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Westport Country Playhouse Launches FROM CONCEPT TO CURTAIN Series Photo Westport Country Playhouse Launches FROM CONCEPT TO CURTAIN Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse will launch “From Concept to Curtain,” a virtual documentary series of 30-minute films offering a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of putting together a Playhouse production, starting in February.

Westport Country Playhouse Stages SKELETON CREW In June Photo Westport Country Playhouse Stages SKELETON CREW In June
by Julie Musbach - 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 Stages World Premiere of THOUSAND PINES Photo Westport Country Playhouse Stages World Premiere of THOUSAND PINES
by Julie Musbach - Oct 16, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse's world-premiere drama, "Thousand Pines," brings the national dialogue about gun violence to the stage, October 30 through November 17.  Written by Matthew Greene, and directed by Austin Pendleton, the new play was part of the Playhouse's 2017 New Works Circle Initiative, a program dedicated to the discovery, development, and production of new live theatrical works.

BWW Review: URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL at Ridgefield Theater Barn Photo BWW Review: URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - Sep 10, 2018

For a great musical comedy by a very talented cast, the Ridgefield Theater Barn delivers another first-rate show with URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL. This ensemble cast is extremely talented and bring their best efforts to this incredible show!

Theater Barn Opens 2018-2019 Season with URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL Photo Theater Barn Opens 2018-2019 Season with URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 4, 2018

Opening their 53rd season, the Ridgefield Theater Barn will present Urinetown, The Musical, music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann, book & lyrics by Greg Kotis, beginning Thursday, September 6th at 8pm. Sponsored by J. Mulvaney Plumbing and Young's Fencing, performances will continue Friday and Saturday evenings through September 28th, with Sunday matinees September 16th & 23rd at 5pm, and a special Thursday performance September 27th at 8pm.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium with Cast of THE UNDERSTUDY Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium with Cast of THE UNDERSTUDY
by Julie Musbach - 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 Julie Musbach - 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.

Danbury's Musicals At Richter Kicks Off 34th Season Under The Stars With LEGALLY BLON Photo Danbury's Musicals At Richter Kicks Off 34th Season Under The Stars With LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 34th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer with 'Legally Blonde,' the effervescent and wildly upbeat musical based on the popular 2001 film comedy starring Reese Witherspoon. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, July 5 and 12. There is no show on Friday, July 13.

Danbury's Musicals At Richter Kicks Off 34th Season Under The Stars With LEGALLY BLON Photo Danbury's Musicals At Richter Kicks Off 34th Season Under The Stars With LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 34th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer with 'Legally Blonde,' the effervescent and wildly upbeat musical based on the popular 2001 film comedy starring Reese Witherspoon. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Today through Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, July 5 and 12. There is no show today, July 13.

Danbury's Musicals At Richter Kicks Off 34th Season Under The Stars With LEGALLY BLON Photo Danbury's Musicals At Richter Kicks Off 34th Season Under The Stars With LEGALLY BLONDE
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2018

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 34th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer with 'Legally Blonde,' the effervescent and wildly upbeat musical based on the popular 2001 film comedy starring Reese Witherspoon. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, July 5 and 12. There is no show on Friday, July 13.

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2018 Season With FLYIN' WEST Photo Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2018 Season With FLYIN' WEST
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2018 Season with an uplifting tale of bravery, pride, and sisterhood, "Flyin' West," written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Seret Scott, playing May 29 through June 16.  This year marks the historic theater's 88th season.

Photo Flash: Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara Star in LOVE LETTERS at Westport Country P Photo Photo Flash: Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara Star in LOVE LETTERS at Westport Country Playhouse
by Julie Musbach - Apr 13, 2018

Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara starred in Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala performance of A. R. Gurney's play, “Love Letters,” on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The one-night-only fundraising event honored the memory of playwright A. R. “Pete” Gurney, who was a consistent contributor to the Playhouse stage, with 21 works produced there from 1980 through 2016. Gurney died last June at age 86.

Westport Country Playhouse's New Works Circle Initiative Continues in Third Year Photo Westport Country Playhouse's New Works Circle Initiative Continues in Third Year
by Julie Musbach - Jan 25, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse's New Works Circle Initiative (NWCI) continues in its third consecutive year of developing new plays and musicals, culminating in readings before an invited audience. The 2018 NWCI schedule includes four new plays to be developed with playwrights, directors, and other artists during the next six months.

Photo Flash: Digital-Age Romantic Drama SEX WITH STRANGERS at Westport Country Playho Photo Photo Flash: Digital-Age Romantic Drama SEX WITH STRANGERS at Westport Country Playhouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 29, 2017

Sex with Strangers, a romantic drama about ambition and fame in the digital age, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from September 26 through October 14. The play is written by Laura Eason, who is best known for four seasons as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama House of Cards. Sex with Strangers is one of the most-produced plays in the U.S. in '15-'16 and '16-'17 seasons with more than 50 separate productions. The director is Katherine M. Carter. The play includes adult themes and language.

Photo Flash: First Look at Curtain Call's RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Ragtime is an epic musical that characterizes the changing times in America at the turn of the last century. Curtain Call's production will continue in The Kweskin Theatre through October 22 at the Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!