Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune & More Support Barrington Stage Company at NYC Benefit
Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning regional theatre in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director TriStan Wilson, celebrated BSC's New Works Initiative with a BSC in NYC at a benefit last night at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse. The event was co-chaired by Heather Nolin, Mary Ann Quinson, Rosita Sarnoff and EDa Sorokoff. Among the attendees were Tommy Tune, Julie Budd, and Producers Michael Alden and Jamie deRoy.
The Barrington Stage Company production of Becoming Dr. Ruth is directed by Julianne Boyd and stars Debra Jo Rupp ("That 70's Show") as Dr. Ruth, and is based on the life of America's most famous sex therapist, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer. It is now playing Off Broadway at The Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street, NYC.
This special evening began with a cocktail party in the Penthouse of the American Airlines Theatre, followed by BSC Associate Artist Debra Jo Rupp performing excerpts from the upcoming New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth. It was followed by Debra Jo Rupp interviewing Dr. Ruth about the play and her career as a sex therapist.
The New Works Initiative is a vital Barrington Stage Company program that funds the creation of new plays and musicals - the heart and soul of vibrant theater. Over the years, BSC has moved nine of its original works to stages in New York City, including the award-winning productions The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Freud's Last Session.
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
American Airlines Theatre
Simon Berg & Michael Alden
TriStan Wilson & Joyce Berstein
Kathleen Chrisman & Neil Chrisman
Mary Ann Quinson
Penthouse Of The American Airlines Theatre