Leslie Kritzer, Amanda McBroom, Jeff McCarthy, Brad Oscar Set for Barrington Stage 2012 Season
The season will kick off with Duncan Macmillan's Lungs (May 23-June 10), directed by Aaron Posner. In association with the production, there will be a free-of-charge "Conversations With…" event featuring BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and the play's cast on Friday, May 25. A post-show discussion of the play will be held on Tuesday, May 29.
Joe Iconis & Family will perform May 25 and 26. Shakina Nayfack will direct a reading of Bashir Lazhar by Evelyne de la Cheneliere, translation by Morwyn Brebner, June 3-4.
Brad Oscar will star in the Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick-Joseph Stein musical Fiddler on the Roof (June 13-July 14). A performance of the musical is included as part of the BSC Annual Summer Gala on June 23. It is followed by a party with dinner, dancing and a silent auction. In addition, on June 26, there will be a post-show discussion. Additional Fiddler-related events include "New Riffs on Everyone's Favorite Yiddish Story" with Aaron Lansky on July 8 and "Fiddler Off The Roof, A Klezmer Event" featuring Golem and host Seth Rogovoy on July 9.
Boyd will direct Mark St. Germain's new play, Dr. Ruth, All the Way (June 19-July 15), starring Debra Jo Rupp. In association with the play, Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be doing a book signing on June 29 and will join playwright St. Germain for a "Talking Sex with Dr. Ruth" discussion and Q&A on July 2. A post-show discussion of the play will be held on July 3.
Singer/songwriter Nikos Tsakalakos returns to BSC with The Niko Songbook, July 6-7.
Jeff McCarthy stars in Arthur Miller's All My Sons (July 19-August 4), directed by Boyd. There will be a post-show discussion of the play on July 24. A "Conversations With…" event for the production will be held with Dr. Susan C. W. Abbotson on July 29.
BSC's Youth Theatre will present Disney's Beauty and the Beast (July 25-August 12), directed and choreographed by Christine O'Grady.
Giovanna Sardelli will direct Rajiv Joseph's The North Pool (July 26 - August 11). There will be "Conversations With…" event with both playwright and director on July 28. A post-show discussion will be held July 31.
On July 30 Leslie Kritzer will star in Hello, Gorgeous! Leslie Kritzer Sings Jule Styne.
Philip King's See How They Run (August 9-26) will be directed by Jeff Steitzer. A post-show discussion will be held on August 14.
There will be a staged reading of Tom Stoppard's Travesties on August 13.
BSC's Musical Theatre Lab will present The Black Suits (August 16-September 2), a new musical by Joe Iconis and Robert Maddock, directed by John Simpkins. Iconis and Simpkins will participate in a "Conversations With…" event on August 21. A post-show discussion will be held on August 23.
A staged reading of a new musical will be held August 26-27.
Two-time Tony Award-winner William Finn will narrate Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know But Should..., August 31-September 1.
Amanda McBroom and George Ball will star in Brel in the Berkshires!, September 20-23.
Boyd will direct Lord of the Flies (October 3-21), by William Golding, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams. A post-show discussion will be held October 11.