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Media & Reviews of Interest

July / August Article in the Ulster Magazine

75th Anniversary Year of the Woodstock Playhouse

Ruins and Rebirth: Woodstock Playhouse celebrates 75 tumultuous and inspirational years

By DB Leonard

Photos by Philip Kamrass

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* Correction of Article Statement: Harris Gordon did not give the playhouse property to the town/Woodstock Arts Board after the fire of 1988. Nancy Kislin led a tireless grassroots effort to raise funds to purchase the land from the Gordon family so the rebuilding of the playhouse could begin.

Thank you to Mr. Paul Wontorek of for the fabulous shout out to and complimentary remarks for the Woodstock Playhouse and its Summer 2017 Cast & Crew of 'All Shook Up' on 'Live at Five!' The Woodstock Playhouse segment can be viewed after the 9 minute mark.


Mr. Wontorek's comments followed suit with a series of season long notes and affirmations from visiting patrons, from the Broadway world and every niche of life, that the cast and offerings of the Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Company are that which are "Broadway Quality" on par with "World Class Entertainment" and that the cast delivered as "Veterans of Broadway!"

The Millbrook Independent review of the Woodstock Playhouse and Catskill Jazz Factory present Ladies of the Blues with the Dominick Farinacci Quintet with Guest Vocalist Shenel Johns entitled 'Catskill Jazz Factory Raises the Roof' has timed out on the internet, but you can view a select video of the concert's offerings at


The Chronogram's review of the Woodstock Playhouse production of CABARET in August of 2022 written by Mary Angeles Armstrong.

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Broadway World's coverage of the Woodstock Playhouse production of David Henry Hwang's play M. BUTTERFLY in November of 2022 by Chloe Rabinowitz.


Unsolicited Reviews of Note:


"Broadway at Home - The shows that I've seen at the Woodstock Playhouse have repeatedly been wonderful. I've felt as though I'm seeing NYC Broadway quality performances. The newly renovated theater is beautiful and the sound great. Want to see a great show not at Broadway prices go to the Woodstock Playhouse.”  - Charlotte of Kingston, NY, A Trip Advisor Review


"I have seen EQUUS with Richard Burton in London and Anthony Perkins in New York, and I was equally moved here in Woodstock!! We were transfixed by its power" – NYC/Woodstock/International Visitor, Summer 2011


"I live in the Broadway Theatre district, and I have to tell you I was thrilled and so pleased with the quality of your production and the talent displayed by your cast. Thank you for making my visit to Woodstock a great show-time. – NYC Broadway Theatre District Resident, Summer 2014


“What you are presenting on stage at the Woodstock Playhouse is equal to that which is currently being presented in New York City; really…bravo.” – NYC Theatre Professional, Summer 2015

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