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“The Glass Menagerie” Opens @ Guild Hall

Harris Yulin, Amy Irving
John Behlmann, Louisa Krause, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Opening Night Photos of "The Glass Menagerie" at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater starring Amy Irving with John Behlmann, Louisa Krause, Ebon Moss-Bachrach directed by Harris Yulin.

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Around The Town

Euan Morton…Metropolitan

Maud Reardon, Euan Morton, Bryan Reeder

Euan Morton opened his new show, “Caledonia: Songs for the Homecoming,” at the popular cabaret venue the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street in NYC. Morton a Tony and Drama Desk nominee for his fantastic performance as Boy George in the Broadway musical “Taboo, a role he originated in London where he received an Olivier Award nomination, is native of Scotland. Morton,backed by Bryan Reeder on piano and Maud Reardon on violin, dwelled on music from his homeland, particulary the songs of the great Scottish songwriter/poet, Robert Burns, who wrote Auld Lang Syne.

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The Tin Pan Alley Rag

It is difficult to find anything flattering to say about the Off Broadway musical “The Tin Pan Alley Rag” which opened at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre. That is especially disappointing because it celebrates the works of two iconic American composers, Irving Berlin (Michael Therriault) and Scott Joplin (Michael Boatman).

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Marilyn Maye & Trio @ Guild Hall

Tom Hubbard, Marilyn Maye, Jim Eklof, Tedd Firth

Fresh off her resounding success at the Metropolitan Room in NYC, which compelled Stephen Holden to gush her praises in the NY Times, Marilyn Maye held court at Guild Hall, where this “national treasure” enraptured the audience at The John Drew Theater. Her performance was an inspirational celebration of life spanning a wide array of music including Johnny Mercer, Ray Charles, Kander and Ebb, and even Jack Feldman, who was in attendance at the benefit evening sponsored by The Board of Trustees of Guild Hall and Co-Chairs. An intimate dinner followed at the Maidstone Tennis Club.

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Why Torture Is Wrong, ……..

Well known for his political and social satire, playwright Christopher Durang is at it again with “Why Torture Is Wrong, And The People Who Love Them”. Like the unwieldy title, this new work at the Public Theater takes up a litany of topical issues from terrorism, American militarism and spousal abuse, to suburban life, Hooters (the restaurant), Looney Tunes and Jane Fonda.

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33 Variations

Any play that begins by projecting the word “theme” across the stage must be making a statement. In Moises Kaufman’s new drama that statement leads to some thick soup.

In “33 Variations”, Fonda portrays Dr. Katherine Brandt, a musicologist who is writing a monograph about the birth of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, how it came about, and what it is. Sadly, this academic quest which frames the story, also dominates it. Parallels between Beethoven’s deafness and Brandt’s terminal illness, between Beethoven’s creative process and Brandt’s personal revelations proliferate.

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Betty Buckley @ Bay Street

Murphy Davis, Seth Rudetsky, Betty Buckley, Gary Hygom
Patrick Christiano, Betty Buckley

Tony Award-Winner Betty Buckley returned to Bay Street Theater on July 3.& 4th with a brand new concert, "Broadway By Request".

 

 

 

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Vered Gallery Auction

Vered

Vered Gallery’s Semi-Annual Silent Bid Auction @ 68 Park Place in East Hampton this July leads with a unique painting by Andy Warhol of Michael Jackson. Impressive early works at Vered’s include Romare Bearden’s ‘Opening at the Savoy’, a fabulous Willem de Kooning dedicated to himself, a massive 1971 John Chamberlain, a 1962 Cy Twombly painting and a beautiful symbolist Redon pastel. Amonag the 100 plus lots are works by Avery, Man Ray, Modigliani, Hockney, Picasso, Nogouchi, Hirst, and many others. The Last bid party benefiting Sderot concludes on Sun July 12. Bid and Enjoy until the hammer drops at 4pm sharp.

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WHBPAC Visionary Awards

Vicki & Jack Rovner, Donna & Marvin Schwartz. Len Conway
Jack Rovner, Clare Bisceglia

Jack Rovner and Donna & Marvin Schwartz were presented with first annual Visionary Awards at the West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s (WHBPAC) beautiful new facility at 18 Sunset. Bravo!

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Eli Wallach Stars @ Guild Hall

Eli Wallach

Tony award winning actor Eli Wallach starred in a reading of Jeff Baron’s "Visiting Mr. Green" at Guild Hall on Sunday June 21. The stage and movie veteran turned in a skillfully nuanced performance opposite the young Peter Sabri in the moving two hander helmed by James Larocca. A talk back with the audience followed the performance produced by Guild Hall in association the Playwrights’ Theatre of East Hampton.

 

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EcoFabulous in the East Ennd

Nicole Miller
Alec Baldwin

Celebrities,
philanthropists, and environmentally- interested New Yorkers and End Enders joined forces to support the protection and restoration of eastern Long Island’s natural environment to benefit the Group for the East End at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Bridgehampton on this past Saturday evening June 20 which raised over $530,000. .
Photography: Barry Gordin

 

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Ross School Summer Benefit

Martha Stewart
Alexa Ray Joel, Vered

This past Saturday evening June 20 the Ross School in Sag Harbor kicked off their Hampton’s summer season with the 6th annual Club Starlight Benefit for the Ross School programs and scholarships, where Martha Stewart was honored for her support of their students. The evening featured entertainment by recording legend James Ingram, Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers and Alexa Ray Joel, the daughter of Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Hartigan/Simon Opening @ Guild Hall

Taryn Simon, Julianne Moore

Photos from Hartigan / Simon opening at Guild Hall and after party at the Georgica home of Michael & Cheryl Minikes.

Photography : Barry Gordin

Dorian Bergen, Mikaela Sardo Lamarche

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos

Bell Book And Candle

Matt McGrath, Arija Bareikis, Sam Robards


Opening Night Photos of Bell Book and Candle
at Bay Street Theatre’s Mainstage in Sag Harbor featuring Arija Bareikis, Sam Robards, Matt McGrath, Gordana Rashovich and Jairath Conroy.

 

 

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