Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced the return of Amanda McBroom with Let’s Fall in Love for three performances May 16-18, kicking off the Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Season Series at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden Street, Downtown Pittsfield).
One of Barrington Stage’s most popular performers, McBroom will be joined by her accompanist Michele Brourman. Together they will present a musical evening filled with songs of romance by such popular songwriters as Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Sammy Cahn, Jerome Kern, and – of course – Amanda McBroom.
Amanda McBroom has been called “the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match.” Her name first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler’s version of Amanda’s song “The Rose” hit Number One all over the world in 1979. But it was Amanda’s performance of her own song on the Golden Globes (she won), the Grammys (she didn’t) and “The Tonight Show” that launched her career as a singer as well as songwriter.