Ridgefield, Conn. (Feb. 18, 2020) – ACT of Connecticut and The Ridgefield Playhouse will livestream a star-studded performance on Friday March 20 at 8pm via ACT’s Facebook Live. The show will be performed and streamed live from ACT of CT (without a live audience). Performing “Beautiful City” from GODSPELL will be Broadway legend Stephen Schwartz (composer of WICKED, PIPPIN, GODSPELL to name a few). Also performing will be Bryan Perri (JAGGED LITTLE PILL), Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte, Sam Gravitte (WICKED), Matt Farnsworth (CATS, SUNSET BOULEVARD), Laura Woyasz (WICKED, ACT’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS), Juliet Lambert Pratt (LES MISERABLES, ACT’s MAMMA MIA), Daniela Sikora (Ridgefield Chorale). ACT’s Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine will host the show along with Ridgefield Playhouse Executive Director Allison Stockel and ACT’s Executive Director Katie Diamond. Ridgefield’s First Selectman Rudy Marconi will make an appearance as well.
This livestream event was created by ACT’s Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine. Levine says, "The goal of this livestream performance is to keep Ridgefield audiences engaged during this time of physical separation and to give some relief to the town. People still need to be entertained and we want to assure everyone that, despite this temporary period of isolation, art and culture in Ridgefield will still thrive. We may just need to change the way that we enjoy live performances temporarily. We are hoping that this performance will be a bit of a launch pad for a town-wide "streaming platform” for all arts and cultural organizations in our town."
To view the live performance on Friday at 8pm, click here.
About ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Equity theatre located in Ridgefield, CT. Founded and led by Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine, and Bryan Perri, ACT of CT presents limited engagement runs of well-known Broadway musicals, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers. The theatre company produces four shows per season, including one show in the “Presenting Stephen Schwartz!” Series (honoring ACT Artistic Advisor, Stephen Schwartz). In addition to fully produced main stage productions, ACT of CT hosts a New Works Series, The Broadway Unplugged Series, youth education classes, masterclasses, camps, workshops, and a conservatory program for high school students. About The Ridgefield Playhouse The Ridgefield Playhouse is a 501 c 3 nonprofit performing arts center that presents more than 250 shows annually, including everything from music, dance, Broadway/cabaret, comedy, speakers, acrobatics, arts in education programing, films and more. Through our Arts for Everyone outreach program we provide free tickets for other nonprofits as well as families from low income areas. The Playhouse was founded on the believe that the arts can, and do, make a difference in the lives of people and that accessibility to the arts should not be limited by one’s ability to pay.