Jonathan Groff steps in for Matthew Morrison at Westport Country Playhouse Gala

8/10/2017 12:03pm

Jonathan Groff has stepped in to headline Westport Country Playhouse’s 2017 Gala on Sat Sept 9.  Groff will replace previously announced Matthew Morrison who is no longer available to perform at this year’s Gala due to a scheduling conflict. The Gala’s theme “Moonlight Over Venice” will evoke the romance and glamor of Italy on the canals.  A cocktail party will begin at 5:45 PM, followed by a 7:00 PM presentation of the Playhouse Leadership Award to Ann Sheffer, and 7:15 PM performance by Mr Groff. Dinner will be at 8:30 PM.  A silent auction will be on-going throughout the evening.  Attire is festive; black tie and Venetian mask optional. Valet parking will be provided.  Gala proceeds will benefit the non-profit, professional producing theater, now in its 87th season - its work on stage, with schools, and throughout the community. For more Gala information or ticket purchases, contact Aline O’Connor at 203/571-1138. Press contact: Patricia Blaufuss (203/227-5137 x197)...