Comedian Rita Rudner, two music groups added to Colonial lineup


PITTSFIELD >> Comedian Rita Rudner, the rock/jam band, Rusted Root, and Berkshires-based Miss B. Haven have been added to Berkshire Theatre Group's spring-summer lineup at The Colonial Theatre.

Rudner will be at The Colonial at 8 p.m. on July 29. Las Vegas' "Comedian of the Year" nine years running, Rudner appeared on Broadway in "Annie," "Mack & Mabel" and "Follies." Her television credits include "Late Night With David Letterman," "The Tonight Show" and several specials on HBO.

Rusted Root — 8 p.m. on May 14 — formed in Pittsburgh in the '90s. Their 1994 album, "When I Woke," went platinum and contained their hits "Send Me on My Way," "Ecstasy" and "Martyr." Throughout the '90s, the band toured with a number of established performers, including the Jimmy Page and Robert Plant reunion tours. Their most recent album is "The Movement."

The three-part harmony trio Miss B. Haven — Karen Auge, Wanda Libardi and Michele Marano — has been performing together for over 20 years, presenting songs from the 1920s to the present. Accompanied by pianist John Sauer, the threesome will be at the Colonial at 8 p.m. on May 20 in the venue's On the Stage Series, which features audience and performers together in an intimate setting on the Colonial stage. General admission seating is limited.

Ticket information for these events is available in person at the Colonial box office, 111 South St.; by phone at (413) 997-4444; or online at


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