Westport Country Playhouse’s new season aims to be eclectic, stirring and moving

The Westport Country Playhouse’s 2019 season ticks off all the boxes theatergoers would expect and then some. The season will run April 23 to Nov. 23 and includes two musicals, two dramas and one comedy. Offerings range from classic comedy and poetic and moving dramas to rousing musicals that will make you want to get up and dance. Season and … read more

Feinstein to tickle the ivories at the Playhouse

In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Michael Feinstein has recorded over 30 albums, covering such legendary songwriters as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Frank Sinatra. Feinstein’s been nominated for multiple Grammy and Emmy awards, he’s played both the White House and Buckingham Palace, and he’s considered an ambassador of the Great American Songbook. On April 17, … read more

Tracee Ellis Ross discusses self acceptance and building up women

Growing up, actress/activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of TV’s “blackish,” didn’t find many female role models embodying “the black experience” on television. Her favorite shows were “Cagney & Lacey,” “The Bionic Woman,” “Wonder Woman” and “Kate & Allie.” “Now, none of them looked like me — that’s a whole other conversation that needs to be addressed. I think in the … read more

A jumpsuit designer’s persistence brings runway attention

The prettiest storefront in downtown Derby’s prettiest building belongs to fashion designer Agathe Ngo Likoba, whose chic boutique is a shrine to the women’s jumpsuit. Likoba isn’t the only designer who creates jumpsuits, but she’s the rare couturier who zones in on them exclusively. Even rarer, she’s the only international fashion designer on Elizabeth Street in blue-collar Derby. She installed … read more

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