KEVIN COSTNER and MODERN WEST at the Ridgefield Playhouse, August 22, 2016 at 8 p.m.




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You may know him best as an Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG Award-winning actor, director, and producer. Multi-hyphenate KEVIN COSTNER has graced the screen in such spectacularly notable roles as Eliot Ness in The Untouchables, Lieutenant John J. Dunbar in Dances with Wolves, Jim Garrison in JFK, and countless more films including Wyatt Earp, Bull DurhamTin CupThe Bodyguard…the list goes on and on. But what you may not know is that Costner fronts the musical group Kevin Costner & Modern West, a country rock band he began with the incredible support of his wife, Christine. About it he says, “F–k it, what do I have to lose but maybe some of the best times of my life?” About this endeavor goes on to say, “I always thought that music could build a stronger, more personal moment for me. It would create the opportunity for a genuine exchange much greater than the movie, TV interview or magazine. It would be real, full of mistakes and without apology. But most of all there would be the chance to have some fun.”

With Teddy Morgan as lead guitarist and producer; Larry Cobb on drums; Park Chisholm on vocals and guitar; and sometimers Roddy Chong, Bobby Yang, and Luke Bulla who “burn” the fiddle when they aren’t with their own bands, Kevin Costner & Modern West’s first world-wide tour was in 2007 and their first album was released in 2008 (a second was in 2010). Now, they are coming to our own backyard — appearing at the Ridgefield Playhouse Monday, August 22, 2016 at 8 p.m. You won’t want to miss it!

Stephanie & Wayne

About Stephanie & Wayne

Stephanie is a journalist, writer, editor, and has had several hundred articles published in various newspapers and magazines, many of which still are available online under “Stephanie Lyons Schultz”. She has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and was a practicing psychotherapist. She currently is a professor of psychology at WCSU and NVCC in Connecticut. Wayne is an Emmy-Award winning writer, producer, and director. He has produced many programs and documentaries that have appeared on television, and have been distributed to schools, libraries, and home video. Wayne also is a practicing attorney with a Masters degree in Law from NYU. In addition, he is a professor of communications at WCSU. Together, this recently wed couple write, produce, and direct as many of their stage, screen, and TV projects as they can with a full house -- their combined brood of seven! Some of their work has been featured this summer and fall off off Broadway; other work currently is under option. They hope to continue to promote more of their projects in the coming months! Feel free to write whatever comments you like! We want your feedback!