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Mahaiwe Tent

Parties & Openings

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

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Broadway in the Berkshires: Shakespeare & Company Puts On a Show

Sarah Todd reports from Lenox.
When Broadway comes to the Berkshires, you get all the glitz and glamor of the stage with none of the Times Square grime. World-class actors, singers, dancers, directors, and culture vultures of all stripes were out in full force for Shakespeare & Company’s Broadway in the Berkshires benefit on Monday, July 8. Hosted by Obie award winner John Douglas Thompson, the evening featured show-stopping tunes by performers like Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change) and Jonathan Rayson (Little Shop of Horrors). Afterward, Shakespeare & Company artistic director Tony Simotes (near left, with Mahaiwe Board Chair Lola Jaffe and Lucy Simotes) greeted supporters over a dinner reception catered by Savory Harvest Catering. Afterward, inspired by all that talent from the city that never sleeps, night owls opted for an after-party hosted at nearby Hampton Terrace.

Governor Deval Patrick with Susie and Stuart Hirshfield; Hampton Terrace owners and after-party hosts Stan Rosen and Victoria Vining.

Opera singer Dimitri Pittas and Broadway artist Leah Edwards; philanthropist Betsey McKearnan with State Representative Smitty Pignatelli and Kwik Print’s Cheryl Raifstanger.

Company members Dana Harrison and Kate Abbruzzese; director Timothy Douglas and company member Luke Reed.

Performers Forrest McClendon, Lauren Jelencovich, Broadway in the Berkshires producer Deborah Grausman, Sarah Corey, Brian Charles Rooney, and John Douglas Thompson.

Essencials Medi-Spa and Salon owner Kelsie Wright and daughter Madison Wright; Seven Hills Inn’s Denis Wong and Robin Gerson Wong.

Props staff Megan Radish and stage manager Maegan Passafume; Costume designer Arthur Oliver and Casablanca owner Tony Chojnowski.

Shakespeare and Company board member Claudia Perles with artist Joe Goodwin; Private chef Joaquin Fajardo with Susan Grausman.

Aimee Dewar, Broadway actress Tonya Pinkins, and Blantyre’s Simon Dewar.

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