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Adam Chanler-Berat to Lead A New Brain at Barrington Stage

The 1998 William Finn musical will open in the Berkshires this summer.

Adam Chanler-Berat will star as Gordon in William Finn’s A New Brain at Barrington Stage Company.
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Barrington Stage Company, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, has announced initial casting for William Finn’s 1998 musical A New Brainrunning August 16-September 10 on BSC’s Boyd-Quinson Stage.

The cast will feature Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Gordon, three-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Oklahoma!) as Mimi, Tally Sessions (Company) as the Doctor, Demond Green (Sister Act) as the Minister, Dorcas Leung (Miss Saigon) as Rhoda, Joshua Lamon (The Prom) as Mr. Bungee, Salome Smith (1776) as Lisa, and Justine Horihata Rappaport (National Tour: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella) as Nancy. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks.

A New Brain, featuring music and lyrics by Finn and a book by Finn and James Lapine, is a largely autobiographical musical about Finn’s life-threatening experience surviving a neurological brain condition. The BSC production will be directed by Joe Calarco with music direction by Vadim Feichtner and choreography by Chloe O. Davis.

A New Brain was originally presented in 1998 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center where it won the 1999 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical.

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Performances begin: August 16, 2023