Broadway Veterans Will Populate Sweeney Todd at Barrington Stage Company

News   Broadway Veterans Will Populate Sweeney Todd at Barrington Stage Company Ed Dixon, Tim Shew, Michael Countryman, Shonn Wiley and David Garrison have joined the summer season of Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. Sweeney Todd and Art are on the schedule.

As previously reported, Tony Award-winning actress Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Present Laughter) and Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown, Side Show) will co-star in Sweeney Todd, which opens the summer season June 17-July 17. Artistic director Julianne Boyd will direct the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler work that will have musical direction by Darren R. Cohen.

Newly added to the production are Dixon (Sunday in the Park With George, The Scarlet Pimpernel) as Judge Turpin, Shew (Wonderful Town, Les Misérables) as Beadle Bamford, Christianne Tisdale (Beauty and the Beast) as the Beggar Woman, Shonn Wiley (Mud Donahue and Son, 42nd Street) as Anthony, Sarah Stevens as Johanna (Diplomacy) and Zachary Clause as Tobias.

Yasmina Reza's Art will feature Countryman (Equivocation), Brian Avers (Rock 'n' Roll) and David Garrison (Wicked "Married with Children"). Henry Wishcamper will direct the run from July 22-Aug. 7.

Jesse Berger will direct Emily Bergl (Becky Shaw), Christopher Innvar (110 in the Shade), Robert Petkoff (Ragtime) and Charlotte Parry (Equivocation) in Absurd Person Singular Aug. 12-29.

BSC's Stage 2 will feature Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man, starring Tony nominee Clarke Peters (Five Guys Named Moe), LeRoy McClain (Cymbeline) and Nick Westrate (The Boys in the Band). Innvar will direct the May 26-June 13 run. The second Stage 2 production will be a return engagement of Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session, starring Martin Rayner and Mark H. Dold, June 22-July 3, under the direction of Tyler Marchant. The production will later play an Off-Broadway run at the Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre.

BSC's Musical Theatre Lab will develop Pool Boy by Nikos Tsakalakos and Janet Allard; and The Memory Show by Sara Cooper and Zachary Redler.

For tickets phone (413) 236-8888 or visit BarringtonStageCo.

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Barrington Stage Company, a professional award-winning Equity theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA, was co-founded in 1995 by artistic director Julianne Boyd. Barrington Stage's mission is three-fold: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways to bringing new audiences into the theatre — especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention with William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's Tony Award-winning musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which began as a workshop at Barrington Stage in February 2004, was produced in its world premiere to critical acclaim that summer, and later transferred to Broadway's Circle-in-the-Square Theatre where it played more than 1,000 performances.

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