Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Casts of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN

Zack Reiser
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May 7, 2021 12:53 PM

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are delighted to announce Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) has joined the cast as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn (Proof; BTG: The Skin of Our Teeth, The Petrified Forest) will direct BTG’s production that will run from June 18 through July 10 under the Main Stage Tent outside at Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge.  

In Nina Simone: Four Women, a quartet of amazing voices will fill the stage. Directed by Gerry McIntyre (Broadway: Once on This Island, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Off-Broadway: Spamilton; BTG: Godspell, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma!) and featuring Tony and Grammy Award nominee Valisia LeKae (Broadway: Motown the Musical, The Book of Mormon, 110 in the Shade; BTG: Rock & Roll Man) as Nina Simone, this production will run from August 13 through September 5 outside in the courtyard at Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge.

Maguire says, “There is nothing like watching great actors perform, and we have some of the most wonderful in the industry with us this summer. It is our privilege to host directors David Auburn and Gerry McIntyre, as they take us on two remarkable theatrical journeys this summer on the grounds of our Stockbridge campus. Surrounded by the talents of our designers who will be creating immersive audience experiences, our actors are looking forward to being back 'on the boards' and illuminating the lives of an eclectic and powerful array of characters."

Tickets for all of BTG’s exciting summer season productions are on sale now. BTG is offering a 10% discount on tickets for all front-line workers. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change. Tickets may be purchased at The Colonial Theatre, online at or by calling (413) 997-4444. Ticket office hours are every day from 12pm–5pm, or on any performance day from 12pm until curtain.

BTG’s Pittsfield Campus is located at 111 South Street, (Colonial Theatre/Colonial Big Tent) Pittsfield, MA. BTG’s Berkshire Theatre Festival/Stockbridge Campus is located at 6 East Street (Unicorn Theatre/Courtyard Outside the Unicorn) & 83 East Main Street (Fitzpatrick Main Stage/Main Stage Tent) Stockbridge, MA.

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Zack Reiser

Zack Reiser has a passion for theatre, cooking, and music. With professional experience in various roles in the Broadway community, he could tell you how theatre works from the front of the house to the back of the stage. He’s been with the Theatrely team since 2019.