Broadway's Jeff McCarthy to Join Barrington Stage Company's 2015 Season
Man of La Mancha, His Girl Friday, and Shrek The Musical are among the shows in BSC's 2015 lineup.
Barrington Stage Company has announced the lineup for its 2015 season.
Man of La Mancha, the Tony-winning musical by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion based on Cervantes' Don Quixote, will open the Mainstage season. Broadway veterans Jeff McCarthy and Ed Dixon will star as Don Quixote and the Innkeeper, respectively. Artistic Director Julianne Boyd helms the production. Lorin Latarro, who choreographed last summer's Kiss Me, Kate, will choreograph. Darren Cohen will serve as musical director and conductor. Performances are set to run from June 10 through July 11, with an official opening set for June 14.
Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning coming-of-age comedy Lost in Yonkers will follow. Performances will run from July 16-August 1, with a press opening on July 19. Jenn Thompson, who helmed a Drama Desk-nominated 2012 New York revival of Lost in Yonkers, will make her BSC directorial debut with the production.
Next will be the comedy His Girl Friday, adapted by Tony Award winner John Guare (The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation) from the Columbia Pictures film and Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play The Front Page. Artistic Director Julianne Boyd directs. Performances are set to run from August 6-30, with an official press opening on August 12. Associate Artist Christopher Innvar stars as Walter Burns alongside fellow Associate Artist Mark H. Dold, who takes on the role of Bruce Baldwin. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.
BSC's fall Mainstage production will be Veils, a new play by Tom Coash. Performances will run from October 1-18, with a press opening on October 4. The story follows Intisar, an African-American Muslim student who arrives in Cairo for a year abroad, hoping to finally be understood. She's quickly enlisted by her exuberant Egyptian roommate, Samar, to help create a blog debating the practice of wearing veils, but when the Arab Spring intervenes, revolution threatens to overtake their friendship.
On the St. Germain Stage, the season will open with the New England premiere of Richard Strand's Butler, directed by Joe Discher in his BSC debut. Set at the beginning of the Civil War, follows Benjamin Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer, who has just been promoted to Major General and given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. He finds himself in the middle of an explosive situation, exacerbated by a shrewd runaway slave. The play is based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves. Performances will run from May 14-June 13 with a press opening on May 17.
Conor McPherson's thriller Shining City will then come to the St. Germain from June 18-July 12, with a press opening on June 21. Christopher Innvar will direct Mark H. Dold in the starring role.
The third and fourth shows on the St. Germain Stage will be announced at a later date.
The Tony-nominated Shrek The Musical will be BSC's Theater for a Young Audience offering, to be presented July 22-August 9 at Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. Christine O'Grady will direct and choreograph.
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