This Memorial Day Weekend, the legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Girl) and the Tony Award nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck (On the City) deliver Broadway to the Berkshires.
Tickets for BTG’s Colonial Live performance Collection: That includes Broadway Luminaries are on sale now. All performs, schedules, casting and costs are topic to vary. To buy tickets, go to www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org or contact the Colonial Ticket Workplace by calling 413-997-4444.
The ticket workplace is open Tuesday by Sunday 12pm-5pm or on any efficiency day from 12pm till curtain. All live shows, schedules, casting and costs are topic to vary.
BTG’s Pittsfield Campus is situated at 111 South Avenue, (The Colonial Theatre) Pittsfield, MA.
Colonial Live performance Collection: That includes Broadway Luminaries
At The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield
at The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, Might 28 at 7pm
Since his Broadway debut as a newsboy within the 1989 revival of Gypsy, quintessential song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck has continued to land coveted roles and garner vital acclaim, together with a Tony Award nomination for the main position in On the City (2014). Tony just lately debuted his solo present with Lincoln Middle’s American Songbook collection inviting audiences to hitch him on an sincere, emotional journey alongside life’s ups and downs as informed by the lyrics of traditional present tunes, new requirements and dazzling faucet dancing.
In 2021, Tony starred as Cary Grant within the new musical Flying Over Sundown on Broadway at Lincoln Middle Theatre. He additionally just lately starred because the title position in The Scarlet Pimpernel in live performance at Lincoln Middle. Different current credit embrace The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage Company, the Encores! manufacturing of A Refrain Line and the PBS Nice Performances particular: The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood. Previous to that, he starred within the Japan and Broadway productions of Prince of Broadway for which he obtained the Chita Rivera Award in addition to Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations.
For the 2014 Broadway revival of On the City, he received the Astaire Award and was nominated for Tony, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards for his virtuosic efficiency. His different Broadway credit embrace Discovering Neverland (J.M. Barrie), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin‘s White Christmas (Phil Davis), Gypsy reverse Patti LuPone (Tulsa; Outer Critics Circle nomination), A Refrain Line (Al), Oklahoma!, By no means Gonna Dance and Gypsy with Tyne Daly on the age of 11. Off-Broadway credit embrace Beast within the Jungle (Vineyard Theatre) and Loopy For You (MCP), Fanny Hill (York Theatre) and for New York Metropolis Middle Encores! he has appeared in Little Me, On the City, Gypsy, The Apple Tree, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Pardon My English. Regional theatre credit embrace Alliance Theater, Barrington Stage Firm, Williamstown Theatre Pageant, Hartford Stage, Goodman Theatre, The Muny (St. Louis), Goodspeed Opera House (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Signature Theatre (Helen Hayes Award), Trinity Repertory Company, Paper Mill Playhouse and The Old Globe. Mr. Yazbeck was seen internationally in Kiss Me, Kate on the Royal Albert Hall in London.
His tv and movie credit embrace The Good Struggle, Billions, Smash, and the function documentary Each Little Step. In live performance he has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony below Michael Tilson Thomas; Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops below the baton of Steven Reineke; with Nationwide Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Entice with Michael Barrett; he was featured on the PBS Nice Performances particular The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and he was most just lately featured on PBS with The Kennedy Middle at 50.
Tony’s debut album, The Ground Above Me, has been launched digitally and on CD by PS Classics. He may even make his New York directorial debut with Jekyll and Hyde at David Geffen Corridor in 2023.
Chita: The Rhythm of My Life
at The Colonial Theatre
Sunday, Might 29 at 2pm
Tickets: $75; Premium Seats $125
Come have a good time the one and solely Chita Rivera in a singular live performance occasion! The incomparable two-time Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary profession from West Facet Story, Candy Charity and Bye Bye Birdie to Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Girl, The Go to and extra. Her particular visitor for the night will likely be George Dvorsky. Along with a tribute to her pricey associates John Kander and Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim may even be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.
A theatrical icon and one among Broadway’s best triple-threat abilities, Chita Rivera is likely one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award historical past having earned ten nominations, received twice and obtained the 2018 Particular Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement within the Theatre. A flexible actress/singer/dancer, she just lately starred in The Go to, the ultimate John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Thriller of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a stunning new musical celebrating her spectacular profession, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical 9 with Antonio Banderas. She skilled as a ballerina from the age of 9 earlier than receiving a scholarship to the College of American Ballet from the legendary choreographer George Balanchine. Chita’s first look at age 19 was as a principal dancer in Name Me Madam.
Her electrical efficiency as Anita within the authentic Broadway premiere of West Facet Story introduced her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her profession is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry’s Women, Kiss of the Spider Girl (Tony Award), and the unique Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Great. On tour: Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Name Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Candy Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba, Can-Can with The Rockettes. Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and obtained the coveted Kennedy Middle Honor in 2002. In 2019, Chita carried out her solo live performance at London’s Cadogan Corridor; in 2018 she was honored as a Residing Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Hall and in 2015, Nice Performances aired their particular Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ To Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and profession nationally on PBS.
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About Berkshire Theatre Group
The Colonial Theatre, based in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Pageant, based in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations within the Berkshires. In 2010, below the management of Inventive Director and CEO Kate Maguire, the 2 organizations merged to kind Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG). Berkshire Theatre Group’s mission is to assist huge ranging inventive exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and leisure. Yearly, BTG produces and presents performances to over 68,000 attendees and, by our Academic Program, serves over 11,000 Berkshire County faculty kids yearly. In July 2020, Berkshire Theatre was the primary firm in the USA to earn approval from Actors’ Fairness Affiliation to supply a musical (Godspell) within the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic.