HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, July 23-29, 2014

Actor's Ensemble Bring Ripley Stories to Life at PS21

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 23-28, 2014

Grammy-Winner Marc Cohn to Perform at Helsinki Hudson

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, July 23-29, 2014

Kyra Sedgwick

SIMI STONE BRINGS ‘MOUNTAIN MOTOWN,’ ALL-STAR BAND, to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – If you only go to one concert this year, go see Woodstock-based soul-rock singer-songwriter Simi Stoneplay her signature brand of “Mountain Motown” music with her all-star band comprised of bandmates of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, the B-52s, and Gang of Four at…

Actor’s Ensemble Bring Ripley Stories to Life at PS21

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 (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – The Actors’ Ensemble will perform dramatic retellings of Hamlin Garland’s wry and touching stories “Mrs. Ripley’s Trip” and “Uncle Ethan Ripley” at PS21 on Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014, at 8pm. Sheri Bauer Mayorga will provide musical interludes of American music of the period, and there will be a…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 23-28, 2014

Bang on a Can Marathon (photo Stephanie Berger)

  SAM ROCKWELL and NINA ARIANDA STAR in SAM SHEPARD’S ‘FOOL FOR LOVE’ at WTF (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) –Tony Award-winner Nina Arianda and stage and screen actor Sam Rockwell star in Sam Shepard’s modern classic, “Fool for Love,” playing the Nikos Stage at Williamstown Theatre Festival from Thursday, July 24, through Saturday, August 2, 2014. READ…

Grammy-Winner Marc Cohn to Perform at Helsinki Hudson

Marc Cohn

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-winning folk-rock singer songwriter Marc Cohn, best known for the hit song, “Walking in Memphis,” will perform an intimate gig at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, July 27, at 8pm. Singer-songwriter Amber Rubarth will warm up the crowd for Cohn. Cohn’s distinctive, soulful vocals and his gift for melody have made…

Kyra Sedgwick Stars in John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Danish Widow’ at Vassar College

Kyra Sedgwick

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – Kyra Sedgwick will lead the cast of Academy Award- and Tony Award-winner John Patrick Shanley’s new play, “The Danish Widow,” which will premiere July 16-27, 2014, at Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. Shanley also directs the cast, which includes multitalented Broadway vets Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage…

Patty Larkin Brings Urban Folk-Pop to Bradley Farm Series

Patty Larkin

(LANESBOROUGH, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Patty Larkin, an avatar of the new-folk scene for over 25 years, performs at the new Seeds of Harmony Saturday Evening Concert Series at the Coop on Bradley Farm on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 6:30pm. Larkin is equally known for her incisive songwriting, her mellifluous voice, her affable stage presence,…

James Naughton Stars in New One-Man Comedy at BTF

James Naughton

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Two-time Tony Award-winning actor James Naughton stars in the world premiere of “Cedars,” a one-man comedy by Erik Tarloff, directed by Naughton’s daughter, Keira Naughton, at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Stockbridge campus. Opening Night is Saturday, July 26, at 8pm. Preview performances begin on Wednesday, July 23 at…

Bang on a Can ‘Plays Art’ at MASS MoCA

Bang on a Can Marathon (photo Stephanie Berger)

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — The 13th annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA will feature Bang on a Can Plays Art, a week-long, new music extravaganza comprising 14 concerts in 8 days, from Saturday, July 26 through Sunday, August 2, 2014, with music that draws inspiration from the visual art on…

Tommy Tune Taps, Talks, and Sings at Barrington Stage

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(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Nine-time Tony Award-winner Tommy Tune kicks off the 2014 Summer Concert Series at Barrington Stage Company (BSC), with his program, “Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales” on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 8pm. Tune is a nine-time Tony Award winner for his work on “Seesaw,” “A Day in Hollywood / A Night in…

Hilltown Potters Open Studios for Weekend

Works by Robbie Heidinger

(THE BERKSHIRES and PIONEER VALLEY) – A group of nationally recognized potters based in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts will open their studios for the annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour, a coordinated tour of their workshops, kilns, showrooms, and new work on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, 2014. The tour includes talks and…

Weber’s ‘Euryanthe’ Gets First American Staging in a Century at Bard SummerScape

Ellie Dehn in 'Euryanthe' (photo Cory Weaver)

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – “Euryanthe,” the 1823 opera by Carl Maria von Weber, receives its first American revival in 100 years at Bard SummerScape beginning Friday, July 25, 2014, and running for five performances through August 3. Starring Ellie Dehn, “a charismatic soprano with great stage presence” (Wall Street Journal), Bard’s original staging features the festival’s…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 16-23, 2014

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  RENEE FLEMING STARS in GARSON KANIN REMAKE ‘LIVING ON LOVE’ at WTF (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming stars in the world premiere of Joe DiPietro’s “Living on Love,” based on the play “Peccadillo” by Garson Kanin, at Williamstown Theatre Festival, running on the Main Stage from Wednesday, July 16, through Saturday, July…

Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music Highlights Women Composers

Charlotte Bray

(LENOX, Mass.) – Works by American composers, especially works by former/current Tanglewood Music Center Composition Fellows and works by women composers, will be featured in this summer’s Festival of Contemporary Music, under the direction of composers John Harbison and Michael Gandolfi, at Tanglewood, running Thursday, July 17, 2014, through Monday, July 21, in accordance with…

Beethoven Gets Music-Theater Treatment at The Mount

Kire Tosevski

(LENOX, Mass.) – “Beethoven Love Elegies,” a dramatic program interweaving a script drawn from Beethoven’s letters and diaries and accounts by his contemporaries with performances of some of his greatest known works, will be performed by the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) as a fully staged theatrical concert at the Stables Theatre at The…