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Westport Country Playhouse

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Address: 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880
Phone Number: 203.227.4177
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description: Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly...
Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly emerging as a nationally recognized professional theater. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos and management direction of Michael Ross, the Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November. Its vital mix of works---dramatic, comedic, occasionally exploratory and unusual---expands the audience’s sense of what theater can be. The depth and scope of its productions display the foremost theatrical literature from the past---recent as well as distant---in addition to musicals and premieres of new plays. During the summer, the Playhouse is home to the Woodward Internship Program, renowned for the training of aspiring theater professionals. Winter at the Playhouse, from November through March, offers events outside of the main season---Family Festivities presentations, Script in Hand play readings and a Holiday Festival. In addition, businesses and organizations are encouraged to rent the handsome facility for their meetings, receptions and fundraisers
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Comedy, drama, an occasional musical, programs for children, script-in-hand readings, Westport Playhouse has it all. A world class theater with world class actors, playwrights... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Comedy, drama, an occasional musical, programs for children, script-in-hand readings, Westport Playhouse has it all. A world class theater with world class actors, playwrights, and directors. Subscribers for the regular season get special perks but you can buy individual tickets if you prefer. When you go, take a look at the impressive wall of past production posters.

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New England
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The westport playhouse has been a staple of westport for decades. The productions are always first rate but whether you enjoy the production can often depend on your taste and the type of theatre you prefer. Since the ground up renovation a few years ago The facility is a great blend of modern construction and comfort with a traditional historic... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The season opening play for the Playhouse is the Liar, an adaptation by David ives of a 1600s play modernized for today's audience. The Liar does not require a lot of thought. In fact, you are better off simply laughing at the hundreds of jokes and the easy-to-follow farcical plot. I saw the play on Opening Night which made it... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What a Beautiful Theater created out of a mans love for his community and man kind. I wish more people were like Mr. Newman as he is a rarity. Years ago when Balduccis was Hay day Market my then 8 year old daughter was pushing a cart with 6 Newmans own Pop corn on the top. Paul was in the... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautiful regional theatre. Great new artistic director. Paul Newman's legacy remains. Sit in the balcony to get a sense of this great space.

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Westport
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Local, convenient, excellent quality. Accessible with assisted devices for those who need them. The convenience makes the experience better than Broadway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I've been enjoying this playhouse for the last 10 years. The setting is so intimate and inviting, you'll want to come back over and over. I've seen Holiday specials, Broadway shows, special events as well. Reasonable prices and season passes are worth the investment. Mrs. Joanne Woodward still sits on the board of this magnificent venue. You will not be... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Even though this is close to NYC WCP brings amazing professional theatre to Connecticut! There is not a bad seat in the theatre and the seats are pretty comfortable. Staff is always helpful and nice!

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Norwalk, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went to Westport Country Playhouse last night for the staged reading of Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. It was wonderful, great actors, comfy seats, friendly staff, and refreshments at intermission. I'm sure we will return.

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Guilford, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have been season ticket holders for the last four years and have re-upped for 2015. The variety, the quality the atmosphere and the professionalism all add up to a wonderful time.

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