Barrington Stage Company's 2018 Season to Include Three World Premieres
The season will also include productions of A Doll's House, Part 2, West Side Story, and The Glass Menagerie.
Barrington Stage Company announced its 2018 season, and among the offerings will be three world premieres.
The Royal Family of Broadway, a new musical by 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee creators William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, will run June 7-July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, with opening night set for June 13. The musical is based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, and an original adaptation by Richard Greenberg. John Rando will direct, with choreography by Joshua Bergasse.
Lloyd Suh's new play The Chinese Lady will be presented in a coproduction with the Ma-Yi Theater Company July 19-August 11 on the St. Germain Stage, with opening night set for July 25. Ralph Peña will direct the world premiere production. And the world premiere of Rachel Lynett's Well-Intentioned White People will be presented August 16-September 8 on the St. Germain Stage, with opening night set for August 22.
The rest of the season's offerings include productions of Lucas Hnath's Tony-nominated A Doll's House, Part 2, directed by Joe Calarco and running July 12-28 on the Boyd-Quinston Mainstage, with opening night set for July 15; Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents's West Side Story, directed by Barrington artistic director Julianne Boyd and choreographed by Robert La Fosse, running August 3-September 1 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, with opening night set for August 8; and Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, also directed by Boyd, running October 3-21 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, with opening night set for October 7.
Also part of Barrington Stage Company's 2018 season is Mark St. Germain's Typhoid Mary, in a production directed by Matthew Penn, running May 23-June 16 on the St. Germain Stage, with opening night set for May 27; and Bekah Brunstetter's The Cake, in a production directed by Jennifer Chambers, running June 21-July 14, also on the St. Germain Stage.
And finally, the 2018 Youth Theatre Production will be Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, with words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and book by Timothy Allen McDonald, based on Dahl's book of the same name. Directed and choreographed by Julianne Katz, it will run July 25-August 12 at the Berkshire Museum.