Annie Golden stars as a 60-year-old unemployed actor on a quest to capture Broadway's biggest criminal in the new musical Broadway Bounty Hunter, which opens August 19 the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA.
Previews began August 13, a day later than originally scheduled.
The theatre released the following statement: “Due to creative differences, Leah C. Gardiner has parted ways with Broadway Bounty Hunter. Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company, has stepped in to handle direction for the musical’s world premiere.”
The musical features an R&B and funk score, and a book co-written by Jason “SweetTooth” Williams and Lance Rubin, inspired by Blaxploitation movies of the 1970s.
Golden plays a down-and-out Broadway star who is sick of competing for prime roles with younger actresses. Her life is changed when, following a ninja ambush on her apartment, she is thrown into the world of bounty hunting. On a mission through the jungle, she is suddenly faced with the challenge of saving theatre itself.
Golden's credits include Broadway's The Full Monty, Xanadu and Violet. Off-Broadway she replaced Ellen Greene in the original production of Little Shop of Horrors and created the role of Squeaky Fromme in the original production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins.
Broadway Bounty Hunter is scheduled to run through September 3. For more information and to order tickets, visit Barringtonstageco.org.
(Updated August 19, 2016)