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Vote Today For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage Company Lea Photo Vote Today For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards; Barrington Stage Company Leads Best Theatre Staff
by BWW Staff - Dec 2, 2020

There's just four short weeks left to vote for the BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Check out the local nominees, cast your vote, and support live theatre entertainment in Berkshires!

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by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020

Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Berkshires Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!

BWW Review: GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group Marks A Rebirth of Theatre In America Photo BWW Review: GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group Marks A Rebirth of Theatre In America That's All For The Best
by Marc Savitt - Aug 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.

Photo Flash: Berkshire Theatre Group's GODSPELL Takes Bows as First Equity-Approved M Photo Photo Flash: Berkshire Theatre Group's GODSPELL Takes Bows as First Equity-Approved Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020

The first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association has officially begun performances. Berkshire Theatre Group's Godspell is being presented outdoors in an open-air tent adjacent to The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, and is scheduled to run through September 4.

Berkshire Theatre Group's GODSPELL Begins Previews Tonight Photo Berkshire Theatre Group's GODSPELL Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced they will be producing Godspell this summer - the first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BWW Feature: How The Show Will Go On For GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo BWW Feature: How The Show Will Go On For GODSPELL at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - Aug 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.

Berkshire Theatre Group to Produce First Musical in the US to be Approved by Actors'  Photo Berkshire Theatre Group to Produce First Musical in the US to be Approved by Actors' Equity in the Wake of the Health Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced they will be producing Godspell this summer - the first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PETER PAN, GODSPELL and More Announced in Berkshire Theatre Group's Revised 2020 Seas Photo PETER PAN, GODSPELL and More Announced in Berkshire Theatre Group's Revised 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020

Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced Berkshire Theatre's revised 2020 Season. Below is a message from Kate Maguire, sent out to all patrons on March 31:

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2020 Summer Season Photo Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2020 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.

BWW Review: WHAT THE JEWS BELIEVE at Berkshire Theatre Group Leaves Audiences With Lo Photo BWW Review: WHAT THE JEWS BELIEVE at Berkshire Theatre Group Leaves Audiences With Lots to Think About.
by Marc Savitt - Oct 1, 2019

At it's core, WHAT THE JEWS BELIEVE is a poignant story about the loss of faith and the journey to find it. Moreover, it is about life. The joys, sadness, fears, and many of the overwhelming number of questions that come with it. To his credit, playwright, Mark Harelik, goes to great lengths to pose a plethora of questions most of have, or will have to deal with. It is both notable and admirable that he does so without providing answers. About the choices we make as well as their consequences and impact. Harelik encourages us to think but never tells us how, what, or why we should do so.

BWW Review: WHAT WE MAY BE at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo BWW Review: WHAT WE MAY BE at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - Aug 12, 2019

Directed by Gregg Edelman, this production features Carla Duren (Colleen Haran), Carson Elrod (Glen Geer), Penny Fuller (Lucinda Royal Scott), Samantha Hill (Summer Oliver), Dee Hoty (Joan Stern), and Count Stoval (Hal Polick). As they present the one-act plays, we can clearly see that, as their resumes suggest, these are skilled and talented performers. Unfortunately, with the exception of the character of Lucinda, the material does not provide the cast much opportunity to share that with us. The characters in and of themselves, are thinly developed. We don't have a chance to know them at more than a surface level nor to care.

BWW Review: WORKING A MUSICAL at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo BWW Review: WORKING A MUSICAL at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - Jul 23, 2019

In this musical exploration of 26 people from various walks of life and how people's relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity you will meet and learn about your friends, neighbors, service providers, and maybe even yourself.

Photo Flash: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Photo Flash: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH is one of two Pulitzer Prize winning plays by Thorton Wilder. Though the other, OUR TOWN, is far better known and far more frequently produced. The title comes from a phrase in the book of Job (19:20) and refers to the commonly used expression: to have escaped by the skin of one's teeth. The biblical reference is rather fitting. Like the bible, this play is meant to express an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material form; a symbolical narrative. Biblical references are woven through this allegorical play that in the course of three acts spans thousands of years of human experience.

BWW Review: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo BWW Review: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - Jul 17, 2019

The sometimes confusing, amusing, and thought-provoking play premiered in 1942. This production has been freshened up a bit and includes modern references some of which are particularly relevant to the Berkshires. The main characters are George and Maggie Antrobus, their two children, Henry and Gladys, and Sabina, who appears as the family's maid in the first and third acts, and as a beauty queen temptress in the second act. The play's action takes place in a relatively modern setting but is full of anachronisms reaching back to prehistoric times.

WORKING A MUSICAL Begins July 18 At Berkshire Theatre Group Photo WORKING A MUSICAL Begins July 18 At Berkshire Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Berkshire Theatre Group is proud to present Tony Award-nominated Working A Musical, based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews, at The Unicorn Theatre (6 East Street) in Stockbridge, MA. Working features music by Pulitzer, Tony and Grammy Award-Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights, Moana); Tony Award-nominee Craig Carnelia (Sweet Smell of Success); Grammy Award-Winner Micki Grant (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope); Tony Award-nominee Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress); Grammy and Tony Award-nominee Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam); Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-Winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) and Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

BWW Review: THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Provides a Rich and Powerful Opening to the 9 Photo BWW Review: THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Provides a Rich and Powerful Opening to the 91st Season at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - May 28, 2019

THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Is a quick paced juxtaposition of humor within rage, anger, and conflict all wrapped up in the trappings of civility. It forces us to look between the blurred lines between love / sex / emotions; connections / physical / emotional; normative behavior - the "supposed to" / perversion. It suggests that we move beyond simply "getting by" and focus on "what really matters"

Announcing YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (REVISED) At The Colonial Theatre Photo Announcing YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (REVISED) At The Colonial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) will present You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised), featuring BTG'S 2019 Acting Intern company on August 17, directed by Alan Filderman, with music direction by Andrew Baumer and choreography by Tim McGarrigal. Tickets are specially priced at $5.

Photo Flash: DirectorFest Wraps Up With FIRST LOVE and DEATHWATCH Photo Photo Flash: DirectorFest Wraps Up With FIRST LOVE and DEATHWATCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2019

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) presents DirectorFest 2019: The 35th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States exploring the art of contemporary stage directing, concludes with First Love andDeathwatch at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). Festival programming, tickets and additional details are available atwww.directorfest.org, or by calling (212) 244-9494.

Photo Flash: Meet the Fellows of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2019: The 35th Annua Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Fellows of The Drama League's DirectorFest 2019: The 35th Annual Directors Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The Drama League presents DirectorFest 2019: The 35th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States exploring the art of contemporary stage directing, now in its 35th year. The festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase evening of a new musical, discussion forums, and conversations with notable American directors. DirectorFest will take place at various locations around NYC: New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thompson Avenue, Long Island City), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Festival programming, tickets and additional details are available at www.directorfest.org, or by calling (212) 244-9494.

The Drama League Announces Complete Cast For DIRECTORFEST 2019 Photo The Drama League Announces Complete Cast For DIRECTORFEST 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced casting for DirectorFest 2019: The 35th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States exploring the art of contemporary stage directing. DirectorFest takes place at various locations around NYC: New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thompson Avenue, Long Island City), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). Festival programming, tickets and additional details are available at www.directorfest.org, or by calling (212) 244-9494.

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