Parties & Openings
August 23 - Hudson
BUMP At Basilica Hudson
August 23 - Becket
Jacob's Pillow Finale
August 21 - G. Barrington
VIM Carnival Gala
Williamstown Theatre Festival Summer Preview in Lenox
Last Thursday in Lenox, the kids put on a show in the barn. But what kids! What a barn! With a new, effervescent artistic director, Jenny Gersten (left with general manager Joe Finnegan) the storied Williamstown Theatre Festival is trying to woo residents of southern Berkshire County (and adjacent counties, too) to make more frequent visits to Williamstown this summer. So WTF brought in six young actors (several WTF alums from last summer who’d recently made their Broadway debuts) to sing tunes from the previous and upcoming seasons. The hosts were Tom and Suky Werman, the owners of the sublimely enchanting Stonover Farm near Tanglewood, which has one of the most beautifully restored (and acoustically kind) barns in the Berkshires. And Mezze Catering provided the irresistible buffet of addictive, international “street food.”
Actors Hanna Shankman and Damon Daunno, who starred in WTF’s The Last Goodbye last summer; Emily Simoness and Jeff Cuttler.
Carol Haythorne and host Suky Werman of Stonover Farm; Tony Patterson of Jane Iredale Cosmetics with Mezze Catering’s Nancy Thomas who provided the international “street food” buffet, and Doug Schufelt.
Lucy Holland & Charlie Schultz; WTF’s Stephen Kaus, Jenny Gersten & Eric Kerns
Gwenn Evitts and Dan Dwyer of Johnnycake Books in Salisbury; Mezze Catering’s Nadia Todres & Dan Hardy, who made a delicious assortment of tacos, empanadas, pork buns and Vietnamese sandwiches for the party.
The young actors performing in the Stonover Barn.