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Marc Savitt

Marc Savitt

Marc Savitt has a life-long passion for, and association with the performing arts, particularly Musical Theatre. He has performed with choral groups in several US cities, and London, and appears on multiple recordings. Marc has been both on-stage and behind the scenes with Performing Arts organizations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington. Marc is delighted to be representing BroadwayWorld.com as Contributing Editor covering The Berkshires of Western MA, Southern VT, and the Capital Region of NY state.




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BWW Feature: How The Show Will Go On For GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group PhotoFeature: How The Show Will Go On For GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group
Posted: Aug. 5, 2020


BWW Review: BSC'S HOLIDAY GETAWAY at Barrington Stage Company? A Delightfully Differe PhotoBWW Review: BSC'S HOLIDAY GETAWAY at Barrington Stage Company? A Delightfully Different, Refreshing and NEW Holiday Offering.
Posted: Dec. 19, 2020


BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Williamstown Theatre Festival on Audible Thea PhotoBWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Williamstown Theatre Festival on Audible Theatre.
Posted: Dec. 3, 2020


BWW Review: CHONBURI INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & BUTTERFLY CLUB at Williamstown Theatre Fes PhotoBWW Review: CHONBURI INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & BUTTERFLY CLUB at Williamstown Theatre Festival On Audible Theater
Posted: Dec. 29, 2020


BWW Review: GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group Marks A Rebirth of Theatre In America PhotoBWW Review: GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group Marks A Rebirth of Theatre In America That's All For The Best
Posted: Aug. 9, 2020


BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Williamstown Theatre Festival On Audible PhotoBWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Williamstown Theatre Festival On Audible
Posted: Dec. 10, 2020


BWW Review: ROW at Williamstown Theatre Festival On Audible Theater
April 8, 2021

In response to the unprecedented challenges the last year brought, WTF embarked upon an innovative artistic endeavor that ensured the voices of their artists could be heard loudly and clearly around the globe. Four of the seven offerings in the 2020 WTF Season on Audible Theatre are World Premiers including the final selection, a new musical, ROW. 

BWW Review: WISH YOU WERE HERE at Williamstown Theatre Festival On Audible Theater
April 1, 2021

WISH YOU WERE HERE presents a reality which, on the surface, might seem rather different than our own, but below is far more similar.  In the final scenes / moments, it also pointed out, to me, how relatively “good” Americans have it.  Then again, like all works of art, what it says to you will vary for all who experience it.

BWW Review: PARADISE BLUE at Williamstown Theatre Festival On Audible Theater
March 27, 2021

WTF Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield’s choice to revive PARADISE BLUE is another of many highly relevant selections given prevailing racial tensions.  It also demonstrates that a new play, 'born' at Williamstown, that the New York Times suggested was “unlikely to be final” in its form can evolve and overcome challenges. 

BWW Review: BSC'S 2021 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Company
March 14, 2021

“Who knew when we started our 10x10 New Play Festival ten years ago that it would become one of our most popular events of the year?” said Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. “We started with two weeks of performances and as of last year, we ran our 10x10 Plays for one month in the middle of the winter.'

BWW Review: CHONBURI INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & BUTTERFLY CLUB at Williamstown Theatre Festival On Audible Theater
December 29, 2020

These characters and the circumstances that bring them together are different. While different can be nice, it sure isn’t pretty.  Pretty is not really what CHONBURI INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & BUTTERFLY CLUB is about.  Its about keeping or perhaps, making it real.  About making one’s way in the world.  A world that is not always pretty, easy, or kind. 

BWW Review: BSC'S HOLIDAY GETAWAY at Barrington Stage Company– A Delightfully Different, Refreshing and NEW Holiday Offering.
December 19, 2020

Alan H. Green, Alysha Umphress, and Joel Waggoner display ample skill and talent as they present viewers with a selection of 18 musical numbers (credited, although I counted a few uncredited bonus tunes) that are fun, often campy, poignant, tender, notably well- balanced, and entertaining.

BWW Review: ANIMALS at Williamstown Theatre Festival On Audible Theater
December 17, 2020

Directed by Obie Award Winner, Whitney White, the piece is billed as a comedy that “marches into the muddy intersection of romantic entanglement, identity, pride, and survival.”  For me the piece is something like the theatrical (verbal) equivalent of a mixed doubles tennis match. There are lots of volley’s, some overhead smashes and an occasional Ace leaving the recipient unable to respond but stinging none the less.  The four characters engage in relatively rapid-fire banter that includes a fair amount of intensity and emotion.  The subject matter often deals with sensitive issues that include political correctness, cancel culture, race, roles, and even some romance.  The dialogue is real, sometimes raw, rarely funny.  The piece packs a lot of drama and emotion, but not much oomph, sizzle, or pizazz.

BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Williamstown Theatre Festival On Audible
December 10, 2020

PHOTOGRAPH 51, the second offering in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2020 season on Audible Theater is a biographical piece.  It focuses on Rosalind Franklin (Anna Chlumsky) a chemist at England’s King's College and her work in the early 1950s. 

BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Williamstown Theatre Festival on Audible Theatre.
December 3, 2020

The presentation of the 2020 season at this time, in the audio only format, represents a creative approach to keeping the arts alive during the pandemic.  The innovative solution, a collaboration spearheaded by WTF Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield, and Audible Artistic Producer Kate Navin provides  employment for the artists and a body of work that, through Audible, can be accessed by a much broader (global) audience than traditional seasons.  This is different to be sure - what isn’t during these unprecedented times?  It is a bit like taking a step back to those “simpler times” when families gathered around the wireless and listened to radio plays.  It may take a moment to adjust, but this production of STREETCAR stands up and will draw listeners in.  I look forward to the additional six titles in the season scheduled to be released over the coming weeks.

BWW Review: THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN at Barrington Stage Company
August 24, 2020

the audience was sincerely and repeatedly thanked for the opportunity to share music that is a?oejust not the same as sitting at homea??. Smiles on the masked faces as the sun set and many were no doubt whistling a happy tune as they returned to their cars suggested that although there are most certainly changes and differences, THE HILLS ARE (still) ALIVE WITH RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN.

BWW Review: HARRY CLARKE at Barrington Stage Company Takes Audiences On A Slide Down A Slippery Slope.
August 11, 2020

Dold demonstrates mastery of an overwhelming amount of dialogue and the nuance necessary to present a total of some 19 characters. Dold navigates the thin line between perception and reality so adeptly, the line blurs and we find ourselves questioning whether the character knows exactly what he is doing, or has become lost in his own deception.

BWW Review: GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group Marks A Rebirth of Theatre In America That's All For The Best
August 9, 2020

There are many good reasons you might choose to see GODSPELL under the tent at Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theatre. Whatever the motivation, you will experience a new, fresh, relevant, powerful, topical, and most certainly different production. You will also be making history as part of what many see as the rebirth of theatre in America.

BWW Feature: How The Show Will Go On For GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group
August 5, 2020

With a small cast of only ten, the simplicity and small scale of Godspell made it an ideal choice to move forward with given current concerns. Performances will take place under a tent in the parking lot of BTG's Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. To allow for Social Distancing, the audience for each performance will be limited to 75-100.

BWW Feature: Barrington Stage to Move Forward with LIVE Performances
June 25, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Barrington Stage Company has postponed the previously announced 2020 season until 2021. They have, however, come up with an a?oealternate seasona?? that honors live theatre and allows for gathering safely. BSC has devised a plan which follows Social Distancing guidelines to ensure the safety of audience members, employees, and performers alike.

BWW Feature: Enrichment Through the Arts Is Alive and Well In The Berkshires
June 14, 2020

In mid- June here in The Berkshires, a?oethe seasona?? should be in full swing. We SHOULD be enjoying outstanding performance experiences at our beautiful and beloved venues by world-class artists and creatives. Alas, that is proving to be difficult if not impossible.

BWW Feature: ATF ON DEMAND at Adirondack Theatre Festival - You Can Still Get Dinner And A Show in Glens Falls This Summer
May 18, 2020

A unique and interesting collection of more than 30 titles including clips, concerts, shorts, and full performances are made possible through the permission and generous support of ATF alumni playwrights and filmmakers. The content, you likely will not find elsewhere, will be available during the dates originally planned for ATF's 2020 summer season: June 12 - Aug. 7, 2020.

BWW Feature: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN - A Live Streamed Broadcast Musical Event to Benefit Berkshire Theatre Group.
April 30, 2020

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN is being presented as a Mother's Day special on Sunday, May 10 at 8pm. Participants will be able to stream on a smart TV, computer, smartphone or tablet. After the performance, audience members will be able to communicate directly with Felder, via text or online, in a post-show audience encore.

Caution, Cancellations, and Even Some Creativity: The Status of Theatre in The Berkshires in the Time of Covid-19.
April 10, 2020

The a?oeseasona?? for the performing arts in The Berkshires typically runs the six months between May and October. With the limited window of opportunity to create the outstanding work Berkshire arts organizations are known for and the public health concerns making it difficult to imagine let alone plan for an a?oeordinarya?? season. Accordingly, it is not surprising that many have adopted a a?oewait and see posturea?? as Julieann Boyd Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company announced this morning.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Proctors Maintains its Delicate Balance.
February 20, 2020

I want to state clearly this a very good production with a large group of talented professionals. Notable performances include Yehezkel Lazarov as Tevye and Ms. Murphy, Froch, and Barenblat as his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel, and Chava respectively. The choreography originally by Jerome Robbins, recreated by Christopher Evans, with new choreography by Hofesh Schecter is also noteworthy. Overall, however, I felt the production did not quite reach its potential. While this is not a re-imagined Fiddler, there are infusions of some new elements that for me, just didn't work.

BWW Review: 10 X 10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Company Offers A Little Something for Everyone.
February 17, 2020

With costumes by Trinity Koch, lighting by Lucas Pawelski, sound by Alex Sovronsky, stage management by Rachel Lynne Harper, and line production by Nora Zahn, ten new plays presented by six fine performers under the guidance of two strong directors, the  10 x 10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL continues at Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield through March 8th. 



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