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Encore Presentation of JUDGMENT DAY Announced, Starring Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone Photo Encore Presentation of JUDGMENT DAY Announced, Starring Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone, Santino Fontana & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

BSC has announced the encore presentation of last summer’s audience favorite, Rob Ulin’s JUDGMENT DAY, directed by Matthew Penn (“Law & Order,” “Orange Is the New Black,” BSC’s Typhoid Mary, 10x10 New Play Festival) and starring Tony Award winners Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone, Santino Fontana and Grammy Award winner Michael McKean.

Barrington Will Stream an Encore Presentation Of JUDGMENT DAY With Jason Alexander, P Photo Barrington Will Stream an Encore Presentation Of JUDGMENT DAY With Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone, Santino Fontana, and Michael McKean!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

The cast also features Loretta Devine (Della), Josh Johnston (Doctor), Bianca LaVerne Jones (Principal), Julian Emile Lerner (Casper), Justina Machado (Tracy), Carol Mansell (Edna), Michael Mastro (Jackson) and Elizabeth Stanley (Chandra). 

BWW Review: BSC'S 2021 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Company Photo BWW Review: BSC'S 2021 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - Mar 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.'

Barrington Stage Company Announces Plays and Casting for 10th Annual 10x10 NEW PLAY F Photo Barrington Stage Company Announces Plays and Casting for 10th Annual 10x10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2021

Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for the 10-minute plays for the 10th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, part of the 2021 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. BSC’s 10X10 New Play Festival will be filmed live on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage with no live audience and will stream by demand March 11–14 & 18–21, 2021.

Judith Ivey, T.R. Knight and More Set for Barrington Stage Company's Virtual Reading  Photo Judith Ivey, T.R. Knight and More Set for Barrington Stage Company's Virtual Reading Of TYPHOID MARY
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2020

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Pittsfield, MA., under the leadership of Founder/Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, will present a virtual reading of Typhoid Mary, a play by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain (Off-Broadway and BSC's Freud's Last Session).

BWW Interview: Rob Ulin Talks Debut Stage Play JUDGMENT DAY, Starring Patti LuPone, J Photo BWW Interview: Rob Ulin Talks Debut Stage Play JUDGMENT DAY, Starring Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 21, 2020

Rob Ulin, a Peabody Award, Golden Globe, Humanitas Prize-winning television writer and show runner, speaks with BroadwayWorld about his latest project- Judgement Day. He shares the biggest differences in writing a play versus writing for the television, what it was like working with the star-studded cast, and more!

Harriet Harris, Leslie Kritzer, Debra Jo Rupp & More Join Barrington Stage Company's  Photo Harriet Harris, Leslie Kritzer, Debra Jo Rupp & More Join Barrington Stage Company's Streaming Season; THE HILLS ARE ALVIE Begins Tonight
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 19, 2020

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Founder/Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, continues its 2020 season with performances beginning tonight for the concert, The Hills Are Alive with Rodgers & Hammerstein. Additional performances have been added to the 2020 season.

Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander, Santino Fontana and Michael McKean to Star in Online R Photo Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander, Santino Fontana and Michael McKean to Star in Online Reading of JUDGEMENT DAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2020

An online reading of the new play, Judgment Day, written by Rob Ulin, directed by Matthew Penn, and starring Tony Award winners Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone, Santino Fontana and Grammy Award winner Michael McKean, will benefit Pittsfield, MA's Barrington Stage Company and The Actors Fund, it was announced today.

Barrington Stage Company Announces Reduced 2020 Season, With Social Distancing Precau Photo Barrington Stage Company Announces Reduced 2020 Season, With Social Distancing Precautions In Place
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2020

Barrington Stage Company will produce a reduced and reprogrammed 2020 season starting in August, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   

BWW Review: 10 X 10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Company Offers A Little Som Photo BWW Review: 10 X 10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Company Offers A Little Something for Everyone.
by Marc Savitt - Feb 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. 

Barrington Stage Has Announced the Plays for the 2020 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Photo Barrington Stage Has Announced the Plays for the 2020 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2020

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced the 10-minute plays for the Ninth Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, part of the 2020 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

DELIKATESSEN To Open In Albuquerque Before Possible New York City Run Photo DELIKATESSEN To Open In Albuquerque Before Possible New York City Run
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2019

The play, DeliKateSSen which playwright Richard Atkins describes as a psychological thriller with Holocaust elements is having a limited run at the VSA North Fourth Art Center (4904 4th. St., N.W.) in Albuquerque, the first two weekends before Thanksgiving.

Industry Reading Announced For DELIKATESSEN By Richard Atkins Photo Industry Reading Announced For DELIKATESSEN By Richard Atkins
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2019

Group 9 Productions will present an industry reading of 'DeliKateSSen,' a play by Richard Atkins, directed by Matthew Penn with dramaturgy by Mark Medoff, September 23 at 4:30 PM in the Mary Rodgers Room of The Dramatists Guild, 1501 Broadway, 7 fl.

Alison Preece To Join The Poet Acts As Producing Director And Actress Photo Alison Preece To Join The Poet Acts As Producing Director And Actress
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2019

The Poet Acts announced today that Alison Preece, NYC-based actress and producer, will join the company as Producing Director, effective immediately.

Ensemble Studio Theatre And Radio Drama Network Announce Lineup For 37th Marathon Of  Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre And Radio Drama Network Announce Lineup For 37th Marathon Of One-Act Plays
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director, Sarah McLellan, Executive Director) and the Radio Drama Network (Melina Brown, President) announced today the lineup for the 37th Marathon of One-Act Plays. This year's selection of fifteen plays were chosen from 1120 submissions. They will be presented across three different series from Sunday, May 12, 2019 through Saturday, June 29, 2019.'

BWW Review: 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Company Serves Up A Theatrica Photo BWW Review: 10X10 NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Barrington Stage Company Serves Up A Theatrical Smorgasbord In The Midst of Winter.
by Marc Savitt - Feb 19, 2019

There is something for everyone in this offering. As the event's title suggests, rather than a single fully produced multi-act production, audience members are served ten small plates, each one running about ten minutes by an ensemble cast of six that includes BSC returnees Peggy Pharr Wilson, Keri Safran, Robert Zukerman and welcomes Sarah Goeke, Michael Fell and Deshawn Mitchell. Directing credits are split equally between BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and returning for his third year, Matthew Penn each responsible for five of the pieces.

Bid Now To Win Aftershow Cocktails with Glenn Close & 2 Tickets to MOTHER OF THE MAID Photo Bid Now To Win Aftershow Cocktails with Glenn Close & 2 Tickets to MOTHER OF THE MAID in NYC
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2018

Bid to win 2 tickets to the Off-Broadway show Mother of the Maid at the Public Theater in NYC, as well as a chance to meet star, Glenn Close, and share a drink after the show! 

Bid for Aftershow Cocktails with Glenn Close & Two Tickets to MOTHER OF THE MAID Photo Bid for Aftershow Cocktails with Glenn Close & Two Tickets to MOTHER OF THE MAID
by Paul Smith - Nov 8, 2018

Bid to win 2 tickets to the Off-Broadway show Mother of the Maid at the Public Theater in NYC, as well as a chance to meet star, Glenn Close, and share a drink after the show! 

Kelley Curran Joins the Company of MOTHER OF THE MAID Photo Kelley Curran Joins the Company of MOTHER OF THE MAID
by Julie Musbach - Oct 26, 2018

The Public Theater has announced an addition to the company of the New York premiere of MOTHER OF THE MAID, written by Emmy Award winner Jane Anderson. Kelley Curran joins the company as Lady of the Court beginning Friday, October 26, stepping in for Kate Jennings Grant who is departing the lauded production due to a scheduling conflict.

BWW Review: Glenn Close is Joan of Arc's Bewildered Mom in Jane Anderson's MOTHER OF  Photo BWW Review: Glenn Close is Joan of Arc's Bewildered Mom in Jane Anderson's MOTHER OF THE MAID
by Michael Dale - Oct 18, 2018

Behind most poverty-to-celebrity stories, there's usually a hard-working parent or two who dreamed of a better life for their child, but perhaps never imagined that better life might include rock stardom, athletic heroism or, in the case of Jane Anderson's Mother of the Maid, breaking all gender molds to lead an army that will free their enslaved country.

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