NYC&G's VIP Tasting & Green Room Opening This Fall at the Bedford Playhouse

NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) is proud to announce the NYC&G VIP Tasting and Green Room at the newly renovated Bedford Playhouse opening this October. The expansive 6-million-dollar plan to save and reinvent the playhouse was spearheaded by a passionate groundswell of community supporters and donors. The project was brought to the finish line by the generosity of legendary music producer Clive Davis, now the namesake for the Clive Davis Arts Center within the Bedford Playhouse. The new playhouse will feature three state-of-the-art theaters and spacious café with full bar and offer a variety of rich programming including film releases, art exhibits, music events and more. NYC&G partnered with Brittany Bromley Interiors and RC Torre Construction to transform the 200 sq. foot blank space into a hidden gem within the Playhouse which will become a luxury VIP Tasting and Green Room to host intimate wine tastings and events. 

“We are so excited and honored that the Bedford Playhouse VIP Tasting & Green Room was selected for this incredible renovation opportunity by NYC&G,” said Sarah Long, Bedford Playhouse Board Chairman. “This will be a very important room for us where special guests, celebrities and speakers can relax before going on stage. Each of the venues in the new Playhouse has its own warm and wonderful personality. Thanks to NYC&G and Brittany Bromley’s creative stamp, our most elegant and intimate room yet is coming to fruition.

“We were delighted to see the enormous support and effort from the community to save this historic playhouse,” said C&G Media Group CEO and Publication Director, Marianne Howatson. We pulled our resources to make the room wonderful. We are grateful to Brittany Bromley, JWH Design & Cabinetry, R.C. Torre and all our sponsors for helping us create this unique and exquisite space. 

The room will feature a custom wet bar designed by Jennifer Howard of JWH Design & Cabinetry that includes a 70-bottle wine preservation, double drawer refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher provided by Thermador as well as a Carrera marble counter top by Neolith, installed by Infinity Stone. Fordham Marble will provide a black and white mosaic tile floor. The Tailored Home built a custom, rich caramel leather banquette and occasional chairs designed just for the room. 

“We were inspired by the concept of a VIP Tasting room that felt more like a library- moody, dark and elegant,” says Brittany Bromley. “Instead of a classic dark brown or navy high gloss cabinetry, we reimagined the traditional library feel, with mercury glass, leather, brass, marble and high gloss deep green millwork. The deep green millwork and gold leaf ceiling is provided by Ressource House of Paints all adorned with crystal chandeliers and sconces by Vaughan. Other sponsors include Aitoro Appliance, Bender and SA Baxter.

The Bedford Playhouse is planning a Grand Opening September 28-30. The three-day celebration will include parties, family films, wine tastings, entertainment and a special discussion with Clive Davis and Paul Schaffer. Guests of the Saturday night evening will also get a sneak peak of NYC&G’s VIP Tasting and Green Room. The full completion of the room will be revealed at an exclusive event by invitation only on October 18th, following an intimate wine tasting event hosted by Martha Stewart,who will be the first to use the newly designed space.


Notable Bedford Playhouse supporter and donors

Bruce and Emma Willis

Paul and Cathy Shaffer

Tamiko and George Soros

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Ralph and Ricky Lauren Family Foundation

Richard Gere

Martha Stewart

Chazz and Gianna Palminteri

Glenn Close

Chevy and Jayni Chase

Leon Black

Robert Klein

Marissa McGowan

Mrs. Marvin Hamlisch

Melanie and David Worby

Joe Berlinger

JC Chandor

Pepsi Co Foundation

Presenting Sponsors

NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens)

Bender, Sink and Faucet

Brittany Bromley Interiors, Interior Design

Fordham Marble, Flooring

Infinity Stone, Back Splash: Fabrication and Installation of countertops and backsplash

JWH Design & Cabinetry, Custom Cabinetry

Neolith, Counter Tops

RC Torre Construction, Contractor

Ressource, Paint

SA Baxter, Cabinetry Hardware

The Tailored Home, Custom Banquette and Chairs

Thermador, All Appliances

Vaughan, Chandelier and Sconces

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About NYC&G 
NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) delivers the finest design editorial to residents of one of America’s most affluent communities. The magazine informs and inspires readers with beautifully photographed features on architecture, interior and landscape design, plus insider views of real estate, entertaining and art. The magazines are oversized and well designed to emphasize superior journalism and photography, inspired by a local “sense of place.” Visit Like us/follow us: Facebook (cottagesgardens); Twitter (@cottagesgardens), Instagram (@cottagesgardens) and Pinterest (@cottagesgardens).


About the Bedford Playhouse 
After a $6m+ renovation and 3-year community effort to ‘save the Playhouse’ that began back in 2015, the Bedford Playhouse is reopening as a film, arts and cultural center, featuring state-of-the-art facilities plus our vibrant and welcoming café.  Our mission is to provide a vibrant, state of the art cinema, cultural center and community hub, featuring outstanding films, other arts-related programming, educational offerings and a fun, welcoming space to relax and socialize.  The newly renovated Bedford Playhouse will be an exciting resource for our community…a destination where Westchester and Connecticut residents gather for film, music, events – or just good food and drink.


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