Monday, February 8, 2016

Broadway, TV stars coming to Playhouse

Tickets for two shows featuring James Earl Jones and Tyne Daly are sold out, but $165 tickets are available for a benefit reception on Saturday night.

Broadway, TV stars coming to Playhouse


Broadway and TV stars James Earl Jones and Tyne Daly will help raise an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 for the Bucks County Playhouse this weekend, with two sold-out performances of Love Letters and a benefit reception.

Jones, a Tony Award winner for The Great White Hope and Fences, worked with Playhouse Producing Director Jed Bernstein on New York and London productions of The Great White Hope.     

Daly performed at the Playhouse with her family in 1963.

Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney, is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences.

Tickets ($75 and $85) for the Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances are sold out, with theatergoers’ names being placed on a wait list.

There are $165 tickets available for a reception with Jones and Daly after the Saturday show.  Proceeds will go to the Playhouse, which reopened in July with $3 million in renovations after being dark for 18 months.

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, once owned by Pulitzer-winning playwright George S. Kaufman, will host the reception.

For information about the reception and to buy tickets, call 609-460-4630, ext. 111, or e-mail

To be placed on the wait list for show tickets, go to or call 215-862-2121.

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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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