Richard Chamberlain Is Part of Benefit Reading of New Musical Sometimes Love Today

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18 Jul 2014

Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
Photo by Greg Gorman

Stage and screen star Richard Chamberlain, whose Broadway musical theatre credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music, takes part in a benefit reading of the new musical Sometimes Love July 18 in Pittsfield, MA.

Presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, the reading of Martin Rabbett and Jocelyn Fujii's new musical begins at 2 PM at the Colonial Theatre.

The cast also features Eric Van Tielen, Meghan Lynn Allen, Erica Twiss, Rylan Morsbach, Andrew Holder, Ken De Loreto and Katie Beck.

In Sometimes Love, press notes state, "seven contemporary New Yorkers, most of them longtime friends, discover that life brings empowerment in surprising ways. They face the full spectrum of challenges: unemployment, infidelity, narcissistic lovers and alcoholic parents. But when the shame is confronted head-on and the smoke finally clears, their broken lives arrive at a fragile order, a simple and elegant truth. Love comes and goes, they discover, and the only way to make it stay is to adapt to its many mutations."

"I wrote the music for Sometimes Love over a three-year period, during which I was going through a painful personal experience,” Martin Rabbett, director, composer and writer, said in a previous statement. "Through it all, I discovered that it was not just the writing of the music that helped me heal, but the friends who lived through that time with me. It was, for me, a redefining of family—the realization that in the end, we really can create our own family. That experience empowered me and ultimately saved my life."

Tickets are $40 and include a catered boxed supper and talk back with the cast. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield; at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, Stockbridge; by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.