Barrington Stage adds A new brain, Blues for an Alabama skyMore about the 2023 season
The Massachusetts company will also host world premieres by Mike Lew and Mark St. Germain.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based Barrington Stage Company has announced more about its upcoming 2023 season, which as previously announced will feature productions from Kander and Ebb’s cabaret June 14–June 8 July at the Boyd-Quinson Stage and Brian Friel’s faith healer 1st-27th August on the St Germain Stage.
Following cabaret On the Boyd Quinson stage, Barrington will present Pearl Cleages Blues for an Alabama sky July 18-August 5, premiering July 21. The work, which focuses on a group of close friends living in a Depression-era apartment building in Harlem, premiered in 1995 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater.
Next up will be a revival of the musical by William Finn and James Lapine A new brain, which runs from August 16th to September 9th and officially opens on August 20th. The musical that premiered Off-Broadway via Lincoln Center in 1998 and was remastered for a New York revival with New York City Center’s Encores! 2015’s Off-Center follows a young composer who faces his own mortality after being rushed into emergency surgery to correct an arteriovenous malformation. BSC Associate Artist Joe Calarco will direct the new production.
The season of the St. Germain Stage will be joined by two world premieres. The season opens with Mark St. Germain The happiest man in the worldadapted from the 2020 memoir by Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku. The play runs from May 24 to June 17, with the premiere scheduled for May 28.
After July 1st to July 23rd follows Mike Lew (teen cock)’s little father, a co-production of BSC and the Chautauqua Theater Company, which officially opens on June 30th. “When I first became a parent, I knew that this experience would fundamentally change my perspective, but becoming a parent in the NICU was a very different experience,” says Lew of the inspiration for the new work. “I can’t wait for BSC audiences to be the first people ever to witness this journey.” Moritz von Stülpnagel (hand to god, teen cock) directs.
An additional production on the Boyd Quinston stage and further details about the upcoming season will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit BarringtonStageCo.org.