You can put your money where your mouth is, but as the dazzling Countess Luann de Lesseps famously sings, “money can’t buy you class.” The iconic cast member of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York,” is bringing an evening of high-class cabaret to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, April 16th at 8:00pm. America’s treasured Countess is teaming up with musical 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 brand-new cabaret show, Countess Cabaret. Fans will be singing and dancing to Countess Luann’s global hits “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” “Chic C’est La Vie” and “Girl Code,” basking in her elegance and signature savoir faire, 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’s celebration. Start with a visit to TerraSole in Ridgefield for dinner before the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine with your entrée. Then head up to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a complimentary Japanese Whisky tasting courtesy of Beam Suntory, along with other House of Suntory favorites like Roku gin, Toki whiskey and a special Haku vodka to pair with Fever Tree tonic & club soda. After the show, stick around for the VIP Meet & Greet; limited tickets are available for an opportunity to share a moment with Countess Luann de Lesseps! Media sponsor for the event is WEBE 108fm.
Countess Luann has been a part of Bravo’s hit show “Real Housewives of New York” for 13 seasons and was one of the original cast members. She’s gone on to serve as a host for NBC’s Open House, has 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 the designers had to make reunion-ready looks for seven legendary Housewives from cities including New York, Orange County and Potomac. (Spoiler alert: Luann’s designer won the challenge!) When off screen, Countess Luann can occasionally be found on stage, performing her cabaret show to adoring sold-out audiences and receiving rave reviews from Vanity Fair and The New York Times along the way.
For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($67; VIP Meet & Greet upgrade $90 additional) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.