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Evening With Broadway Star Joel Grey Presented By Ridgefield Playhouse

Joel Grey to take the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse on February 19th.
Joel Grey to take the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse on February 19th. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield Playhouse will play host to one of Broadway’s biggest stars, when Joel Grey takes the stage on Friday, Feb. 19.

"This intimate evening, which is part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series and Moffly Media Entertaining Conversation Series, is a rare look into the life and work of the Tony and Academy Award-winning actor and Broadway icon," notes a news release.

In this "live and in-person" interview, Grey will discuss his life and 50-year theater career -- including his roles in "Chicago," "Anything Goes," "Wicked" and most notably, the master of ceremonies in "Cabaret." Grey will also perform several songs from the shows that he made famous.

You can also make it an evening of dinner and a show, by visiting Bernard's, at 20 West Lane. On the day of the show, present your tickets for a great prix fixe menu; reservations are suggested.

Grey's career began in the early 1950's, when he was only 9, in the Cleveland Play House production of "On Borrowed Time." He made his Broadway debut two decades later as a replacement in Neil Simon’s first comedy hit, "Come Blow Your Horn."

He received the Academy Award, the Golden Globe and the British Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1972 film version of "Cabaret," directed by Bob Fosse. He is one of only nine actors to have won both the Tony and Academy Award for the same role. Grey is currently penning a memoir, to be published in early 2016.

Tickets are $90: call the box office at 203-438-5795 or visit the website. The event begins at 8 p.m.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, in Ridgefield. This special event and Daniel C. Levine Production is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, and Nutmeg Livery.

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