(emma rothenberg — courtesy berkshire theatre group)
"Fiorello!" falls short at BTG's Unicorn Theatre

06/25/2016 05:34 PM EDT
STOCKBRIDGE >> Fiorello LaGuardia served three consecutive terms as mayor of New York City, from 1934 to 1945, running for, and winning, his first term as an improbable Democrat/Republican fusion candidate (can you imagine? 
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A world falls apart in a compelling new play at Barrington Stage Company
06/25/2016 05:34 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> A separated interracial couple finds a rare moment of grace in an otherwise graceless situation near the end of Christopher Demos-Brown's thoughtful, penetrating new play, "American Son," which is being given a haunting, pitch-perfect world premiere at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Full Story

Discovery awaits a rapidly aging teen in "Kimberly Akimbo"
06/24/2016 05:37 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The old woman sitting on a bench — shivering, huddled up in a well-worn parka — outside an indoor skating rink at the opening of David Lindsay-Abaire's "Kimberly Akimbo" is not your average elderly woman. Full Story

Women at a turning point in Town Players of Pittsfield's "Win/Lose/Draw"
06/24/2016 05:40 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — On the surface, there is not much that links the three plays — "Little Miss Fresno," "Final Placement" and "Chocolate Cake" — that make up "Win/Lose/Draw," a collaboration by Ara Watson and Mary Gallagher that is being given a less-than-fulfilling production by Town Players of Pittsfield. Full Story

War takes lasting toll in "Ugly Lies the Bone" at Shakespeare & Company
06/24/2016 06:42 AM EDT - LENOX — Jess was a kindergarten teacher when she chose to go back to Afghanistan for a third tour in the army. Full Story

Director and leading actors take on a Tennessee Williams giant at Berkshire Theatre Group
06/24/2016 05:41 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE — When opportunity came knocking on actress Rebecca Brooksher's door, there was no way she could slam that door in opportunity's face. Full Story

Review | 'American Son': Miami trial attorney finds his voice as a playwright
06/22/2016 06:09 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Christopher-Demos Brown didn't set out to be a playwright. Full Story

Town Players of Pittsfield seeking actors for radio-parody reading
06/21/2016 05:51 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Four women and four men who enjoy snappy dialogue and unbelievably cheesy humor are needed for roles in a July 31 staged play reading presented by Town Players of Pittsfield. Full Story

"Pool Boy" composer, Niko Tsakalakos, performing at BSC cabaret
06/18/2016 10:47 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> "Pool Boy" composer Niko Tsakalakos is returning to Barrington Stage Company's Mr. Full Story

"Fiorello!" at BTG is a musical for our time
06/17/2016 06:05 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE — He defended strikers and labor unions. He worked as a translator at Ellis Island in Italian, Yiddish and Croatian. Full Story

(Reiner Bajo)
Google's secret weapon against Netflix: Channing Tatum

Google's YouTube has acquired¬†its first big-budget Hollywood-made TV series, to compete against Netflix and cable firms, a new report said.