KC: How did the Broadway in Bedford series start?
DM: It started during COVID-19 when Broadway was shut down. I live in Ridgefield, and I knew Micheal Hoagland, the Playhouse executive director. We started talking about what we could do together, and we decided to invite professional Broadway actors, singers and musicians to the Playhouse to perform alongside local performers. It was such a great idea because I was able to give some of my colleagues work and locals safe entertainment during COVID.
KC: What’s the vibe? Is it like going to a Broadway show?
DM: It’s really a fun, lowkey event; just bring a blanket or chair, food and drink, and watch the performance
KC: What can we see this summer?
DM: There are four shows, all with different themes. This season the themes are Let Loose, which was performed on June 19, July is Leading Ladies, August is more of the Golden Age and September is the Best of Broadway.
KC: Who picks the themes?
DM: I choose the music, the artists, the costumes, the actors and everything. It’s a really special event.