Jamie deRoy @ Birdland

Jamie deRoy & friends, 2016 Mac Award winner, benefits The Actors Fund at Birdland.

Jamie deRoy brought her award winning show, Jamie deRoy & friends, to Birdland on Sunday October 16 to benefit The Actors Fund. Jamie’s stellar line-up of talent included Brandon Victor Dixon, the new star of Hamilton, and the legendary award winning Marilyn Maye along with Julie Gold, Billy Stritch, Julie Halston and Steven Scott.
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Hamilton’s Brandon Victor Dixon, Jamie deRoy

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The Clearing Opens

Strong cast leads revival of powerful drama at 59E59 Theaters

A compelling revival of the THE CLEARING by Helen Edmundson opened at 59E59 Theaters on October 11 for a limited run through October 26, 2016. The play effectively directed by Pamela Moller Kareman is set against Oliver Cromwell’s brutal campaign to force Catholics out of Ireland while invoking a story of deceit, love, and passion. 


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Tessa Zugmeyer, Neal Mayer, Pamela Moller KaremanJakob von Eichel, Quinn Cassavale, Lauren Currie Lewis, Ron Sims, David Licht

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HIFF Award Winners

The 24th Hamptons International Film Festival announced their award winners at a ceremony in East Hampton.
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, directed by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov won the Award for Best Narrative Feature, presented by the Wall Street Journal. THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, directed by Otto Bell, received the Award for Best Documentary Feature, sponsored by ID Films. THE SILENCE, directed by Ali Asgari & Farnoosh Samadi, and IRREGULARS, directed by Fabio Palmieri, received the Award for Best Narrative Short Film and for Best Documentary Short Film, respectively.

 

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33rd Drama League Gala

David Hyde Pierce to be Feted by Broadway and Hollywood’s Brightest Stars at the 33rd annual Drama League Musical Celebration of Broadway 

The Drama Leagues Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks announced the roster of special guest performers for the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony® and Emmy® Award winner David Hyde Pierce which  will  held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City.  DSC_1846_img_assist_custom__1_

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Hello Dolly!

The upcoming Broadway revival of “Hello Dolly!” starring the incomparable Bette Midler, in the title role, is destined to be a major happening this season. Tickets went on sale this past Saturday, September 17 ringing in a record breaking $9 million plus dollars, a first-day record amount in the history of Broadway. Wow!” tweeted Bette Midler when she heard the news late on Monday, and the reaction was not unique. 

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 Philip J. Smith and Robert E. Wankel, Chairman and President of The Shubert Organization, respectively, said, “We are thrilled with the tremendous response from Hello, Dolly! ticket-buyers. The combination of this show and Bette Midler has proven irresistible to theatergoers.” 

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Bradley Theodore @ ACA

ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, hosted an opening reception of for an exhibition of The Bradley Theodore Experience on Thursday September 16. The exhibition marks Theodore’s first solo exhibition in New York after returning from a successful year-long overseas tour that included solo exhibitions in Hong Kong and London.  The Bradley Theodore Experience features over 30 new paintings and works on paper inspired by Theodore’s travels and pop culture portraits, along with a virtual reality environment painted on-site by Theodore. For the first time viewers are able to immerse themselves in a Bradley Theodore painting and experience his mural style in 3-D using virtual reality headsets. 
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Edward Albee RIP

Edward Albee has died  September 16, 2016. Mr Albee was an American playwright known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962). His works are often considered as well-crafted, realistic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, and Jean Genet. Younger American playwrights, such as Paula Vogel, credit Albee’s daring mix of theatricality and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s. Later in his life, Albee continued to experiment in works such as The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002).
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Suzanne Vega @ Guild Hall

American songwriter Suzanne Vega graces stage of The John Drew Theater in East Hampton.

The distinctive artist/story teller/singer Suzanne Vega, who emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980’s, appeared at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday, September 3. She performed to adoring fans in her cool emotive style accompanied by Gerry Leonard, a Dublin born guitar player, songwriter and musical director, and Doug Yowell, a New York City based drummer, who has been touring with her for the past 15 years. 1_18Doug Yowell, Suzanne Vega, Gerry Leonard

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Red Carpet @ Tony Awards

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Photos from the RedCarpet at the 70th Annual Tony Awards that were presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at The Beacon Theater in NYC hosted by James Corden on CBS. The Tony Awards honor theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

Photography: Barry Gordin 

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The Poets of Amityville

An all-star cast benefit reading of a new project by Eugene Pack in East Hampton.GroupRichard Kind, Treat Williams, Mathew Broderick,
Tovah Feldshuh, Stockard Channing, Dayle Reyfel, Eugene Pack

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Hampton Classic

Highlighting the Hampton Classic is the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Presented by LONGINES on Sunday, September 4.  In addition to the Grand Prix title, the world-class field of riders will be looking to win the LONGINES Rider Challenge that awards $30,000 to the rider who accumulates the most points in the horse show’s Open Jumper division.
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Competing will be many of the world’s top show jumping riders including some just back from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

 

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HIFF “A Perfect Candidate”

HIFF’s final SummerDocs screening of 2016 revisited a political classic: A PERFECT CANDIDATE, R.J. Cutler and David Van Taylor‘s barnstormer documentary about Oliver North‘s 1994 Senate campaign. Directors R.J. Cutler (THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE) and David Van Taylor (ADVISE & DISSENT) joined Alec Baldwin and David Nugent in conversation following the screening of a Perfect Candidate @ Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater in East Hampton.
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David Van Taylor, R.J. Cutler, Alec Baldwin

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2016 Celebrity Autobiography

Guild Hall in association with Angelo Faboni, Peter Martin, EP Productions, Dayle Reyfel, and Rick Newman presented the 2016 New Edition of Celebrity Autobiography at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater in East Hampton, starring Christie Brinkley, Dick Cavett, Tovah Feldshuh, Colin Jost, Richard Kind, Susan Lucci, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Brooke Shields and Alan Zweibel. DSC_5936

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ARF Summer Gala

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons hosted “The Bow Wow Meow Ball” in Wainscott

On Saturday, August 21, 2016 ARF friends and supporters celebrated at an elegant evening of dinner and dancing honoring filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein under a beautifully decorated tent at the ARF adoption center in Wainscott. 
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Leslie Odom, Jr @ Guild Hall

Tony winning star of Hamilton graces the John Drew Theater stage in East Hampton

On Saturday, August 20, 2016 Leslie Odom, Jr, who originated the role of Aaron Burr on Broadway in Hamilton winning the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, performed a one-night-only concert at Guild Hall. The sold-out evening featured soulful interpretations of beloved classics along with songs from his new self-titled album that debuted at #1 on the jazz charts this summer. Odom was backed by a sensational band that featured Michael Mitchell on Piano, Orlando Le Flemming on Bass, Steven Walker on Guitar, John Davis on Drums and Senfu Stoney on Percussion.
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