“Support for Rep. Atkins’ amendment demonstrates the widespread support that MCC funding has among our elected leaders,” said Anita Walker, MCC Executive Director.
Matt Wilson reports on the disastrous Mass Cultural Council budget cuts from the Ways and Means Committee. MASS Creative urges immediate action to prevent draconian funding cuts.
The Bible vs. free speech. The Constitution loses again. This time in a South Carolina college.
New York has at least eight Upstate theaters (including Proctor’s) that are ideal for developing new plays and musicals. The tax incentive neutralizes those of Rhode Island, Illinois and Louisiana and puts upstate in the game.
An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history.
If a challenge grant is met in the next ten days, there will be free performances of ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ in Pittsfield’s Springside Park July 17-27. It could be the beginning of a new outdoors cultural tradition in the Berkshires.
The deeply human stories of Shakespeare speak directly to teenagers facing a dramatic crossroads in their young lives.
Early bird ticket buyers of amphitheatre seating to evening ballet or orchestra performances will receive a 10% discount at Saratoga (SPAC).
Gathering in their Berkshire home during the Williamstown summer theater season, a family of actors wrestles with fame, art and, as always, each other.
For its tenth anniversary, the Berkshire Fringe will stage its offerings in Pittsfield, and got a warm welcome from Mayor Dan Bianchi.
More than just a story with music, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstructed the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos into a multi-media experience in ‘Here Lies Love.’
From blues with Buddy Guy to Broadway with Bernadette Peters, the Mahaiwe’s new 2014 offerings are as diverse as America itself.
The grossly maligned actor has his defenders in the LGBT community…and elsewhere. Lady Bunny offers an analysis of the actor’s real intentions.
While not yet finalized, it appears the museum will launch a major expansion project which will add another 60,000 visitors per year to its galleries and events..
A.R.T.’s “Tempest” will take us to a world of trickery and amazement, where Tom Waits’ Dust Bowl balladry and Teller’s magic animate the spirits and monsters, with choreography by Pilobolus.
The new BSO conductor, Andris Nelsons announced his plans for his first full year as the orchestra’s music director.
“She laughed it off,” a source told the publication. “She thought it was so funny. She was like, ‘What are you going to do?’”
As the Festival enters its second week, the pace of fascinating events does not falter.
Showcased during the residency will be iconic works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins as well as contemporary ballets by Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon.
Two of the three productions for the Nikos Stage of Williamstown Theatre Festival have been announced.
One of Berkshire County’s four key economic sectors is the creative sector which embraces far more than just art and artists. It also includes writers, designers, planners and hundreds of entrepreneurial businesses.
An illustrated talk and visual exploration of some of the most intriguing and breathtaking locations in the world
A new play about a sitting Supreme Court Justice, at Arena Stage in DC. “The Originalist” is a launching pad for a political discussion -and pretty daring, I would say..
The evolution of the biggest participatory art project in the world, the wildly popular ‘INSIDE OUT’ including Film clip and links.
Pittsfield is part of the state’s Local Cultural Councils, the largest network of its kind in the nation.
From Stockbridge to Albany, WAM plans events that tell the stories of women and girls. Most interesting is the launch of Fresh Takes, a new series of play readings that will feature area theatre professionals.
Well-written and directed, the actors in DARK move their story along like a well-oiled clock, interspersed with music and song as they explore the unknown after a cataclysmic event.
With old friends and new ideas about to mingle with each other, anticipation fills the air for one of Berkshire’s most unique – and satisfying – events..
No theatre is more beautifully located than the Weston, Vermont playhouse. A tempting season is all the more reason to make them a destination this year.
An interesting blend of classics that are relevant to our times plus two new works are on tap,. The company’s performances feature professionals, theatre apprentices and the community at large.
The kick-off for the winter festival has been deferred for a day, until Friday, but that’s why they built an extra day into this winter celebration in Pittsfield.
Six new Grand Opera productions and four old favorites will be transmitted live from the Met stage to theatres in the Berkshires plus 2,000 more. THe HD telecasts feature the world’s finest singers, conductors, and theatrical artists.