You can put your money where your mouth is, but like the dazzling Countess Luann de Lesseps famously sings, “money can’t buy you class.” The iconic actor from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York”, brings a high-class cabaret evening to Tat Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, April 16and at 8:00 p.m..
The precious American countess joins forces with music director Billy Stritch (best known for his work with Liza Minelli) and director Richard Jay-Alexander (who has worked with Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler) to present a whole new cabaret show, Countess Cabaret. Fans will sing and dance to Countess Luann’s world hits “Money Can’t Buy You Class”, “Chic C’est La Vie” and “Girl Code”, enjoying her signature elegance and craftsmanship, enjoying an unforgettable evening with one of your favorite Bravolebrities.
Countess Luann’s grand return to the Ridgefield Playhouse is more than a show, it’s a full evening of celebration. Start with a visit to TerraSole in Ridgefield for dinner before the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your admission. Then head to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a free tasting of Japanese whiskey courtesy of Beam Suntory, plus other House of Suntory favorites like Roku gin, Toki whiskey and a special Haku vodka to pair at Fever Tree tonic and club soda. After the show, stick around for the VIP Meet & Greet; limited places are available to share a moment with Countess Luann de Lesseps! The event’s media sponsor is WEBE 108fm.
Countess Luann was a part of Bravo’s hit show “Real Housewives of New York” for 13 seasons and was one of the original cast members. She went on to host NBC’s Open House, appeared on numerous national shows including Today, E! Entertainment, Watch What Happens Live, Wendy Williams, The Talk and Access Hollywood, to name a few. Earlier this year, she was on an episode of another Bravo hit, “Project Runway,” in a challenge where designers had to create reunion-ready looks for seven legendary housewives from cities including New York, Orange County and Potomac. (Spoiler alert: Luann’s creator won the challenge!) Off-screen, Countess Luann can sometimes be seen performing on stage, performing her cabaret show to sold-out audiences and receiving rave reviews from Vanity Fair and New York. Times along the way.
For more information or to purchase a contactless print-at-home ticket ($67; Meet & Greet VIP upgrade an additional $90), go online to www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795.
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts facility located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and accessible to all. Follow us on Instagram: @RidgefieldPlayhouse Twitter: @RPlayhouse