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Barrington Stage names Boyd’s successor as founding director’s September departure looms

Barrington Stage Company
Julianne Boyd

With its founding director retiring in September, Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based theatre company Barrington Stage has named her successor.

Julianne Boyd is stepping down after almost three decades at the head of BSC as artistic director. Her replacement will be Alan Paul, Associate Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.

“He's a fantastic dramaturg," Boyd told WAMC. "So he knows how to mold and shape new plays, which was important to us. And he's also been very involved in the Washington, D.C. community, and I think that that's really exciting. And someone said to me, he has your joy. He's a joyful person. That's important for our theater to have somebody who wants to spread the joy of what we do.”

Boyd’s final production at Barrington Stage as a director will be Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music,” running August 6th to 28th.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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