Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson. Photo by Megpix_Meghan Moore_Merrimack Repertory Theatre.jpg

Ken and Christina Acosta Robinson

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DORSET — The Dorset Theatre Festival’s 45th season of professional summer theater continues with “Back Together Again: The Music of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway,” a new concert featuring Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson.

Friends since their college days, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway soared to the top of the Billboard charts, recording duets like “Where Is the Love” and “The Closer I Get to You.”

The Robinsons, Broadway performers and husband-and-wife, bring the love together again for a concert of the pair’s hits.

“Our theme this summer truly is ‘Back Together Again’ — for joy, for laughter, and for community,” said Artistic Director Dina Janis. “The joy and heart in the music itself can heal and inspire, while also celebrating the history and impact of these important artists,” Janis said.

The Robinsons shared the Broadway stage two years ago in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” Ken Robinson’s other Broadway credits include “The Color Purple,” “Memphis” and “Baby It’s You!” He has appeared at theaters across the country, including off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop, Cincinnati Playhouse, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Cleveland Playhouse and the Alliance Theatre. Christina Acosta Robinson has appeared at Yale Repertory Theatre, Two River Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Both Robinsons graduated from Yale School of Drama.

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“We are so excited and honored to celebrate the timeless music of these two consummate musicians, Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack. We can’t think of a better way to bring us all ‘Back Together Again’ live and in-person,” said Christina Robinson.

“Back Together Again” will also feature musician and music director, Taylor Peckham, whose Broadway and off-Broadway credits include “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” and “Come From Away,” “The Wrong Man” and “Jersey Boys.”

“Back Together Again,” which runs about 85 minutes with no intermission, begins performances on Wednesday and runs through Aug. 7. More information is available at dorsettheatrefestival.org. Tickets and subscriptions for the 2022 season are on sale now. Based on current conditions and health and safety guidelines, all attendees will be expected to be masked during performances at the playhouse; however, this is subject to change.

Dorset Theatre Festival’s box office can be reached by calling 802-867-2223, ext. 101, Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.


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