(Pittsfield, MA – June 3, 2022) – Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is pleased to announce casting for its new production of A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler.
The production, which will be choreographed by Robert La Fosse, musically directed by Darren R. Cohen and directed by BSC Founder and Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, will play the Boyd-Quinson Stage from August 6-28, 2022. Boyd, La Fosse and Cohen previously collaborated on BSC’s acclaimed 2018 production of West Side Story.
A Little Night Music will feature Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Broadway: The Cher Show, Prince of Broadway) as Desiree Armfeldt, Jason Danieley (Broadway: Pretty Woman: The Musical, The Full Monty; BSC: Broadway and Beyond concert) as Fredrick Egerman, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil (Broadway: Anastasia, Follies (2012)) as Madame Armfeldt, Sierra Boggess (Broadway: School of Rock, West End: Love Never Dies) as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, Cooper Grodin (National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) as Count Carl Magnus, Sabina Collazo (Milwaukee Rep: West Side Story) as Anne Egerman, Noah Wolfe (BSC debut) as Henrik Egerman, Sophie Mings as Petra (BSC debut), Kate Day Magocsi (BSC debut) as Fredrika, Adam Richardson (Netflix’s “Vikings: Valhalla”) as Mr. Lindquist, Rebecca Pitcher (Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, Carousel (2018)) as Mrs. Nordstrom, Stephanie Bacastow (The Morton Theatre: Mary Poppins) as Mrs. Anderssen, Andrew Maughan (National Tour: Les Misérables) as Mr. Erlanson, Leslie Jackson (International Tour: West Side Story) as Mrs. Segstrom, and Slater Ashenhurst (Pickleville Playhouse’s The Addams Family) as Frid.
BSC has a long history of staging works by Stephen Sondheim, the great Broadway songwriter who died in November at the age of 91. Sondheim’s distinguished and singular career included such landmark shows as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and Passion, in addition to West Side Story and Gypsy, for which he contributed lyrics. BSC has previously staged A Little Night Music (1998), Company (2000, 2017), Follies (2005), West Side Story (2007, 2018), Sweeney Todd (2010) and Into the Woods (2019).
In A Little Night Music, a tangle of love affairs leads to a magical weekend in the country where confusion rules, jealousies flair and sexual passions reign. Sondheim’s 1973 masterpiece A Little Night Music, originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince, won six 1973 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. Suggested by the film Smiles of a Summer Night by Ingmar Bergman, Sondheim’s lustrous score is written in variations of three-quarter time and features one of the songwriter’s most beloved and well-known songs, “Send in the Clowns.”
The Boyd-Quinson Stage season will also include the 1978 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Fats Waller Musical Show (June 16-July 9), choreographed and directed by BSC Associate Artist Jeffrey L. Page (BSC: Company, Broadway Bounty Hunter, Who Could Ask For Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin; Broadway: Violet, 1776 revival), the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Anna in the Tropics (July 16-30), by Nilo Cruz and directed by Elena Araoz (Havana Music Hall, The Manic Monologues), and the world premiere of the Burman New Play Award-winner All of Me (September 21-October 9), a new play by Laura Winters, directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe (Assistant Director for Broadway’s Indecent; resident director for Hamilton’s first national tour).
At the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, the St. Germain Stage season will include the world premiere of Andy Warhol in Iran (June 2-25) by Brent Askari (BSC: American Underground), directed by Skip Greer (Indiana Rep: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner; Cape Playhouse: Almost, Maine), ABCD (July 1-23), a world premiere play by May Treuhaft-Ali and directed by Daniel J. Bryant (St. Louis Rep’s Feeding Beatrice), The Youth Theatre’s world premiere staging of the new musical The Supadupa Kid (July 29-August 13), with book and lyrics by Sukari Jones (The River Is Me, Ain’t Far from Home) and music by Joel Waggoner (BSC/Off-Broadway: Broadway Bounty Hunter) and direction by NJ Agwuna (Glimmerglass Festival’s The Magic Flute), based on local Pittsfield author Ty Allan Jackson’s popular children’s book series; and a revival of Waiting for Godot (August 19-September 4), by Samuel Beckett, directed by Joe Calarco (BSC: Sister Sorry; A Doll’s House, Part 2; Breaking the Code).
Additional details on the 2022 BSC season, including the Gala and streamed and staged readings, will be announced in coming weeks.
Pricing for the 2022 summer season is $25–85 for the Boyd-Quinson Stage and $25–59 for the St. Germain Stage. Preview performance tickets for musicals are $45 and all other previews are $35. Patrons can reserve their seats today by purchasing season passes. Passes are for 3+ shows in BSC’s 2022 season — pick any show, any theatre, any time, matinee or evening, and save up to
29% off of single ticket pricing. Please call the Box Office for more information. Single tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 413-236-8888 or visiting www.BarringtonStageCo.org/Tickets.
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 41 new works, 21 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.