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Westport Country Playhouse

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Address: 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880
Phone Number: 203.227.4177
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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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The playhouse is charming inside and out. The outdoor patio is a great spot to relax and have a drink before the show. It is hard to find a bad seat in the house and pricing is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Fairfield, Connecticut
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The playhouse is charming inside and out. The outdoor patio is a great spot to relax and have a drink before the show. It is hard to find a bad seat in the house and pricing is very reasonable. The variety of the shows and talent of the cast and crew attract appreciative theatergoers of all ages.

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When Paul and Joanne Woodward got involved with the Playhouse they injected a sense on new vigor into Westport. Unfortunately Paul died a few years ago. However the spirit of the Playhouse continued. Some shows are excellent and others only fair. But for summer entertainment in a beautiful new renovated theater is a good bet Marty Lispet

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The playhouse offers everything from children's productions to full musicals. The Script in Hand readings are particularly interesting, as the actors spend only one evening reading directly from a script, without a stage set; the setting becomes vivid through the quality of the acting. The package plays are convenient and flexible. There are also excellent options for previews, inexpensive showings,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Now I had not been in 30 years but growing up in town my mom would take me to see shows and I recall my parents having tickets weekly for shows. Would go with another couple and dinner after etc. We saw a show a month back sponsored by local law firm and really enjoyed the playhouse and has the... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Locals count on it to present nicely produced revivals and occasional somewhat new works. I've enjoyed many evenings here. There's also a "play-in-hand" series, where the actors read the scripts. Go once and you'll quite likely find yourselves going back.

Thank Tom A
Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I love the Wesport Country Playhouse, it's a fantastic venue, large enough to make it "legit", yet cozy enough to enjoy an up-close experience. I've seen several performances here and all of them were well cast with very good talent. Set design is very nice too, I haven't been shocked-and-awed by the sets, but again this venue isn't so much... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Been a season subscriber for the last 10 years. Most seats are unobstructed giving excellent viewing. Seats are comfortable. Serves beer and wine at the snack bar before show and at intermission. Currently does a 5 or 6 play season

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Westport, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The renovation of this venerable and lovely theater was completed a few years ago- spearheaded by Joanne Woodward and the late Paul Newman, among others. It is now a pretty, charming and comfortable 500-seat theater that still manages, in its design, to reflect what was its original barn-like esthetic. It is a nice regional theater with an award-winning Artistic Director.... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great live theatre in the lively suburb of Westport. Broadway revivals, original plays, musical performances take place in a recently renovated, yet historic building with all the amenities and sight lines of a modern performance space.

Thank pharris99
Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is first-class theatre in a smaller, more intimate setting. The late Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward have left a legacy of superb professional theatre through their years of steering productions and extremely generous donations of their time, effort, professional expertise, and money. An enduring legacy of these great actors, a living testament to the love of fine... More 

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