Barrington Stage announces additional casting for “American Son” and “Kimberly Akimbo”

Barrington Stage Company (BSC)has announced the casting for both the World Premiere play, American Son, winner of the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016, and Kimberly Akimbo.

Joining Tamara Tunie (“Law and Order”), who will star as “Kendra Ellis-Connor” in the World Premiere of American Son, is Michael Hayden (Carousel) as “Scott Connor,” Luke Smith (Peter and the Starcatcher) as “Officer Paul Larkin” and Andre Ware (“House of Cards”) as “Lt. John Stokes.” Written by award-winning playwright Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Julianne Boyd, American Son begins previews June 17, 2016, opens June 22, and runs through July 9, 2016.

Kimberly Akimbo will star Chris Thorn (As You Like It) as “Buddy,” Jessiee Datino (Angels in America) as “Patti,” Jessica Savage (The Big Bad) as “Debra,” and Adam Langdon (“The Good Wife”) as “Jeff.” They join previously announced star Debra Jo Rupp (“That 70’s Show”) who will play the titular character. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Rob Ruggiero, Kimberly Akimbo begins performances June 16, 2016, opens June 19, and runs through July 16, 2016.

The 2016 season at BSC will include the world premieres of two new musicals—Presto Change-O and Broadway Bounty Hunter. Presto Change-O features music by Joel Waggoner, book and lyrics by Eric Price, and direction by Marc Bruni of Broadway’s Beautiful The Carole King Musical. Jonathan Larson Award winning composer Joe Iconis’s Broadway Bounty Hunter, starring Annie Golden, features a book by Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams, choreography by Jeffrey Page, and direction by Leah C. Gardiner.

The Emmy Award winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse and Tony Award winning director John Rando, the team behind the acclaimed and Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of On the Town, will reunite to stage Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.

The 2016 Barrington season will also include Peerless by Jiehae Park (Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, Wondrous Strange), and directed by Louisa Proske (Engagements), which recently premiered at Yale Rep; the acclaimed Drama Desk Award winning play Tribes by Nina Raine; and Mark St. Germain’s Camping with Henry and Tom, the recipient of both the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Lucille Lortel Award.

The 2016 Boyd-Quinson Mainstage season will begin on June 10 and 11, 2016 with Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know, But Should…, hosted by Tony Award winner William Finn. BSC also recently announced the 2016 lineup for its nightlife hotspot, Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, named after the composer/lyricist. Among the performers scheduled to perform are Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, Leslie Kritzer, and Christina Bianco.

In addition to the theatrical productions, BSC recently announced two special one-night-only performances for the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. On Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8pm, Ann Hampton Callaway and Amanda McBroom will appear in Divalicious, accompanied by Michele Brourman; and on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 8pm, married stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley return to BSC in Broadway and Beyond: Reprise Edition after their tremendously successful concert at BSC last summer.

Additional casting and creative team for all productions will be announced shortly.

The performance schedule for Kimberly Akimbo is as a follows: Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, and Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Please note – there is no 3pm performance on Thursday, June 16th, and Saturday, June 18th.

The performance schedule for American Son is as follows: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm, and Sunday at 5pm. Please note – there is no 2pm performance on Friday, June 17 and no performance on Saturday, June 25.

Both single tickets and 2016 season passes are now on-sale and available at www.barringtonstageco.org or by calling 413-236-8888 or visiting the MainStage box office (30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201). Tickets range from $20 to $69.

Performance schedules for all productions are available by visiting www.barringtonstageco.org.

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