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The Pirates of Penzance and a New Musical by Joe Iconis Set for Barrington Stage Season

Iconis’ ”Broadway Bounty Hunter” will have its world premiere in the Berkshires.

Joe Iconis' new musical, Broadway Bounty Hunter, will have its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company.
Joe Iconis' new musical, Broadway Bounty Hunter, will have its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company.
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A new musical by Joe Iconis and a revival of The Pirates of Penzance from the creative team of Broadway's On the Town are on tap for this summer's upcoming season at Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires.

The world premiere of Broadway Bounty Hunter, with a score by Iconis and a book by Iconis and his frequent collaborators Lance Rubin and Jason 'SweetTooth' Williams, will run from August 12-September 3 at Barrington's St. Germain Stage. Starring Annie Golden (Violet), the work is inspired by the Blaxploitation movies of the 1970s and tells the story of Annie, a 60-year-old unemployed actor who becomes a bounty hunter in an effort to capture a drug warlord.

Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance will be directed by John Rando and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, both Tony nominees for the recent Broadway revival of On the Town, which originated at Barrington. The classic operetta will run from July 15-August 13 on the theater's Mainstage.

Also on the season's Mainstage lineup are Christopher Demos-Brown's American Son, directed by Julianne Boyd (June 17-July 9); Nina Raine's Tribes, directed by Jenn Thompson (August 18-September 3); and Mark St. Germain's Camping with Henry and Tom (October 5-23). The St. Germain stage season also includes the world premiere musical Presto Change-O, by Joel Waggoner and Eric Price, directed by Marc Bruni (May 18-June 11) and David Lindsay-Abaire's Kimberly Akimbo, directed by Rob Ruggiero (June 16-July 9).

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American Son

Closed: July 9, 2016

The Pirates of Penzance

Closed: August 13, 2016


Closed: September 3, 2016

Camping with Henry and Tom

Closed: October 23, 2016

Presto Change-O

Closed: June 11, 2016

Kimberly Akimbo

Closed: July 9, 2016

Broadway Bounty Hunter

Closed: September 4, 2016