Josh Franklin & Zachary Prince Joining the Cast of “Company” at Barrington Stage

(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to announce that beginning September 6, Josh Franklin and Zachary Prince will be joining the cast of Company.

Barrington Stage is offering a special half-price offer for Berkshire County residents for the 7:00pm performance on Thursday, September 7.  Tickets that night are $36 by presenting valid ID at Box Office. Please note this offer is not valid with previously sold tickets or in conjunction with any other offer.

Featuring a book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with choreography by Jeffrey Page, music supervision by Darren R. Cohen, music direction by Dan Pardo, and direction by Julianne Boyd, Company began previews on Thursday, August 10, 2017 and officially opened Sunday, August 13, and will now play through Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Josh Franklin makes his BSC debut as “Peter.” Broadway: Anything Goes, Ghost, Legally Blonde and Grease. Tours: Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Grease (Danny), Anything Goes (Billy Crocker – Helen Hayes nom), All Shook Up. Recent roles include Corny Collins in Hairspray, Sam Wainwright in A Wonderful Life (Goodspeed), and Bobby Child in Crazy For You (Stratford Festival).

Zachary Prince makes his BSC debut as “Paul.” Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, On A Clear Day…, Baby It’s You. Off-Broadway: Himself & Nora (Priest), The Last Five Years (Jamie standby) at Second Stage (dir. Jason Robert Brown). Nat’l Tour: Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli). Regional credits include: The Glass Menagerie (Tom Wingfield) at Pioneer Theatre Company, Triangle (Ben/Vincenzo; Theatre Bay Area Award – Best Actor) at Theatreworks Silicon Valley, Parade (Leo Frank) at Theatre Raleigh, Into The Woods (Baker) at Kansas City Rep (dir. Moisés Kaufman), and Mann & Wife (Henry) at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.

The cast of Company features Aaron Tveit (Broadway’s Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), who returns to BSC after previously playing “Matt” in the 2007 production of Calvin Berger, as “Bobby,” along with Mara Davi (Broadway’s Dames at Sea) as “April,” Ellen Harvey (Broadway’s Present Laughter) as “Joanne,” Lawrence E. Street (Broadway’s Urinetown) as “Harry,” Jeannette Bayardelle (Broadway’s The Color Purple) as “Sarah,” Kate Loprest (Broadway’s First Date) as “Susan,” Jane Pfitsch (Broadway’s Cabaret) as “Jenny,” James Ludwig (Broadway’s Spamalot) as “David,” Lauren Marcus (Little Shop of Horrors, Sharon Playhouse) as “Amy,” Peter Reardon (BSC’s All My Sons) as “Larry,” Nora Schell (Spamilton, Triad Theater) as “Marta,” and Rebecca Kuznick (BSC’s Fiddler on the Roof) as “Kathy.”

Company features scenic design by Kristen Robinson, costume design by Sara Jean Tosetti, lighting design by Brian Tovar, sound design by Ed Chapman, hair and wig design by Liz Printz, music supervision by Darren R. Cohen, and music direction by Dan Pardo. Renee Lutz serves as production stage manager, with Anthony O. Bullock as assistant stage manager. Casting is by McCorkle Casting Ltd.

The performance schedule for Company is as follows:

Through September 2, 2017: Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm, and Sunday at 5pm. Please note – there is an additional 2pm performance on Saturday, September 2. From September 6, 2017: Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 at 7pm; Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 at 8pm; Saturday, September 9 at 2pm; Sunday, September 10 at 3pm. Single tickets for Company range from $30 to $72.

Tickets are 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).

Performance schedules for all productions are available by visiting 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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