(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces Summer 2022 Events with Broadway’s Best at the Boyd-Quinson Stage and the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center. Tickets on sale now and available by calling 413-236-8888 and barringtonstageco.org.
May 29 at 8:00 p.m.
JOSHUA HENRY UP CLOSE
Join us as we celebrate the reopening of the Blatt Performing Arts Center and honor our extraordinary patrons Sydelle and Lee Blatt. Broadway star Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys, Hamilton, Carousel) wowed our audience with his glorious voice last summer under the tent. We are thrilled that Joshua will do an encore performance as we celebrate the return of cabaret to the Blatt Center. St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden Street). Tickets: $60.
August 15 at 8:00 p.m.
ANDY KARL & ORFEH: LEGALLY BOUND
She has a “powerhouse voice” (The New York Times). He is “a theater world heartthrob” (The New York Times). Together, Orfeh and Andy Karl have had an impressively long run as one of Broadway’s best couples. They co-starred in Legally Blonde, which garnered Orfeh a Tony nomination. Karl earned his own Tony nods for Rocky, On the Twentieth Century and Groundhog Day (for which he received an Olivier Award). The sexy, funny and enormously talented duo will be joined by musical director Steven Jamail and their band for an unforgettable evening of chart-toppers, showstoppers and high belting. Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street). Tickets: $35 – $75.
August 21 at 8:00 p.m.
GRACE McLEAN LIVES IN CONCERT
Join us to find out why The New York Times calls Grace McLean’s singing “phenomenal.” This award-winning actor-singer-songwriter will be returning to Barrington Stage playing her acclaimed original music, accompanying herself on her very own looping machine. Grace received a 2021 Jonathan Larson Award, and her musical In the Green earned her a 2020 Richard Rodgers Award. If you haven’t heard Grace’s thrilling voice and looping machine accompaniment, you’re in for a treat! St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden Street). Tickets: $45.
August 22 at 8:00 p.m.
AN EVENING WITH THE CREATORS OF COME FROM AWAY
Irene Sankoff and David Hein have earned awards and much acclaim for their work worldwide and are now bringing their music to Barrington Stage, sharing new songs, cut songs and untold stories from Come From Away and songs from their favorite composers. St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden Street). Tickets: $45.
ABOUT BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is an award-winning theatre located in Pittsfield, MA, in the heart of the Berkshires. Co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, BSC’s mission is to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to engage our community with vibrant, inclusive educational outreach programs.
BSC attracts over 60,000 patrons annually and has gained national recognition for its superior-quality productions and comprehensive educational programming, including the award-winning Playwright Mentoring Project, the Musical Theatre Conservatory, Youth Theatre, KidsAct! and other initiatives. The company has become integral to the economic revitalization of downtown Pittsfield.
BSC’s reputation for excellence began with a smash revival of Cabaret that moved to Boston in 1997 for an extended run. The theatre’s prominence grew with the world premiere of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin (BSC 2004; Broadway 2005-2008, winner of two Tony Awards). Other notable productions include the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown’s American Son (BSC 2016; Broadway 2018); Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session (BSC 2009; Off-Broadway 2010-2012); Leonard Bernstein, Comden & Green’s On the Town (BSC 2013; Broadway 2014, four Tony Award nominations); Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, starring Aaron Tveit (2017); and West Side Story in honor of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins’ centenaries (2018).
BSC develops and commissions new work with two programs: PlayWorks, which supports the creation of new plays, and the Musical Theatre Lab, which develops new musicals. Since 1995, BSC has produced 38 new works, 19 of which have moved to New York and major US regional theatres. Following the industry-wide shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, BSC was the first Equity theatre in the US to return to live performance with its critically acclaimed production of Harry Clarke, starring BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold and directed by Ms. Boyd.
The 2021 season, featuring a series of critically acclaimed indoor and outdoor productions, included Chester Bailey by Joseph Dougherty starring father and son Reed and Ephraim Birney, which won four Berkshire Theatre Awards, including Outstanding Play; Eleanor by Mark St. Germain and starring Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, who received a Berkshire Theatre Award for Outstanding Solo Performance; and the world premiere of A Crossing: A New Musical, created in association with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and Alberto Lopez and directed by Bergasse, which won eight Berkshire Theatre Awards including Outstanding Production of a Musical. The 2022 season includes revivals of Ain’t Misbehavin’, A Little Night Music and Waiting for Godot; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics; and four world premieres: Andy Warhol in Iran, ABCD, All of Me and the musical The Supadupa Kid, based on the novel by Ty Allan Jackson.