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BILLY KEANE and MATT CUSSON HEADLINE
BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY’s
MR. FINN’S CABARET FALL 2019 SEASON
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(Pittsfield, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces local Berkshire musicians Billy Keane and Matt Cusson will headline the 2019 fall season of performances at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.
October 12 at 8:30pm
Billy Keane, founding member of the nationally touring Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, is going back to his roots as a traveling folk act with a solo performance at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret. Keane is a true singer/songwriter, composing lyrics and melodies that wind and wend their way from genre to genre, at once evocative but subtle, approachable but memorable. The intimacy and passion of Keane’s songwriting will be aptly showcased within the dark, comfortable, enticing and mysterious environment of Mr. Finn’s. Tickets are $25 for chairs at tables, $20 for stools at the bars.
October 26 at 8:30pm
Recent winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Award. Fresh off his Australian tour with Dave Koz and PBS special with Megan Hilty, Matt Cusson is coming back home for one night only! Matt will bring his mixture of soul, jazz, pop and singer/songwriter to the stage — playing some old and new as well as never-before-heard, as well as the always-surprising special guests. “You can tell right away when Matt starts playing that he is the real thing.” —James Taylor. Tickets: $25 for chairs at tables, $20 for stools at the bars.
Both Cabaret performances will take place at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Barrington Stage Company offers reserved seating for all cabaret performances at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org/
ABOUT BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is an award-winning regional theatre located in Pittsfield, MA, in the heart of the Berkshires. Co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, BSC has a three-fold mission: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre—especially young people.
Barrington Stage commissioned and produced the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown’s American Son, which also won the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play by an Emerging Playwright in 2016 and recently concluded a Broadway run, starring Kerry Washington. Barrington Stage first garnered national attention in 2004 when it premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which later transferred to Broadway where it won two Tony Awards. In 2009, BSC premiered Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session, which later moved Off Broadway and played for two years. St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth (which premiered at BSC as Dr. Ruth, All the Way) played Off Broadway at the Westside Theatre. BSC’s all-time record-breaking musical On the Town was originally produced at BSC in 2013 before transferring to Broadway, where it was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. In 2016, Barrington Stage swept the first annual Berkshire Theatre Awards by winning 20 out of the 25 awards. In 2017, BSC produced the much-lauded revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, starring Aaron Tveit. In 2018, BSC produced the critically acclaimed production of West Side Story in honor of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins’ 100th birthdays. BSC has won the Best of the Berkshires Readers’ Choice for Best Live Theatre for the past three years. 2019 marks BSC’s 25th Season Anniversary.
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