A Saint Comes to Berkshire Fest, July 31-Aug. 10

News   A Saint Comes to Berkshire Fest, July 31-Aug. 10 Christina Marie Norrup, PJ Benjamin, Alison Briner, Lovette George and Joel Blum will star in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's U.S premiere of A Saint She Ain't, a musical by lyricist-librettist Dick Vosburgh and composer Denis King.

Christina Marie Norrup, PJ Benjamin, Alison Briner, Lovette George and Joel Blum will star in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's U.S premiere of A Saint She Ain't, a musical by lyricist-librettist Dick Vosburgh and composer Denis King.

The show had a preview July 30, opens July 31 and continues to Aug. 10. It will then move to the Westport Country Playhouse, where it will run Aug. 28-Sept. 14.

Also in the cast are Jay Russell, Roland Rusinek and Jason Gilman.

Norrup replaces the previously announced Kate Levering of 42nd Street and Thou Shalt Not fame.

Blum is well remembered from his nimble-footed turns in Steel Pier and Show Boat. PJ Benjamin played Amos in Broadway's Chicago. Writer Dick Vosburgh penned much of the book and lyrics for the Broadway musical concoction, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine.

Eric Hill will direct the "Hollywood-inspired musical" in which each character is based on renowned Tinseltown figures, such as Mae West and W.C. Fields. The play, roughly based on Moliere's Le Cocu Imaginaire, concerns a couple of young lovers who mistakenly believe the other is being untrue.

A Saint She Ain't debuted at the UK's King's Head Theatre a couple seasons back and then transferred to the West End.

Call (413) 298-5576 for information.

—By Robert Simonson