Announcement May 01. 2020
From Bradford T. Kenney
Executive Artistic Director
Thank you for your patience as we navigated through these turbulent weeks due to the COVID19 pandemic, trying our best to present a 2020 season for you.
Unfortunately, after careful deliberation and budget re-forecasting, while keeping in mind the health and safety of our staff and all of you – and now, in light of the new state guidelines – we have come to the very difficult conclusion that we must cancel our extraordinary lineup of shows slated for our stage this season, with the hope of moving them to a future season. This is the first time our Playhouse has had to go dark since World War II.
Home to world-class theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse has an 88 year legacy of creating top-notch productions complete with professional casts and creative teams, and stars of screen and stage, hand-picked for each production.
Ogunquit Playhouse relies on ticket sales for 80% of its revenue. With our major source of income now gone, the Playhouse – your Playhouse – will incur financial damages well over 3 million dollars, despite drastic budget reductions. We are turning to you, to help keep us financially healthy and thriving in the wake of this global crisis.
All donations to our non-profit theatre are tax deductible. We know much is being asked of you today – but we need your help now more than ever before.”
We at the Admiral’s Inn, have our own storied history with the famed Ogunquit Playhouse.
During the 1930’s while in its first years of productions, the Admiral’s Inn became known as the Playhouse Inn as it housed the crew and stage members.
Years later the Playhouse Inn was purchased by the famed comedian Totie Fields, who summered in Ogunquit while performing at the Playhouse.
Today, the tradition continues! Our longstanding relationship with The Oguqnuit Playhouse is offered as a benefit to you with discounted tickets and
the ability to stay with us for just one evening, even in the peak summer when you buy your tickets with us.
Less than a 10 minute walk down Main Street, The Ogunquit Playhouse is entertainment at its finest.
MAY 13 - JUN 20
You’ll have the “time of your life!” Based on the world-wide smash-hit film, this new adaptation is an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing.
JUN 24 - JUL 25
Featuring a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved songs, this riotously entertaining, zany story follows a young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre.
AUG 1 - AUG 22
Helmed by Tony Award-winner BD Wong, and adapted from the beloved film, this new musical follows an aspiring young composer who begrudgingly takes a job as a high school music teacher to make ends meet while starting a family with his new wife.
AUG 28 - SEP 19
Tony Award-winner Jason Alexander brings this hilarious dark comedy to the Playhouse for its Northeast premiere. This new play follows Oliver and Barbara Rose, a wealthy couple seemingly enjoying marital bliss, until the moment Barbara asks for a divorce.
SEP 23 - NOV 1
International sensations and 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan share their inspiring true story about heart, heritage and believing in their talent – and each other. This exhilarating Broadway musical follows their incredible journey.