On October 19th, Bedford Playhouse is hosting a community screening of one of 1989’s most celebrated films,

Cinema Paradiso

Playhouse Founder John Farr will be on hand to pay tribute to this special film. 

The Playhouse will be also be open for a special Open House where you can tour the space and see all of the progress we’ve made since starting construction in May.  Afterwards, you are invited to stroll over to Historical Hall and join us for the film.

Come see what all the buzz is about!

Thursday, October 19th

Open House: 6:00 – 7:15pm
Bedford Playhouse, 633 Old Post Road
Cinema Paradiso Screening: 7:30pm
Historical Hall, 608 Old Post Road

Space is limited – RSVP required to:

Special thanks to Bedford Historical Society for the use of Historical Hall

Past Events

The Bedford Playhouse is committed to providing ongoing previews of the type of programming we’ll offer once we’re open.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? The average child spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens.

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. In SCREENAGERS, Delaney probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
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Recently we hosted a sold-out screening of “The Bullish Farmer”, a documentary about “John Boy” Ubaldo, at Bedford’s Historical Hall. Check out the highlights and stay tuned for more…



Bedford Village retailer, locavore and former high-powered Wall Street investment banker, John “John Boy” Ubaldo, gives it all up to live a quiet life as a small farmer dedicated to growing delicious and sustainable agriculture for his family and community.  John’s agrarian life and values, however,  are constantly challenged by Big Agriculture’s (Big Ag) controversial farming practices. This thoughtful documentary follows John’s fight to help preserve small farms and rural America and his effort to educate his customers, followers and community about the dangers of what’s hiding in our food and the soil it is grown in.


BPH 5.7 Nevins Event Invitation Final

JOIN US Sunday, May 7th, 5-7pm for an incredible evening to kick off the first event of the Bedford Playhouse Author Series!  Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and light bites while legendary journalist Lesley Stahl (CBS’s 60 Minutes) interviews Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films, about her highly anticipated new book “You Don’t Look Your Age …and Other Fairy Tales”.  Special guests, including Blythe Danner, Liz Smith, Ellen Burstyn and others, will read excerpts as well. Guests will take home signed copies of both Sheila’s and Lesley’s new books, available in stores this spring. To read reviews and learn more about Sheila’s and Lesley’s new books, please visit:


An Evening with Chazz Palminteri


An up close & personal evening with actor Chazz Palminteri, renowned for his classic coming-of-age story, A Bronx Tale. What began as a one-man stage show written and performed by Palminteri grew from sold-out plays in Los Angeles and New York to movie screens nationwide to Broadway. A Bronx Tale: The Musical officially opened on December 1, 2016 at Longacre Theatre. The musical is co-directed by Robert DeNiro, who directed the original film.

An Evening with Chazz  included Palminteri sharing tales from film to Broadway followed by a Q&A with audience members and an opportunity for personal photos.


On Friday, December 2 the Six of Clubs (Beatrice Broadwater, Angela Cason, Nick Firth, John Hargraves, Rich Miller and Win Rutherfurd), performed songs from The Great American Songbook–the finest American songs of the 1920s to 1960s, from Broadway musical theatre, and Hollywood musicals. It was a fun night with some amazing talent, held at John Jay Homestead in Katonah. For photos please see our Facebook album, Hooray For Hollywood!

Hooray for Hollywood

On Friday, October 28 we celebrated the Bedford 25 and our President John Farr, among Bedford Magazine’s “most interesting, creative and influential” people. To learn more about John and view the other honorees in the Nov./Dec. issue, visit


The Bedford Playhouse presented Playing for the Playhouse at the Harvey School on Friday, August 26.  Please visit our Facebook page for photos and videos.

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From Playhouse President John Farr: “On August 26 I was proud to host an incredible group of performers who came out to support the Bedford Playhouse. It was an unforgettable evening.” From left: Jeffrey Tambor, Robert Klein, John Farr, Glenn Close, Terre Blair (Mrs. Marvin Hamlisch), Marissa McGowan, and Paul Shaffer (Missing: Chazz Palminteri – from the shot, not the show!) photo by Peter T. Michaelis

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