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“Dissonance” at Bay Street

Morgan Spector, Robert Stanton, Rosie Benton, Gregory Wooddell, Daniel Gerroll

The New York Premiere of Dissonance, an engaging new play by Damian Lanigan, opened at Bay Street Theatre’s Mainstage on Saturday June 5. The first play of  their 2010 summer season is a poignant tale that tests the loyalties of a string quartet when Beth (Rosie Benton), the foursome’s attractive cellist, begins giving music lessons to Jonny (Gregory Wooddell), a sexy rock star. The smart story unfolds during their rehearsals for a major concert revealing a tense conflicted history that is heightened as Jonny and Beth’s romance blooms. Lonny Price, a Tony nominated director, guides a talented cast that includes Daniel Gerroll, Morgan Spector, and Robert Stanton, to the final fade out on the stage of Carnegie Hall.

Morgan Spector, Robert Stanton, Rosie Benton, Gregory Wooddell, Daniel Gerroll

The New York Premiere of Dissonance, an engaging new play by Damian Lanigan, opened at Bay Street Theatre’s Mainstage on Saturday June 5. The first play of  their 2010 summer season is a poignant tale that tests the loyalties of a string quartet when Beth (Rosie Benton), the foursome’s attractive cellist, begins giving music lessons to Jonny (Gregory Wooddell), a sexy rock star. The smart story unfolds during their rehearsals for a major concert revealing a tense conflicted history that is heightened as Jonny and Beth’s romance blooms. Lonny Price, a Tony nominated director, guides a talented cast that includes Daniel Gerroll, Morgan Spector, and Robert Stanton, to the final fade out on the stage of Carnegie Hall.

Dissonance runs through June 27 on the Bay Street Theatre’s Mainstage. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM and matinees on Wednesday at 2 PM and Saturdays at 4 PM. Tickets are available at www.baystreet.org or call the box office at 631-725-950O

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Photography: Barry Gordin

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