7/3/16: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday
MUSIC: The Tallest Man on Earth @ The Egg, Albany. Kristian Matsson – whose music is rooted in songwriting and a deep folk tradition with creative wordplay and deft guitar work – performs with his band in support of his new album, Dark Bird Is Home. Lady Lamb opens with a set of surrealist folk-rock. 7:30pm. $28, $32 & $38.
THEATER: “The Rose Tattoo” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating comedy. 3pm. $40-$68.
THEATER: “American Son” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Pittsfield. Christopher Demos-Brown’s explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Over the course of one evening, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police and an abandoned car. 5pm. Through Saturday, July 9. GO HERE to read review…
MUSIC: James Taylor & His All-Star Band @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Yes, it’s the Fourth of July weekend, so who else did you think you would find on the Tanglewood stage? 8pm. $27-$108. UPDATE: This show is officially sold out… Also at 8pm on Monday.
THEATER: “Cost of Living” @ Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Nikos Stage, Williamstown. Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s play about four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Featuring Wendell Pierce, Gregg Mozgala, Katy Sullivan and Rebecca Naomi Jones. 2 & 7pm. $58. Through Sunday, July 10.
DANCE: “Viva MOMIX” @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Presenting a collection of company and audience favorites, creating a show that breaks the bounds of the conventional and enters an aesthetic orbit all its own. 3pm. $28 & $78.
FILM: “Bayou Maharajah” @ Time + Space Limited, Hudson. A documentary film by Lily Keber that explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” 4:45pm.
THEATER: “Kimberly Akimbo” @ Barrington Stage Company’s Blatt Center, Pittsfield. Starring Debra Jo Rupp (“That ’70s Show”) and set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, David Lindsay-Adaire’s hilarious and heartrending play focuses on a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than normal… and her dysfunctional family. 3pm. Through Saturday, July 16. GO HERE to read review…
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: All-American Boot Scootin’ Jamboree @ Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs. Award-winning DJ Kevin Richards spins current and classic country songs for a night of line dancing. 8pm. $15.