Barrington Stage Announces 2017 Line-up for Mr. Finn’s Cabaret

(PITTSFIELD, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, is proud to announces the 2017 season of performances at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.
 
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, Mr. Finn’s Cabaret celebrates its 5th season with an eclectic mix of performers from May through August.
 
Mr. Finn’s Cabaret is sponsored by Renee & Steven Finn
 
May 21 & 22  @ 8:00PM
Brandon Uranowitz
The Songs of William Finn
Fresh off his acclaimed turn as ‘Mendel’ in the Broadway revival of Falsettos, Tony Award-nominee Uranowitz gets up close and personal sharing songs by the one-and-only Tony Award-winning William Finn. Tickets: $35.
 
June 4 @ 8:00PM
Carole Bufford
You Don’t Own Me: The Fearless Females of the 1960s
Sponsored by Isanne & Sandy Fisher
With music made famous by Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Carole King and more, Bufford pays tribute to the songstresses of the 1960s and a time of great change in America. The musical and cultural landscape was never the same after these bold, daring women ensured their voices were heard. Tickets: $35.
 
June 5 @ 8:00PM
Eric Yves Garcia with Carole Bufford
Keepers of the Keys
Sponsored by Isanne & Sandy Fisher
Classic cabaret at its best! Take a trip back to the days when pianists/vocalists such as Nat ‘King’ Cole, Hoagy Carmichael and Bobby Short were the stars of cabaret. Now there’s award-winning singer and pianist Eric Yves Garcia following in their giant footsteps, with special guest Carole Bufford. Tickets: $35.
 
June 18 & 19 @ 8:00PM
Leslie Kritzer
Leslie’s Back! Again!

After last year’s sold out cabaret, Leslie is back to share more stories of her life on and off Broadway (Something Rotten, Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Robber Bridegroom), belt out some killer tunes and remind all of us why she is a one-of-a-kind star!  Tickets: $35.
 
July 3 & 4 @8:00PM
David Lutken and Friends
Sponsored by Sydelle & Lee Blatt
Lookin’ for a little down-home, Americana patriotism this year? David Lutken and his banjo-stringing, harmonica-playing band will treat you to a treasure trove of American Folk Music guaranteed to get your hands clapping and your feet stomping. Back by popular demand! Tickets: $35.
 
July 16 & 17 @ 8:00PM
Christine Pedi
Great Dames
Long time Forbidden Broadway Diva Christine Pedi sings songs about and made famous by the great ladies of the stage, screen and beyond. With comic flair & warm appreciation she conjures up Merman, Minnelli, Streisand, Julie Andrews and more. Tickets: $35.
 
July 23 @ 8:00PM
Eli Newberger & the Hot Six
The Genius of Cole Porter
 
July 24 @ 8:00PM
Duke Ellington Swings!
How better to enjoy Porter’s radiant wit and Ellington’s search for romantic bliss than to listen to great jazz masters in the company of brilliant young singers!  We welcome back tuba virtuoso Newberger and his fabulous band, including pianist Bob Winter (Boston Pops) and trumpeter Bo Winiker, to perform with stars from BSC’s Musical Theatre Conservatory.  Tickets: $45.
 
August 20 & 21 @ 8:00PM
Julie Budd
Remember Mr. Sinatra

When Julie was 16 years old, Sinatra personally invited her to be his special guest artist at Caesar’s Palace. You could just imagine how thrilling that was for Julie. Selections performed on those nights with Mr. Sinatra will be performed, alongside personal stories and experiences that Julie shared with this brilliant icon.  Tickets: $35.
 
August 27 & 28 @ 8:00PM
Andrea McArdle
An Evening with Andrea McArdle
Andrea celebrates The Great American Songbook, Broadway and contemporary music. With Andrea’s soaring vocals, audiences will be taken on a musical journey that is filled with anecdotes about the legends she has worked with and the songs that became the soundtrack of America. Tickets: $35.
 
Artists on the Horizon
Experience upcoming musical theatre artists in a new cabaret series! All seats general admission. Visit www.BarringtonStageCo.org/MrFinns for more information on the Artists on the Horizon series.  
 
June 1 @ 9:30PM
Joel Waggoner: Barrington to Broadway
Tickets: $25.
 
June 22 @ 9:30PM
Jesse Gage and Emily Chui: “Songs About Life, Love, Food and Monsters”
Tickets: $25.
 
June 28 @ 10:00PM
Musical Theatre Conservatory Ensemble: The Songs of Ahrens and Flaherty
Tickets: $20.
 
July 30 @ 8:00PM
Jenny Giering: Upfront and Personal
Tickets: $25.
 
August 6 & 7 @ 8:00PM
A song cycle by Danny Ursetti and Lauren Taslitz: Things We Think, But Don’t Dare Say
Tickets: $25.
 
All Cabaret performances will take place at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Barrington Stage Company offers reserved seating for all cabaret performances at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret.  To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org.
 
ABOUT BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
 
Barrington Stage Company is a professional award-winning Equity regional theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA.  It was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and has a three-fold mission: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre—especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which later transferred to Broadway where it won two Tony Awards. In 2009, Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session ran more than ten weeks on Stage 2 and later moved Off Broadway and played for two years. St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth (which premiered at BSC as Dr. Ruth, All the Way in 2012) played Off Broadway at the Westside Theatre in fall 2013. BSC’s all-time record-breaking musical, On the Town, was originally produced at BSC in 2013.  In 2014, it opened on Broadway with BSC as a co-producer, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.  In 2016, Barrington Stage swept the first Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards by winning 20 out of the 25 awards.  In 2016, BSC produced three World Premieres; Presto Change-O, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and American Son, which won the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play.

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