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Westport Country Playhouse

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  • 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...
  • "Experiential" Gifts for Christmas; "Experience" Theater

    "Experiential" Gifts for Christmas; "Experience" Theater
    Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?" Say what? Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
  • South Windsor's Christopher Shin Marks 6th Anniversary of "Mary Poppins"

    South Windsor's Christopher Shin Marks 6th Anniversary of "Mary Poppins"
    This month "Mary Poppins" celebrates its sixth anniversary on Broadway. But Christopher Shin of South Windsor, who is in the ensemble of the musical, is celebrating another sixth anniversary this year. Shin, 26, -- not to be confused with playwright...
  • Johanna Day Cast In Premiere of 'Oblivion' At Westport

    Johanna Day Cast In Premiere of 'Oblivion' At Westport
    Johanna Day (Broadway’s “Proof,” Yale Rep’s “The Realistic Joneses,” Hartford Stage’s “Peter and Jerry”) is featured in the cast of the world premiere of “Oblivion” by Carly Mensch,...
  • 'Oblivion' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse Aug. 20 - Sept. 8

    'Oblivion' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse Aug. 20 - Sept. 8
    Traditionally, parents and teenagers aren't always on the same page. The Westport Country Playhouse is world premiering a new provocative play called Oblivion Tuesday that probes that issue deeply. It's written by Carly Mensch, who's also a writer for...
  • A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport

    A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport
    Carly Mensch has had plays done at Steppenwolf in Chicago, Ars Nova in New York City and the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky. She's also written for the TV shows "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie." Often, when writers are sucked into screenwriting jobs, they...
  • Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits

    Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits
    Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections: In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...
  • The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys

    The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys
    A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful. The...
  • This Season of New Haven Theater Features New Works on Old Stages

    This Season of New Haven Theater Features New Works on Old Stages
    The Shubert in New Haven prides itself on its historical significance. This was the theater where Rodgers & Hammerstein, Neil Simon and many other theater legends chose to try out their new works before they went to Broadway. The 2013-14 Shubert "Best...
  • Stars To Turn Out For Phylicia Rashad At Westport Event

    Stars To Turn Out For Phylicia Rashad At Westport Event
    Westport Country Playhouse is known for bringing out the big names for its annual fundraiser. This year’s lineup celebrating the career of actor-director Phylicia Rashad on Sept. 16 includes: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award-winning composer/...
  • Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.

    Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.
    Time was, fall was about fresh beginnings: a new TV season, new dramas at theaters, college bands touring campuses. Now, all that stuff happens year-round, without a clean start or finish. It can be dizzying, but this is a good thing. Nostalgic tribute...