The Producers – 50th Anniversary


Writer/director Mel Brooks nabbed an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay of 1968, while his movie skyrocketed from controversial cult comedy to Classic, now on the National Film Registry and umpteen lists of the funniest movies ever made, with Mostel & Wilder considered the greatest comedy team since Laurel & Hardy and The Marx Brothers.


The B-52s


The World’s Greatest Party Band returns to The Playhouse with a night of their unforgettable dance-rock hits! From the timeless gems of “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire” and “Private Idaho” to the more recent classics of “Channel Z,” “Love Shack” and “Roam” – Cindy, Fred and Kate will have you on your feet and dancing in their only Connecticut show this summer!


Ry Cooder


American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer, Ry Cooder is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar work and ranked eighth on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Cooder has been a major proponent of roots music the world over throughout his long career.


David Crosby & Friends


Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour! Joining him will be five musical friends, James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals.


Al Di Meola: Notorious Electric Tour 2018


Jazz guitarist Al Di Meola is revered for his dazzling, complex fretwork and known for blending jazz fusion, Latin fusion, acoustic style and world music. Di Meola’s ongoing fascination with complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony has been at the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned four decades…


One Day University: Hamilton vs. Jefferson


Hamilton is experiencing a well-deserved revival. Often forced to take a back seat to other Founding Fathers, his vision of America as an economic powerhouse with a dynamic and aggressive government as its engine has found many followers. Hamilton helped get the Constitution ratified, helped found the Federalist Party, and served as the first Secretary of the Treasury.


Bandstand: The Broadway Musical On Screen


Don’t miss this specially filmed version of this Broadway show, recorded live at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in Manhattan, captured in HD by Fathom Events. From Andy Blankenbuehler, winner of the 2017 Tony Award® for Best Choreography for BANDSTAND and the 2016 Tony Award for Best Choreography for HAMILTON, comes the new musical that explodes with the most…


Madama Butterfly (Puccini): Met Opera in HD


Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.




Unspoken’s unapologetically soulful pop sound, skilled musicianship, adventurous production and complex vocal harmonies have made them one of the leading Christian bands around today!


Future Filmmakers Camp

07/09/2018 - 07/20/2018

Learn how to turn your smartphone into a camera package and make movies at the Ridgefield Playhouse this summer! Filmmaker Katie Torpey will teach tweens and teens the fundamentals of filmmaking and visual storytelling using your smartphone.


Mary Chapin Carpenter


In celebration of her 30-year recording career, Mary Chapin Carpenter will release Sometimes Just The Sky on March 30 on Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tigers. The landmark record features new versions of twelve of Carpenter’s most beloved songs as well as one newly written song, the title track.


Montgomery Gentry (feat. Eddie Montgomery)


Montgomery Gentry will release their final album “Here’s To You” in February, just months after the famed country duo last recorded together. Montgomery Gentry effectively came to an end after Troy Gentry died in a helicopter crash this past September. Now Eddie Montgomery carries on the legacy of the world famous country music duo and celebrates the life of his friend with a night of new music


Blackmore’s Night


Blackmore’s Night seamlessly weaves together elements of modern folk, renaissance and progressive rock music in a style that can only be defined as their own, performing sold-out shows all over the world. As always, Blackmore’s Night encourages their fans to dress in their finest Renaissance attire!


Il Trovatore (Verdi): Met Opera in HD


Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display as Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her life for the love of the title troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with a troubled past.


Shovels & Rope


Americana Music Association Award winners Shovels & Rope are married singer-songwriters Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. The Charleston, South Carolina-based indie-folk duo is best known for the songs “Birmingham,” “The Devil Is All Around” and “I Know.”