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Westport Country Playhouse

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  • A performance of 'The Bread Winner' at Westport Country Playhouse on June 25

    A performance of 'The Bread Winner' at Westport Country Playhouse on June 25
    Throughout the season, Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand series gives us one-performance-only tastes from a varied collection of plays without the theater having to commit to a full production. For Monday night's show The Bread Winner, by W....
  • Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse

    Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse
    Sad news: Burry Fredrik, a Tony Award--winning producer and director over five decades died in her home in Weston May 22. Cause of death was complications from a stroke she suffered two years ago, She was 86. She co-produced Tom Stoppard’s “...
  • Our Picks: Summer Theater

    Our Picks: Summer Theater
    Fairfield County has got a whole bunch of theatrical shows opening this week, all at once (in addition to Opera Comique at the Sherman Playhouse which we wrote about in the stage listings). You should probably go see them all at some point, but maybe this...
  • Westport Country Playhouse Updates the 350-Year Old 'Tartuffe' to the Present Day

    Westport Country Playhouse Updates the 350-Year Old 'Tartuffe' to the Present Day
    Tartuffe is almost 350 years old, but the Westport Country Playhouse's production updates the comedy (by Moliere) to the present day. Orgon believes Tartuffe to be a most saintly man, but Orgon's family isn't convinced. Orgon needs to see the truth before...
  • Governor, Theater Leaders Gather To Celebrate Funding

    There was some gathering of more than 80 folks Wednesday at Hartford Stage, bringing together the leadership of six producing theaters with the governor and other state honchos.  It was the first time board members, artistic directors, managing...
  • John Kander, Jack O'Brien Join In McNally Tribute At Westport Playhouse

    John Kander, Jack O'Brien Join In McNally Tribute At Westport Playhouse
    Planning to join in the salute to playwright Terrence McNally at the Westport Country Playhouse gala are John Kander, who collaborated with McNally for the musicals, “The Rink,” “The Visit,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,"...
  • "Tartuffe" At Westport Playhouse To Get Additional Performance

    "Tartuffe" At Westport Playhouse To Get Additional Performance
    Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of Molière’s  “Tartuffe,” an extra performance has been added on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m.  The Playhouse production, now playing through Aug. 4,...
  • Playwright Terrence McNally To Receive Westport Tribute

    Playwright Terrence McNally To Receive Westport Tribute
     Tony and Emmy Award-winning playwright 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 theater’s annual fundraising gala...
  • A welcome journey 'Into the Woods'

    A welcome journey 'Into the Woods'
    Fairy tales seem like so much fun until you start paying attention. All that violence and vengeance, the spookiness, illusion, deceit. "And ah, the woods," as Stephen Sondheim writes in his latest book. "The all-purpose symbol of the unconscious, the...
  • Great Old Broad Series: Elaine Stritch

    Great Old Broad Series: Elaine Stritch
    Yesterday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age reminded me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames. I'll post a series of these...
  • Ari Brand Joins Cast In Long Wharf's "Asher Lev"

    Ari Brand Joins Cast In Long Wharf's "Asher Lev"
    Ari Brand plays the title role in "My Name Is...Asher Lev" at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven May 2 to 27.  Brand made his Broadway debut in "The Neil Simon plays," directed by David Cromer. Since then he’s played the roles of Teddy in the...