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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Anna Chlumsky Is "Living On Love" At The Williamstown Theatre Festival

Douglas Sills and Anna Chlumsky in "Living on Love" at The Williamstown Theatre Festival
Credit T. Charles Erickson

Anna Chlumsky is in Williamstown, MA co-starring in Living on Love, a play about an opera diva - played by Renée Flemming, her mastro husband played by Douglas Sills, and the autobiography ghostwriters - played by Chlumsky and Justin Long - who come between them. The show runs at WTF through July 26th.

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Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Herbert Wolff Reviews "June Moon"

The play, June Moon…now on the main stage at Williamstown Theatre Festival…is the result of collaboration by George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner.  Kaufman was one of the most prolific playwrights in American theater history.  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.  Even today, his play, The Man Who Came to Dinner, is a staple of virtually every American community theater.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon July 7, 2014

"A Great Wilderness" At Williamstown Theatre Festival

  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.

A Great Wilderness is a play by Obie Award winner, Samuel D. Hunter. It is directed at Williamstown Theatre Festival 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.

The Roundtable
9:50 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Tanglewood - Renée Fleming

    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.

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.

She will be performing at the Tanglewood 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 Williamstown Theatre Festival in Living on Love, 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.

New England News
6:20 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Nicholas Martin, Former Williamstown Theatre Director, Dies At 75

Nicholas Martin
Credit playbill.com

The Berkshires have lost a renowned theater director who put his stamp on the region and the people he touched.

Steve Lawson met Nicholas Martin, known by most as Nicky, when the Broadway actor and director joined the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 1996.

“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.”

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Northern Berkshire Cultural Organizations Aim For Shared Success

Williams College Museum of Art
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The cultural attractions of the northern Berkshires have laid out their plans for the upcoming summer.

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New England News
6:40 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

New Director Excited For Next Chapter

Mandy Greenfield will take over as artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in September 2014.

The Williamstown Theatre Festival has named a new artistic director.

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 Manhattan Theatre Club, 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.

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New England News
4:33 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Williamstown Theatre Festival Names New Artistic Director

Jenny Gersten will leave as artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in January to become executive director of Friends of the High Line.
Credit John Dolan

In western Massachusetts, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has named a new artistic director.

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 Friends of the High Line in New York City in January, she will program the upcoming season, the Festival’s 60th.

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Tue August 13, 2013

"Blood Play" at Williamstown Theatre Festival

    

    Blood Play is the final show on the Nikos Stage at The Williamstown Theatre Festival this season. The show is created by The Debate Society - a Brooklyn based company that creates new plays through the collaboration of Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen, and Oliver Butler.

The Debate Society was awarded a “Village Voice Best of Award” for “Best Argument for Devised Theater - 2010” and the trio of theatre artists are 2011 Sundance Institute Fellows.

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Arts & Culture
12:50 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Herbert Wolff Reviews WTF's Bridges of Madison County

Theater reviewer Herbert Wolff takes a close look at the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of The Bridges of Madison County

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