Williamstown Adds Performance of Herringbone Following Canceled Show Due to Power Outage

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Williamstown Theatre Festival has added a performance of the musical Herringbone June 24 following a canceled June 20 show.

The added show will play June 24 at 7 PM. "Due to an area-wide power outage," according to a release, the Wednesday night performance was cancelled. Patrons with tickets from that performance can receive an exchange for a future performance, a refund or donate their value to the Festival. Tickets are available by calling (413) 597-3400, at the Festival box office and through the website at wtfestival.org.

The power outage followed a previous incident on June 15 when a performance was canceled due to its star, B.D. Wong, sustaining a minor injury on stage. According to a WTF statement at that time, "during a dance sequence, [Wong] collided with the piano bench and was cut in the thigh." Performances resumed with Wong June 16.


Herringbone, kicked off the Williamstown Theatre Festival season June 14 on the company's Center Stage for a run through June 24.

Herringbone centers on "the story of George, one of vaudeville's greatest child stars, who just happens to be possessed by the angry spirit of a tap-dancing dwarf," as production notes reveal. Featuring a book by Tom Cone (based on his play), music by Skip Kennon and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh, the work played Off-Broadway with David Rounds in 1982 and in Hartford with Joel Grey in 1993.

Darren Lee is the choreographer. Dan Lipton provides musical direction and plays piano (with Benjamin Campbell on bass and Richard Huntley on drums). The design team features Neil Patel (scenic), William Ivey Long (costumes), Frances Aronson (lighting) and Nick Borisjuk (sound).

Wong last appeared on Broadway in the 2004 revival of Pacific Overtures and at Williamstown in Chaucer in Rome. Television audiences may recognize him from his roles in the HBO series "OZ" and NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." The San Francisco-born actor made his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly — which earned him the Tony Award. He has also appeared onstage in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Shanghai Moon as well as on screen in "Jurassic Park," "The Salton Sea," "Seven Years in Tibet," "Father of the Bride" (and its sequel) and (in voice) on Disney's "Mulan."

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