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  • The Berkshire Theatre Group Production of the world premiere of "B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching" written by Tara Wilson Noth is running through July 9 at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In this timely play, a woman representing a black teenager accused of murder is forced to face truths about marriage, race and the choices she has made and the unspoken lies she told herself to conform. We welcome actors Torsten Johnson and DeAnna Supplee.
  • It would be a logical guess that the toughest problem for Richard Maltby, Jr, when he was creating “Ain’t Misbehavin’”was deciding which of the over 400 songs Fats Waller wrote should be included in the musical revue.
  • “The Chinese Lady” is a fascinating 90-minutes of theater being offered at Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls through Sunday.
  • For its 86th season as Vermont’s oldest professional theater, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has become Weston Theater Company. With the name change – the organization wanted to give focus to the town, the community, and make sure the theater as a whole encompasses its two buildings, Weston Playhouse and Walker Farm, rather than just one. Weston will present productions at Weston Playhouse and the more intimate Walker Farm. And to celebrate the occasion, all five shows this season will be familiar to most theater lovers. To tell us all about it we welcome Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert.
  • Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, VT will open the 45th Season of professional summer theatre at the Dorset Playhouse with a regional revival of the classic thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” directed by Jackson Gay. The preview performance is scheduled for Thursday and the play opens on Friday, June 24 and runs through July 9th at the Dorset Playhouse. Dina Janis is the Artistic Director of the Dorset Theatre Festival and joins us this morning with a preview.
  • The Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 28th season is currently underway in Glens Falls, New York. The season includes exclusive first looks at new drafts of cutting-edge titles that have generated major buzz throughout American theater. First up is: “The Chinese Lady” – running through June 26th - fresh from a sold-out run at NYC’s Public Theater, this show is quickly becoming one of the most widely produced plays in America. Miriam Weisfeld is producing artistic director of Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, NY and is presenting her first ATF season.
  • This is a cheerleading piece. Because Tuesday is the first official day of summer and I’m a lover of the arts, I get especially excited about summer.
  • It’s a difficult task to make a person understand the racial divide that has affected the United States since its founding without beating the obvious to death.
  • Barrington Stage Company presents “Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show” on the Boyd-Quinson mainstage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. “Ain’t Misbehavin”’ is a musical revue tribute to the black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and '30s. Conceived by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz, the Tony Award winning musical is choreographed and directed this season at Barrington Stage by Emmy Award-nominee Jeffrey L. Page.
  • The Barrington Stage Company presents the World Premiere production of “Andy Warhol in Iran,” written by Brent Askari and directed by Skip Greer. The show is running through the June 25th on BSC’s St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.In 1976 Andy Warhol, the portrait painter of the rich and famous, travels to Tehran to take Polaroids of the Shah’s wife. While there, Warhol encounters a young revolutionary who throws his plans into turmoil and makes him realize there is a world beyond himself.Actor Henry Stram plays Andy Warhol. Henry has been seen on Broadway in "Network," "The Elephant Man," "Junk," "Inherit the Wind," "The Crucible," and "Titanic."