Three productions have been announced for the Barrington Stage Company's upcoming 25th season: Into the Woods, Fall Springs, and Gertrude and Claudius.
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's award-winning Into the Woods will be presented on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage with musical direction by BSC Associate Artist Darren R. Cohen and direction by BSC Associate Artist Joe Calarco.
The 2019 season will also include the world premiere of the musical Fall Springs, featuring music and lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos (Pool Boy), book and lyrics by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (Boom), and direction by Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill).
In the new musical, the town of Fall Springs is cash-strapped but sits directly on top of America’s largest reserve of cosmetic essential oils. With new fracking techniques being recklessly implemented, the ground beneath Fall Springs is crumbling.
Barrington Stage will also present a new play by BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain, Gertrude and Claudius, which will receive its world premiere at Orlando Shakespeare Festival this spring. Based on the novel by John Updike, Gertrude and Claudius is billed as a “passionate, imaginative prequel that brings to life the love affair that led to one of the greatest plays of all time—Hamlet.”
Casting, performance dates, and additional productions will be announced at a later time.
Season passes are now on sale and available at barringtonstageco.org or by calling (413) 236-8888 or visiting the Mainstage box office (30 Union Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts). Single tickets will be available in March 2019.