For 83 years the Ogunquit Playhouse has attracted show biz legends to the beach with a list of stars that read like who’s-who of Broadway and Hollywood, including Bette Davis, Myrna Loy, William Powell and Van Johnson from the early days and more recently, Sally Struthers, Stefanie Powers, Rue McClanahan and Charles Shaughnessy. Over the past two seasons the Ogunquit Playhouse has been awarded the Moss Hart trophy for their 2013 production of West Side Story and in 2014 thirteen nominations for the IRNE Awards for three of their five productions with Billy Elliot the Musical, Mary Poppins and the Witches of Eastwick bringing in the nominations.
With Executive Artistic Director Bradford Kenney celebrating his 10th Anniversary season, the Ogunquit Playhouse is bringing some of the most exciting dance shows and newest Broadway titles to the beach this season! With Sally Struthers returning to play a temperance lady determined to rid NYC of bootleggers during prohibition in Nice Work If You Can Get It and Broadway’s Hunter Foster returning to direct Million Dollar Quartet this will be a season to remember.
This year the Ogunquit Playhouse has also been awarded the “National Level of Significance” by the National Register of Historic Places. Ogunquit is proud to be home to this artistic landmark that is now recognized for its impact on America’s architectural and cultural fabric and whose preservation will now be ensured as part of the nation’s cultural heritage.
Ogunquit is excited for the arrival of C&J Bus lines, now offering a daily roundtrip from New York City to the Beach! Bringing Lovers of Broadway to Broadway at the Beach –hop on the C&J Bus at Port Authority in the morning and arrive to Ogunquit, Maine in time to check-in to our hotel less than ¼ mile from your arrival point at the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. C&J offers a comfortable, dependable and efficient ride with onboard amenities such as movie showings, complimentary coffee, soda, water and snacks with the most comfortable seats in the industry and reliable air conditioning.
Escaping to Ogunquit, Maine has never been easier! Ogunquit is the jewel of the Southern Maine Coast and is the sixth most visited town in the state of Maine. Our renowned walking village is also served by a unique trolley system in season, making it the perfect vacation spot for New Yorkers who would rather walk than drive. Located on the ocean shore, Ogunquit is home to 3.5 miles of sandy beach and 1.5 miles of shoreline cliffs. The town provides a rich opportunity to discover a working fishing cove, collectible antiques, gourmet food and enjoy the coast of Maine. Come on up and enjoy the fresh air!