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Ridgefield Playhouse

80 E. Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, CT

Phone:
1-(203)-438-5795

Website:
www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/

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Upcoming Events

Shovels & Rope

Country,Blues,Folk,Rock

Shovels & Rope is a musical collaboration between Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent.

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• Thu 8/30/18 at - 8:00 PM

Ziggy Marley

Reggae,Rock

David "Ziggy" Marley, the eldest son of the iconic Bob Marley, has forged his own successful career. Both he and brother Stephen began performing on stage with their father in the late 1970s. In 1979, at their father's request, Ziggy, Stephen and sisters Sharon and Cedella formed the Melody Makers. They found their own voice apart from their late father by the mid-'80s and released 10 studio albums and a live effort before disbanding in 2002. Ziggy has released six solo albums and three studio albums since 2003, along with three children's albums.

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• Tue 9/4/18 at - 8:00 PM

Easton Corbin

Country

Easton Corbin stormed onto the country music scene in 2009 with a sound heavily influenced by the legendary George Strait. In 2017 Rolling Stone magazine praised his "smooth country vocal and his appreciation for the genre's storied past." He had a new hit in his 2017 single, "A Girl Like You."

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• Fri 9/7/18 at - 8:00 PM

Blackberry Smoke

Country,Rock,Bluegrass

The southern rock and country band Blackberry Smoke, out of Atlanta, consists of Charlie Starr, Richard Turner, Brit Turner, Paul Jackson and Brandon Still mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and a touch of outlaw country. They opened for the Zac Brown Band, playing 20 dates nationwide in the summer of 2011 and the band's songs have been featured in video games such as EA Sports' 'NASCAR 08 'and films ('Swing Vote'). Their most recent album, 'The Whippoorwill,' was released in 2012 and was their first on Zac Brown's Southern Ground label.

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• Tue 9/11/18 at - 8:00 PM

Robin: The Ultimate Robin Williams Experience Featuring Roger Kabler

Stand Up Comedy,Improv

"Robin" celebrates the comedic genius of the late great Robin Williams, starring master impressionist Roger Kabler as Robin, featuring Marc Price (Skippy from “Family Ties”) and hosted by Mike Bova. Robin Williams was arguably the greatest comedian of our generation. This show goes to great lengths to respect Robin’s memory and celebrate his legacy. Hilarious and emotionally powerful at the same time. For everyone around the globe confused about Robin’s unexpected departure, this tribute offers a form of closure, and a chance to laugh with Robin one last time.

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• Fri 9/14/18 at - 8:00 PM

Robert Cray Band

Rock,Blues,R&B/Soul

For more than two decades, this Grammy award-winning singer/guitarist has brilliantly incorporated elements of soul and rock. His hits include "Don't Be Afraid of The Dark," "Take Your Shoes Off" and "Some Rainy Morning." His most recent recording is “4 Days of Forty Nights Live”

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• Sat 9/15/18 at - 8:00 PM

Cynthia Erivo

Cabaret,Broadway,Pop,R&B/Soul

Cynthia Erivo rose to fame with her star-making performance as Celie in the hit Broadway revival of The Color Purple, earning Tony, Grammy and Emmy Awards all in the same year! Backed by a five-piece band, Erivo will sing Broadway and pop songs from shows and artists including The Color Purple, The Wiz, Annie Lennox, Etta James, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande and more! A new name to many at the time of her debut in The Color Purple, the Nigerian-British actor and singer quickly caught the attention of Broadway fans, critics and celebrities alike. Oprah Winfrey, Anna Wintour, and Diane Von Furstenburg are just a few of those who sing Erivo’s praises, with Oprah calling Erivo’s performance as Celie “transcendent.” Erivo performed alongside John Legend at the 2017 Grammy Awards and performed at The 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors for an audience including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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• Sun 9/16/18 at - 7:30 PM

Bobby McFerrin

Jazz,A cappella,Pop

The classically trained Bobby McFerrin, perhaps best known in the mainstream for the hit, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," performs solo vocal improvisations of all styles including jazz, scat, classical and nursery rhymes. The Grammy-winning artist is a true Renaissance man of music as a vocal innovator and improviser, conductor, composer and music educator.

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• Thu 9/20/18 at - 8:00 PM

Michael Nesmith

Rock,Pop

Michael Nesmith is known and respected as a musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, and best known as the a member of the' 60s pop/rock 'made for TV' group The Monkees.

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• Sun 9/23/18 at - 8:00 PM

Pat Metheny

Jazz

The virtuoso guitarist Pat Metheny has been influential in both jazz and instrumental pop since he released his first album in 1976. He dedicates time to both his own projects and those of emerging artists and veterans alike.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at - 8:00 PM

Blondie

Pop,Rock,Punk

Music, style and pop culture icons and best selling recording artists, Blondie, emerged from the new wave punk scene and defied easy categorization. With great rock hooks and brilliant, ironic lyrics, these Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have sold over 40 million albums worldwide with smash #1 hits like 'Heart of Glass,' 'One Way or Another,' 'Call Me,' 'The Tide is High, 'Rapture' and 'Maria.' With Debbie Harry's lead vocals and commanding stage presence, Blondie continues its tradition of delivering a high-energy show.

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• Fri 9/28/18 at - 8:00 PM

Beth Hart

Blues,Pop,Rock

Up until recently, Los Angeles native Beth Hart was best known for her hit "LA Song (Out of This Town)," which was featured on the original "Bevery Hills 90210." But it's in recent times that Hart has truly blossomed. In April 2015, she released "Better Than Home," a critical and commercial smash that topped the iTunes blues chart and was crowned No. 4 "Best Blues Album Of The Year" by Mojo magazine. Already a star in Europe, the U.S. has embraced her, too. she received a nomination from the American Blues Foundation in the category of "Contemporary Blues Female Artist." But maybe her greatest live performance to date was seen by millions of television viewers, when her tribute to Buddy Guy on the "Kennedy Center Honors" special received one of the only two standing ovations of the evening.

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• Sat 9/29/18 at - 8:00 PM

Ed Asner: A Man and his Prostate

Play,Solo Performance,Comedy/Drama

A man, late in life, discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy actually experienced by the writer is transformed into a comedy by Weinberger and portrayed by Ed Asner.

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• Sun 9/30/18 at - 4:00 PM

The Marshall Tucker Band

Country,Rock

The Marshall Tucker Band became one of the major Southern rock bands of the '70s with such hits as 'Heard it in a Love Song' and 'Can't You See (What This Woman's Been Doin' to Me).'

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• Wed 10/3/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary

Rock,Blues,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

The pedigree of hallowed ‘60s trio Cream -- Ginger Baker’s son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm Bruce and Eric Clapton’s nephew, Will Johns -- come together for the first time to pay homage to the band’s extraordinary legacy. Hear personal stories and songs such as “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Crossroads,” “Spoonful” and “White Room” and see the Cream offspring interplay with footage of their fathers and mentors on the big screen.

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• Thu 10/4/18 at - 8:00 PM

Under the Streetlamp

Pop,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,R&B/Soul,Rock,Jazz

Recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning "Jersey Boys" deliver the sounds of the Sixties. They sing doo-wop, Motown and old-time rock'n’roll, including songs by The Drifters, The Beach Boys and The Beatles. They top it off with a show-stopping salute to their mentors, Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, in a medley of hits from The 4 Seasons.

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• Fri 10/5/18 at - 8:00 PM

Paula Poundstone

Stand Up Comedy

Paula Poundstone has long been considered one of the most original comedians in the business. Legendary for her razor-sharp wit and wry, intelligent humor, she's a master at spontaneous interaction with a crowd. One of Comedy Central's Top 100 Comics of All Time, Poundstone is a popular panelist on NPR's weekly comedy news quiz "Wait, Wait … Don't Tell Me!" Her second book, "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness" (Algonquin Books), debuted on May 9, 2017, and climbed to No. 1 on Amazon's Humor CDs and and in the top 10 of the Bestsellers Hardcover Humor lists on day one. Poundstone's new CD, "North By Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!" (HighBridge), her first double-live, landed atop both Amazon's Hot New Releases Non Fiction and Comedy CD lists, along with Billboard's Top Ten Comedy Albums chart. Poundstone was the first woman ever to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner, she has had numerous HBO specials, starred in her own series on HBO and ABC, and has won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. And she launched her weekly podcast, "Live From the Poundstone Institute," in 2017. .

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• Sat 10/6/18 at - 8:00 PM

Jane Monheit

Jazz,Pop

Singing from an early age, Jane Monheit has toured the United States and Europe. Her fame is spreading quickly throughout the jazz world.

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• Sun 10/7/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 10/7/18 at - 7:30 PM

Lucky Chops

Jazz,Rock,Pop

Lucky Chops is a New York-based brass sextet with a high-energy, danceable sound.

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• Thu 10/11/18 at - 8:00 PM

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Rock

The rhythmic backbone of progressive rock's Emerson Lake & Palmer, Carl Palmer is hailed as one of the world's greatest drummers. Be ready to be astounded by his dazzling speed and technical virtuosity combined with an infectious stage personality. Still active with Asia, he was also in Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds (featuring Albert Lee). The Carl Palmer Band performs re-imagined instrumental versions of ELP’s original compositions and classical arrangements.

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• Fri 10/12/18 at - 8:00 PM

Kathleen Madigan

Stand Up Comedy

Madigan is one of the most popular comedians on the comedy club and theater circuit. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. She has two one-hour specials on Netflix and has appeared on HBO and Showtime. She has also released five CDs.

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• Sat 10/13/18 at - 7:00 PM

Pink Martini

Jazz,Swing,Pop,Latin/Salsa,World

Pink Martini was formed in 1994 by aspiring Portland politician Thomas Lauderdale, who got the idea to provide more entertaining, uplifting music at political functions for causes such as civil rights, education, public broadcasting and more. A year later, Lauderdale called on former Harvard classmate China Forbes to join the band, and together they began writing songs together for the "little orchestra." Since then, the group has been known for drawing its inspiration from a myriad of sources, including romantic Hollywood musicals of the '40s and '50s, and a multilingual repertoire of diverse genres like jazz, Latin, lounge and classical, all shaken and stirred with cinematic influences, driving rhythms and exotic vocals. A typical Pink Martini concert spans the globe, from Cuban rumba and Parisian cafe tunes to Carnival disco.

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• Mon 10/15/18 at - 8:00 PM

Eric Johnson

Rock,Blues

The Texas guitarist blends the rock style of Jimi Hendrix and the blues power of Albert King with a wide array of additional influences to make for a guitar sound as unique as his fingerprints.

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• Tue 10/16/18 at - 7:30 PM

Gilbert Gottfried

Stand Up Comedy

Gilbert Gottfried has established himself as one of America's most popular comedic talents, having appeared in many television series, including a stint on 'Saturday Night Live,' and with roles in such films as 'Beverly Hills Cop II.'

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• Sun 10/21/18 at - 8:00 PM

Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's Rascals

Rock,R&B/Soul,Pop

Felix Cavaliere, founder and leader of The Rascals, will rock the house with his dynamic, timeless voice. Hear unforgettable hits such as "Good Lovin’," "A Girl Like You," "Groovin’," "I’ve Been Lonely Too Long," "A Beautiful Morning," "How Can I be Sure" and more. Scoring three number one songs and an additional ten on the Top 40 charts, this “blue-eyed soul” band is rooted in simplicity and innocence.

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• Thu 10/25/18 at - 8:00 PM

Tony Danza

Stand Up Comedy,Tap/Jazz,Pop,Cabaret,Revue

Since he debuted his now famous song and dance show in Atlantic City, Tony Danza has been playing sold out performances all over the country.

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• Sat 10/27/18 at - 7:30 PM

The Lone Bellow

Blues,Gospel,Acoustic,Americana/Roots

The Lone Bellow is a three-member Brooklyn band with bluesy gospel influences. The group performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," as well as the other late night shows featuring Conan O'Brian, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson.

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• Tue 10/30/18 at - 8:00 PM

Art Garfunkel

Rock,Folk,Pop

Blessed with what The New York Times described as a "beautiful countertenor," singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled, Grammy Award-winning Simon & Garfunkel. Their greatest hits collection, which includes "Mrs. Robinson," "Scarborough Fair," "The Sound of Silence," "The Boxer," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water," among others, is the biggest selling album ever by a duo. Garfunkel has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and recently released his 12th solo album, titled "Some Enchanted Evening," on Atco Records. "Some Enchanted Evening" is a musical celebration of material from the 20th century's greatest songwriters, including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Antonio Carlos Jobim and George Gershwin.

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• Fri 11/2/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Official Blues Brothers Revue

Blues, Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

Party alongside this duo chosen by Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi, & Musical Director Paul Shaffer to continue the Blues Brothers’ mission with “infectious and unbridled energy,” according to the Chicago Sun Times. Backed by the Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Band, The Official Blues Brothers Revue combines the humor and mayhem from the original movie with songs that comprise a virtual encyclopedia of rock, blues, and soul. Expect a flashy concert experience and classics such as “Soul Man,” “Gimme Some Lovin,” “Shout,” and more. Great for all ages!

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• Sat 11/3/18 at - 8:00 PM

Parsonsfield

Rock,Folk,Americana/Roots

Parsonsfield is a five-piece Americana band from Connecticut that infuses a rowdy, rock-'n'-roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like.

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• Sun 11/4/18 at - 8:00 PM

Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix

Animals,Comedy

Johnny Peers has successfully presented his hilarious comic canine routine from coast to coast and on four continents. He and his doggie ensemble have toured with Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus, The Big Apple Circus, and Shrine Circuses. The troupe has been featured at Busch Gardens, Circus of the Stars, and Disneyland.

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• Sun 11/4/18 at - 1:00 PM

David Cook

Rock,Pop

After winning the Idol crown in Season 7, Cook went on to sell over one million copies of his self-titled, debut album. David Cook entered the Billboard charts at No. 3 and the digital album charts at No. 1, marking the best debut from an American Idol winner since 2006. Cook is currently working on music for his next album.

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• Wed 11/7/18 at - 8:00 PM

Gladys Knight

Gospel, Pop, R&B/Soul

A four-time Grammy Award winner and 1996 addition to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, Gladys Knight gained fame as lead singer for Gladys Knight and the Pips. Her hits include 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' and 'Midnight Train to Georgia.'

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• Fri 11/9/18 at - 7:30 PM

Bebe Neuwirth

Cabaret,Broadway

Widely recognized for her role as Lilith on the hit TV series 'Cheers,' Bebe Neuwirth has also won Tony Awards for her work in the Broadway shows 'Sweet Charity' and 'Chicago.'

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• Sat 11/10/18 at - 8:00 PM

Toto

Rock,Pop

Toto is a rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1976. Perhaps best known for their hit songs "Africa" and "Hold the Line," the group has spent over 40 years together in various incarnations, earning several Grammys. They were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009. The band's brand new Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around The Sun debuted in the Top 40 in eight different countries.

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• Mon 11/12/18 at - 8:00 PM

Stephen Marley

Reggae

The second son of Bob and Rita Marley, Stephen, the younger brother of Ziggy Marley, began his music career as a six-year old with his siblings in the group, The Melody Makers, back in 1979. But he made his biggest splash with his Grammy-winning solo debut album, 'Mind Control,' which premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart in 2007. His latest, 'The Revelation, Pt. 1,' marks more of a return to roots reggae.

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• Tue 11/13/18 at - 8:00 PM

WellRED Comedy Tour

Stand Up Comedy

Comedy and writing partners Trae Crowder (of "Liberal Redneck" fame), Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are ready to meet the people.

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• Wed 11/14/18 at - 8:00 PM

Steep Canyon Rangers

Bluegrass

Steep Canyon Rangers is a young, energetic bluegrass band that's turning heads from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina. They share their music throughout the Southeast and as far west as Colorado. With a sound firmly rooted in bluegrass tradition, their ability to draw musical elements from hardcore honky-tonk, classic Country and blues sets them apart from the rest of the pack.

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• Thu 11/15/18 at - 7:30 PM

American Girl Live

Musical

Experience American Girl® in an all-new musical! "American Girl Live" is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences. Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship.

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• Sun 2/3/19 at - 4:00 PM

Love Letters

Play,Comedy/Drama

A funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love, starring two iconic TV stars – Barbara Eden (“I Dream of Jeannie”) and Hal Linden (“Barney Miller”). Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?

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• Sat 3/2/19 at - 7:30 PM

Lea Salonga

Pop,Broadway

Lea Salonga is the Tony award-winning actress and vocalist best known for her roles in 'Miss Saigon,' 'Les Miserables,' and the recent revival of 'Flower Drum Song.' Salonga also provided the voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney's animated musical, 'Aladdin' and the voice of 'Mulan' in the Disney musical of the same name.

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• Sun 5/12/19 at - 7:30 PM