Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, is presenting Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY, August 10 – September 2.
Aaron Tveit (Broadway’s Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), who returns to BSC after previously playing “Matt” in the 2007 production of Calvin Berger, will star as “Bobby” in Company, along with Ellen Harvey (Broadway’s Present Laughter) as “Joanne, “Lawrence Street (Broadway’s Urinetown) as “Harry,” Jeanette Bayardelle (Broadway’s The Color Purple) as “Sarah,” Kate Loprest (Broadway’s First Date) as “Susan,” Paul A. Schaefer (Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera) as “Peter,” Jane Pfitsch (Broadway’s Cabaret) as “Jenny,” James Ludwig (Broadway’s Spamalot) as “David,” Lauren Marcus (Little Shop of Horrors, Sharon Playhouse) as “Amy,” Joseph Spieldenner (Broadway’s Les Misérables) as “Paul,” Peter Reardon (BSC’s All My Sons) as “Larry,” Nora Schell (Spamilton, Triad Theater) as “Marta,” and Rebecca Kuznick (BSC’s Fiddler on the Roof) as “Kathy.” Featuring a book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with choreography by Jeffrey Page, music supervision by Darren Cohen, music direction by Alex Shields, and direction by JuliAnne Boyd, Company will begin previews on August 10 and is set to open August 13 for a run through September 2.
Both single tickets and 2017 season passes are now on-sale and available at www.barringtonstageco.org or by calling 413-236-8888 or visiting the MainStage box office (30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201). Tickets range from $25 to $69.
Kate Loprest is a Chicago native, who started working professionally at 15 and upon graduating from The University of Michigan’s prestigious Musical Theatre department, moved to New York City. Broadway: First Date (Allison) OBC, Hairspray (Amber), Wonderland, Xanadu, Drowsy Chaperone.Tour: Wicked (Glinda/Nessarose u/s) Chicago Company; Little House on the Prairie (Nellie Oleson). Recent: White Christmas (Betty) Ogunquit Playhouse; Engagements (Allison) Barrington Stage; Aida (Amneris) Music Theatre of Wichita; Bright Star (Lucy) Old Globe; Showboat (Ellie) Washington National Opera, DC and Dallas Opera Theatre. Other regional favorites: Legally Blonde (Vivienne Kensington) NSMT and Cape Playhouse; Swing! (Diva #2) and Les Miserables (Cosette) PCLO; Sarah, Plain, and Tall (Estelle) DTC and others. TV/Film: “Boardwalk Empire” (Corrine), “I Love You…But I Lied” (Courtney), “Running Wilde”, “All My Children”. For more visit www.KateLoprest.com.
Barrington Stage Company is a professional award-winning Equity regional theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA. It was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director JuliAnne Boyd and has a three-fold mission: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre-especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which later transferred to Broadway where it won two Tony Awards. In 2009, Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session ran more than ten weeks on Stage 2 and later moved Off Broadway and played for two years. St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth (which premiered at BSC as Dr. Ruth, All the Way in 2012) played Off Broadway at the Westside Theatre in fall 2013. BSC’s all-time record-breaking musical, On the Town, was originally produced at BSC in 2013. In 2014, it opened on Broadway with BSC as a co-producer, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. In 2016, Barrington Stage swept the first Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards by winning 20 out of the 25 awards. In 2016, BSC produced three World Premieres; Presto Change-O, Broadway BounTy Hunter, and American Son, which won the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play.
For more information, visit www.barringtonstageco.org.