Full Monty's Fruge to Be Part of Finn's Elegies at Barrington; Complete Cast Announced

News   Full Monty's Fruge to Be Part of Finn's Elegies at Barrington; Complete Cast Announced Casting has been announced for the Barrington Stage Company's upcoming production of William Finn's Elegies: A Song Cycle.

Romain Frugé, who played Ethan in the original company of Broadway's The Full Monty, will be joined onstage by Sandy Binion, Bradford William Anderson, Sally Wilfert and Andre Ward. The song cycle will play the Mahaiwe Theatre in downtown Great Barrington, MA, Aug. 11-28. Rob Ruggiero directs.

The creative team comprises Tobin Ost (set and costume design), Randy Hansen (sound design), Matthew Richards (lighting design) and Deborah Abramson (musical direction).

The musical song cycle, which celebrates life (and death) through the power of song, was originally presented at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in 2003. The company, under the direction of Graciela Daniele, featured Rupert, Kirk, Christian Borle, Betty Buckley and Carolee Carmello. Fynsworth Alley released the original cast recording, which features such Finn titles as "Looking Up Quintet," "Mister Choi & Madame G," "Mark's All-Male Thanksgiving," "Only One," "Joe Papp," "Peggy Hewitt & Mysty Del Giorno," "Passover," "Infinite Joy," "The Ballad of Jack Eric Williams (and Other 3 Named Composers)," "Monica & Mark," "Anytime (I Am There)," "My Dogs," "14 Dwight Ave., Natick, Massachusetts," "When the Earth Stopped Turning," "Goodbye" and "Looking Up."

In addition to The Full Monty, Romain Frugé has also been seen on Broadway in Titanic, Tommy, The Secret Garden and Big River. His other theatrical credits include The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill, Floyd Collins, The Boy Next Door, Falsettoland, Baby, Big River and The Secret Garden.

Elegies: A Song Cycle will play Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM, Fridays at 2 and 8 PM, Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 5 PM. Tickets, priced $32-$48, are available by calling (413) 528-8888 or by visiting www.barringtonstageco.org.

(l.-r.) Romain Fruge, Sandy Binion, Bradford William Anderson, Sally Wilfert and Andre Ward star in
(l.-r.) Romain Fruge, Sandy Binion, Bradford William Anderson, Sally Wilfert and Andre Ward star in Photo by Kevin Sprague
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