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Barrington Stage To Stream Concert And Play Reading

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barrington Stage Company will present two virtual performances this week.
 
Jazz vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway will perform two streamed concerts on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. 
 
Callaway’s one-woman show "Diva Power" takes a personal look at the iconic women who were trailblazers in music and whose careers, voices, and songs helped to shape Callaway’s artistry.
 
Callaway celebrates such artists as Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King and Joni Mitchell.
 
Musical selections include "Over the Rainbow," "People," "How High the Moon," "Tenderly," "La Vie En Rose," "The Folks Who Live On the Hill" and "A Case of You" among others.
 
Both concerts begin at 7:30 pm.
 
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
 
On Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 7 the Barrington Stage Company will steam to live world premiere readings of the play "Elanor."
 
The play, written by Mark St. Germain, tells the story of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. From her "Ugly Duckling" upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, "Eleanor" puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage.
 
The play stars Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris and is directed by Henry Stram.
 
The play was previously announced for September 4 and 5 at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Instead, the reading will be filmed at the Mainstage without an audience.
 
If you purchased tickets for the original Mainstage performance, please contact the Box Office to receive more information about viewing the virtual performance.
 
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here

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