Barrington Stage Company's 2023 season in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, will open with the Tony-winning John Kander and Fred Ebb musical Cabaret.
Artistic Director Alan Paul will helm the production, which will play the Boyd-Quinson Stage June 14-July 8, 2023. Opening night is June 18. Casting and additional creative team members will be announced.
The production will mark Paul’s first show for BSC; he recently succeeded Founding Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. Six additional productions for the upcoming season will be announced at a later date.
Based on the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten and The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret opened in 1966, produced and directed by Harold Prince. With music by Kander, lyrics by Ebb, and a book by Joe Masteroff, Cabaret won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
In 1997 during its third season, BSC produced a revival of Cabaret that moved to Boston for an extended engagement at the Hasty Pudding Theatre.
“I am always amazed at how Cabaret manages to speak to our time, making it one of the most remarkable and resilient works of American musical theatre,” says Paul. “As the U.S. experiences a rise in acts of virulent anti-Semitism, it seemed an appropriate time for our audiences to revisit this enduring classic. It’s also an opportunity in my first season to celebrate one of the shows that helped establish the legacy of this theatre company.”
Season tickets are available at BarringtonStageCo.org.