A CPTV original series, filmed live at the Kate!

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Katharine Hepburn once famously quipped, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”

A lively and original new national music series, The Kate, pays homage to the series muse and namesake, evoking the high-spirited charisma and iconoclastic essence of the cultural icon by featuring a dynamic lineup of vibrant artists who have something to say,and share it during their performances.

Produced by CPTV (Connecticut Public Television), The Kate is filmed in front of a live audience at the exquisite Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, a historic, 250-seat theater, known as the Kate, in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

The series steps out of the traditional live music television format to bring viewers an intimate journey with artists who are exploring new creative directions, expanding vocal boundaries, and reimagining their art in surprising and innovative ways. They span an array of musical genres, from rock, pop, blues, jazz, and Broadway. The Kate immerses viewers in the full experience — on stage, back stage, in the theater — capturing the palpable connection of performers with the audience in the intimate performance space of the Kate.

“We are beyond excited with this innovative collaboration with CPTV and thrilled to bring these fantastic performers to our venue and audiences,” shared Brett Elliott, the Executive Director of the Kate.”

Season 1:
Episode 101: ANA GASTEYER

Episode 102: RICKIE LEE JONES

Episode 103: JARROD SPECTOR

Episode 104: THE ANN WILSON THING 

Episode 105: BARB JUNGR

Episode 106: RITA WILSON

Season 2:
Now Filming to release nationally in April 2017!

Filmed June 28, 2016:  JANE LYNCH

Filmed July 26, 2016:  MAURICE HINES

Filmed August 3, 2016:  DARLENE LOVE

Filmed November 30, 2016:  MARY LAMBERT

Filmed February 19, 2017:  KIEFER SUTHERLAND

Filmed February 22, 2017:  ROSANNE CASH

 

For more on the complete series, visit the series website.