Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Court
203-227-4177

The mission of Westport Country Playhouse is to transform people's lives through the power of theatre. Our aim is to enlighten, enrich and engage a diverse community of theatre lovers, artists and students by presenting excellent professional theatre and by offering a welcoming experience that perpetuates the long tradition of the Westport Country Playhouse "red barn."


Upcoming Events at Westport Country Playhouse

A Conversation with Lynn Nottage

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 4:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Mlima's Tale

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Mlima's Tale

Performance - Next to Normal

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Friday, Apr 17, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Friday, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Next to Normal

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Friday, Jun 12, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Friday, Jun 19, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Friday, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Tiny House

Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Thursday, Jul 23, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Friday, Jul 24, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Thursday, Jul 30, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Friday, Jul 31, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Sunday, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Thursday, Aug 6, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Friday, Aug 7, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Ain't Misbehavin

Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Friday, Oct 2, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Friday, Oct 9, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Sunday, Oct 11, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 at 7:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Friday, Oct 16, 2020 at 8:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Antigone

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 3:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Blues for An Alabama Sky

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Performance - Blues for An Alabama Sky

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 at 2:00pm
Westport, CT
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Recent News

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2020 Season

90th Seasonfor historic theater includes two musicals, two dramas, and a new comedyWestport Country Playhouse announces its upcoming 90thSeason in 2020, featuring five productions, playing April 14 through November 21, under the artistic direction…

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A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage at Westport Country Playhouse

Free eventin conjunction with Playhouse’supcoming production of “Mlima’s Tale”“A Conversation with Lynn Nottage,” two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, will be hosted by Westport Country Playhouse, in the…

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2019 Gala - Black and White Ball: A De-Lovely Evening at Westport Country Playhouse

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, accompanied on piano by Sirius/XM®radio personality Seth Rudetsky, will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2019 Gala, "Black & White Ball: A De-Lovely Evening," on Saturday evening. The gala…

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Westport Country Playhouse Stages 'Mlima’s Tale,' Theatrical Fable by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage

Westport, CT -- Westport Country Playhouse will stage the powerful, theatrical fable,“Mlima’s Tale,” written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottageand directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos. This is…

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Tony Award Winner Kelli O’Hara and Sirius/XM Radio Personality Seth Rudetsky Headline Westport Country Playhouse Gala

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, accompanied on piano by Sirius/XM®radio personality Seth Rudetsky, will headline Westport Country Playhouse's 2019 Gala, "Black & White Ball: A De-Lovely Evening," on Saturday evening. The gala…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s New Works Initiative Continues in July and August, 2019

Westport Country Playhouse’s New Works Initiative continues its 2019 seasonwith readings of “The Splitting” by Serena Berman, directed by Jake Beckhard, in July, and “Starter Pistol,” written by Michael Gotch and…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for Irving Berlin Musical Tribute

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…

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Westport Country Playhouse Welcomes Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow

Westport, CT -- Westport Country Playhouse welcomes Jacob Santos of Montville, Connecticut, asmanaging director fellow through the Newman’s Own Foundation 2019-2020 Fellowship Program. He will work with Michael Barker, Playhouse managing…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Musical Tribute to Legendary Songwriter Irving Berlin

Westport Country Playhouse, in association with Hershey Felder Presents, will stagea musical tribute to Irving Berlin, one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th Century, with “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,”. The show…

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Westport Country Playhouse Elects Four New Board of Trustees Members

Four new members were elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse, bringing the trustees total to 33, led by Barbara Streicker of Westport, chair.The new Playhouse trustees are Paige S. Couture of Easton, Jay A. Dirnberger of…

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Westport Country Playhouse Elects Four New Board of Trustees Members

Four new members were elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse, bringing the trustees total to 33, led by Barbara Streicker of Westport, chair.The new Playhouse trustees are Paige S. Couture of Easton, Jay A. Dirnberger of…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s New Works Initiative Continues in Fourth Consecutive Year

Westport Country Playhouse’s New Works Initiative (NWI) continues in its fourth consecutive year of developing new plays and musicals with playwrights, directors, and other artists, culminating in readings before an invited audience. The NWI…

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Tony Award Winner Kelli O’Hara and Sirius/XM Radio Personality Seth Rudetsky Headline Westport Country Playhouse Gala

Westport’s AniaCzekaj-Farber will receive the 2019 Leadership Award Tony Award®-winning Broadway star Kelli O’Hara and Sirius/XM®radio personality Seth Rudetskywill headline Westport Country Playhouse’s 2019 Gala…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for Dominique Morisseau’s 'Skeleton Crew'

Herb Boyd, an award-winning author and journalist,will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse’s Sunday Symposium following a 3 p.m. performance of the gripping drama, “Skeleton Crew,” about four factory workers in a Detroit…

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Westport Country Playhouse Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

$20,000 NEA Art Works grant to support autumn production of Lynn Nottage’s “Mlima’s Tale”Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $20,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the autumn…

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Westport Country Playhouse Stages ‘Skeleton Crew,’ Powerful Drama by Dominique Morisseau, 2018 MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Fellow

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the gripping drama,“Skeleton Crew,” written by 2018 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow Dominique Morisseau and directed by LA Williams.In “Skeleton Crew,” rumor has it that…

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Tony Award-winning Musical “In the Heights” Extends Run Through May 19

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to high ticket demand for its current production of the Tony Award-winning musical “In the Heights,” with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, nine…

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Westport Country Playhouse Opens Season with Tony Award-Winning Musical 'In the Heights'

Director/ Choreographer and three cast members performed in the original Broadway production Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2019 Season with the Tony Award-winning musical,“In the Heights,” with music and lyrics by…

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Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand Playreading of New Comedy Thriller 'Murder Too' by Weston’s David Wiltse

Playhouse alumni David Beach, Joanna Gleason, Deirdre Madigan, Andrew Veenstra in castIn “Murder Too,” Mara Baron, the artistic director of a regional theater, has been receiving death threats in the mail---scary enough threats that she…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Presents “Angelina Ballerina The Musical” on Sunday, April 7

Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present “Angelina Ballerina The Musical,” on Sunday, April 7. Based on the animated series, “Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps,” the show is produced by Vital…

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Single Tickets on Sale Monday, March 25, at Noon EDT for 2019 Season at Westport Country Playhouse

Single tickets for Westport Country Playhouse’s 2019 Season will go on sale, beginning Monday, March 25, 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…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2019 Season Kick-off on Saturday, March 30

Admission-free event offers food trucks, beer tastings, ticket discounts, and season preview with performances by “In the Heights” cast members.  Westport Country Playhouse will host a 2019 Season Kick-off event on Saturday, March…

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Westport Country Playhouse Script in Hand Playreading of Thriller “Tricks of the Trade” on Monday, March 25

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic thriller, “Tricks of the Trade,” on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. Written by the late Sidney Michaels, who lived in Westport, Connecticut, the reading…

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Westport Country Playhouse Appoints New Director of Development

Gretchen T. Wright has joined Westport Country Playhouse as director of development, effective March 4, 2019. She will be responsible for the professional, non-profit theater’s annual sustaining support from public and private constituencies,…

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Westport Country Playhouse Appoints New Director of Development

Gretchen T. Wright has joined Westport Country Playhouse as director of development, effective March 4, 2019.  She will be responsible for the professional, non-profit theater’s annual sustaining support from public and private…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Musical “The Wizard of Oz” on Sunday, March 24

“Angelina Ballerina The Musical” follows on April 7 in Family Festivities Series  Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present the classic musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” on Sunday, March 17.…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Free Playreading Celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse will host a free-of-charge reading of “The Revolutionists,” an irreverent comedy about four women - a spy, an assassin, a writer, and…

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Westport Country Playhouse Script in Hand Playreading of Romantic Comedy “The Cemetery Club” on Monday, February 25

“L.A. Law’s” Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, real-life married couple, play a romantic pair Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy, “The Cemetery Club,” on…

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Rescheduled Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, March 10

Free event is co-sponsored by the Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy, The Westport Library, Westport Country Playhouse, the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council, and TEAM Westport. The 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration has been…

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Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Musical Celebrates Creative Writing by Students

Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present “The Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show,” celebrating creative writing by students in a sketch comedy musical performed by professional actors and musicians, on…

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Take a Trip to London with the Playhouse!

Managing Director Michael Barker and I are planning a week long theater-filled trip to London this October, and we would love for you to join us!The Playhouse has led similar trips in 2013, 2015, and 2017, and we have had nothing but fabulous…

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Impending Weather Postpones Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday

Due to the impending winter storm, Westport Country Playhouse announced the 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration, scheduled for Sunday, January 20, at 3 p.m., has been postponed. A new date is in the works and will be announced soon…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Features 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner at Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, January 20

Free event is co-sponsored by the Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy, The Westport Library, Westport Country Playhouse, the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council, and TEAM Westport. Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction James Forman, Jr.,…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents The Moth - True Stories, Told Live, on January 25

Among the storytellers are Westport residents Jane Green, New York Times best-selling author; and Dan Woog, local blogger Westport Country Playhouse will present The Moth Mainstage, featuring five storytellers sharing true, personal…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded $75,000 Challenge Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $75,000 Challenge Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman.  In conjunction with the Playhouse’s year-end…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2019 Family Festivities Series

Featuring Four Musical Productions including “The Wizard of Oz” and “Angelina Ballerina” Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2019 Family Festivities Series on selected Sundays from January through April, featuring…

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Westport Country Playhouse News: One Week Until Tuesdays with Morrie

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIEOne more week until the Script in Hand playreading of Tuesdays with Morrie, featuring Harris Yulin as Morrie and Charles Socarides as Mitch. Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of journalist Mitch Albom and his…

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Westport Country Playhouse Script in Hand Playreading of “Tuesdays with Morrie” on Monday, December 17

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “Tuesdays with Morrie,” based on the best-selling memoir by Mitch Albom, on Monday, December 17, at 7 p.m. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, the reading…

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Westport Country Playhouse Brings “Willesden Reads” Students to Free Performance of “The Pianist of Willesden Lane”

Westport Country Playhouse will offer a free-of-charge performance to “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” for students at Connecticut schools adopting the “Willesden Reads” program into their curriculum to study the Holocaust.…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces Free-of-Charge Documentary Film Screening in Partnership with The Westport Library

In conjunction with Westport Country Playhouse’s presentation of the musical memoir, “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” a documentary film, “Finding Leah Tickotsky: A Discovery of Heritage in Poland,” will be screened,…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-Winning Musical, “In the Heights,” Kicks Off the Historic Theater’s 89th Season

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…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2019 Season

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical, “In the Heights,” kicks off the historic theater’s 89th SeasonWestport Country Playhouse announces its upcoming 2019 season, featuring five productions, playing April 23…

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Westport Country Playhouse Appoints Katharine L. Mussio Director of Marketing and Audience Development

Katharine L. Mussio has joined Westport Country Playhouse as director of marketing and audience development, leading the historic theater’s marketing, public relations, communications, and audience development efforts for its season…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces Encore Engagement of “The Pianist of Willesden Lane”

Westport Country Playhouse will present the acclaimed musical memoir, “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” from December 5 through December 22. The production returns to the Playhouse by popular demand after a sold-out run in April…

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Announcing the 2019 Script-in-Hand Season

Hear incredible scripts come to lifeThe Script-in-Hand Playreading Series brings scripts to life on the Playhouse stage. Performed by a cast of Playhouse alumni and Broadway actors, these one-night-only playreadings are not to be missed! For only…

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Westport Country Playhouse Offers Discounted Tickets to First Responders for "Thousand Pines"

Westport Country Playhouse is offering $15 tickets to First Responders to attend the world-premiere drama, “Thousand Pines,” playing now through November 17. Written by Matthew Greene, and directed by Austin Pendleton, the production is…

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Westport Country Playhouse News: Watch the New Trailer for Thousand Pines!

Thousand Pines — it's not what you're expectingWatch the New Trailer"The ending of the play leaves you hopeful."AUDIENCE MEMBER:At its core, it is the story of three families, marvelously acted by only six actors, and how they each deal with…

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Westport Country Playhouse: Together We Dream, And The World Will Be A Better Place

You Made Our Dream PossibleLet me begin by saying thank you. Our production of Man of La Mancha became so much more than I could have ever conceived, and I am truly humbled by the response to this remarkable work of theatre. The extraordinary actors…

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Watch the New Video with the Actors of 'Thousand Pines'

Written by MATTHEW GREENEDirected by AUSTIN PENDLETONWORLD PREMIERE! Thousand Pines is a story of common humanity struggling with grief, healing, and forgiveness in the wake of a shooting at Thousand Pines Junior High School. Through the…

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Westport Country Playhouse Script in Hand Playreading of Comedy “I Hate Hamlet” on Monday, November 5

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “I Hate Hamlet,” the comedy that conjures the ghost of actor John Barrymore, on Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m.  Barrymore will be played by four-time Tony Award…

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Meet The Cast and Creative Team of 'I Hate Helmet'

Script-in-Hand Playreading Series - 'I Hate Helmet' by Paul RudnickAndrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York…

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Community Events Surround Westport Country Playhouse’s World-Premiere Drama “Thousand Pines”

Westport Country Playhouse will present a series of special events, free-of-charge and open to the community, surrounding its world-premiere drama, “Thousand Pines,” playing October 30 through November 17.  Written by Matthew…

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Meet the Cast of 'Thousand Pines' and Get Your Tickets Now

By MATTHEW GREENEDirected by AUSTIN PENDLETONWORLD PREMIERE! Nothing feels the same since the day Thousand Pines Junior High School was on every news channel and in everyone’s hearts. Six months after a student brought a gun to school and…

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Westport Country Playhouse Stages World-Premiere Drama “Thousand Pines,” Directed by Austin Pendleton

A Story of Families in the Wake of a School Shooting 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…

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Westport Country Playhouse - We've Added Another Performance! Plus, Watch The New Trailer!

Watch The New Video:Performance added by popular demand!"Gisela Adisa brings a righteous earthiness to Aldonza." -- Hartford Courant"[Philip Hernandez] takes the familiar 'Impossible Dream' ballad and makes it his own special triumph." --…

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Tony Award-winning Musical “Man of La Mancha” Extends Run at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to high ticket demand for its current production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Man of La Mancha,” an extra performance has been added on Sunday, October 14, at 3 p.m. The story of Don…

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Spanish Open-Caption Performance of the Musical “Man of La Mancha” at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse will present an open-caption performance in Spanish of the Tony Award-winning musical “Man of La Mancha,” on Saturday, October 13, at 3 p.m. This is the first time in the Playhouse’s history that an…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium with Cervantes Expert for “Man of La Mancha”

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…

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Westport Country Playhouse Stages Tony Award-winning Musical “Man of La Mancha,” Directed by Mark Lamos

Philip Hernandez, Broadway veteran, heads the 14-member cast as Don Quixote Westport Country Playhouse will stage “Man of La Mancha,” the Tony Award-winning musical about Don Quixote’s quest for “The Impossible Dream,”…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium with Cast of “The Understudy”

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…

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Westport Country Playhouse Stages Comedy “The Understudy”

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 Westport Country Playhouse will stage the recent Off-Broadway hit,…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Connecticut Humanities Grant for 'Thousand Pines' Community Engagement Programming

Connecticut Humanities has awarded a grant of $20,000 to Westport Country Playhouse to support a series of free-of-charge community engagement events surrounding “Thousand Pines,” a world-premiere drama that brings the national dialogue…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for “A Flea in Her Ear”

Westport Country Playhouse’s Sunday Symposium on July 15, following a 3 p.m. performance of the comedy, “A Flea in Her Ear,” will feature guest speaker Catherine Sheehy, chair of dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at Yale School of…

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The Choice is Yours - See Three Plays For As Low As $75!

Pick Three Choose Your Adventure:See three groundbreaking shows for as low as $75!Join us on a theatrical adventure in 2018 — take a chance on a story you might never get to experience again. This Pick 3 package is made for you and by you, so…

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Westport Country Playhouse Stages Comedy “A Flea in Her Ear”

Co-production with Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players Starts July 10 Westport Country Playhouse will stage the lavish, large-cast comedy, “A Flea in Her Ear,” newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, and…

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Westport Country Playhouse - Sutton Foster to Headline September Gala

Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and Television Star Sutton Foster to Headline Westport Country Playhouse GalaEunice and David Bigelow will receive the 2018 Leadership AwardTony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster will…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for “Flyin’ West”

Westport Country Playhouse’s Sunday Symposium on June 3, following at 3 p.m. performance of Pearl Cleage’s play “Flyin’ West,” will feature guest speaker Michele Mitchell, associate professor of history at New York…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium for “Flyin’ West”

Westport Country Playhouse’s Sunday Symposium on June 3, following a 3 p.m. performance of Pearl Cleage’s play “Flyin’ West,” will feature guest speaker Michele Mitchell, associate professor of history at New York…

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Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2018 Season with "Flyin' West"

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2018 Season on May 29 with Drama of Humor, Suspense, and Sisterhood, “Flyin’ West”Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2018 Season with an uplifting tale of bravery, pride, and sisterhood,…

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Treat Mom to a Night out at the Playhouse!

Bring your mom (or whoever you want to celebrate on Sunday) to the Playhouse this season! Get all five shows — including Man of La Mancha, comedies, world premieres, and more — plus The Pianist of Willesden Lane!Get 20% off your order…

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Westport Country Playhouse Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Westport Country Playhouse Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts$15,000 NEA Art Works grant to support autumn production of world-premiere drama “Thousand Pines”Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $15,000 Art…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Musical "Harry the Dirty Dog" on May 6

Westport Country Playhouse will present the musical, “Harry the Dirty Dog,” as part of its Family Festivities Series for two performances on Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Based on the bestselling book written by Gene Zion and…

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Westport Country Playhouse Receives $150,000 Gift from Bigelow Foundation for New Lighting Communication System

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…

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Westport Country Playhouse Receives Gift from Bigelow Foundation

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…

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Westport Country Playhouse Script in Hand Playreading of Comedy “Breaking Legs”

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, “Breaking Legs” by Tom Dulack, on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents "How I Became a Pirate" on April 15

Westport Country Playhouse will present the musical, “How I Became a Pirate,” as part of its Family Festivities Series for two performances on Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Based on the bestselling book written by Melinda Long…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2018 Season Kick-off Party on Saturday, April 7

Admission-free event coincides with on sale date for 2018 single tickets and one-day-only 25% discount offerWestport Country Playhouse will host a 2018 Season Kick-off Party on Saturday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., offering a fun atmosphere with food…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Community Conversation on March 26

In recognition of Women’s History Month, “Female Power Unleashed:  Politics and Positive Change” will address the seismic shifts of 2018Westport Country Playhouse will host “Female Power Unleashed: Politics and…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Community Conversation on March 26, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts an Admission-Free Community Conversation with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and Yale Campaign School’s Patricia Russo on Monday, March 26In recognition of Women’s History Month, “Female Power…

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Westport Country Playhouse - Statements on the Death of Howard J. Aibel

Westport Country Playhouse’s leadership issued the following statements today on the March 9th death of Howard J. Aibel, who served actively on the Playhouse Board of Trustees since 2005, most recently as Vice Chair. In February 2018, the…

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Local PBS Kids Series Actor To Greet "Pinkalicious" Audience

Westport actor/singer Jaden Waldman, age 8, who is the voice of Pinkalicious's brother Peter in the new PBS Kids animated series “Pinkalicious & Peterrific,” will greet fans of the show in the Westport Country Playhouse lobby on…

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Westport Country Playhouse to present a Script in Hand Playreading of “The Whipping Man”

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the award-winning drama, “The Whipping Man” by Matthew Lopez, a tale of loyalty, deceit, and deliverance, on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. The reading will be directed…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents “Pinkalicious, the Musical”

Westport Country Playhouse will present “Pinkalicious, the Musical,” based on the bestselling book from Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, as part of its Family Festivities Series for three performances on Sunday, March 11, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m.,…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts International Women's Day Event on March 8, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts “Letters to Our Daughters,”a Free Event Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8Joanna Gleason, Judith Ivey, Susan Kelechi Watson, and More Will Share Essays and Poems by Female…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts “Letters to Our Daughters” - March 8, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts “Letters to Our Daughters,” a Free Event Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8Joanna Gleason, Judith Ivey, Susan Kelechi Watson, and More Will Share Essays and Poems by Female…

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Westport Country Playhouse Names Campus in Honor of Howard J. Aibel, in Recognition of His Transformative Gift

Donation includes irrevocable bequest to establish a significant endowmentWestport Country Playhouse announces that in recognition of a $3 million gift from Howard J. Aibel of Weston, Connecticut, the historic institution will name its entire campus…

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Rendering of Signage for the Howard J. Aibel Theater Center at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse Names Campus in Honor of Howard J. Aibel, in Recognition of His Transformative GiftDonation includes irrevocable bequest to establish a significant endowment Westport Country Playhouse announces that in recognition of a…

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Westport Country Playhouse Spring Gala - April 12, 2018

Alec Baldwin and Kelli O’Hara Star in “Love Letters,” Westport Country Playhouse’s Spring GalaHonoring the Memory of Playwright A. R. GurneyOne-night-only fundraiser set for Thursday, April 12, directed by Mark LamosAlec…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Romantic Comedy Playreading - February 26, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “Better Late,” a romantic comedy by Larry Gelbart, on Monday, February 26, at 7 p.m. Gelbart was a creator and producer of the television series “M*A*S*H…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s New Works Circle Initiative Continues in Third Consecutive Year

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…

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Westport Country Playhouse: Watch the Official 'Woody Sez' Trailer

Watch the Official 'Woody Sez' TrailerFull of foot-stompers and classic folk songs you can't resist singing along to, watch the indelible cast of Woody Sez brighten up the stage with a huge burst of energy! We bet you'll be coming back to see it…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Family Musical "Nugget and Fang"

Westport Country Playhouse will present the under-the-sea musical “Nugget and Fang,” based on the popular book by Tammi Sauer, as part of its Family Festivities Series on Sunday, January 21, at 1 and 4 p.m. Produced by ArtsPower, the…

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Woody Guthrie Archives Unearthed In Weston!

"Around 1990, more than 20 years after Woody died, Harold Leventhal — a Weston resident, and Woody Guthrie’s longtime manager — gave Nora boxes full of material. They were Woody’s archives."Dan Woog's interview with Nora…

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Get a $40 Gift Cards for Only $20 till December 22, 2017

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Westport Country Playhouse Stages "Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie" in January

Westport Country Playhouse will stage a limited engagement of the recent off-Broadway musical, “Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie,” from January 9 through January 20. Featured in the title role is David M. Lutken, the…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents “A Christmas Carol” on December 17 as Part of Its Family Festivities Series

Westport Country Playhouse will present a musical version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” as part of its Family Festivities Series on Sunday, December 17, at 1 and 4 p.m. Produced by TheatreWorks USA, the one-hour…

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Westport Country Playhouse Elects Four New Board of Trustee Member

Four new members were elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse during 2017.  They join the current 31 trustees, led by Barbara Streicker of Westport, chair.Athena T. Adamson,of Easton,is a graduate of Yale College. After…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Two Sunday Symposia on Shakespeare During Run of 'Romeo and Juliet'

Part of “As Boundless as the Sea: The Genius of William Shakespeare,” a series of special events surrounding the productionIn conjunction with its production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Westport Country…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2018 Season

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2018 season, featuring five productions that are “big for the soul,” according to Artistic Director Mark Lamos.  The Connecticut professional theater’s lineup includes two comedies, one…

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Laura Eason, 'House of Cards' Writer Is Guest at Westport Country Playhouse

Laura Eason, who is best known for four seasons as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama “House of Cards,” will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse’s Sunday Symposium following a 3 p.m. performance of her play…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Family Festivities Series

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2017-18 Family Festivities Series on selected Sundays from December through May, featuring musical productions based on classic and contemporary children’s stories.  The six-show series includes…

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Westport Country Playhouse: It's a hit! Audiences love GROUNDED

“Amazing performance perfectly staged.”“Elizabeth Stahlmann delivered a truly exceptional and memorable performance.” “Superb acting and character development.”“Elizabeth Stahlmann will be a big…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Grant

Westport Country Playhouse has received a $10,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for general operating support of the non-profit organization’s 2017 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an…

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Artists Announced for Selects 2017 Westport Arts Center’s Summer Member Artist Exhibition

The Westport Arts Center is thrilled to announce the artists selected for its eleventh annual summer member artist exhibition, SELECTS 2017.The exhibition will be on view July 14 – September 2, 2017.An opening reception will be held on Friday,…

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Westport Country Playhouse Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $20,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for a community engagement initiative surrounding the fall production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,”…

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Westport Country Playhouse News: The Best Deal Of The Season, 3 Plays For Just $99!

The Best Deal of the Season!Get the best seats available (even in the orchestra) at the time of purchase. Plus get free exchanges, restaurant discounts, e-mail reminders so you never miss a show, and more!It’s Easy!Simply select three of the…

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Westport Country Playhouse News: We Won!

Our 2016 production of The Invisible Hand took home three awards: Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (David Kennedy), and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play (Eric Bryant). Congratulations to all of…

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Westport Country Playhouse - Drone Discussion At Sunday Symposium On July 16

 Dan Gettinger, founder and the co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse’s Sunday Symposium following the Sunday, July 16, 3 p.m. matinee performance of…

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Meet our Pilot - GROUNDED is a 'Must See'

Meet The Pilot!Elizabeth Stahlmann THE PILOT WCP debut; Yale School of Drama: Phaedra’s Love, Orlando, Blood Wedding; The Guthrie Theater: The Real Thing, A Christmas Carol, The End; The Acting Company: Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors,…

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Matthew Morrison – One Night Only! ON SALE NOW!

Live in concert — one night only!Featuring Matthew MorrisonTony, Emmy and two-time Golden Globe nomineeMatthew Morrison, Broadway’s leading man and TV’s favorite choir teacher comes to the Playhouse for a memorable evening of song…

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Watch Our Official Trailer for Lettice and Lovage - 'Hilarious'

Watch the Official Trailer!Play VideoSee what audiences are saying!"Saw it and LOVED IT. Wonderful play, superbly acted""Great show! Hilarious! I promise you will love it."  "Tremendous energy, great fun, and outstanding acting!"Tony Award…

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Casting Change in Westport Country Playhouse’s Lettice and Lovage

Westport Country Playhouse announces that Kandis Chappell has joined the cast of “Lettice and Lovage” in the role of Miss Lettice Douffet, beginning Thursday, June 1.  Due to a health issue, the original actress playing Lettice had…

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Broadway Method Academy Named Resident Conservatory of Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse (WCP) announces that Broadway Method Academy (BMA) of Fairfield will be Resident Conservatory of WCP, presenting a series of programs on the Playhouse campus.  “Broadway Method Academy is clearly one of the leading…

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Westport Country Playhouse's Single Tickets on Sale from March 21, 2017

With only a little over two months before the curtain goes up on Westport Country Playhouse’s 2017 Season, single tickets will go on sale, beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and will be offered at a 25% discount for that day only.  The limited,…

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Team Westport, Westport Country Playhouse and Westport/Weston Interfaith Council Present Martin Luther King Day Celebration

The 11th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Professor Tricia Rose of Brown University, will be on Sunday, January 15, at 3 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. Her topic will be “WWMD – “What Would Martin Do…

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Westport Country Playhouse Develops New Plays through New Works Initiative

Westport Country Playhouse continues its commitment to developing new plays and musicals with its New Works Initiative set for January and February.“Our goal is to nurture and nourish new writing and to seek exciting projects for our five-play…

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Watch Our CAMELOT Video Sneak Peek – 'The Lusty Month of May'

Watch Guenevere &the Knights of the Round TableCamelot - EXTENDED - by popular demandOrder today for the best priceNew Shows AddedGreat seats available!Wed, Oct 26 @ 2pmWed, Nov 2 @ 2pmThurs, Nov 3 @ 8pmFri, Nov 4 @ 8pmSat, Nov 5 @ 3pm &…

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It's a "Riotous Revival!" See Why WHAT THE BUTLER SAW is 'Simply Hilarious.' - Updated

What the Butler SawMeet actors Paxton Whitehead & Sarah Manton!Watch VideoNow - Sept 11By popular demandNew performance added for Sun, Sept 11 at 3pmGET TICKETS or Call (203) 227-4177Riotous Revival!READ THE HARTFORD COURANT REVIEWWhat are…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2017 Season

New production schedule will run from June through NovemberWestport, CT -- Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2017 season, featuring five plays that cover a wide variety of theater worth talking about, from writers whose works are considered…

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Westport Country Playhouse Newsletter - August 2016

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces New Managing Director

Michael Barker, from Marin Theatre Company in California, Joins the Historic Connecticut TheaterWestport Country Playhouse’s board of trustees announced today that Michael Barker will be the Connecticut theater’s new managing director. Barker,…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Grant for 'The Invisible Hand' Community Engagement Initiative

A grant of $20,000 has been awarded to Westport Country Playhouse by Connecticut Humanities to support a series of community events surrounding the Playhouse’s current production of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar’s topical thriller, “The…

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Westport Country Playhouse News: The NY Times RAVES for The Invisible Hand!

It’s as intense and visceral a stretch of theater as I’ve ever seen, and it consists simply of two men watching a computer screen. As the stock market reacts to an assassination, the risky positions Nick Bright and Bashir have taken begin to pay…

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'Invisible Hand' Starts Tuesday July 19th + Meet Actor Faijer Kaisi!

Actor Fajer Kaisi on his character and the emotional power of moneyWatch NowGet Your Tickets Today!Save 15% & Get the Best SeatsSAVE 15%when you order The Invisible Hand with codeHAND15Performancesstart July 19!INFO & TICKETSOr Call the Box…

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Westport Country Playhouse Elects Six New Board Members

Six new members were elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse at a June meeting. They join the current 32 trustees, led by Barbara Streicker of Westport, chair.Katia Friend of Westport, a current board member and chair of the…

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BUYER & CELLAR ends Sunday! Michael Urie is 'A Must See!'

Westport Magazine and Westport News recently sat down with playwright Jonathan Tolins and actor Michael Urie to discuss Buyer & Cellar.Westport MagazineWestport NewsLast Chance to See the Original Off-Broadway Show!ORDER TODAYCall Us!(203)…

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Westport Country Playhouse Gala to Celebrate Legendary Broadway Musical Composers Lerner and Loewe

Westport Country Playhouse’s 2016 Fundraising Gala will sing the praises of one of the most renowned Broadway musical composing teams with “The Night They Invented Champagne: Celebrating Lerner & Loewe,”.  The Gala theme will serve as a…

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Final Week to See ART And RED!

Final Week Of ART And RED!Closing Sunday!WATCH ART VIDEO PREVIEWJust THREE days left to see each playRED plays thru Sunday  | ART plays thru SaturdaySEE BOTH & SAVESave 15%on both ART & REDwhen you order them together!Call us…

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NY Times Says RED 'Hits Deeply in So Many Ways!' Watch a Video Preview!

Watch a video preview!RED takes you inside the Rothko studioSave 15% on both ART & RED when you order them together!SEE BOTH & SAVELimited time offer. Limit 4 tickets per show. Discount will apply once the second show is added to your…

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NY Times: ART & RED are 'Fantastic!' 'Magnetic!' 'Mesmerizing!'

ART"Quick hitting comedy... Truly funny!"- New York Times -Here's what audiences are saying about ART"The acting was great... both funny and touching.""One of my favorite plays so far at the Playhouse.""A great evening’s entertainment!"See the…

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Westport Country Playhouse Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016.  Westport Country Playhouse is recommended for…

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Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2016 Season with 'Art' and 'Red' in Repertory

Directed by Mark LamosWestport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, “Art” and “Red,” with each play alternating daily. “Art” by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher…

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$10 On The 10th Will Make All The Difference

Westport Country Playhouse is once again participating in Fairfield County's Community Foundation Giving Day! We hope we can count on your support during this 24-hour giving event. With a minimum donation of $10 (and no maximum), a small gift can…

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24-Hour Sale Starts Tuesday March - Save 25% & Get the Best Seats!

Single Tickets go on sale this Tuesday March 124-Hour Sale - March 1 ONLY!SAVE 25%on our 2016 SeasonLEARN MORE24-Hour Sale starts at 12:01am:* Online 24/7 at WestportPlayhouse.org* Call (203) 227-4177 (12pm-6pm)Can't wait until Tuesday?Get the Best…

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Single Tickets on Sale from Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Single Tickets on Sale from Tuesday, March 1, at Westport Country Playhouse for 2016 Season25% Discount for One-Day-Only on Single TicketsWith only two months before the curtain goes up on Westport Country Playhouse’s 2016 Season, single tickets…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Grant

Westport Country Playhouse has received a $15,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for general operating support of the non-profit organization’s 2016 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an estimated…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s New Works Initiative Presents Reading of Israel Horovitz Play

Cast members are Francesca Choy-Kee, Angelina Fiordellisi, Judith Ivey and Estelle Parsons, directed by Barnet KellmanWestport, CT -- Westport Country Playhouse’s New Works Initiative, a program to develop new plays and musicals through workshop…

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Added by Popular Demand - 11am Performance of Charlotte's Web!

11am Performance Now On SaleOrder today for great seats!Charlotte's Webby E.B. WhiteSunday, February 2811am  |  1pm  |  4pm1pm & 4pm shows are nearly sold out!Tickets Only $20Recommended for ages 5+.E.B. White’s loving story about the…

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Westport Country Playhouse Launches New Works Initiative to Develop New Plays

Westport Country Playhouse has launched a New Works Initiative to develop new plays and musicals through workshop and reading opportunities involving playwrights and other artists.“Brand new plays and musicals by both new and veteran playwrights…

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Special Preview of Our 2016 Season!

ARTMay 3 - 29By Yasmina RezaTranslated by Christopher HamptonDirected by Mark LamosWhat does your taste reveal about you? When Serge, a novice art collector proudly shows off a newly acquired painting, he imagines his friends will stand in awe. He…

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10th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration at Westport Country Playhouse

Interfaith Council of Westport and Weston, TEAM Westport, and Westport Country Playhouse Present Martin Luther King Day CelebrationWestport, CT -- The 10th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Marilyn Ward Ford, the…

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Wesport Country Playhouse News for December 2015

1. Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping:Still searching for that perfect Holiday surprise? Share a fun & memorable experience with a loved one by giving a Playhouse gift. Order today & wrap yours up in a free WCP mug!2. Newman's Own Matches…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Holiday Online Auction

“’Encore! Encore!’ auction items are perfect gifts for the holiday season,” said Kat Gloor, Playhouse development director. “So whether you're shopping for a loved one or yourself this season, think about giving back at the same time and…

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Encore! Encore! Auction Opens December 14, 2015

Still searching for the perfect holiday present for someone? Want a unique gift for a theater fan or budding artist in your life? Westport Country Playhouse is pleased to announce the first ever Encore! Encore! Online Auction filled with Unique…

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Westport Country Playhouse Managing Director Michael Ross Announces June Departure

Westport Country Playhouse announces that effective June 30, 2016, Michael Ross will step down as managing director.  He will rejoin the prestigious Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland, as managing director on July 1, having previously served in…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded $75,000 Challenge Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $75,000 Challenge Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to increase individual donor support. The Challenge launched on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, to coincide with #GivingTuesday, a national day of…

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Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities Series Presents 'Fancy Nancy' Holiday Show

Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present “Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas,”. The musical is based on the best-selling book series by author and illustrator team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. Nancy is…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces PlayReading 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo'a

Cast Members include Matthew Amendt, Bethany Jillard, Jonathan Randell Silver, Dana Steingold, Cheryl Stern, Lenny Wolpe and Stephanie ZimbalistWestport, CT -- Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “The Last Night…

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Wesport Country Playhouse E-News for November 2015

1. GALLERY: Family Festivities Kick-Off Party We kicked off our 2015/2016 Family Festivities with live music, activities, food & more! View photos & highlights from this fun afternoon. See Photos 2. Notes from Annie's Garden: The…

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#GivingTuesday

For the third year in a row, Westport Country Playhouse is participating in this global day of giving back on Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Just as Black Friday kicks off the spending season, (and Cyber Monday kicks off online-shopping season),…

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Arthur Miller's Broken Glass is 'Riveting' & 'Powerful'

FINAL WEEK!See Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS before it closes!LAST PERFORMANCES!Tuesday @ 7pmWednesday @ 2pm & 8pmThursday @ 8pmFriday @ 8pmSaturday @ 3pm & 8pmBuy TicketsOr, call the Box Office203.227.4177What are audiences saying?"AMAZING…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Grant for Community Engagement Initiative Celebrating Arthur Miller’s Centennial

A grant of $23,250 to Westport Country Playhouse awarded by Connecticut Humanities will support a series of community events surrounding the Playhouse production of Arthur Miller’s “Broken Glass” that will further explore the themes of the…

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Wesport Country Playhouse E-News for September 2015

1. Gala Photo Gallery & RecapA huge thanks to the 500+ who joined us for Something Wonderful, celebrating Kelli O'Hara! Check out photos from the night - plus Matthew Morrison, cast members of The King & I, & more!VIEW GALLERY2. Notes…

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Meet the Cast of Arthur Miller's Broken Glass

Sylvia, an American Jewish woman, mysteriously becomes paralyzed as news reports thrust Nazi Germany’s Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) into the American consciousness. As Sylvia’s doctor tries to diagnose this strange affliction, her…

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Westport Country Playhouse - Calendar Listings

August 25 – September 13 – Westport Country Playhouse stages Alan Ayckbourn’s “Bedroom Farce,” a delightful comedy confection about the messiness of adult relationships, directed by John Tillinger.  For more information and tickets, call…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2016 Season

Lineup includes six productions in five slots:  a pair of plays in repertory, two recent Off-Broadway works, a Joe Orton comedy, and a reimagined Lerner and Loewe musical  Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2016 season, featuring two Tony…

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Final Week of A.R. Gurney's Love and Money

Final week of A.R. Gurney's Love & Money - see it before it goes to New YorkYou can still be one of the first to see this world premiere comedy by A.R. Gurney - great seats still available!Buy Tickets or call the Box Office 203.227.4177Watch a…

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Wesport Country Playhouse E-News for July 2015

1. Interview w/Mark Lamos & A. R. GurneyThe Love & Money director & playwright discuss their longstanding artistic relationship & share their thoughts on the upcoming world premiere production.READ MORE2. Video: Gabriel Brown on…

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Video: Watch Mark Lamos Introduce Love & Money

Artistic Director Mark Lamos discusses the theme of A. R. Gurney's Love & Money. This world premiere comedy is currently in rehearsals at New York's Signature Theatre, co-producers of the play, in preparation for its WCP run.Click here to…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2015-16 Family Festivities Series

Admission-Free Kick-off Party on Sunday, November 8Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2015-16 Family Festivities Series beginning in the fall, featuring musical productions based on children’s classic stories, including “Berenstain…

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Wesport Country Playhouse E-News for June 2015

1. Hirschfeld at the PlayhouseJoin us as we honor Al Hirschfeld, the American theater's great illustrator. Find out why "to be 'Hirschfelded'" was a sign that a star had arrived.More Info2. Notes from Annie's GardenAssociate Artist Anne Keefe talks…

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Westport Country Playhouse Stages A. R. Gurney’s World Premiere Comedy - Love & Money

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the world premiere previews of A. R. Gurney’s “Love & Money,” a new comedy exploring the trials of class, family, legacy, and race, directed by Mark Lamos. A co-production with New York’s Tony…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Hirschfeld Exhibit and Film

Westport Country Playhouse will host “Hirschfeld at the Playhouse,” a one-night-only celebration of the artistry of Al Hirschfeld on Monday evening, June 29, with an exhibition of his works and a screening of the documentary about his life and…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 'The Country Club' by Douglas Carter Beane as June Script in Hand Playreading

Cast includes actors from Playhouse’s recent production of “The Liar” Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “The Country Club,” a wry comedy by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, on Monday, June 22,…

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Westport Country Playhouse Newsletter for May 2015

U.S. Trust Sponsors our Sunday Symposium Series Watch the video Playwright David Ives was our Sunday Symposium guest on May 10!  SEE what Mr. Ives had to say about The Liar, the craft of playwrighting, & an upcoming project with Stephen…

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Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara to Be Honored at Westport Country Playhouse Annual Gala

Philanthropist John Samuelson to Receive Playhouse Leadership Award2015 Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara will be honored at Westport Country Playhouse’s annual fundraiser, “Something Wonderful: A Gala Evening Celebrating Kelli O’Hara,” on…

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Catch The Early Show - Tuesday Performances Now at 7PM

All Tuesday performances now start at 7PM NEED MORE CONVINCING? Join us before the show for LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, WINE & FUN!Taste of TuesdayTuesday Preview.Pre-show appetizers from local restaurants, wine and live music. Available with…

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Show - Love and Money

By A.R. GurneyDirected by Mark LamosWealthy widow Cornelia Cunningham has led a life of grace and privilege—and she’s making up for it as fast as she can. Determined to donate almost everything she owns before the end, Cornelia’s plans are…

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Show - The Liar

By David IvesAdapted from the comedy by Pierre CorneilleDirected by Penny MetropulosDavid Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) deftly updates a classic comedy of manners, Pierre Corneille’s The Liar, with his trademark intelligence, cheek, and…

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Show - Bedroom Farce

By Alan AyckbournDirected by John TillingerThe bedroom is the one room that sees the best, the worst, and the most of us. To the couples in Alan Ayckbourn’s rollicking comedy Bedroom Farce, it’s also a dining room, a workshop, a cloakroom, and a…

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Show - Broken Glass

By Arthur MillerDirected by Mark LamosPhillip Gellberg, a man driven by career and a desire to assimilate, has little time for his wife Sylvia, nor for the events of the world. But when Sylvia loses the use of her legs after reading newspaper…

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Westport Country Playhouse Stages 'And a Nightingale Sang' By C. P. Taylor, Directed by David Kennedy

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…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces Pearl Cleage’s Flyin' West, As March Script in Hand Playreading

Continuing its 2014-15 Script in Hand playreading series featuring women playwrights, Westport Country Playhouse will present Pearl Cleage’s humorous and gripping “Flyin’ West”.  Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and…

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Westport Country Playhouse Partners with Westport Library 'Reading to Rover' Dogs

Westport Country Playhouse will be all about dogs on Sunday, March 1, when it partners with The Westport Library’s “Reading to Rover” certified therapy dogs, tied into a presentation of the musical “Dog Loves Books” on the Playhouse…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces Tina Howe’s 'Painting Churches,' As February Script in Hand Playreading

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the humorous and poignant “Painting Churches” by Tina Howe. A Connecticut theatrical family - Jack Gilpin, his wife Ann McDonough, and their daughter Betty Gilpin, who…

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Westport Country Playhouse News: Your Gift will be Doubled When You Donate Now!

Your Support Creates Theater Worth Talking About.Your Donation will be twice as nice this december!Westport Country Playhouse has received a generous $75,000 challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by Paul…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents 'Stella, Queen of the Snow'

Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present “Stella, Queen of the Snow,” based on the book by Marie-Louie Gay, the award-winning creator of “Stella and Sam.” Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, the show is…

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Playhouse Gift Certificates - A Gift They'll Enjoy All Year Long!

Playhouse gift certificates are available in any denomination and can be used for any Playhouse-presented event including the Family Festivities Series, Script in Hand Playreadings or any of our 2015 Season productions!  Want to make it five nights…

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Agatha Christie’s 'The Mousetrap' as Script in Hand Playreading at Westport Country Playhouse

Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, “The Mousetrap,” will be presented as a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse. Director is Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Agatha…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded $75,000 Challenge Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $75,000 Challenge Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to increase individual donor support. The Challenge launched on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, to coincide with #GivingTuesday, a national day of…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s 2014-15 Family Festivities Series Begins with 'Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse'

Westport Country Playhouse’s 2014-15 Family Festivities Series will begin with “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Produced by Omaha Theater Company, the show is recommended for ages 4-8.  Tickets are $20. “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” is…

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Edward Herrmann and Helen Cespedes in Script in Hand Playreading of 'Trying' at Westport Country Playhouse

Tony Award nominee Edward Herrmann and Broadway actress Helen Cespedes will be in Westport Country Playhouse’s Script in Hand playreading of the humorous and stirring historically based drama, ”Trying” by Joanna McClelland Glass. Director is…

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Westport Country Playhouse News - September 26, 2014

Breaking News About The 2015 SeasonThe Playhouse is excited to share the news that we will be staging the World Premiere of A. R. Gurney's comedy LOVE AND MONEY. Directed by Mark Lamos, Love and Money is a co-production with New York's Signature…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents Community Engagement Programs Surrounding Staging of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage’s 'Intimate Apparel'

Westport Country Playhouse will present a community engagement initiative, “Threads of Time, Fabric of History: ‘Intimate Apparel’ in Context,” September 27 through November 1, 2014. The series of events, many of which are free-of-charge,…

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Westport Country Playhouse to Stage A.R. Gurney World Premiere Comedy in 2015

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage A. R. Gurney World Premiere in 2015 Season, a Co-production with New York’s Signature Theatre, Directed by Mark Lamos Westport Country Playhouse will stage as part of its 2015 season the world-premiere comedy,…

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Playwright A. R. Gurney Honored at Westport Country Playhouse Gala

Playwright A. R. (“Pete”) Gurney, one of the most-produced playwrights in the history of Westport Country Playhouse, was celebrated for his body of work at the theater’s one-night-only fundraising gala, “A Perfect Party:  A Gala Evening…

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Westport Country Playhouse Receives Connecticut Humanities Grant

Westport Country Playhouse Receives Connecticut Humanities Grant $18,500 Connecticut Humanities Grant will support Community Engagement Initiative for October production of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel” Westport…

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Announcing the Playhouse 2015 Season of "Theater Worth Talking About."

The LiarBy David Ives Adapted from the comedy by Pierre CorneilleMay 5 - 23, 2015David Ives, author of 2011's Broadway smash-hitVenus in Fur, deftly updates Pierre Corneille's The Liar, a classic comedy of manners, with his trademark intelligence,…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2015 Season

Five Productions Include a Celebration of Arthur Miller’s Centennial, and Comedies by Alan Ayckbourn and David Ives; New 7 p.m. Curtain Time for All Tuesday Performances  Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2015 season, featuring a…

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New Canaan Residents Celebrate Westport Country Playhouse’s 2014 Woodward Internship Program

Every summer Westport Country Playhouse welcomes nine interns who will become the next generation of theater professionals. They are part of The Woodward Internship Program, named in honor of Joanne Woodward, former Playhouse artistic director.  A…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2014-15 Family Festivities Series

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2014-15 Family Festivities Series beginning in the fall, featuring productions based on children’s classic stories, including “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” “The Lightning Thief,” “Dog Loves…

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Playwright A. R. Gurney and Westport Country Playhouse Trustee Arthur Levitt to Be Honored at Westport Country Playhouse Annual Gala

The Flea Theater’s Jim Simpson and Sigourney Weaver to Host  Playwright A. R. (“Pete”) Gurney, who has had 14 of his plays staged at Westport Country Playhouse, will be celebrated at the Playhouse’s annual fundraiser, “A Perfect Party: A…

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Casting Announced for Westport Country Playhouse’s World Premiere Musical Revue, 'Sing for Your Shakespeare,' Directed by Mark Lamos

Westport Country Playhouse’s world premiere musical revue, “Sing for Your Shakespeare,” playing will feature a six-member cast of Broadway talents:  Karen Akers, Britney Coleman, Darius de Haas, Stephen DeRosa, Constantine Germanacos, and…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation Grant

Westport Country Playhouse has received a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for general operating support of the non-profit organization’s 2014 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an estimated…

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Other People's Money with Victor Garber, Beth Fowler, Shuler Hensley and More

By Jerry SternerDirected by Anne Keefe Sparks fly when Lawrence -  a slimy, immoral and yet strangely likeable, "takeover artist" - battles Kate - a smart, take-no-nonsense lawyer - and the staff of New England Wire and Cable, a family run company…

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Westport Country Playhouse Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

$30,000 NEA Art Works grant to support Community Engagement Initiative for autumn production of Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel” Westport Country Playhouse is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Professional Educators’ Workshop Inspired by Upcoming Production

Westport Country Playhouse will host a free-of-charge workshop for area educators, “Immigration, Marginalization, and the Perception of Identity: A Professional Development Workshop Inspired by the Play, ‘Intimate Apparel,’” in conjunction…

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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts 2014 Season Kick-off Block Party

Westport Country Playhouse will host a “2014 Season Kick-off Block Party”. on Saturday, April 12, 4 to 7 p.m. offering a fun, party-like atmosphere with food trucks, games and activities for adults and kids, prizes, special ticket offers, and a…

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2014 Season Opener 'A Song at Twilight'

Featuring Broadway Veterans Mia Dillon, Brian Murray, and Gordana Rashovich, with Yale School of Drama Graduate Nicholas Carrière Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2014 Season with Noël Coward’s witty and poignant tale, “A Song at…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces World Premiere Musical Revue

“Sing for Your Shakespeare,” directed by Mark Lamos, will explore The Bard’s influence on the American SongbookWestport Country Playhouse announces a world premiere musical revue, “Sing for Your Shakespeare,” as the second production in…

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Single Tickets on Sale Tuesday, March 4, at Westport Country Playhouse

With less than two months before the curtain goes up on Westport Country Playhouse’s 2014 Season, single tickets will go on sale, beginning Tuesday, March 4, at noon.  Single tickets may be purchased by phone at 203-227-4177, in person at 25…

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Casting Announced for 'Pack of Lies' Script in Hand Playreading at Westport Country Playhouse

Cast for Provocative Spy Thriller Includes “House of Cards” Stars Jayne Atkinson and Michel Gill, and Four-time Tony Award Winner Boyd Gaines Casting is announced for the Script in Hand playreading of “Pack of Lies,” a provocative spy…

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Live Entertainment Makes a Wonderful Valentine Gift!

Give Your Valentine the Gift of  Live Theater.   Purchase a gift certificate  before Friday, February 14th and we'll even gift wrap it for you in a Playhouse mug filled with sweet surprises!*Go to the Playhouse website or call the Box Office…

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Broadway Vet John Tillinger Returns to Westport Country Playhouse to Direct Another Alan Ayckbourn Comedy for 2014 Season

Veteran Broadway director and Tony Award nominee John Tillinger will return to Westport Country Playhouse to direct another of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedies, “Things We Do for Love,” August 19 – September 6.  Tillinger has directed other…

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Casting Announced for Comedy 'Mary, Mary' Script in Hand Playreading at Westport Country Playhouse

Clea Alsip, Ross Bickell, Geneva Carr, Patch Darragh, and Robert Eli in Romantic Comedy Just in Time for Valentine’s Day  Casting is announced for the Script in Hand playreading of “Mary, Mary,” a witty romantic comedy about a marriage gone…

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Westport Country Playhouse News - January 7, 2014

2014 is starting on a high note!The Wall Street Journal. has named your Westport Country Playhouse ..."Company of the Year...an artistic powerhouse... Few regional companies are striking so satisfying a balance between familiarity and…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Presents Dinosaur Tale on Sunday, January 19, 2014

“Dino-Light,” produced by “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalists Lightwire Theater, features a blend of glowing puppetry, dance, and technology Westport Country Playhouse will continue its 2013-14 Family Festivities Series with…

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Winter Script in Hand Playreadings Announced at Westport Country Playhouse

“Mary, Mary” for Valentine’s Season and “Pack of Lies” in MarchWestport Country Playhouse announced its winter Script in Hand playreadings with “Mary, Mary,” a witty romantic comedy about a marriage gone hilariously awry, by Jean Kerr,…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Presents 'Circo Comedia'

Westport Country Playhouse will continue its 2013-14 Family Festivities Series with “Circo Comedia,” featuring unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy, and daredevil stunts, recommended for age four and up.   Running time is approximately…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded $75,000 Challenge Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

Westport Country Playhouse has been awarded a $75,000 Challenge Grant from Newman’s Own Foundation to increase individual donor support. The Challenge launched on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, to coincide with #GivingTuesday, a national day of…

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Casting Announced for 'Crossing Delancey' Script in Hand Playreading at Westport Country Playhouse

Ari Brand, Kieran Campion, Lynn Cohen, Ronald Cohen, Dana Steingold, and Cheryl Stern in Romantic ComedyCasting is announced for the heart-felt, romantic comedy “Crossing Delancey,” a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse. The…

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Westport Country Playhouse News - November 19, 2013

Does Westport Country Playhouse Matter?This might seem like a strange question, but it's one smart nonprofits ask themselves every day. The answer, however, has to come from you. All nonprofits do one of two things: they either save lives, or…

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Westport Country Playhouse 2014 Season

A Song At TwilightBy Noël CowardDirected by Mark Lamosa co-production with Hartford StageApril 29 - May 17, 2014 In his long career, Sir Hugo Latymer has achieved more than most writers even dream of-money, fame, and a reputation beyond reproach.…

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Casting Announced for “Mister Roberts” Script in Hand Playreading at Westport Country Playhouse

Casting is announced for “Mister Roberts,” a Script in Hand playreading in observance of Veterans Day. Date: Monday, November 11, 2013 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport, CT Actors in the…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series Opens with 'Madeline and the Bad Hat'

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2013-14 Family Festivities Series with the musical, “Madeline and the Bad Hat,” based on Ludwig Bemelmans’ “Madeline” classic books, The story traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who,…

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Westport Country Playhouse Plans Admission-Free Family Festivities Kick-Off Party on Sunday, November 10, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse invites the community to a Family Festivities Kick-Off Party on Sunday, November 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Free-of-charge and open to the public, the event will celebrate the Playhouse’s upcoming 2013-14 Family…

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Autumn Script in Hand Playreadings Announced at Westport Country Playhouse

'Mr. Roberts' on Veterans Day and 'Crossing Delancey' in DecemberTo commemorate Veterans Day, Westport Country Playhouse’s next Script in Hand playreading will be the comedic and moving story of men at war, “Mr. Roberts” by Thomas…

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Exhibit Celebrates 20 Years of Westport Arts Award Winners Associated with Westport Country Playhouse

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Westport Arts Awards, Westport Country Playhouse is currently presenting a lobby exhibit featuring past Award winners who have been associated with the historic theater, now through October 27, 2013.…

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Westport Country Playhouse News - Discounted Tickets for TheaterGroups/Educators at 'Room Service'

Special Discounted Ticket Performances for Local Theater Groups and Educators at Westport Country Playhouse’s Show Business Comedy “Room Service” Special ticket offers will be available to local theater groups and educators for…

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Westport Country Playhouse to Stage Madcap Comedy “Room Service”

Westport, CT - Westport Country Playhouse will stage the madcap American comedy, “Room Service,” about a producer and his ragtag bunch of cohorts who try to raise money for a Broadway show as they scramble to evade their hotel bill,…

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Westport Country Playhouse News - August 26, 2013

August 20 – September 8 – Westport Country Playhouse stages the world premiere of “Oblivion” by Carly Mensch, a writer for Showtime's "Weeds” and “Nurse Jackie.” A provocative, touching and funny—and…

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Special Events for Teens and Parentsduring 'Oblivion'

Westport Country Playhouse will host two special events, “Teen Night” and “Mom’s Day Off,” in conjunction with the World Premiere of “Oblivion,” a provocative new play about parents and teenagers, and the…

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Westport Country Playhouse News - August 19, 2013

August 20 – September 8 – Westport Country Playhouse stages the world premiere of “Oblivion” by Carly Mensch, a writer for Showtime's "Weeds” and “Nurse Jackie.” A provocative, touching and funny—and…

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Arts Advocate and Philanthropist Howard J. Aibel to Be Given Leadership Award at Westport Country Playhouse Annual Gala

Arts advocate and philanthropist Howard J. Aibel of Weston will be honored with the Westport Country Playhouse Leadership Award at the theater’s annual fundraising gala on the evening. “I am so pleased to have this opportunity to…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2014 Season

Five Productions Will Explore the Different Facets of Love  Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2014 season of five productions, from acclaimed playwrights Noël Coward, Ingmar Bergman, Alan Ayckbourn, and Lynn Nottage, playing next…

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Westport Country Playhouse to Stage World Premiere, 'Oblivion'

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage World Premiere, “Oblivion,” by “Nurse Jackie” Writer Carly Mensch and Directed by Broadway’s Mark Brokaw. Casting Includes Tony Award Nominees Johanna Day and Reg Rogers; and…

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Westport Country Playhouse News - July 29, 2013

July 16 – August 3 – Westport Country Playhouse stages “Loot,” an outrageous romp by the master of British farce Joe Orton, directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director.  On the trail of stolen money…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Symposium for “Loot” Features Expert on British Playwright Joe Orton

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Sunday Symposium with guest speaker Francesca Coppa, foremost American expert on the British playwright Joe Orton, following the Sunday, July 21, 3 p.m. matinee performance of Orton’s…

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New York Times Bestselling Author Andrew Gross at 'Books Worth Talking About,' Westport Country Playhouse’s Literary Salon

New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross will speak on “Criminal Financial Shenanigans in Plays and Novels,“ at “Books Worth Talking About,” in the Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse. …

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Westport Country Playhouse News - July 1, 2013

July 14, 4 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse, in advance of its production of Joe Orton’s farce “Loot,” will host a free film screening of “Prick Up Your Ears,” the 1987 film adaptation of Orton’s biography,…

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Free Film Screening Gives Audiences a Deeper Look into the Life of 'Loot' Playwright Joe Orton

To kick off its third production of the season, “Loot” by Joe Orton, Westport Country Playhouse will host a free film screening of “Prick Up Your Ears,” the 1987 film adaptation of Orton’s biography, starring Gary…

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Joe Orton’s British Farce 'Loot,' Directed by David Kennedy, Begins at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the British farce, “Loot,” a wickedly funny send-up of larcenous, lascivious behavior among the English middle classes, written by Joe Orton and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate…

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Literary Salon on Laughter

Filmmaker Michael Roemer on Comedy and Laughter at “Books Worth Talking About,” Westport Country Playhouse’s Literary Salon  Filmmaker and Yale professor emeritus Michael Roemer will speak on “Why Do Funny Plays and…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2013-14 Family Festivities Series

Admission-Free Kick-off Party on Sunday, November 10, 2013 Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2013-14 Family Festivities Series beginning in the fall, featuring musicals based on children’s classic stories, including “Madeline…

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Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad To Be Honored at Westport Country Playhouse Annual Gala

Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, who directed Westport Country Playhouse’s “A Raisin in the Sun” last fall, will be honored at the Playhouse’s annual fundraising gala.  Proceeds will benefit the non-profit,…

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George Kelly’s Comedy ‘The Show-Off,’ Directed by Nicholas Martin at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the classic comedy, “The Show-Off,” a funny, surprising, and moving story of a family in upheaval when their youngest daughter becomes engaged to a brash loudmouth.  Cast in principal roles are…

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Westport Country Playhouse Presents a Conversation with Playwright A. R. Gurney

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Sunday Symposium, “A Conversation with Playwright A. R. Gurney,”. matinee performance of Gurney’s witty and heartfelt story of the American family and its vanishing traditions, “The…

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A.R. Gurney’s The Dining Room by Mark Lamos at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse’s five-play 2013 season will open with A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room,” a witty and heartfelt story of the American family and its vanishing traditions, directed by Mark Lamos.  This year the…

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Performance - Any Wednesday

by Muriel ResnikMelissa Joan Hart, a Westport resident and star of television, film, and theater, will be featured in the romantic comedy “Any Wednesday,” a benefit playreading to support Westport Country Playhouse’s Script in Hand…

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Westport Country Playhouse Calendar Listings - March 18, 2013

Sun., Apr. 7, 1 and 4 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse presents “The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle,” recalling the famous line, “I think I can, I think I can.” Little Blue Engine dreams of someday…

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Casting Announced for Script in Hand Playreading of Romantic Comedy 'Beau Jest' at Westport Country Playhouse

Casting is announced for Westport Country Playhouse’s Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy “Beau Jest” by James Sherman, a former actor/writer for Chicago’s Second City, on one-night-only.  Tickets are $15.…

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Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation Grant

Westport Country Playhouse has received a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for general operating support of the non-profit organization’s 2013 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s World Premiere 'Harbor' To Premiere in New York

Westport Country Playhouse announces that the new play, “Harbor,” which had its world premiere at the Playhouse last summer, will have its New York premiere at Primary Stages, running from July through September 2013.  Written by…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces Mobile Site/App Launch

Westport Country Playhouse has launched a new mobile website with information especially tailored for quick viewing anytime, anywhere on a mobile device, such as a smart phone or tablet.  The mobile site makes it easy for Playhouse patrons on…

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Two New Board of Trustee Members Elected at Westport Country Playhouse

Adam Clemens of Westport and Carole Hochman of Manhattan were elected members of the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse during 2012. Adam Clemens is a managing director of Portfolio Advisors and serves as a voting member of the firm’s…

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Westport Country Playhouse News - Give the Gift of Live Theater this Season!

Looking for the perfect holiday gift?  We have you covered! Whether you have a hard-to-buy-for someone on your list, a neighbor, teacher or service provider who is particularly deserving, or simply know a theater lover who appreciates Theater…

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Westport Country Playhouse News - November 21, 2012

Happy ThanksgivingThe Playhouse is thankful for you this holiday season. Whether you subscribe to our entire season or join us on a show-by-show basis, or whether you join us for one of our programs or attend as a guest of one of our community…

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'Angelina Ballerina, The Musical' at Westport Country Playhouse

“Angelina Ballerina, The Musical,” featuring a feisty little mouse with big dreams of becoming a prima ballerina, will be part of Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series on Sunday, December 9, 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $18.…

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Casting Announced for Script in Hand Reading of 'The Philadelphia Story' at Westport Country Playhouse

The Naughton Family – James Naughton, Keira Naughton, Greg Naughton, and Greg’s wife Kelli O’Hara – Plus Blythe Danner, Edward Herrmann, Jake Robards, Mark Shanahan, and More in Romantic Comedy ClassicMembers of the Naughton Family –…

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Casting Announced for Script in Hand Reading of Comedy 'Over the River and Through the Woods'

Casting is announced for Westport Country Playhouse’s Script in Hand playreading of “Over the River and Through the Woods” by Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro, a comedy about a single, Italian-American guy who visits his beloved,…

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The Berenstain Bears’ Musical Kicks Off 2012-13 Family Festivities Series at Westport Country Playhouse

“The Berenstain Bears LIVE in Family Matters, The Musical” will launch the 2012-13 Family Festivities Series at Westport Country PlayhouseTickets are $18. Family Festivities is supported in part by a contribution from the First Niagara Bank…

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Westport Country Playhouse Programs - October 22, 2012

Oct. 9 – Nov. 3 - Westport Country Playhouse stages “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad. The timeless classic about a black family in 1950s Southside Chicago and their quest for a piece of…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces $100,000 "Theater Worth Supporting" Challenge

Westport Country Playhouse announces a $100,000 “Theater Worth Supporting” Challenge that asks ticket buyers, subscribers, and others in the community to raise an equivalent sum between now and November 3, coinciding with the run of the current…

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2013 Subscriptions on Sale Now at Westport Country Playhouse

Broadway’s Mark Brokaw to Direct World Premiere in 2013Subscriptions are now on sale, beginning October 9, to the general public for the 2013 Season at Westport Country Playhouse, from April through October, under the artistic direction of Mark…

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‘A Day for Community’ - Discounted Tickets for ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

Westport Country Playhouse Presents “A Day for Community” with Specially Discounted Tickets for Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,”Directed by Phylicia Rashad Westport Country Playhouse will present “A Day for Community,” on…

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Westport Country Playhouse Programs - October 1, 2012

Photo Caption: Phylicia Rashad directs “A Raisin in the Sun” at Westport Country Playhouse, October 9 – November 3.Oct. 9 – Nov. 3 - Westport Country Playhouse stages “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Tony Award…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Gala Honors Award-winning Playwright Terrence McNally

Surprise Guest Nathan Lane Pays Tribute A packed house honored the theatrical achievements of award-winning playwright Terrence McNally at Westport Country Playhouse’s annual fundraising gala, “The Full McNally:  A Celebration of the…

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Westport Country Playhouse/Long Wharf Theatre - Ticket Collaboration for Two Celebrated Plays

Connecticut residents have a unique opportunity to see two plays examining America’s complex issues with race, produced by Westport Country Playhouse and Long Wharf Theatre, while paying one low price. Westport Country Playhouse and Long Wharf…

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Author Jane Green at 'Books Worth Talking About' Literary Salon at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport’s Jane Green, nationally bestselling author, will speak at “Books Worth Talking About,” in the Lucille Lortel White Barn Center at Westport Country Playhouse.  The literary salon will be followed by an 8 p.m. performance of the…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2013 Season

Westport Country Playhouse announces “a celebration of laughter” with its 2013 season of five productions, playing next year from April through October. Comedy will be king as the series ranges in style from wild farce to dark humor to charming…

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World Premiere Comedy 'Harbor' at Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage World Premiere Comedy “Harbor” by Tony Award Nominee Chad Beguelin, Directed by Mark LamosWestport Country Playhouse will stage the world premiere of a new comedy, “Harbor,” written by two-time Tony Award…

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Westport Country Playhouse Calendar Listings - July 30, 2012

July 17 – Aug. 5 - Westport Country Playhouse stages Molière’s comedy, “Tartuffe,” translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by David Kennedy.  A funny and wise farce.  Tickets start at $30. For more information and tickets, call the…

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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2012-13 Family Festivities Series

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2012-13 Family Festivities Series, featuring song-filled presentations based on popular children’s books, on selected Sundays from November through April, 1 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $18. Family Festivities is…

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Casting Announced for Westport Country Playhouse’s Staging of Molière’s 'Tartuffe'

Directed by David Kennedy Three-time Tony Award-nominated actor Marc Kudisch will play the title role in Westport Country Playhouse’s July staging of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic…

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Terrence McNally To Be Honored at Annual Gala

One of America’s most distinguished playwrights, Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will be honored at “The Full McNally:  A Celebration of the Writing and Works of Terrence McNally,” presented by Westport Country Playhouse at the…

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