The All Access Summer Pass gets you a seat on the lawn for our full outdoor season, including: Broadway Behind the Curtain: David Yazbek - 6/5 Not Dead Yet - 6/18 Broadway in Bedford: Broadway Let Loose - 6/19 Sherlock Holmes: Redheads & Bohemians - 7/16 Broadway in Bedford: Leading Ladies - 7/31 The Four26 - 8/6 Katonah Classic Stage Film Festival - 8/13 Broadway in Bedford: Golden Age - 8/28 Orchestra914 - 9/10 Broadway in Bedford: Best of Broadway - 9/16 Plus you'll receive a Bedford Playhouse re-usable wine glass and tote bag with our compliments This project is made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Our brand new series Behind the Curtain continues with the legendary Tony Award-winning Producer, Fran Weissler. Mrs. Weissler and her husband Barry have produced 28 Broadway hits, including Othello starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer; Fiddler on the Roof with Topol; Gypsy with Tyne Daly; Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire; the 2010 revival of La Cage Aux Folles with Kelsey Grammar; the 2013 revival of Pippin; Chicago, the longest-running American musical in the world; and most recently Waitress, which features an original score by Grammy winning singer/songwriter, Sara Bareilles. Together, they have earned close to three dozen Tony or Drama Desk nominations and awards. Join us for this fascinating look at the career of one of the most powerful women in the history of Broadway with special musical guests Rob Bowman (Broadway Music Director - Chicago, A Little Night Music, Elaine Stritch: All About Me) and Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly in Chicago, and award-winning cabaret artist). A limited number of VIP Cocktail Reception tickets are also available to meet Mrs. Weissler, Ms. Wright, and Mr. Bowman following the show. Note that the VIP Reception Tickets do not include admission to the show and can be purchased here:
Tony, Emmy and Grammy winning composer/writer David Yazbek brings his considerable musical resume to Bedford with special guests Andrea Grody and Erik DellaPenna. Part performance and part Q&A, Yazbeck provides intimate details on his career from a gag writer for "Late Night with David Letterman" to Broadway composer and lyricist interspersed with performances of song from his many works, including "The Band's Visit" (winner of 10 Tony awards), "The Full Monty", "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and "Tootsie". David will also present a sneak preview of his new musical "Dead Outlaw" and a few other surprises. This project is made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.
The acclaimed Broadway in Bedford series returns to the Playhouse Lawn with 4 spectacular programs, arranged and conducted by Dan Micchice (Wicked). Broadway Lets Loose - 6/19 Leading Ladies - 7/31 Golden Age - 8/28 Best of Broadway - 9/16 This project is made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.
In Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron.
The Oscar-nominated social satire tackles the psychology of climate issues and behavioral change as two astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of a giant comet that will destroy the planet. Presented in partnership with Bedford 2030 and Netflix. Join us in the Playhouse cafe for drink specials and a pre-film presentation (drinks and other cafe items not included with ticket).
PGfor thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language
From award-winning creator, Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
PG-13for intense sequences of action, some violence and language.
This June, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely, and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures. Jurassic World Dominion, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, propels the more than $5 billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action, and astonishing new visual effects. The film features new cast members DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Emmy nominee Mamoudou Athie (Archive 81), Dichen Lachman (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Scott Haze (Minari), and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). The film’s returning cast includes BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, Justice Smith as Franklin Webb, Daniella Pineda as Dr. Zia Rodriguez, and Omar Sy as Barry Sembenè. Jurassic World Dominion is directed by Colin Trevorrow, who steered 2015’s Jurassic World to a record-shattering $1.7 billion global box office. The screenplay is by Emily Carmichael (Battle at Big Rock) & Colin Trevorrow from a story by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) & Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton. Jurassic World Dominion is produced by acclaimed franchise producers Frank Marshall p.g.a. and Patrick Crowley p.g.a. and is executive produced by legendary, Oscar®-winning franchise creator Steven Spielberg, Alexandra Derbyshire, and Colin Trevorrow.
In the spring of 1970, Joe Cocker undertook what became the legendary Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, immortalized in a live album and concert film. Fifty years later, first-time filmmaker Jesse Lauter tells the complete story through the lens of the Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band’s reunion of the Mad Dogs. In addition to Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and the entire Tedeschi Trucks Band, this reunion featured 12 of the original Mad Dogs, including Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge and Claudia Lennear, plus guest performers Chris Robinson and Dave Mason, among others. The film showcases inspired performances from the reunion show, along with an exclusive look at the history of the tour and never-before-seen archival materials, commentary from the original members, critic David Fricke, notable fans who attended shows on the original tour and features the last filmed interview with the late Leon Russell. A Q&A with the director Jesse Lauter and the co-producer Wayne Forte follows the screening, moderated by Greg Knight.
In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never find funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. Did that many professional female sailors even exist? Tracy Edwards proved them wrong. 26-year-old skipper Edwards, her second-hand racing yacht Maiden, and her seasoned crew not only became the first-ever all-woman challenge to the Whitbread, they proved able competitors in the famously grueling race, besting male crews in their class. By the time they returned to their starting point at Southampton, England after 32,000 miles of global racing, they had shocked, inspired, and transfixed the sailing world and the British nation. Tracy Edwards was awarded the 1990 Yachtsman of the Year Award, the first woman ever to receive the accolade, and was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
Poets on Public & Private Transportation: Moving through space has never been a more timely subject matter. In a taxi cab or car, driving and what we are driven to do and think about, are subjects these two seasoned poets have in common. Excellent story-tellers both, they will read from their just-published books poems that come from radically different perspectives. Singer's lyric prose poems expose the wildly imaginative trajectory the driver/speaker takes in response to what takes place in his day job driving a tax in New York City, one that ended at the onset of the pandemic. Sexton's poems lift off from the places or "nonplaces" drivers and non-drivers alike, occupy in cars and other modes of public transportation, including the body, suspended as she is, and we all are, in space literally and figuratively in our daily lives. In this reading both poets promise to take us to places we never expected to go. Vanessa Smith (VanessaHSmithPictures.com) will moderate a Q&A conversation with the poets after the reading followed by a wine & cheese reception. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Gotham Radio Theatre brings back a unique theater experience, taking the audience back to Victorian England and the world of Sherlock Holmes. Let your imagination go as actors, props and sound effects recreate the classic feel of radio drama. "Redheads and Bohemians" combines two classic Conan Doyle tales, ‘The Redheaded League’ and ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ to weave one story of deception, foreign intrigue, theft and of course... scandal. This project is made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.
The Playhouse Lawn Summer Stage welcomes Not DEAD Yet, the premier Grateful Dead Tribute Band in the NY Tri-State area. NDY captures the true Grateful Dead live concert experience for both the true fans and those who are novice Deadheads. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Bedford Playhouse and its programs. This project is made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.
An evening of chamber music under the stars, presented by Orchestra914 and Bedford Playhouse. This project is made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.
You've enjoyed their performances in the Playhouse Cafe, now The Four26 band appears on the Playhouse Lawn with their eclectic blend of folk, rock, and other surprises. This project is made possible with funds from ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.
A great event for movie buffs! Author Sydney Ladensohn Stern discusses her book The Brothers Mankiewicz, her in-depth biography of two brothers who played outsized roles in Hollywood history. Herman J. (1897–1953) and former Bedford resident Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909–1993) wrote, produced, and directed over 150 pictures. With Orson Welles, Herman wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane and shared the picture’s only Academy Award. Joe earned the second pair of his four Oscars for writing and directing All About Eve, which also won Best Picture. Despite triumphs as diverse as Monkey Business and Cleopatra, and Pride of the Yankees and Guys and Dolls, the witty, intellectual brothers spent their Hollywood years deeply discontented and yearning for what they did not have—a career in New York theater. While Herman drifted downward, Joe rose to become a critical and financial success as a writer, producer, and director, though his constant philandering with prominent stars like Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, and Gene Tierney distressed his emotionally fragile wife who eventually committed suicide. For this award-winning dual portrait of the Mankiewicz brothers, Stern draws on interviews, letters, diaries, and other documents still in private hands to provide a uniquely intimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the lives, loves, work, and relationship between these complex men. Special appearance by Alex Mankiewicz who will share memories of her father Joe.
PG-13for sequences of intense action, and some strong language.
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Trivia Night returns to the Bedford Playhouse Cafe, hosted by Kristen and Rachel from Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events. Play solo or as a team and test your knowledge on a wide range of topics, including movies, music, history, geography and more. Food and drink available for sale from the bar.