Barrington Stage Company's Summer Season to Include Kiss Me, Kate, The Other Place, and More
Head up to the Berkshires for warm-weather theatrical fun.
A revival of Kiss Me, Kate, a newly revised musical by William Finn, and a recent Broadway hit will be on tap for Barrington Stage - Pittsfield's 20th anniversary season this summer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires.
Kiss Me, Kate, Cole Porter and Sam and Bella Spewack's classic backstage musical, will open the season on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and run from June 11-July 12. Joshua Bergasse will choreograph, and Darren R. Cohen will serve as musical director. The show's director and cast will be announced in the coming months.
Next up is a revival of Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore's biographical drama about Alan Turing, a World War II mathematician who designed a computer to help solve the German Enigma code. Mark H. Dold stars in Joe Calarco's production, which runs from July 17-August 2.
Tony nominee John Cariani will star in the world premiere of Mark St. Germain's new comedy, Dancing Lessons, the story of a young man with Asperger's syndrome who tries to navigate a relationship with an injured Broadway dancer. Barrington Stage Artistic Director Julianne Boyd directs the play, which will run from August 7-24. Arthur Miller's adaptation of Henrick Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, also directed by Boyd and running from October 2-19, completes the main-stage season.
In the smaller theater, the St. Germain Stage, the season will open with Sharr White's mysterious drama The Other Place, directed by Christopher Innvar, who recently appeared in the Broadway premiere of White's The Snow Geese. The play runs from May 21-June 14.
The Play Company and Mexico City's Por Piedad Teatro will bring their stage adaptation of Ettore Scola's romantic film A Special Day, now titled Working on a Special Day, to the Berkshires from June 18-July 6. Ana Graham and Antonio Vega will reprise roles they played off-Broadway at 59E59 last year.
Barrington's Musical Theatre Lab will kick off its season with the world premiere of The Golem of Havana, featuring music by Salomon Lerner, lyrics by Len Schiff, and book and direction by Michel Hausmann. The show will run from July 17-August 9. The season will also include William Finn's Romance in Hard Times, a revised edition of his 1989 musical of the same title, with a new book by Rachel Sheinkin and direction by Joe Calarco. It will run from August 14-31.
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