The Playhouse quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Walter Matthau, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Liza Minnelli and Audra McDonald and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty, and Broadway producer Jed Bernstein.
The cast, set, and schedule for the tour are not yet set. “The idea is to do the best play you can do when it world-premieres,” Fraser says. “You’ll always learn something, then take what you learned and perfect it for the road.” Hunter Foster directs Clue: On Stage at BCP and, with Eric Price, adapted the Jonathan Lynn script for the movie. “Throughout this run, Hunter has been rewriting at night for the next day’s rehearsal,” Fraser says. “Doing farce is sometimes the hardest of all.” — Philadelphia Inquirer: Buck County’s ‘Clue: On Stage’ will go on North American tour