Barrington Stage adds two shows, two special events to season

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PITTSFIELD >> Barrington Stage Company is adding two productions and two one-night only special events to its 2016 season.

One of the two productions is a late-September/early-October presentation of A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" with BSC veterans Debra Jo Rupp and Mark H. Dold in BSC's St. Germain Stage. BSC's founding artistic director, Julianne Boyd, will direct.

A Pulitzer Prize finalist, "Love Letters" traces the relationship between two childhood friends through 50 years of correspondence between them. Performances begin Sept. 22, with opening night set for Sept. 23. The show runs through Oct. 2.

The other production, Jihae Park's "Pearless," will be the third production for the St. Germain Stage, fresh from its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theater.

Previews begin July 21, with opening night set for July 24. The production runs through Aug. 6.

"Pearless" deals with brilliant, ambitious twin sisters, L and M, who come to realize that perfect academics and superb extracurricular activities aren't enough to get into their dream college and, as a result, decide to take matters into their own hands.

Margot Bordelon is directing. Casting and the remainder of the creative team will be announced at a later date.

The first of the two one-night-only events in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage is set for 8 p.m. on July 25, when Ann Hampton Callaway and Amanda McBroom will appear in "Divalicious," an evening of music with two of today's best-known songwriting divas. They will be accompanied by songwriter Michele Brourman.

At 8 p.m. on Aug. 8, married stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley return to BSC in "Broadway and Beyond: Reprise Edition" after their popular concert last summer at BSC. Their performance features music from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

Complete season and ticket information is available online at barringtonstageco.org.


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