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Music lovers have been introduced to Saxophonist Branford Marsalis anywhere from the stages of the world’s greatest clubs and concert halls to seeing him jam on stage at a Grateful Dead concert. Now, no matter where you saw him- you can see him again at The Ridgefield Playhouse as he and his Quartet... - April 24, 2009
It started as a documentary directed by fan and fellow actor/comedian Jeff Garlin and now it is a one man stage show, “This Filthy World” with John Waters let’s you get into the head of the great, albeit quirky, director- a very interesting place to be indeed. He emerges from a confessional... - April 24, 2009
The Charlie Daniels Band (“The South’s Gonna Do it,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp”, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”) will be the headliner at a start the season Gala at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 11th. The Gala will include four star fare, open bar all night, a meet and greet with Mr. Daniels and one of a kind auction items such as a signed Paul Simon guitar, time spent at Mets batting practice with Darryl Strawberry and a signed fiddle by Charlie Daniels himself. - October 03, 2008
A key member of Allison Krause + Union Station, guitarist Jerry Douglas is hailed by The New York Times as “dobro’s matchless contemporary master.” Focusing on the dobro, a resonating guitar instrument, the twelve time Grammy Award winner has been named Musician of the Year by The Country... - July 02, 2008
The USA’s “Iron Woman,” Kristine Lilly became the first player in history, man or woman, to play in 200 soccer internationals when she played against Canada in the Nike U.S. Women’s Cup in 2000. The second all-time leading scorer and the all-time leader in minutes played, Kristine... - March 19, 2008
Imagine. Dance numbers from some of the very best of Broadway—“Sweet Charity,” “Dancin’,” “Brigadoon,” “My One and Only,” “Carousel,” “The King and I” and “Singin’ in the Rain”—all together at... - March 19, 2008
John Waite, appearing at The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 9. British rocker John Waite is invading The Ridgefield Playhouse. John Waite has always captured the moment through his songs, whether with the Babys (“Everytime I Think of You”) or with Bad English (“When I See You Smile”)... - February 28, 2008
Peggy Fleming will discuss health issues as part of the Adam Broderick Salon & Spa Series for Women and Girls and the Danbury Hospital Living Well Series at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Ms. Fleming is an Olympic athlete, having won the Gold medal in Grenoble, France (the only one for the US that year), so fitness and health are part of her daily lifestyle. - February 08, 2008
Come see the Broadway shows you love like you’ve never seen them before. The sidesplitting savagery known as “Forbidden Broadway” is on the road again. Now celebrating its 25th year, this year’s version includes the puppets of “Avenue Q,” the witches of “Wicked,” Billy Joel’s “Movin' Out,” and new looks at old favorites. This comedy musical review that affectionately spoofs the shows we all love, will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2008. - February 08, 2008
Buckwheat Zydeco's powerful and haunting version of the classic, "Cryin' in the Streets" appears on "Our New Orleans: A Benefit Album for the Gulf Coast" along with songs by Allen Toussaint and Dr. John (both of whom have appeared at the Playhouse). After a sold out performance in 2007, Buckwheat is bringing that New Orleans sound to The Ridgefield Playhouse during Mardi Gras, on Sun., Feb. 17 at 8 p.m., as part of the Danbury Audi Jazz Series. Each attendee gets Mardi Gras beads as they enter. - February 05, 2008
Sean Altman, in addition to being the founder and former leader of Rockapella, is part of a new breed of Jewish hipster comedy that includes Jon Stewart, Sacha Baron and Sarah Silverman. He is hilarious while drawing upon his Jewish heritage relating those bits of life we can all identify. He will do just that as he brings his “Jewmongous” to The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts on Thursday, December 20 at 8 p.m. - December 06, 2007
The Thanksgiving turkey has been put to rest . . . along with the stuffing, creamed onions and pumpkin pie. So, what’s for dinner over the coming holidays? How about something different, something as pleasing to the eye as it is to the heart. Join Chef Jehan S. deNoüe, who has appeared on TV as well as doing live demonstrations around the country, as he conjures up a meal fit for the most discerning diner at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30pm. - December 01, 2007
It’s going to be a super star studded event on November 2nd at the Ridgefield Playhouse. In addition to the legendary country music star Clint Black—he of “Killin’ Time,” “Strong One” and “When I Say I Do” (with Lisa Hartman Black)—headlining the evening, the “Denim and Diamonds” fundraiser, which begins at 7 p.m. also includes an auction with some signed memorabilia of Playhouse performers over the past year. - October 26, 2007
“The Russian American Kids Circus on stage makes spirits soar and crowds roar,” so said the New York Times, and you will echo that sentiment as the Russian American Kids Circus performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. as part of the Pepsi Children’s Series. - October 26, 2007
Best known as "Pat" on Saturday Night Live, Julia Sweeny is bringing her special brand of comedy to Ridgefield.What happens when you’re a zippy single looking forward to the future in a cozy new bachelorette home and your brother—along with your parents—moves into your place? Well, if you are stand-up comedian Julia Sweeney, you put together a hilarious monologue (“God Said Ha!”), take it on the road and keep your audience in absolute stitches. - October 26, 2007
Mia Farrow has appeared in more than forty films and won numerous awards. However, most of all, she is a humanitarian and an advocate, especially for children, and most recently for the situation in Darfur. Her inspirational life and relationship with her children will be the topic as the first presenter at The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m as part of the Adam Broderick Salon & Spa Series for Women and Girls. - October 15, 2007
It’s rare when one gets to see a legend such as Jackie Mason in a small venue like The Ridgefield Playhouse. But, every so often, just before he takes his act to Broadway, Mr. Mason does a small tour of performing arts centers with his new material. You can hear all of his witty observations when Mr. Mason takes the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 18 at 8 p.m. as part of the Bruce Bennett Nissan Comedy Series. - October 12, 2007
Shakespeare's "As You Like It" will be shown for free on Saturday, August 11th at 2pm on the field next to the Playhouse. It’s a show that is filled with interesting sets and wonderful music. “It’s a great way to kick off our Benziger Family Winery Theater Series as well as a way to give back to the community,” says Allison Stockel, Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse. “We do a lot of community outreach and this is just another way to make the arts accessible to everyone.” - August 03, 2007
Actor Joe Pantoliano will be on hand to do a Q&A after he premieres his new film "Canvas" at the Ridgefield PLayhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts. Mr. Pantoliano not only stars in the film, but was also the producer of the film. He, along with writer/director Joseph Greco, will stay after the screening to talk to audience goers about the film which deals with mental illness. All proceeds from the film will go towards the not for profit mental health awareness company "No Kidding Me Too!" - July 31, 2007
You could walk right past Preservation Hall in New Orleans and never know it was there ... but just step inside, sit on the simple chairs and take in the upright piano, the 30-year old drum set, and wait for the magic of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to begin. Oh, but wait, you don’t have to... - July 06, 2007
Their hits include “Rosanna,” “Hold the Line” and “Africa,” to name a few and now, after nearly 30 years of playing music together and enjoying worldwide success, Toto has once again joined their creative forces and recorded what could be their most personal album... - July 06, 2007
Air Supply’s songs, “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “The One that You Love,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” all achieved multi-million plays on the radio. Now Air Supply, with original members Graham Russell... - July 06, 2007
Sean Lennon, Just Added to The Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Season. Sean Lennon, appearing at The Ridgefield Playhouse on June 27. - June 12, 2007
The Cowboy Junkies own brand of country blues/rock will be headed to the Northeast to perform in Connecticut at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The Cowboy Junkies seminal second album, “The Trinity Session,” was recorded in one 14-hour session at Toronto’s church of the Holy Trinity. It sold more than 1.5 million copies internationally. Now, though, the Cowboy Junkies are riding into The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts on Thursday, June 14 at 8 p.m. - May 22, 2007
She stars in the HBO hit The Sopranos, but actress Jamie Lynn Sigler is also an advocate for helping teens cope with the eating disorder Anorexia Nervosa. As a survivor of the disease, she speaks in various areas, mostly at high schools and colleges, to tell her story of survival. On May 17th at 7:30 pm Sigler will be speaking at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut as part of their Dove Series for Women and Girls and the Danbury Hospital Living Well Series. - May 02, 2007
With hits such as "Aimee", "Let me Love You Tonight" and "Falling in and out of Love", Pure Prairie League has made their mark on the rock, country and pop charts. And now they're coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut on Saturday, May 12th at 8pm. Call the box office at (203) 438-5795 for tickets. - May 02, 2007
Television, film, theater, nightclubs—all fields in which Joe Piscopo has won the acclaim and the affection of millions. Now, though, he can add The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts to his list, as he is going on its stage with his show, “Joe Piscopo sings Sinatra”... - March 15, 2007
Rockapella, that rockin’ a cappella group, first played to a sold out audience (who screamed for more) at The Ridgefield Playhouse in 2005. By popular demand, they are coming back, so put Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. on the calendar—better yet, call now, as tickets will go fast. Often imitated, but never duplicated, this unique pop musical group has taken the previously stodgy music genre of a cappella and made it current. The Ridgefield High School Madrigals will open the evening. - March 01, 2007
“Everybody Loves Raymond: Inside the Writers Room” starring co-creator/comedian Phil Rosenthal is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse. - February 28, 2007
Tamango’s Urban Tap merges a broad range of free-style dance, including tap, capoeira, African and hip-hop with the exhilarating sounds of Haitian drumming, world percussion, didjeridoo, cello, trumpet, vocals and even more! The ensemble includes some of the most dynamic performers from around... - February 27, 2007
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