Jacoby, according to the theatre's spokesperson, will play Beauregard Jackson Picket Burnside in the Jerry Herman musical, which will run Oct. 4-15 at the Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, MA. As previously announced, Sandy Duncan will head the cast in the title role with Diane J. Findlay as the boozy Vera Charles. New additions to the cast also include Ginifer King as Gloria Upson and Eric Ulloa as the adult Patrick. Complete casting is expected shortly.
Mame, based on Patrick Dennis' novel "Auntie Mame," features a score by Jerry Herman and a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The original Broadway production opened in May 1966 at the Winter Garden Theatre with Angela Lansbury as Mame and Bea Arthur as Vera Charles. Both Lansbury and Arthur won Tony Awards for their work. A subsequent film version cast Lucille Ball as the vivacious Mame. The classic Herman score includes such tunes as "If He Walked Into My Life," "It's Today," "Open a New Window," "Mame," "Bosom Buddies" and "We Need a Little Christmas."
Mame "follows the whirlwind adventures of an unconventional aunt and her nephew with a rogue's gallery of memorable characters - including the has-been actress Vera Charles, timid secretary Agnes Gooch, and southern gentleman Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside - plus encounters with proper society."
Mark Jacoby has been seen on Broadway in Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha, Ragtime, Show Boat, Grand Hotel, The Phantom of the Opera and Sweet Charity. He was Tony-nominated for his performance in Show Boat.
For more information about the Barrington Stage Company, call (413) 236-8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org.