Andrew Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in the Tony Award winning musical, The Book of Mormon. He left the show recently, after more than a year on Broadway, and will appear on the NBC comedy, The New Normal, which premieres in September, and in the second season of Girls when it returns to HBO. The first season's finale aired on June 17th.
On Friday, June 22, at 1 p.m., WAMC will debut Playing on Air – a new program featuring short plays by America's greatest playwrights, performed by America's greatest actors. It will air each fourth Friday the month at 1 p.m.
Each one hour episode will feature two or three short plays. Playing on Air is produced and hosted by Columbia County resident Claudia Catania. She spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.
One Man, Two Guvnors is a rollicking farce by Richard Bean – based on the classic, Servant of Two Masters. The show currently running on Broadway was first produced in London and has earned enthusiastic reviews and hearty audience applause and guffaws on both sides of the pond. Here, we speak with charming actor, Oliver Chris. He plays Stanley Stubbers – one of the guvnors.
Fiddler on the Roof runs on the BSC Mainstage in Pittsfield, MA through July 14th. Director/Choreographer Gary John La Rosa; Music Director Darren R. Cohen; and actors Brad Oscar, Joanna Glushak, Rebecca Kuznick, Stephanie Lynn Mason, Dawn Rother, and Colin Israel join us at The Linda for a preview of the production.
Bruce Dow plays King Herod in the multi-award nominated revival ofJesus Christ Superstar currently running on Broadway. Here, we speak with him about that role, what he likes about working at Stratford Shakespeare Festival (where this production of Superstar began), and more!
The Berkshire Playwright's Lab 5th Season multi-media Gala Celebration will take place on June 9th at 7:30pm at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington. We welcome Jay Thomas back to the show to talk about his work with BPL and more.
Will Eno's new one-man play, Title and Deed is running at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre in New York City through June 17th. The show is produced by Signature Theatre in association with Gare St Lazare Players Ireland. It is directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett and features Conor Lovett. Here, we speak with Conor Lovett about the show, Gare St. Lazare, his training, and more.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2012 performing season will run from June 26th to August 19th and here are some of the names attached: Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, David Hyde Pierce, Jessica Stone, David Byrne, Blythe Danner and Bob Balaban – just to name a few. The festival’s Artistic Director, Jenny Gersten, joins us this morning with a full preview of her second season at the helm.