Playhouse Stage Dedicated to Patricia Neal

On Friday evening at the Vineyard Playhouse, board member Arnie Reisman asked everyone to raise their glass of champagne. “We have reached a milestone,” he said. “We are going to dedicate this stage to Patricia Neal.”

Playhouse Presents Search: Paul Clayton

Next weekend Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse opens its second play of the summer season: Search: Paul Clayton. The world premiere opens with previews on July 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.

On Stage and Off, Embracing Island Home

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub take the stage at the Performing Arts Center this week for I Take Your Hand in Mine by Carol Rocamora, in a benefit for the Vineyard Playhouse. The Gazette caught up with them at their home in Chilmark.

Whale of a Tale Opens Playhouse Season

Sitting in the lobby of the newly renovated Vineyard Playhouse, Joe Forbrich had again arrived on the Island at the end of a long journey. His playwriting debut, The Whaleship Essex, opens on Saturday.

Wanted: Musketeers

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is seeking actors for this summer’s production of The Three Musketeers to be directed by Scott Barrow.

Three Musketeer Auditions

This Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. the Vineyard Playhouse is holding auditions at the Katharine Cornell Theatre for its July and August outdoor performances of the Three Musketeers.

It Takes an Island to Restore a Playhouse

When the lights go up in June it will be the culmination of a massive collaborative effort to honor the history of the building while ensuring that it’s equipped for the twenty-first century and beyond.

Shakespeare Mayhem for the Masses

Shakespeare for the Masses performs Coriolanus, the only Shakespeare play ever banned by a democratic government, on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street in Vineyard Haven.

Love at First Bite, Theatre Gets in the Blood

They say the Island is a breeding ground for ticks and some other creepy insects bearing bad news. So while I was looking this way and that, I didn’t see it coming and got bitten by the theatre bug. The next thing I knew I was joining the play readers group and the board of the Vineyard Playhouse. I have to say the attack has been most rewarding.

Playhouse Gala Helps Restoration

Hundreds of people raised their glasses and funds for the Vineyard Playhouse at a gala at Blue Heron Farm, President Obama’s former Chilmark vacation home, on Saturday.

The fundraiser was hosted by new Blue Heron Farm property owners Lord Norman and Lady Elena Foster, as well as Playhouse patrons Friederike and Jeremy Biggs.

Artistic director MJ Bruder Munafo said the event raised more than $125,000 for the ongoing capital campaign to restore and renovate the historic Vineyard Playhouse building in Vineyard Haven.

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