JULY 27 – AUGUST 7 (2 WEEKS ONLY)

(Dorset, VT – July 22, 2022) Dorset Theatre Festival’s 45th Season of professional summer theatre will continue with Back Together Again: The Music of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, a new concert featuring Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson.

Friends since their college days, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway soared to the top of the Billboard charts as one of the most cherished and mellifluous duos in music history, recording some of the most adored duets of all time like, “Where Is The Love” and “The Closer I Get To You.” Now, Broadway performers, and husband-and-wife, Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson, bring the love together again for a concert of the pair’s iconic hits that inspired a generation. 

“Our theme this summer truly is ‘Back Together Again’ – for joy, for laughter, and for community,” said Artistic Director Dina Janis. “The joy and heart in the music itself can heal and inspire, while also celebrating the history and impact of these important artists,” Janis said.

Husband and wife offstage, Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson shared the Broadway stage two years ago in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Ken Robinson’s other Broadway credits include The Color Purple, Memphis, and Baby It’s You! He has appeared at theatres across the country, including Off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop, Cincinnati Playhouse, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, and the Alliance Theatre. Christina Acosta Robinson has appeared at Yale Repertory Theatre, Two River Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Both Robinsons graduated from Yale School of Drama.

“We are so excited and honored to celebrate the timeless music of these two consummate musicians, Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack. We can’t think of a better way to bring us all ‘Back Together Again’ live and in-person,” said Christina Robinson.

Back Together Again will also feature musician and music director, Taylor Peckham, whose Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Come From Away, The Wrong Man, and Jersey Boys.

Back Together Again, which runs about 85 minutes with no intermission, begins performances on Wednesday, July 27 and runs through Sunday, August 7. More information is available on Dorset’s website www.dorsettheatrefestival.org. Tickets and Subscriptions for the 2022 season are on sale now.  Based on current conditions and health and safety guidelines, all attendees will be expected to be masked during performances at the Playhouse; however, this is subject to change. 

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Dorset Theatre Festival’s box office may be reached by calling (802) 867-2223 ext. 101, Wednesday through Saturday, 12 – 6 pm, and Sunday, 12 – 4 PM. For more information, or to purchase subscriptions and tickets online, visit www.dorsettheatrefestival.org

Support For Dorset Theatre Festival is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Arts Council, the Shubert Foundation, the Rodgers Family Foundation, the James H. and Irene M. Hunter Charitable Trust, and the members of the Dorset Theatre Festival World Premiere Circle. 

ABOUT DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL

The Festival’s summer home at the Dorset Playhouse is an intimate 298-seat theatre built from two pre-revolutionary barns. The Playhouse has been owned and operated by the community group, The Dorset Players, since 1929, and became host to the professional Equity Summer Festival, now Dorset Theatre Festival, in 1977.

Since 2010, Dorset Theatre Festival has become a national incubator for new play development, known for highlighting new plays amidst regional premieres and invigorating interpretations of classic works, as well as a commitment to acclaimed new play development programs nurturing new voices and new audiences for the American Theatre. 

Dorset Theatre Festival’s mission is to create bold, innovative, and authentic theatre that engages a diverse, multi-generational community, and economically broad region: enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring our audience through the celebration of great plays. We produce theatre that matters.

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