Julianne Boyd

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Julianne Boyd (born December 22, 1944) is an American theater director.

Boyd received a BA in Theater and Education in 1966 from Beaver College in Pennsylvania (now known as Arcadia University). She earned a doctorate in Theater from the City University of New York.[1]

Boyd is perhaps best known for founding the Berkshire-based Barrington Stage Company in 1995;[2] the company, which was originally based in Sheffield, Massachusetts, moved to Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 2006.[3] Barrington Stage Company produced the world premiere of William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's new musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in 2004, before the show was transferred to the Second Stage Theatre in New York City. Subsequently, the show moved to Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater, where it garnered six Tony Award nominations, of which it won two.[2]

Boyd has also directed on Broadway - notably a 1978 production of Eubie!, a musical revue based on the works of Eubie Blake which she also conceived.[2] The production starred Gregory Hines and Maurice Hines, and received three Tony Award nominations. Boyd has also directed at regional theaters nationwide.[4] She served as a member of the board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society for over 15 years, and as the president of that union from 1992-1998.[5] She also conceived and directed the musical revue A... My Name Is Alice in 1983-84 with Joan Micklin Silver.[6]


  1. ^ Theatre Ph.D. Program: Alumni cuny.edu
  2. ^ a b c Williamstown Theater Festival - Barrington Stage Company - BerkshiresThe New York Times
  3. ^ "City Of Pittsfield" pittsfield-ma.org
  4. ^ "THEATER; War Brides, Grooms"The New York Times
  5. ^ On Stage, and OffThe New York Times
  6. ^ Berger, Joseph. "Why Williamstown Needs to Watch Out"The New York Times, July 24, 2005