Donna McKechnie, the Tony Award-winning star of A Chorus Line, returns to Barrington Stage Company (BSC) to open Mr. Finn’s Cabaret season with Same Place: Another Time May 22 and May 23, 2016. The announcement was made BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson.
McKechnie is regarded internationally as one of Broadway’s foremost dancing and singing leading ladies. She returns to BSC in her new show, a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70’s in New York City – the heyday of Studio 54. She takes a personal spin on the “ingénue” coming to NY, finding love and success and losing her innocence, perhaps, but never her spirit.
McKechnie was featured in BSC’s starry revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies in 2005, garnering a personal rave from New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley.
Stephen Holden of the The New York Times caught McKechnie at 54 Under and describes Same Place: Another Time as show that is “sprinkled with songs about New York, including Portia Nelson’s ‘Confessions of a New Yorker,’ a bouncy list of urban complaints and pleasures that has hardly aged a day in three decades. For all the upheaval New York has undergone in the nearly four decades since A Chorus Line, Ms. McKechnie’s show suggests that its essence hasn’t really changed; it’s the ‘big time.’
Mr. Finn’s Cabaret celebrates its fifth season with an eclectic mix of performers from May through August. Named for William Finn, the two-time Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Artistic Producer of BSC’s Musical Theatre Lab.
Tickets to Donna McKechnie’s Same Place: Another Time are $52. All seating is reserved. The Box Office at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret opens 45 minutes prior to the performance. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org. Mr. Finn’s Cabaret is located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.
The Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Series is sponsored by Renee and Steven Finn.