In August WAG, Jena Butterfield gave us a sneak preview of Bedford Playhouse, now under renovation and slated to open in 2018.
Founding president John Farr and project manager John Burkhardt want to keep the project on everyone’s mind and, to that end, offered WAG a tour recently.
The 70-year-old movie theater is being transformed into a cultural center that will include a 180-seat, state-of-the-art Grand Theater on the lower level, along with reception and multipurpose rooms; a café and two theaters on the upper level, where the balcony once stood; and offices above in the former projection area.
Naming opportunities are still available for many of the spaces. One theater, a flexible use space, has already been named for trial lawyer/songwriter/playwright David Worby, a member of the board of directors who was the Playhouse’s first major donor. (Worby comes from a cultural family. His sister is the conductor Rachael Worby and their brother is Joshua Worby, executive and artistic director of the Westchester Philharmonic.)
For more or to make a donation, contact development director Dan Friedman at 914-234-6704 or visit BedfordPlayhouse.org.
– Georgette Gouveia