Category: Entertainment

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2023 Season

93rd Season for historic theater includes a musical, a thriller, a comedy, and a classic, and more 7 p.m. curtain times by popular demand Westport Country Playhouse announces its upcoming 93rd Season, from April to November 2023, featuring five productions, including a musical, “Ain’t Misbehavin’; a thriller, “Dial ‘M’ for Murder”; a comedy, “School Girls;…

Ridgefield Playhouse Executive Director Allison Stockel Hands Over The Reins after 21 Years of Service, Dedication and Volunteerism

When Allison Stockel moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut in December of 2000, her son was 6 months old, her daughter was just about 2 ½ and The Ridgefield Playhouse, a 500-seat nonprofit performing arts center, was just opening its doors with a performance by Jose Feliciano. “It was on the cover of the Ridgefield Press and…

Mayor Simmons will appear in youth theatre production

Though she won’t be appearing in pajamas, Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons will continue a long-standing tradition by appearing in Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre production of The Pajama Game, Thursday, August 11. “Stamford mayors have participated in cameo roles with summer youth theatre productions for nearly 50 years,” said Lou Ursone, Curtain Call executive director. “The first…

Connecticut Lt. Governor Bysiewicz highlights Connecticut Summer at the Museum program

From July 1, 2022 to September 5, 2022, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the program STAMFORD, CT – Today, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz was joined by Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons, State Representative Hubert Delany and staff at the Bartlett Arboretum and…

Westport Country Playhouse Stages Award-winning Comedy/Drama “4000 Miles”

Westport Country Playhouse will stage “4000 Miles,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning comedy/drama, written by Amy Herzog and directed by David Kennedy Playhouse associate artistic director, from August 23 – September 4. The four-member cast for “4000 Miles” features Mia Dillon as Vera Joseph with Clay Singer as Leo Joseph-Connell, Lea DiMarchi as…

Tony Award-winning “Hamilton” Star Renée Elise Goldsberry Headlines Westport Country Playhouse Gala on September 17

Multi-award-winning Broadway star Renée Elise Goldsberry, perhaps best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in the musical “Hamilton,” will headline Westport Country Playhouse’s 2022 Gala, “Back to the Playhouse!,” on Saturday evening, September 17. The evening will feature Goldsberry’s high-energy concert of Broadway, pop, and soul, backed by a seven-piece band, along with a…