Getting back on stage for Westport Country Playhouse gala thrills Jonathan Groff

Moonlight Over Venice benefit for Westport Country Playhouse Sept. 9   by Keith Loria   For the Westport Country Playhouse’s annual gala, the planning committee wanted to do something different this year, so it moved the popular event to Saturday night, instead of the Monday of years past. So, on Sept. 9, the playhouse will be decked out for Moonlight … read more

This Weekend: Play & film premieres; art shows & sales; jazz, rock, folk & opera, plus festivals

‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’ opens on stage in Stamford Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Todd Kreidler’s adaptation of the 1967 film based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay by William Rose, will open Curtain Call’s 27th season on tonight, Sept. 7, in the Dressing Room Theatre, Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. The Connecticut premiere of this play, … read more

This Weekend: Big book fair, music & art, comic drama, birdwatching, blues & BBQ and more

WCSU coffeehouse reopens Before the Labor Day holiday weekend starts, Western Connecticut State University’s Midtown Coffeehouse reopens for a new season on Thursday, Aug, 31, at 8 p.m. with an open mic hour and then at 9, a featured act, singer Ian Murray, who is the midtown student center’s operations manager and a 2016 WCSU graduate from Oxford, and Megan … read more

On Stage: continuing & upcoming

CONTINUING Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport, continues 87th season with Appropriate, Obie Award-winning play, through Sept. 2. Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, it’s a comic drama about family secrets. Performances: Tues., 7 p.m., Wed., 2 and 8 p.m., Thurs. and Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 and 8 … read more