Barrington Stage Company

Season Set for 2024

By: - Feb 22, 2024

Barrington Stage Company  will celebrate its 30th  anniversary season with two major musical revivals, a world premiere play, two regional premiere plays and a raucous comedy featuring three of BSC’s most beloved associate artists.

“Our 2024 season offers a little something for everyone,” commented Alan Paul. “La Cage aux Folles and Next to Normal examine what it means to be a family, but in very different ways. In between these two Boyd Quinson Stage shows is the outrageous comedy, Boeing Boeing, which brings BSC Associate Artists Mark H. Dold, Christopher Innvar and Debra Jo Rupp together for a hilarious evening under the direction of Julianne Boyd. At the St. Germain Stage, we’re thrilled to have the regional premieres of A Tender Thing, which touchingly examines what would have happened to Romeo & Juliet had they lived to old age, and Eboni Booth’s delightful Primary Trust, which I am thrilled to present to BSC audiences, and the world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s Forgiveness, which examines innocence and guilt in a truly singular way. After an unforgettable first season, I am so pleased to bring these wonderful shows to BSC audiences for the company’s 30th anniversary season.”


The Boyd-Quinson Stage will open with a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical La Cage aux Folles (June 11-July 6), which will be directed by Mike Donahue (Off-Broadway: The Legend of Georgia McBride, Phoebe in Winter) and choreographed by Paul McGill (Broadway: Associate Choreographer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Off-Broadway: The Legend of Georgia McBride). La Cage aux Folles features book by Harvey Fierstein (Broadway: Kinky BootsTorch Song Trilogy), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Broadway: Hello, Dolly!Mame), and is based on the play by Jean Poirot that also inspired the film The Birdcage, starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. BSC’s production marks the company’s first Jerry Herman musical since Mame (2006) and its first work written by actor-playwright and Broadway icon, Harvey Fierstein. La Cage aux Folles is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.  

Next up will be a revival of Boeing Boeing (July 17-August 3) by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans. This 1960 riotous French sex farce delighted a new generation of theatregoers with a recent critically acclaimed London and Broadway revival. BSC’s production will be helmed by Founding Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and will star BSC Associate Artists Mark H. Dold (BSC: Faith Healer, Waiting for Godot, Harry Clarke, Freud’s Last Session), Christopher Innvar (BSC: The Importance of Being Earnest; A Doll’s House, Part 2; Private Lives, Faith Healer), and Debra Jo Rupp (BSC: Boca; Dr. Ruth, All the WayRing ‘Round the Moon;The Laramie Project). 

BSC Artistic Director Alan Paul will direct Next to Normal (August 13-September 8), in a co-production with Round House Theatre in Washington, DC, where it recently opened and was hailed as an “impeccable, vibrant musical revival” by the Washington Post. Next to Normal, which will close the Boyd-Quinson Stage season, features music by Tom Kitt (Broadway: Bring It OnIf/Then), and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey (Broadway: If/ThenThe Last Ship). The original Broadway production, produced by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, and Second Stage Theatre, won three 2009 Tony Awards including Best Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The show recently received its London premiere in a critically acclaimed production that is transferring to the West End. Next to Normal is licensed by Music Theatre International.


The St. Germain Stage season opens with the regional premiere of A Tender Thing (June 25-July 20) by Ben Power (Broadway: The Lehman Trilogy), which will be directed by Alan Paul. Originally staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this charming and elegiac two-character play imagines what would have happened if Romeo and Juliet had not died as teenagers but had instead lived to old age.

Forgiveness (July 30-August 25) is the world premiere of a new play by Mark St. Germain (BSC: Eleanor; Dr. Ruth, All the Way; Freud’s Last Session; The Happiest Man on Earth) and directed by Ron Lagomarsino (BSC: Chester Bailey, The Happiest Man on Earth). The play is set in Minnesota where prisoners are allowed to plead their case in front of the Governor, in a bid to be returned to society. In this interactive production, audiences will help determine who is worthy of forgiveness.

The St. Germain Stage season will conclude with the regional premiere of Primary Trust (September 18-October 13), by actress/playwright Eboni Booth. This play, about a bookstore worker who loses his job and must find a new way forward for himself, delighted Off-Broadway audiences last year at Roundabout Theatre Company.

Additional details on the 2024 BSC season, including gala, concerts, and staged readings, will be announced in coming weeks.


Boyd-Quinson Stage

30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA.

La Cage aux Folles

Book by Harvey Fierstein

Based on the play La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret

Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Choreographed by Paul McGill

Directed by Mike Donahue

June 11-July 6

Opening Night: Sunday, June 16 at 5:00 PM

“The best of times is now!” Come join the party at the hottest nightclub in St. Tropez, home to Jerry Herman & Harvey Fierstein’s hit musical comedy. This spectacular show about love and acceptance is as heartwarming as it is hilarious, and it has so much to say about what it means to be a family.


Boeing Boeing

By Marc Camoletti

Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans

Directed by Julianne Boyd

Starring Mark H. Dold, Christopher Innvar, and Debra Jo Rupp

July 17-August 3

Opening Night: Sunday, July 21 at 5:00 PM

Fly to Paris in the swinging ’60s and meet playboy Bernard. With help from his housekeeper Bertha who plays flight control, Bernard keeps a rotating group of flight attendants on standby. But with the arrival of a long-lost friend and the new Boeing jet, Bernard’s plans hit some turbulence. Fasten your seatbelts for a “deliciously, deliriously innocent sex comedy.” (The New York Times)


Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Choreography by Eamon Foley

Directed by Alan Paul 

Co-Production with Round House Theatre

August 13 - September 8
Opening Night: Saturday, August 17 at 8:00 pm

“Impeccable,” proclaimed the The Washington Post—a “vibrant musical revival.” Director Alan Paul infuses his production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical with live video and multimedia, capturing the psychology and inner life of the musical’s six characters in ways both intimate and epic. Centered around a family’s ongoing struggles to overcome issues from their past and the underpinnings of suburban life, Paul’s all-new production blew DC audiences away. And now it’s coming to Barrington Stage. 


St. Germain Stage

36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, MA

Regional Premiere

A Tender Thing

By Ben Power

Directed by Alan Paul

June 25-July 20

Opening Night: Friday, June 28 at 8:00 pm

What if Romeo and Juliet did not die as teenagers, but lived on into old age? Ben Power has brilliantly taken Shakespeare’s words, rearranged and reimagined the play’s scenes, and the result is a provocative tale of lasting love and commitment. First staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this Romeo and Juliet is about the deep, caring relationship that can only be forged by time.  


World Premiere


By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Ron Lagomarsino

July 30-August 25

Opening Night: Saturday, August 3 at 8:00 pm

In Minnesota, a convict who has served time for anything from drug dealing to murder is allowed to seek forgiveness from the Governor. They have 10 minutes to plead their case. It’s a dramatic, pressurized process where convicted criminals plead to be accepted back into the fold or be stuck forever on the outskirts of society. In this world premiere and interactive production, you will help decide who is worthy of forgiveness.


Regional Premiere

Primary Trust

By Eboni Booth

September 18-October 13

Opening Night: Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 pm

Kenneth, a 38-year-old bookstore worker, has a happy life filled with simple pleasures like Mai Tais with his lifelong best friend. But he is shaken from his routines after a sudden layoff. In finding a new job at a local bank, he starts to open up to others while also opening up moments from his past. The Observer says, Primary Trust “will restore your faith in theater’s elemental storytelling powers.”



Single tickets for the 2024 season will go on sale in March 2024. Season passes are now on sale. For more information, visit


 Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Alan Paul, is an award-winning theatre located in Pittsfield, MA, in the heart of the Berkshires. Co-founded in 1995 by Julianne Boyd, BSC’s mission is to produce top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to engage our community with vibrant, inclusive educational outreach programs. Alan Paul succeeded Ms. Boyd as the company’s Artistic Director in 2022. 

BSC attracts over 60,000 patrons annually and has gained national recognition for its superior-quality productions and comprehensive educational programming, including the award-winning Playwright Mentoring Project, the Musical Theatre Conservatory, Youth Theatre, KidsAct! and other initiatives. The company has become integral to the economic revitalization of downtown Pittsfield.

BSC’s reputation for excellence began with a smash revival of Cabaret that moved to Boston in 1997 for an extended run. The theatre’s prominence grew with the world premiere of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin (BSC 2004; Broadway 2005-2008, winner of two Tony Awards). Other notable productions include the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown’s American Son (BSC 2016; Broadway 2018); Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session (BSC 2009; Off-Broadway 2010-2012); Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden & Adolph Green’s On the Town (BSC 2013; Broadway 2014, four Tony Award nominations); Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, starring Aaron Tveit (2017); and West Side Story in honor of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins’ centenaries (2018).

BSC develops and commissions new work with two programs: PlayWorks, which supports the creation of new plays, and the Musical Theatre Lab, which develops new musicals. Since 1995, BSC has produced 45 new works, 22 of which have moved to New York and major US regional theatres.

BSC is the recipient of 15 Berkshire Theatre Awards for the 2023 season, including Outstanding Production of a Musical for its production of Cabaret, directed by Alan Paul, and the Sally And Robert Sugarman Award for a world premiere of a New Play or Musical for The Happiest Man on Earth, by Mark St. Germain.