Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse to announce summer plays

First 50 patrons can buy $19.39 tickets to commemorate theater's first season.

Bucks County Playhouse to announce summer plays


The Bucks County Playhouse will announce the two plays for its shortened summer season on Tuesday, and will offer $19.39 tickets to the first 50 patrons.

The summer season is scheduled to start with a July 2 gala and opening, following months of renovations. The theater has been dark since December 2010, when the bank foreclosed on longtime owner Ralph Miller

The $19.39 tickets will be offered to commemorate the playhouse’s original opening season in 1939. 

The season will offer a play and a musical through Labor Day, with live music and Actors Equity performers, Producing Director Jed Bernstein has said. The playhouse will then close for renovations, reopening in November for a holiday show, leading to year-round operation next year.

Besides Bernstein, playhouse President Tanya Cooper and William Hammerstein, the grandson of Broadway great Oscar Hammerstein, will announce the lineup at the iconic New Hope theater at 3 p.m.

In the event of rain, the announcement, which is open to the public, will be made at The Logan Inn, at 10 W. Ferry St. 


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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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