1st Annual Hispanic  Photo Greater 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.   

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for Irving Berlin Musical Tribut Photo Westport 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.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Musical Tribute To Irving Berlin Photo Westport 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. 

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for SKELETON CREW Photo Westport 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. 

Westport Country Playhouse Stages SKELETON CREW In June Photo Westport 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. 

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2019 Season; IN THE HEIGHTS, MLIMA'S TALE, and M Photo Westport 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.

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