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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.

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.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Broadway Leaders Named To Coalition For NYC Hospitality & Tour Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda and Broadway Leaders Named To Coalition For NYC Hospitality & Tourism
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020

NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, today announced the formation of The Coalition for NYC Hospitality & Tourism Recovery.

Annette Bening, Kenny Leon, and More Join Board of The Actors Fund Photo Annette Bening, Kenny Leon, and More Join Board of The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization with a mission of fostering stability and resiliency and providing a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan, announced today the election of six new members to its Board of Trustees.

LiveOnNY Hosts Post-Show Talk Backs Following I CARRY YOUR HEART At 59E59 Theaters Photo LiveOnNY Hosts Post-Show Talk Backs Following I CARRY YOUR HEART At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to partner with LiveOnNY, one of the largest organ procurement organizations in the country, to lead the post-show discussions around organ donation following performances of I CARRY YOUR HEART.

Photo Coverage: Broadway Teams with LiveOnNY at Feinstein's/54 Below! Photo Photo Coverage: Broadway Teams with LiveOnNY at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 24, 2017

TO LIFE was the theme of the event at Feinstein's/54 Below for the benefit of the LiveOnNY Foundation and it was wonderful to see Doctors, Surgeons, Hospital Administrators, officials of LiveOnNY and generous concerned New Yorkers take time off from their important work to enjoy an evening of Broadway & Comedy.

Line-Up Announced for 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway's fresh new faces, sensational stars, extraordinary ensembles and venerable veterans will take the stage at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Stars of FALSETTOS, THE COLOR PURPLE, HAMILTON, JERSEY BOYS and More Slated for BC/EFA's 28th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

After six dedicated weeks of fundraising, the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits will share one-of-a-kind performances at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition on Monday, December 5 (4:30 pm) and Tuesday, December 8 (2 pm). The show is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Photo Flash: Berkshire Theatre Group FIORELLO Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG)'s sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! just transferred to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. 

STAGE TUBE: BC/EFA's 30th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $5,528,568; Watch the Grand Total Reveal!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition (#BroadwayBonnets) was held at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street), home to Disney's The Lion King. Featuring performances by more than 230 Broadway and Off-Broadway singers and dancers, the Broadway Inspirational Voices and a stellar lineup of Broadway favorites, this year's fundraising total was a whopping $5,528,568! 

Jennifer Hudson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Leslie Odom Jr. & More to Present at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The 30th annual edition of Easter Bonnet Competition will feature performances by more than 230 Broadway and Off-Broadway singers and dancers, the Broadway Inspirational Voices and a stellar lineup of Broadway favorites, all celebrating six weeks of fundraising efforts by company members of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions.

BC/EFA's 27th Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition Brings in Over $4.7 Million
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

A huge congrats to BC/EFA, which just announced GYPSY OF THE YEAR's outstanding grand total of $4,786,239 after six weeks of fundraising efforts! Broadway's BOOK OF MORMON brought in the top funds, and KINKY BOOTS took 'Best Presentation' at the event.

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Wayne Brady, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Take Part in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

The 27th annual edition of the Gypsy of the Year competition will feature special performances from 14 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows today, December 7 (4:30 PM) and tomorrow, December 8 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC). Gypsy of the Year (#gypsyoftheyear) celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions.

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Wayne Brady, Laura Michelle Kelly & More of Broadway's Best Will Take Part in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The 27th annual edition of the Gypsy of the Year competition will feature special performances from 14 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows on Monday, December 7 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 8 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC), BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Gypsy of the Year (#gypsyoftheyear) celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions.

Photo Coverage: Original Cast of THE WIZ, THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman, Stars of HEDWIG & More Perform in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Dec 10, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 9, 2014, by special guests Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane and Judith Light after two stellar performances of original dances, songs and skits by more than 200 'gypsies' from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Scroll down for photos from the event!

BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition Breaks Records With Over $5 Million; Hugh Jackman's THE RIVER Brings in Top Donation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies.

Stars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th Anniversary Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year, to be presented today, December 8 (4:30 PM) and tomorrow, December 9 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC), will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking musical The Wiz and feature performances by the uber-talented 'gypsies' of 12 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.

Stars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year, to be presented Monday, December 8 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 9 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC), will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking musical The Wiz and feature performances by the uber-talented 'gypsies' of 12 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.

Colonial Theatre Merges with Berkshire Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

Nearly seven months after two of Berkshire County's preeminent producing and performing theaters said that they intended to join forces, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer Kate Maguire announced that both have merged into one organization: Colonial Theatre/Berkshire Theatre Festival Merger Corporation.