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Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham Guest with BSO at Tanglewood

(LENOX, Mass.) – Pianist Yefim Bronfman and violinist Gil Shaham are back-to-back guest soloists this weekend, performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christoph von Dohnányi at Tanglewood. Shaham tackles Sibelius’s Violin Concerto on Friday, August 9, 2013, at 8:30 p.m., and Bronfman performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto on Saturday, August 10,…

Tina Packer and Elizabeth Aspenlieder Face Off in Dark Irish Comedy at Shakespeare & Co.

(LENOX, Mass.) – The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, starring Shakespeare & Company founder Tina Packer and critically acclaimed company actor Elizabeth Aspenlieder, runs in the Bernstein Theatre from Thursday, August 8 through September 15, 2013. Directed by Matthew Penn, making his company debut, The Beauty Queen of Leenane tracks the dysfunctional relationship…

Heather Fisch Revives Vaudeville at the Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – La Belle Epoque, an original depression-era cabaret musical by Heather Fisch, will be staged at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 8pm. The show, featuring chorus girls, live music, slapstick comedy, and choreography, is both a revival of and homage to the old vaudeville style for…

Comic Thriller Brings Down Curtain on WTF Season

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Blood Play by The Debate Society concludes the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s summer 2013 season with a run on the Nikos Stage from Wednesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 18, 2013.  Named by New York Magazine as one of the Top 10 Plays of 2012, Blood Play is a darkly comic thriller created…

Montreal Troupe Dances to Live Steve Reich Score at Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – O Vertigo Danse and members of the Québec Contemporary Music Society bring La Vie Qui Bat (The Beat of Life), a powerful multi-disciplinary work, to the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, from Wednesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 11, 2013. Founded by renowned choreographer Ginette Laurin in 1984, O…

Broadway-Bound ‘Bridges of Madison County’ Musical Adaptation Debuts at WTF

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – A new musical theater adaptation of Robert J. Waller’s best-selling romance, The Bridges of Madison County, premieres on Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Main Stage from Thursday, August 1 to Sunday, August 18, 2013. The show is slated to go to Broadway in 2014. The new musical production is written by acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and…

New Paintings by Tina Sotis on Display at Great Barrington Gallery

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.)  – A reception celebrating the opening of Sometimes the Light Is Enough, an exhibit of new oil paintings by Tina Sotis at the CATA Studio Space, takes place on Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Twenty-five new pieces will be on display in the show, many or most of…

Concertante Chamber Players Kick off Four-Week Chamber Series at The Clark

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Concertante Chamber Players kick off a four-week series of chamber music concerts at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 8 pm. Upcoming concerts feature the Gryphon Trio (August 13), the Dover Quartet (August 20), and the Dorian Wind Quintet with pianist Spencer Myer (August…