When Songs Were Lyrical

Theater: ‘Coming Back Like A Song’
David Garrison, David Rasche and Philip Hoffman in “Coming Back Like a Song” Photo by Emma Rothenberg -Ware

The wonderful songs pouring off Berkshire Theatre Group’s main stage in Stockbridge, Mass., are from the world premiere of Lee Kalcheim’s play, “Coming Back Like a Song.” It’s Christmas Eve 1956, and Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen have just returned from an ASCAP meeting for  a stag get-together in Berlin’s sumptuous Beekman Place duplex. (The posh sets and decorations are by Randall Parsons.)

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