williamstown theatre festival http://wamc.org en Anna Chlumsky Is "Living On Love" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/anna-chlumsky-living-love-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anna </span>Chlumsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is in Williamstown, MA co-starring in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Living on Love</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a play about an opera diva - played by </span>Renée<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Flemming<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, her </span>mastro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> husband played by Douglas Sills, and the autobiography ghostwriters - played by </span>Chlumsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Justin Long - who come between them. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95286 at http://wamc.org Anna Chlumsky Is "Living On Love" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival Herbert Wolff Reviews "June Moon" http://wamc.org/post/herbert-wolff-reviews-june-moon <p>The play, <em>June Moon</em>…now on the main stage at Williamstown Theatre Festival…is the result of collaboration by George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner.&nbsp; Kaufman was one of the most prolific playwrights in American theater history.&nbsp; For a period of more than 35 years, from 1921 to 1958, at least one Kaufman production – he as the author or the stage director – was being performed on Broadway.&nbsp; Even today, his play, <em>The Man Who Came to Dinner</em>, is a staple of virtually every American community theater.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:52:00 +0000 Herbert Wolff 94553 at http://wamc.org "A Great Wilderness" At Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/great-wilderness-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After decades as the gentle-natured leader of a Christian retreat that endeavors to “cure” gay teens, Walt is packing up his life and preparing for a reluctant retirement. But when his final client quietly disappears into the remote Idaho wilderness, Walt discovers that his previously unwavering moral compass no longer points the way.</p><p><em>A Great Wilderness</em> is a play by Obie Award winner, Samuel D. Hunter. It is directed at <a href="http://www.wtfestival.org">Williamstown Theatre Festival</a> by Eric Ting and stars Jeffrey DeMunn. The three join us to talk about the play, which runs on the Nikos Stage at WTF July 9-July 20.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94241 at http://wamc.org "A Great Wilderness" At Williamstown Theatre Festival Tanglewood - Renée Fleming http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-ren-e-fleming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming is loved for her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony last July, the President awarded Ms. Fleming the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist.</p><p>Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo. Over the past few seasons, Ms. Fleming has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS.</p><p>She will be performing at the <a href="http://www.tanglewood.org">Tanglewood</a> opener on Saturday night and later this month, she will stay in the Berkshires to perform her first role in a play. She will make her debut at the <a href="http://www.wtfestival.org">Williamstown Theatre Festival</a> in <em>Living on Love</em>, playing an opera diva at odds with her husband over the people they’ve hired to ghostwrite their autobiographies. It runs July 16 through 26th.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 94063 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Renée Fleming Nicholas Martin, Former Williamstown Theatre Director, Dies At 75 http://wamc.org/post/nicholas-martin-former-williamstown-theatre-director-dies-75 <p>The Berkshires have lost a renowned theater director who put his stamp on the region and the people he touched.</p><p>Steve Lawson met Nicholas Martin, known by most as Nicky, when the Broadway actor and director joined the <a href="http://www.wtfestival.org/" target="_blank">Williamstown Theatre Festival</a> in 1996.</p><p>“Whenever the lights camp up at intermission at one of Nicky’s shows people didn’t just sort of sit there and say ‘Well lets go have a soda,” Lawson said. “There was buzz.”</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:20:33 +0000 Jim Levulis 89510 at http://wamc.org Nicholas Martin, Former Williamstown Theatre Director, Dies At 75 Northern Berkshire Cultural Organizations Aim For Shared Success http://wamc.org/post/northern-berkshire-cultural-organizations-aim-shared-success <p>The cultural attractions of the northern Berkshires have laid out their plans for the upcoming summer.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 86277 at http://wamc.org Northern Berkshire Cultural Organizations Aim For Shared Success New Director Excited For Next Chapter http://wamc.org/post/new-director-excited-next-chapter <p>The <a href="http://wtfestival.org/" target="_blank">Williamstown Theatre Festival</a> has named a new artistic director.</p><p>Come September 2014, the festival will be under new artistic guidance. Mandy Greenfield will take over for Jenny Gersten, who’s been at the helm since 2010. Greenfield is currently the artistic producer of the <a href="http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/" target="_blank">Manhattan Theatre Club</a>, where she has been since 2003. She says she hopes to make it to Williamstown this summer, a place she’s been to many times as a tourist, fan and ticket buyer.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 79255 at http://wamc.org New Director Excited For Next Chapter Williamstown Theatre Festival Names New Artistic Director http://wamc.org/post/williamstown-theatre-festival-names-new-artistic-director <p>In western Massachusetts, the <a href="http://wtfestival.org/" target="_blank">Williamstown Theatre Festival</a> has named a new artistic director.</p><p>Come September 2014, the Festival will be under new artistic guidance. Mandy Greenfield will take over for Jenny Gersten, who has served in the role since 2010. Before Gersten takes on a new position as executive director of <a href="http://www.thehighline.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the High Line</a> in New York City in January, she will program the upcoming season, the Festival’s 60<sup>th</sup>.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:33:13 +0000 Jim Levulis 79160 at http://wamc.org Williamstown Theatre Festival Names New Artistic Director "Blood Play" at Williamstown Theatre Festival http://wamc.org/post/blood-play-williamstown-theatre-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Blood Play</em> is the final show on the Nikos Stage at<a href="http://www.wtfestival.org"> The Williamstown Theatre Festival </a>this season. The show is created by <a href="http://www.thedebatesociety.org/">The Debate Society</a> - a Brooklyn based company that creates new plays through the collaboration of Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 71330 at http://wamc.org "Blood Play" at Williamstown Theatre Festival Herbert Wolff Reviews WTF's Bridges of Madison County http://wamc.org/post/herbert-wolff-reviews-wtfs-bridges-madison-county <p>Theater reviewer Herbert Wolff takes a close look at the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of <em>The</em>&nbsp;<em>Bridges of Madison County</em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Herbert Wolff 71134 at http://wamc.org Herbert Wolff Reviews WTF's Bridges of Madison County