The Royal Family of Broadway

The Royal Family of Broadway by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin is playing at Barrington Stage’s  Boyd-Quinson Mainstage until July 7. This is a musical adaptation of the play, The Royal Family by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. The family of actors is based on the Barrymore family which spanned many generations.  John and Ethel are represented in the play by Tony and Julie Cavendish.  Lionel of the famous sibling trio is not represented although he had a distinguished career on stage and in film, most notably as Mr. Potter in It’s A Wonderful Life.

Bob and I talk some about the Barrymores connection to the original play in our discussion which you can hear by clicking on the link below.

Royal Family of Broadway Discussion

Then click on the link below to hear Julianne Boyd’s interview with William Finn

Julianne Boyd’s Interview with William Finn

Click below for some of the highlights of the show.

Highlights of The Royal Family of Broadway

For tickets, click on the website

Barrington Stage web site

And for reviews click once again below.

Berkshire Theatre Critics Association

 

                         Harriet Harris as Fanny Cavendish and Laura Michelle Kelly as Julie Cavendish
                                                         Will Swenson as Tony Cavendish

 

                        Hayley Podschun as Gwen Cavendish and A. J. Shively as Perry Stewart

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