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2022 Season
Westport Country Playhouse
2022 Season Overview

NEXT TO NORMAL
May 24 – June 11

music by Tom Kitt
book + lyrics by Brian Yorkey
directed + choreographed by Marcos Santana

This 2009 Tony Award®-winning hit musical and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama gives a groundbreaking look at a family in crisis, while pushing the boundaries of contemporary musical theater. From the director/choreographer of the Playhouse’s 2019 hit, In the Heights.


STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
May 24 – June 11

by Young Jean Lee
directed by Mark Lamos

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has invited his three grown sons back to their family home for pranks, Chinese takeout, and gossip. But when an impossible question threatens the cheery festivities, they’re forced to face their own identities.


AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’
July 5 – 23

The Fats Waller Musical Show
conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz
directed + choreographed by Camille A. Brown

The 1978 Tony Award® winner as you’ve never seen it before! A dance-filled, reimagined, sassy, and sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller from in-demand director/choreographer Camille A. Brown (2019 Tony nominee for Best Choreography, Choir Boy).


4000 MILES
Aug 23 – Sep 10

by Amy Herzog
directed by David Kennedy

After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her Greenwich Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately find each other.


FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA
Oct 18 – Nov 5

by Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland

This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play traces the story of one woman’s journey out of a difficult childhood in Mississippi through the civil rights movement and beyond.