Playhouse Prepares For 2022

It will have been 2 years.

But the Westport Country Playhouse 2022 season will be staged in person. Live.

And it promises to be very, very lively.

The historic theater’s 92nd season begins in April, and runs through November. Artistic director Mark Lamos plans 5 shows:

  • An all-new production of “Ain’t Misbehavin'”
  • A blazing interpretation of the groundbreaking musical “Next to Normal”
  • The beautiful, insightful play about generational divide, “400o Miles”
  • The exuberant “Straight White Men,” and
  • “The moving, joyful celebration of spirit: “From the Mississippi Delta.”

Season package renewals are underway now for current subscribers: in person at the box office Tuesdays through Fridays (noon to 6 p.m.); by mail (25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880), by phone (203-227-4177) or online.

Tickets for new season ticket buyers go on sale November 9, with savings, priority seating, restaurant discounts, and a choice of options. Single tickets will be available early next year.

But theatergoers don’t have to wait until next spring. After the Playhouse pivoted to  online, outdoor and radio shows during the pandemic, they’ll resume live performances November 2 to 20 — with a twist.

“Doubt: A Parable” will also be filmed before an in-house audience, for on-demand streaming at home.

It’s been a dark two years for the Westport Country Playhouse — both literally and figuratively.

But the lights come back up in November. They’ll burn even brighter in 2022. The second show of the year is not the only thing that will be “Next to Normal.”

Empty Playhouse seats will soon be filled. (Photo/Robert Benson)

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