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Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company

Celebrating its 10th year in Downtown Pittsfiled, the award-winning Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha from June 10 through July 11 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. The production opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the opening!

Man of La Mancha features a book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. Barrington Stage's production is directed by Julianne Boyd, choreographed by Greg Graham, and music direction by Darren R. Cohen.

Inspired by Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright Miguel de Cervantes' 17th-century masterpiece "Don Quixote," Man of La Manchatells a story rich in chivalry, romance, idealism, tilting at windmills, and dreaming "The Impossible Dream." Facing a mock trial by his fellow prisoners as he awaits his actual trial before the Spanish Inquisition, Cervantes stages as his defense the adventures of the knight-errant Don Quixote and his loyal sidekick, Sancho Panza.

Jeff McCarthy (BSC's Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, All My Sons, Follies) stars as Cervantes/Don Quixote, Felicia Boswell(Motown/Memphis) as Aldonza/Dulcinea and Tom Alan Robbins (The Lion King) as Sancho. The cast featuresEd Dixon (Judge Turpin in BSC's Sweeney Todd) as the Governor/Innkeeper, Tony nominee Meg Bussert as the Housekeeper, Todd Horman as the Padre/Capt of Inquisition, Sean MacLaughlin as Dr. Carrasco/Duke, Rosalie Burke as Antonia, Chris Ramirez as Pedro, Lexi Janzas Fermina/Gypsy dancer, Jonathan Spivey as the Barber, and Parker Krug, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Louie Napoleon,Lyonel Reneau and Joseph Torello as the muleteers. The cast also includes Sara Kase, Mathew Krob, Ben Schrager, members of BSC's Musical Theatre Conservatory.

Man of La Mancha features fight choreography by Ryan Winkles, scenic design by James Kronzer, lighting design byChris Leecostume design by Olivera Gajic, and sound design by Ed Chapman. The production stage manager isRenee Lutz.

Winner of five 1965 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha has enjoyed four Broadway revivals and is one of the American musical theatre's most beloved works. 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of Man La Mancha opening on Broadway following a world premiere at the Goodspeed Opera House. The original production starredRichard Kiley and Joan Diener under the direction of Albert Marre.

Man of La Mancha is sponsored by Cynthia and Randolph Nelson, and sponsored in part by Bonnie and Terry Burman and The Feigenbaum Foundation.

Performances of Man of La Mancha are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm, Wednesday and Friday matinees at 2pm (excluding 6/10, 6/12). Press Opening: Sunday, June 14 at 5pm. Tickets start at $20. Low priced previews June 10-12 are $15/$20. Youth ages 6-18, tickets $15/$20 all performances (subject to availability). For ticket and performance information, call the BSC Box Office at (413) 236-8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org.

Photos by Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Jeff McCarthy

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Felicia Boswell & Jeff McCarthy

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Felicia Boswell

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Tom Alan Robbins

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Tom Alan Robbins

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Ed Dixon

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Man of La Mancha Curtain Call

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Man of La Mancha

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Julianne Boyd, director, artistic director

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Co.

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Julianne Boyd, director & Jeff McCarthy

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Tom Alan Robbins, Felicia Boswell, Jeff McCarthy

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
James Kronzer, Scenic Designer & Julianne Boyd

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Tom Alan Robbins, Sean MacLaughlin, Jeff McCarthy, Julianne Boyd, Todd Horman

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Julianne Boyd, Jeff McCarthy, Felicia Boswell

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Matthew Krob, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Joseph Torrello, Chris Ramiirez, Julianne Boyd, Ben Schrager, Lyonel Reneau, Louie Napoleon, Greg Graham, Choreographer

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Co

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Tom Alan Robbins & Felicia Boswell

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Charlie Siedenburg & Jeff McCarthy

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Eda Sorokoff & Felicia Boswell

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Eda Sorokoff & Tristan Wilson, Managing Director

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Mark Dold & Christopher Innvar

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Greg Graham, Choregrapher, Julianne Boyd, Darren R. Cohen, Music Director

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Julianne Boyd & Renee Lutz

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Julianne Boyd with members of BSC Inaugural Musical Theatre

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage CO

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Man of La Mancha

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Co.

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company
Boyd-Quinson MainStage

Photo Coverage: MAN OF LA MANCHA Opens at Barrington Stage Company



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