In theater – limited capacity
$50 – $250
$50 Backer (limited quantity)
$250 Executive Producer
A Benefit for the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Broadway in the Berkshires is back! This magical evening of all-star entertainment features Broadway’s brightest stars, hosted by Drama Desk Winner and Tony Award Nominee Richard Kind. This event will surely get your toes tapping and leave you smiling from ear to ear. Producer and actor Deborah Grausman has assembled an extraordinary cast, exceptional musicians, and a first-rate creative team—including Director Robin Levine, Music Director Laura Bergquist, Writer/Comedian Jason Salmon, and Production Stage Manager Kat West. Don’t miss this one-night-only benefit performance as these illustrious stars light up the Mahaiwe stage, ahead of their Broadway re-openings!
The dazzling line-up of Broadway performers includes: Alyson Cambridge (Rocktopia, The Metropolitan Opera), Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, The King and I), Satomi Hofmann (The Phantom of the Opera, Mare of Easttown), Russell Arden Koplin (Les Misérables, James Joyce’s The Dead), Raymond J. Lee (Aladdin, Groundhog Day, Soft Power), Laura Patinkin (Fiddler on the Roof, Beau Jest), Crystal Sha’nae (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Blacklist), Michael Wartella (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wanderer, Wicked). The illustrious cast also features Carolyn Berliner (The Elephant Man at Williamstown Theatre Festival), Lamont Brown (Riverdance at Radio City Music Hall, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas), Deborah Grausman (Sesame Street, Fiddler on the Roof, productions at Shakespeare & Company and BTG), Lauren Jelencovich (Yanni’s Featured Vocalist, Star Search Grand Prize Winner), Keri Safran (Forbidden Broadway, Barrington Stage Company’s Typhoid Mary), Jared Trudeau (Broadway Voice Teacher and Professor of Voice at The Boston Conservatory), and child actor Violet Tinnirello (Sesame Street, Chasing Rainbows).
Richard Kind is a Drama Desk Award Winner and Tony Nominee for the Broadway hit, The Big Knife. He has appeared in numerous screen and stage presentations including the films Argo, Inside Out, Hereafter, A Serious Man, and Suburbicon, and Broadway productions of The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sly Fox and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. He plays recurring roles in the following TV series: The Goldbergs, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Brockmire, and The Other Two, and is known for his voiceover work in A Bug’s Life, Cars, and many other animated features and TV series.
Show duration is about an hour and a half.