Broadway Music Star Quentin Earl Darrington to Perform Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company

Quentin Earl Darrington

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – From the Tony Award-nominated revival of Ragtime and straight off the national tour of Memphis, Broadway’s Quentin Earl Darrington performs QED, Chapter 1: Verse 1, an evening of song at Barrington Stage Company’s new Mr. Finn’s Cabaret on Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11, 2012, at 9:30 pm. The cabaret-style performance marks Darrington’s solo concert debut in the Berkshires and features selections from the Broadway, pop, jazz, gospel, and “Great American” songbooks, and also includes original works by new composers.

This summer marks the first season of performances at the brand-new 49-seat Mr. Finn’s Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (formerly Stage 2), 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield.

All tickets to the new cabaret series are $15 and general admission.  Beer, wine and soda are available.  To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413.236.8888 or visit Barrington Stage Company. The box office is located at 30 Union Street.

Florida native Quentin Earl Darrington made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-nominated revival of Ragtime in the role of Coalhouse Walker, Jr., a honky-tonk pianist from Harlem whose unbending response to bigotry sparked the flame of the drama.

Darrington’s other credits include the American premiere of Douglas Tappin’s I Dream, in which he portrayed the beloved preacher Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Currently Quentin is traveling the country performing the role of Delray in the 2010 Tony Award Winning Best Musical, Memphis. Off-Broadway: Lost In the Stars, New York City Center; The Roar of the Greasepaint The Smell of the Crowd, York Theatre Company.  Broadway National Tours: The Color Purple, The Lion King, Memphis. Regional: Gee’s Bend, The Cincinnati’s Playhouse; I Dream, The Alliance Theatre;  Ragtime, The Kennedy Center and Paper Mill Playhouse;  A Little Night Music,  Sacramento Music Circus; Abyssinia, Goodspeed Opera House; Dreamgirls, Madame Walker Theatre;  JaquesBrel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Center Theatre Company; The Gift of the Magi, Polk Theatre..

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