Broadway in the Berkshires….a Huge Success

 

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Hampton Terrace was fortunate to be at the epicenter of a great event last month…Broadway in the Berkshires.

Produced as a fundraiser for Shakespeare & Company education programs by Lenox’s Deborah Grausman, the evening featured a number of Broadway-associated actors who donated their time and talents.     The evening raised over $60,000.

zionNew York-based reviewer William Wolf captured the spirit of the evening.    Pictured at left is Tony-winner and evening host, Chip Zion, and organizer/rpoducer Deborah Grausman.

We were priviledged to host several of the actors for the weekend, but in a larger capacity, Hampton Terrace served as the host of the “after-party” for the actors and major donors of the evening.

Approximately fifty people attended the after-party, which was highlighted by much spontaneous singing around the grand piano….with jazz pianist David Grausman showing his chops to keep up.  If our piano could express joy, this would be an evening it would remember.

billy_elliottHampton Terrace has been very fortunate to be associated with many such collaborations:   a staged reading of a musical version of “Sense and Sensibility” which is under development…..and a production of David Black’s “An Impossible Life.”   Both productions featured Tony-award level actors and were capped by receptions here at Hampton Terrace.   Many of the actors stayed here during the production.

Susan and I are very honored to be able to meet and host such talented people.   We hope our association continues many years into the future.

Photos by Kevin Sprague