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Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Transfer Off-Broadway This Fall

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire announced today that due to critical acclaim and record breaking attendance, BTG's production of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical, FIORELLO! is moving to New York City. This is the first time Berkshire Theatre Group will be producing a show Off-Broadway.

Directed by Bob Moss, with choreography by Michael Callahan and music direction by Evan Zavada, Fiorello! will run Off-Broadway, at The East 13th Street Theater, located at 136 East 13th Street, from September 2 to October 6. An announcement with further details will be made in the coming weeks.

Berkshire Theatre Group's production of Fiorello! will continue its sold-out run at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, until July 23.

What is a progressive politic? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Fiorello!. A big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. This charming production has music and lyrics by Tony Award-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler On The Roof, She Loves Me) and book by Tony Award and Drama Desk-Winner George Abbott (The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees) and Jerome Weidman (Tenderloin).

The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. Having united in November of 2010 under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, these two institutions are providing the Berkshires and beyond with the finest in live theatre, music, dance and the visual arts in Stockbridge, MA and Pittsfield, MA. The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (314 seats), cataloged by the National Register of Historic Places, was originally designed and built by Stanford White as the Stockbridge Casino in 1888. The intimate Unicorn Theatre (122 seats) is a home for emerging artists and new theatrical ideas. The Colonial in Pittsfield (780 seats) re-opened in August of 2006, following a $21 million restoration, and boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture and state-of-the-art technical systems. The Colonial is available to rent for performance events as well as other events/functions. BTG also performs at The Garage, a music venue located in the lobby of The Colonial. BTG serves over 100,000 patrons per year and reaches over 13,000 students through its educational and outreach programs. To purchase tickets, call (413) 997-4444 or go online to www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.

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