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State Rep. Pignatelli appointed as Lenox’s interim town manager, effective July 1

Select Board members applauded filling the opening with a local resident already knowledgeable with town workings.

Barrington Stage Company announces special summer season

Julianne Boyd’s company, located in Pittsfield, is the only one of the county’s five principal theater companies to make a move to bring live theater back into play this year.

REVIEW: ‘Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration’

There’s nothing like being at the theater, seeing performances like this live, but as Sondheim writes in “With So Little to Be Sure Of”: “we had a moment, a wonderful moment.”

Musical theater in the age of coronavirus: An American report

The coronavirus pandemic has shut theaters all across America, like the rest of the world, for months at least. What’s beyond that is anyone’s guess.

THEATRE REVIEW: Bridge Street Theatre’s ‘The Subject Was Roses’ combines directorial savvy, acting talent

Having seen the original on Broadway and cherishing much of what I could recall, I was hoping for a passing good show here, but the director and her actors have given me so much more than that.

REVIEW: Barrington Stage’s ‘Fall Springs’ is a cartoon, and not a good one

There is a cautionary environmental tale in 'Falls Springs,' and highfalutin moral lessons, too, but it’s all played so broadly, it’s just plain silly.

REVIEW: Shake & Co’s ‘The Children’ is engrossing and disarming

Characters prevail with a splendid trio of Shakespeare & Company veterans, who take on colloquial (and fully comprehensible) English accents.

THEATRE REVIEW: BTG’s ‘Working’ a terrific, fast-moving tribute to the American worker

Though I hadn't been anticipating much from a 1978 flop show, I had a wonderful time with this production and definitely appreciated its multiple messages so very appropriate to our times.

CONNECTIONS: Women of ‘The Buccaneers’

Oscar Wilde defined it as “A time when single women seek husbands and married women hide from their husbands.”

Kirsten Lindhard, 99, of Great Barrington and New York City

She returned to New York at the age of 19 shortly before the German occupation of Denmark. Her Broadway performances included “One Touch of Venus,” “Brigadoon,” “Miss Liberty,” “Call Me Madam,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Finian’s Rainbow,” “Rodeo” and “After the Ball.”

REVIEW: ‘Torch Song’ on Broadway reminds that struggle for individual rights and dignity isn’t over

The adapted play has been reduced four to two hours and 45 minutes, but its narrative weaknesses get exposed and its shortened length seems endless.

The singer finds her voice: The evolution of Wanda Houston

'I love all the music of our lives: the show tunes, the country, the blues, the opera, the jazz. It’s all related, the way we are all related.' -- Wanda Houston

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Barefoot in the Park’ at Sharon Playhouse is delightful, genuinely entertaining

The very 1960s appeal of the piece was maintained, with a very 2018 sensibility bringing it up-to-date in feel while leaving things as they were written more than 50 years ago.

REVIEW: Audra McDonald and the Boston Pops: Impeccable performances

A graduate of Juilliard, Audra McDonald has appeared in as many performance settings as there are performance settings (Broadway musicals, television, movies, you name it).

Berkshire Playwrights Lab first full production, ‘Some Old Black Man,’ premieres at Saint James Place

'Some Old Black Man' is, on one level, about the black experience. But the essential concept is universal, one for which any adult who has had to care for an aging parent can easily summon buckets of empathy.

‘The Last Hotel: A Novel in Suites’: The Roof

The sun had set over the Jersey skyline. From the roof, she could see the mighty Hudson River. Technicolor pinks, oranges, and periwinkle. Even if it was pollution, what a show. She took another hit.

‘The Last Hotel: A Novel in Suites’: Penthouse

Installment 10, the Penthouse: Leah scrutinized her face in the mirror. She didn’t look like either of her parents. Maybe she was born to one of those relatives who got gassed by Hitler. A refugee changeling. It probably wasn’t true, but she never felt part of her own family.
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