Say Yes!, a new musical by Sherman Yellen and Wally Harper, to be performed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival Aug. 15-Sept. 2, will feature a cast of eight, under Jay Binder's direction. Featured in the show are John Deyle, Christianne Tisdale, Mitchell Greenberg, Denny Dillon (Clue, HBO's "Dream On", Linda Thorson, Meredith Patterson, Tim Warman and J. Robert Spencer.
Say Yes! centers on the 1939 New York World's Fair.
* In other news, Richard Chamberlain stars in The Shadow of Greatness, a new play presented at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, July 25-Aug. 12. The Stockbridge, MA, fest runs through Sept. 2.
In Shadow, Chamberlain plays a "renowned and tormented playwright" who is trying to divest himself of his fame. Somehow, this involves his inviting three of his biggest fans to his New York brownstone on a "dark, cloudy night." Shadow is written by the not-so-renowned playwright, Gary Socol. Martin Rabbett will direct.
Co-starring as the rabid fans are Jan Maxwell (The Sound of Music), Kelly Overbey (Betty's Summer Vacation) and Ross Gibby. Chamberlain's stage roles include My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music and the out-of-town tryout for Breakfast at Tiffany's. The rest of the Main Stage season runs as follows:
The Berkshire Theatre Festival is located in Stockbridge, MA.©