Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass. opens its season with a revival of the Leonard Bernstein-Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical “On the Town” on its main stage, playing June 12 to July 13. John Rando directs with choreography by Josh Bergasse (TV’s “Smash”).
“The Chosen,” adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok, from Potok’s book and directed by Posner runs July 18 to Aug. 3
Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” plays Aug. 8 to 25, staged by artistic director Julianne Boyd and featuring Mark H. Dold, Christopher Innvar and Gretchen Egolf.
The smaller Mark St Germain Stage opens May 22 to June 8 with the U.S, premiere of the Canadian play, “Bashir Lazhar,” by Evelyne de la Cheneliere, directed by Shakina Nayfack.
Following there is the world premiere of Zayd Dohrn’s “Muckrakers,” directed by Giovanna Sardelli and running June 13 to July 6.
Annette O’Toole and Jeff McCarthy will star in the world premiere of a new musical, “Southern Comfort” July 19 to Aug. 10. Music is by Julianne Wick David; book and lyrics by Dan Collins and direction by Tom Caruso. The musical centers on a transgendered couple living in rural Georgia.
The summer season will end with the world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s “Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah,” directed by St. Germain and playing Aug. 15 to Sept. 29. The play centers on writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway in Hollywood in 1937. St. Germain is the writer of “Freud’s Last Session,” “The Best of Enemies” and “Dr. Ruth, All the Way,” which has their premieres at Barrington Stage.
Information: www.barribngtonstageco.org and 413-236-8888.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times