Let’s Celebrate Oscar’s
birthday on July 12th by
singing “Oh, What A Beautiful
Morning” first thing and
ending the day
with “It’s A Grand
Night For Singing”.
Bucks County Playhouse
The Bucks County Playhouse is the State Theater of Pennsylvania, and is located inNew Hope, Pennsylvania.
When the Hope Mills burned in 1790, the grist mills were rebuilt as the New Hope Mills by Benjamin Parry. (The town was renamed for the mills).
They were saved from demolition in the 1930s and purchased and run by a group including playwrights Moss Hart and Kenyon Nicholson. A story of the founding is told in this newspaper article . Renovations converting the building into a theatre began in 1938. The first show opened there on 1 July 1939, Springtime for Henry featuring Edward Everett Horton.
The Bucks County Playhouse Conservancy, a public/private partnership, raised sufficient funds to regain the property following a 2010 foreclosure. It, and a successor group, is currently instituting a renovation of the structure. In the meantime, the 2012 summer season has begun.