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Ridgefield Playhouse

80 E. Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, CT

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1-(203)-438-5795

Website:
www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/

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The Machine

Rock,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

America’s top Pink Floyd show has forged a 30-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd. The four-piece tribute band has performed at Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Gathering of the Vibes, and shared the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and San Diego Symphonies. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays and lighting continues in the spirit of the later Floyd of the 1980's has made them extra appealing to contemporary audiences.

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• Fri 3/22/19 at - 7:30 PM

Dick Cavett Presents - A Conversation with Blythe Danner

Talks/Lectures

Join the Ridgefield Playhouse for the first in a series of interviews presented by Emmy Award-winner Dick Cavett! Cavett will interview legends in the entertainment industry throughout the season live on The Playhouse stage. Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner is best known for her role as Dina Byrnes in Meet the Parents, and its sequels Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers. She has collaborated on several occasions with Woody Allen, appearing in three of his films: Another Woman, Alice, and Husbands and Wives. Danner’s celebrated television roles include “Huff” (for which she won two Emmy Awards), “Will & Grace,” “We Were the Mulvaneys” and “Back When We Were Grownups.” She is also the mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow. Over the course of his five-decade career, Dick Cavett has conducted in-depth, television interviews with some of the greatest talents of our time including Salvador Dali, Groucho Marx, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Marlon Brando, John Lennon and many more! A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Leir Foundation Arts for Everyone outreach program.

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• Sat 3/23/19 at - 7:30 PM

A Tribute to Bobby Darin

General

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• Sun 3/31/19 at - 5:00 PM

Jon Anderson

Rock

Best known as the longtime lead singer of Yes, Jon Anderson returns to the stage to perform music from the Yes catalog and from such solo releases as 'Olias of Sunhillow,' 'Song of Seven,' ' In the City of Angels,' 'Change We Must,' 'Deseo' and Toltec.'

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• Wed 4/3/19 at - 8:00 PM

Tanya Tucker

Country

Beginning with her first country hit at the age of 13, Tanya Tucker has had one of the most remarkable careers in music. Her hits include 'What's Your Mama's Name?,' 'Delta Dawn' and 'Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone).'

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• Thu 4/4/19 at - 8:00 PM

One Night of Queen With Gary Mullen & The Works

Rock,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

Gary Mullen, backed by his band The Works, performs a tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen. A lifelong Queen fan and a keen singer, Mullen launched his tribute career in 2000, when his wife and his mother secretly applied to the Granada TV show "Stars in Their Eyes." He won the overall Live Grand Final, polling 864,838 votes, more than double the runner up and setting the all-time record for votes on the show.

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• Tue 4/9/19 at - 8:00 PM

Tommy James

Stand Up Comedy

With his Type A personality, New Jersey native Tommy James doesn’t just push the envelope in the course of his no-holds-barred stand-up act; he slaps the audience in the face with it.

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• Sat 4/13/19 at - 8:00 PM

Choir! Choir! Choir!

General,Live Music in Bar/Club,Choral

Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based open-participation choral group where anyone who attends can be part of the choir. Here’s how C!C!C! works: You get a lyric sheet with all the info you need for your vocal parts, and over the course of a few hours, you’ll be singing the tunes with more than a hundred others in perfect three-part harmony.

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• Sun 4/14/19 at - 8:00 PM

REO Speedwagon

Rock

These '70s and '80s hit makers are known for songs like 'Can't Fight This Feeling,' 'Time For Me To Fly' and 'Ridin' the Storm Out.'

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• Mon 4/15/19 at - 8:00 PM

Martin Barre

Rock,Blues

Martin Barre, the longtime lead guitarist for Jethro Tull, is considered one of rock's greatest and most influential electric guitar players. In interviews, he claims to be unschooled in any genre -- rock, jazz, country -- but his melodic, sometimes fiery instrumentals have lots of admirers. He'll perform Tull classics as well as tunes from his latest album, "Back to Steel."

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• Wed 4/24/19 at - 8:00 PM

Arrival: The Music of ABBA

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Pop

This high energy group from Sweden faithfully recreates all of ABBA's greatest hits, complete with a full backing band. Expect to be lavished with the full ABBA experience, including such iconic hits as "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "Waterloo," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and many more.

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• Sat 4/27/19 at - 8:30 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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• Wed 5/1/19 at - 8:00 PM

Chris Botti

Jazz,Pop,Classical

Since the 2004 release of his acclaimed CD 'When I Fall In Love,' the trumpet player Chris Botti (pronounced boat-tee) has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to multiple No. 1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell and Steven Tyler. Hitting the road for 250 days or more per year, Botti and his band have performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including performances at the World Series and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony.

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• Fri 5/3/19 at - 8:00 PM

The Winery Dogs

Rock

The Winery Dogs is a New York-based rock trio comprised of Dream Theater co-founder Mike Portnoy, bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist Richie Kotzen.

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• Sun 5/5/19 at - 8:00 PM

Kip Moore

Rock,Country

Kip Moore is a country singer/songwriter from Georgia. His music draws largely from personal experience.

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• Thu 5/9/19 at - 8:00 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

Paul Anka

Pop

Fifties teen idol and veteran performer Paul Anka has had numerous hits, including "Puppy Love," "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" and "You're Havin' My Baby." He's also an acclaimed songwriter who has penned hits for Frank Sinatra (the English version of "My Way"), Tom Jones, Michael Jackson and more, along with the theme to Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show."

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• Wed 5/15/19 at - 8:00 PM

Funky Dawgz Brass Band

Funk,Jazz,R&B/Soul

the Funky Dawgz, from Storrs, CT, have exploded onto the live music scene playing a mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, and today’s top hits with a brass twist.

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• Thu 5/23/19 at - 8:00 PM

Omar Apollo

Pop,R&B/Soul

Apollo is a singer-songwriter and guitarist, originally from Indiana. He makes pop music tinged with R&B and jazz .

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• Wed 5/29/19 at - 8:00 PM

Yngwie Malmsteen

Rock

Yngwie Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. He is one of rock's premiere virtuoso guitarists.

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• Thu 5/30/19 at - 8:00 PM