Photo Coverage: GASLIGHT Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Directed by Louisa Proske (BSC's This, Peerless, Engagements), Gaslight features Mark H. Dold (BSC's This, Love Letters) as "Mr. Manningham," Kim Stauffer (BSC's The Crucible) as "Mrs. Manningham," Peggy Pharr Wilson (BSC's His Girl Friday, 10X10 New Play Festival) as "Elizabeth," Kevin O'Rourke (BSC's Camping with Henry and Tom) as "Rough," and Ali Rose Dachis (BSC debut) as "Nancy."
Gaslight, also called Angel Street, and made into the popular 1944 film starring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, is one of the greatest psychological thrillers of all times. It tells the story of Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, who is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella to the brink of insanity with seemingly overwhelming kindness while sowing seeds of doubt, memory loss and misperceptions. A surprisingly timely play for 2017.
Gaslight premiered in London in December 1938, at the Apollo Theatre. When the play premiered on Broadway in December 1941, it was titled Angel Street and ran 1,295 performances. The Broadway cast featured Vincent Price as Mr. Manningham and Leo G. Carroll as Rough.
Gaslight runs from October 4-22.
BSC's artistic director JuliAnne Boyd recently announced that Barrington Stage Company will kick off the 2018 season with The World Premier of The Royal Family Of Broadway A New Musical with Book by Tony Award Winner Rachel Sheinkin and Music & Lyrics by Tony Award Winner William Finn. It is Choreographed byTony Award Nominee & Emmy Award Winner Joshua Bergasse and Directed by Tony Award Winner John Rando. THE 2018 SEASON WILL also include WEST SIDE STORY directed by JuliAnne Boyd which celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein & Jerome Robbins.
There will be many members of the Royal Family of Barrington Stage performing and attending The BSC New York City Benefit at the legendary Friars Club on November 13th. At the event the William Finn Award For Excellence In Musical Theatre will be presented to Joe Iconis. The evenings Honorary Chairs are Ted Chapin, Kurt Deutsch, Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley. Eda Sorokoff is Chair and Clara F. Londoner and Rosita Sarnoff are co-chairs. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Csimkins@BarringtonStageCo.org
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Branden Huldeen, artistic producer