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Barrington Stage Postpones Part of 2020 Summer Season
11:27AM / Thursday, April 30, 2020
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Barrington Stage is postponing its previously announced 2020 season until the summer of 2021.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barrington Stage is postponing its previously announced 2020 season until the summer of 2021 but is moving forward with late-summer and fall productions with new procedures in place.

"We think there is a strong need to do an alternate season that honors live theater, that allows us to assemble safely and reminds us we are not alone in this self-isolated world we find ourselves in," Artistic Director Julianne Boyd said in an email to supporters. "We want to give you a safe place where you can experience wonderful stories and music and for a few short hours transport you to a different world."

In the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage theater, Barrington Stage will be reducing capacity to a third of the available 520 seats to accommodate SD seating. Beginning Aug. 5, Mark H. Dold will star in David Cale's one-man show "Harry Clarke." The Mainstage will also host the Monday Night Concert Series, featuring the legendary jazz and cabaret singer Marilyn Maye (Aug. 24), and singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway performing "The Linda Ronstadt Songbook" with Billy Stritch at the piano (Aug. 31).

On Sept. 5, the Mainstage will host a reading of "Eleanor," a new one-woman play about the life of Eleanor Roosevelt by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain, starring Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris. Soon after, there will be a return engagement of the 10x10 New Play Festival, running from Sept. 9-20. "The Price," by Arthur Miller, will play as originally scheduled from Oct. 1-18/

In anticipation of "South Pacific" in 2021, Barrington Stage will present "South Pacific: In Concert" from Aug. 21-23 at an outdoor venue in Pittsfield. These outdoor performances, which will also employ all social distancing practices being implemented at the Mainstage, are an opportunity to preview the Tony Award-winning musical and to bring the Pittsfield community together so they can experience live entertainment after months of isolation. One performance will be dedicated to hospital care workers and first-responders.

Additional information on all of these performances and the best practices of socially distanced seating can be found on the website. The box office is now open for 2020 sales and will be available by phone at 413-236-8888 or by email; will remain closed for in-person transactions until further notice.

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