Prize-winners on tap at Barrington Stage Company in 2020
PITTSFIELD — Two Pulitzer Prize winners and a Tony nominee for best play are on tap for Barrington Stage Company's 2020 season.
Barrington Stage Company founding artistic director Julianne Boyd will direct "South Pacific," Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's 1950 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical based upon James Michener's "Takes of the South Pacific" in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St.
The Mainstage also will house Richard Greenberg's 2013 Tony-nominated comedy-drama "The Assembled Parties."
Nilo Cruz's 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Anna in the Tropics" will be performed at the St. Germain Stage in BSC's Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St.
Information regarding dates, casting, directors and the remainder of the Mainstage and St. Germain schedules will be released at future dates.
"South Pacific" opened on Broadway in 1949 and ran 1,925 performances. It won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for drama and 10 Tony Awards, including best musical and best leading performances in a musical for Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza in the roles, respectively, of a nurse stationed at a U.S. Navy base on an island in the South Pacific during World War II and an expatriate French plantation owner with two children who is drawn into the war effort despite his determination to stay out of it.
"The Assembled Parties" opened on Broadway in 2013 and earned three Tony Award nominations, including best play. Greenberg's work relates the story of a Jewish family living on the Upper West Side of New York City over a 20-year period, from 1980 to 2000. Greenberg is best known for "Take Me Out," "Eastern Standard," "Three Days of Rain" and "The Violet Hour."
"Anna in the Tropics" is set in Ybor City, Florida in 1929 where a Cuban-American family is awaiting the arrival of a new lector named Julian, who has been hired to read to the family members while they are at work rolling cigars by hand in the tobacco factory owned by the family patriarch. As Julian reads from Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," the lives of the Russian novelist's characters begin to intertwine with the lives of the workers.
Additional information is available online at barringtonstageco.org or phone at 413-236-8888.
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