PEDDLER’S VILLAGE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE

August 24, 2017 …Peddler’s Village has announced a new partnership with Bucks County Playhouse designed to enhance awareness and reach new audiences for the beloved Bucks County landmarks.

The partnership has debuted this spring with the opening of an Information and Ticket Sales Booth on the Peddler’s Village Main Green. Bucks County Playhouse staffs the Booth on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Guests may learn more about the Playhouse and purchase tickets for shows.

“As neighbors here in Bucks County, it’s natural to partner with Bucks County Playhouse to broaden the awareness of compelling theater and fantastic shopping and dining for the Bucks County locals and loyal guests” said Terry Ward, COO of Peddler’s Village Hospitality Operations.

Alexander Fraser, Producing Director of Bucks County Playhouse, looks forward to this unique collaboration with Peddler’s Village. He said, “We are very appreciative of this new relationship with Peddler’s Village and the excellent opportunity to reach new audiences for the Playhouse. As part of our arrangement, we are occasionally bringing pop-up performances to Peddler’s Village to add even more to the wealth of activities going on there.”

The mission of the Bucks County Playhouse is to present first class professional entertainment and regain the Playhouse’s historic place in the national theatrical landscape; and to stimulate, support, inspire and celebrate the performing arts in New Hope and Bucks County via our involvement with community programs, partnerships and arts education. The BCP is located at 70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA.

Since a lavish renovation and reopening in 2012, New Hope’s Bucks County Playhouse, under the direction of Tony winning producers, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Executive Producer Robyn Goodman and their producing partners Joshua Fiedler and Stephen Kocis, the Playhouse has reestablished itself as one of the region’s premier producing organizations. Through new works by emerging theater artists and new productions of favorites and that have featured stars from Hollywood and Broadway, including Christopher Durang, Marilu Henner, Marsha Mason, Patricia Richardson, Susan Sullivan and Jessica Walter, the Playhouse has restored luster to what was nationally known as one of the country’s most revered stages.

 

Bucks County Playhouse, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is the oldest and largest professional Equity performing arts center in Bucks County. The Playhouse provides first class professional theatrical entertainment as well as community events, partnerships and arts education programming for visitors and residents of New Hope, Doylestown, Lambertville and the Delaware Valley.

About Bucks County Playhouse: Located between Philadelphia and New York, Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill after a group of community activists, led by Broadway orchestrator Don Walker, rallied to save the building. The Playhouse quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, George S. Kaufman, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Walter Matthau, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Liza Minnelli and Audra McDonald and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty, and Broadway producer Jed Bernstein.

 

Located on the site of a former grist mill on the banks of the Delaware River, the Bucks County Playhouse on Main Street in New Hope is America’s most famous summer theater. Many great performers have graced the stage and the theater offers a lot of intimate seating. The curtain goes up year-round with more than 50,000 audience members visiting for a live production, event or even corporate meeting. Located 90 minutes from New York City, The Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a gristmill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however, playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theatres. In continuous operation until December 2010, a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty has trod its boards, including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau.

About Peddler’s Village: Peddler’s Village is a countryside shopping, dining, lodging, and family entertainment destination in the heart of historic Bucks County, PA, just 40 miles north of Philadelphia. With two million annual visitors, Peddler’s Village is ranked by the Philadelphia Business Journal as the fourth most visited travel destination in the Greater Philadelphia region. Follow the winding brick walkways through 42 acres of graceful 18th-century-style buildings and beautiful gardens for a unique shopping and dining experience. Peddler’s Village has something for everyone, from 63 distinctive retail shops and six restaurants to the 66-room newly renovated Golden Plough Inn, Giggleberry Fair indoor family fun center and year-round festivals and seasonal events. For more information, visit www.peddlersvillage.com or call 215-794-4000.