Diversity and excellence are the concepts guiding the WIlliamstown Theatre Festival’s 2016 season under Mandy Greeenfield.
“Wallflower” highlights: “In The Dust,” choreographed by Dawn Lane, and the return of Scott Thomas, CATA’s own standup comedian. Local actors Diane Prusha and Barby Cardillo direct CATA’s Shakespeare’s Players in a riff on the audition process, while troubadour JoAnne Spies premieres a new song inspired by hundreds of encounters with elders from Berkshire Healthcare residences.
Marin Yvonne Ireland is an American film, stage and television actress who often gets cast as a weirdo, a terrorist, or someone who gargles her words. “But I am never typecast,” she says confidently, “I get to play all kinds of crazy,” as in this homage to hard work.
On the Road by Zvi Dance entwines the thrills of freedom, the sounds of jazz, and the perplexity of youthful American voices discovering their closeted and social selves. Set to an original score by frequent collaborator and composer Scott Killian, the soundscape is a commentary on Kerouac’s novel and an homage to the Beat poets.
The Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company performance onApril 29 will feature a retrospective of the company’s most popular works from the last 25 years
When “Cat” premiered on Broadway in 1955, its themes of repressed homosexuality were too much for some critics and not nearly enough for others. In spite or because of the then-racy material, “Cat” ran for nearly 700 performances and won Williams his second Pulitzer Prize.
Marvin and Whizzer return as William Finn and James Lapine’s Falsettos gets a Lincoln Center Theatre production starring Andrew Rannells. Previews begin Sept. 29 ahead of an Oct. 27 opening at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway.