Tony Winner Richard Maltby, Jr. to Host Benefit for Weathervane Theatre

Living theatrical legend Richard Maltby Jr. to host a benefit for Weathervane Theatre at The Rocks in Bethlehem on Sunday, July 21

Richard Maltby reception

WHITEFIELD, NH—Weathervane Theatre and Weathervane Theatre’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce a special benefit for Weathervane Theatre—RICHARD AT THE ROCKS. Hosted by Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr., this intimate evening includes live performances from Maltby and the cast of The Story Goes On, an open bar, catered hors d’oeuvres, a Q&A session, and an auction. This event will be held on Sunday, July 21st, from 4-6 PM at The Rocks in Bethlehem. All proceeds will benefit Weathervane Theatre.

A living theatrical legend, Maltby conceived and directed two Tony Award-winning musicals: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (1978, also Tony Award: Best Director); FOSSE (1999). With David Shire, they penned the notable Tony-nominated productions of BABY and BIG and the Grammy-nominated STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning CLOSER THAN EVER. Maltby was also co-lyricist for MISS SAIGON and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SONG & DANCE.

In addition to conceiving Tony-winning musicals on Broadway, Maltby’s newest project is at the Weathervane—The Story Goes On: The Songs of Maltby and Shire. A brand-new musical revue featuring 21 members of Weathervane’s Resident Acting Company, this limited engagement features Maltby & Shire’s biggest hits and new music yet to be heard elsewhere! Be a part of theatre history in this intimate and heartfelt revue celebrating the human spirit. THE STORY GOES ON: THE SONGS OF MALTBY AND SHIRE will premiere at New Hampshire’s Weathervane Theatre on Saturday, July 20, and run through July 27

“The opportunity to collaborate with a literal legend to bring new work to the North Country is thrilling. I am excited and humbled that someone of Richard’s caliber wants to help support our theatre,” said Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. 

Tickets for RICHARD AT THE ROCKS are on sale now at or 603-837-9322. One ticket is $59, and a pair is $100. All proceeds benefit the Weathervane Theatre. Tickets may also be purchased through the box office at 389 Lancaster Rd. in Whitefield. Tickets for THE STORY GOES ON are now on sale, starting at $34.



The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas and is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. It has presented high-quality professional productions of plays and musicals for over half a century. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among its alums 2021 Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, and recent Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel.  

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