McKechnie to Play Mame at Barrington Stage Company; 2006 Season Also Announced

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie has been cast in the title role of Mame, which will serve up a banquet at the Barrington Stage Company from October 4th through 15th.

Diane J. Findlay will co-star as bosom buddy Vera Charles in the musical, which with all of the theatre's other shows, will be performed at BSC's new home at Pittsfield, MA's Berkshire Music Hall. Julianne Boyd, the artistic director of the theatre who previously worked with McKechnie on Follies, will helm the Jerry Herman-Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee musical, which concerns the eccentric title character's rocky relationship with her nephew Patrick.

McKechnie won a Tony Award for her performance as Cassie in A Chorus Line, and has also appeared on Broadway in Company (both the original and revival), On The Town, Promises, Promises, and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, among others. She played Carlotta in the Barrington Stage Company's production of Follies; she had previously played Sally in the same show at Paper Mill Playhouse.

BSC's 2006 season will also include Mark St. Germain's The Collyer Brothers at Home and Period Piece (May 17th through 28th), the obscure Galt MacDermot-William Dumaresque musical The Human Comedy (directed by Boyd and running June 21st through July 15th), David Lindsay-Abaire's Wonder of the World (directed by Rob Ruggiero and running from July 20th through August 5th), and Carole Shelley (Wicked) in the Christopher Fry-Jean Anouilh piece Ring Around the Moon (directed by Boyd and running from August 10th through 27th). Ella, a musical about the great jazz singer conceived by Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison, directed by Ruggiero, with a book by Jeffery Hatcher and starring Tina Fabrique (Ragtime), will conclude the season.

For more information, visit www.barringtonstageco.org or call (413) 229-2076.


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