Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS

Barrington Stage Company presents a workshop production of the new musical The Black Suits with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Iconis and Robert Emmett Maddock. The Black Suits is part of Barrington Stage's Musical Theatre Lab. Directed by John Simpkins, with musical direction by James Sampliner, The Black Suits runs now through September 2 at BSC's St. Germain Stage. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the show below!

The Black Suits is a rock musical about a high school garage band on suburban Long Island trying to win the St. Anne's Battle of the Bands. Two teens struggle to learn how to be real friends as the inevitability of adulthood threatens to pull them apart. A musical about dreams, blood, Pop Tarts, records, drug runs, blue hair and the transformative coolness of rock and roll music.

Making their BSC debuts in The Black Suits are Annie Golden (Xanadu/The Full Monty) as Mrs. Werring, Jason Hite (Giant – Dallas Theatre Center) as John, Ben Platt (National Tour: Caroline, Or Change) as Chris, Harrison Chad (Caroline, Or Change) as Brandon, Will Roland as Nato, and Sarah Cetrulo as Lisa.

The Black Suits has sets by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane, costumes by Tony Award-winner Paloma Young, lighting by Jason Lyons, sound by Brad Berridge, and music direction by James Sampliner. Swaine Kaui is the Drama League Directing Fellow. Kate J. Cudworth is production stage manager. Shakina Nayfack is Associate Producer.

Joe Iconis (Book, Music and Lyrics) Joe is a writer, concert performer, and lover of all things Pittsfield. Joe performed his Hell Raisers cabaret at BSC last summer and opened Mr. Finn's Cabaret in May with Joe Iconis & Family. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, and an ASCAP Harold Adamson Award. He is the author of Bloodsong of Love, The Black Suits (book co–written with Robert Maddock), ReWrite, Theaterworks USA's The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People. The Original Cast Recording of Things To Ruin, Joe's theatrical rock concert, is available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.

John Simpkins (Director) John has directed the Off-Broadway productions of Bloodsong of Love, ReWrite, Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, Things to Ruin (co-conceiver) – all with Joe Iconis. He directed last season's The Bus at 59E59 Theatres. Regional: NC Theatre (Hairspray); Engeman Theatre (A Wonderful Life, Damn Yankees); Sacramento Music Circus (Cabaret, Annie); Lyric Oklahoma (Evita). He has developed new works at Goodspeed, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Second Stage, Ars Nova, NAMT, NYMF, and York Theatre. John is Artistic Director at Sharon Playhouse and faculty at NYU Steinhardt (Floyd Collins, Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Parade, Violet, The Fix).

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.barringtonstageco.org.

Photo credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
The Black Suits

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
William Finn Artistic Producer, Musical Theater Lab

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Will Roland, Harrison Chad, Jason Hite, Ben Platt

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
The Black Suits

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Ben Platt

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Sarah Cetrulo

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Jason Hite

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Will Roland

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Will Roland, Harrison Chad, Brad Platt, Jason Hite

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Annie Golden & Ben Platt

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Annie Golden & Ben Platt

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Sarah Cetrulo & Jason Hite

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Ben Platt & Annie Golden

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Ben Platt & Annie Golden

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Sarah Cetrulo

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Will Roland, Ben Platt, Harrison Chad, Jason Hite

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Ben Platt

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Ben Platt & Harrison Chad

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Annie Golden

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Sarah Cetrulo

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
The Black Suits

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Ben Platt

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
St. Germain Stage

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
The Black Suits

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Sara Cetrulo & The Black Suits

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS
Sarah Cetrulo, Harrison Chad, Jason Hite, Will Roland

Photo Coverage: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's THE BLACK SUITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email: stephen@t2conline.com


 
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