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The Ridgefield Playhouse: 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877

Rufus Wainwright

Special Guest: Sloan Wainwright
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8pm

Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer Songwriter Series
Piano by Steinway & Sons | Steinway Piano Gallery Westport

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Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montreal-raised singer-songwriter has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the fantastic Grammy-nominated “Rufus Does Judy” at Carnegie Hall, which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.  Musically Rufus has collaborated with artists including Elton John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell and Pet Shop Boys among others. In addition to being a celebrated contemporary pop singer, Rufus has made a name for himself in the classical world. His much acclaimed first opera, titled Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009.

Kicking off the night is Sloan Wainwright. The Wainwright family tree reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music and that includes Rufus’s Aunt, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright. Sloan has an impressive discography of 10 original CD releases to her credit and she consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles including pop, folk, jazz and blues. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability and soulful sound, but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs.

Tickets: $65

AllShows.com VIP Party Pass available! Includes priority parking and free house wine and beer from 6:30 – 7pm! Available for $25 by calling box office (203) 438-5795!

Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit Bailey’s Backyard (23 Bailey Avenue • Ridgefield) for an early dinner and receive 10% off when you show your ticket!