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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...
  • "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...
  • Tonys To Regionals: Move Over, Here Comes New York City Theaters

    Suddenly, the competition to get a Tony Award for outstanding regional theater just got more crowded. The administration committee for the Tony Awards announced last week that New York-based theater companies will now be eligible to receive the regional...
  • Liv Rooth Featured In 'Loot' At Westport Playhouse

    Liv Rooth Featured In 'Loot' At Westport Playhouse
    Liv Rooth, who earlier this year starred in “Venus in Fur” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks, is featured in the cast of Joe Orton’s sex farce, “Loot,” which plays July 16 to Aug. 3 at the Westport Country Playhouse. Rooth...
  • Randy Harrison In Westport's 'Harbor' Off Broadway

    Randy Harrison In Westport's 'Harbor' Off Broadway
    Randy Harrison (TV’s “Queer As Folk,” numerous shows at the Berkshire Theatre Festival) will join Erin Cummings, Paul Anthony Stewart and Alexis Molnar, in the off-Broadway production of Chad Beguelin’s “Harbor.”...