6th Annual Honors Benefit at Joe’s Pub featured a sneak peek of the Bay Street Theater 2017 Summer Season in Sag Harbor.
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held The 6th Annual Honors Benefit: Curtain Up! on Monday, May 15 at Joe’s Pub at The Public. The evening hosted by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater’s Artistic Director, featured a sneak peek of the 2017 Summer Mainstage season in Sag Harbor. Songs and bits of scenes were performed, along with the honors presented to special guests, Richard Kind and Jules Feiffer. A scene from two time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, which will be the second play of the season, was performed. And Tony nominated composer Andrew Lippa, who wrote the music for Jules Feiffer’s The Man in the Ceiling, which is being directed by Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and opens the season in June, sang a song from the musical that begins performances on May 30. In addtioon the World premiere of two terrific jazz inspired songs from As You Like It by Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, were performed as well. This evening, which is becoming a tradition, is a great way for patrons to get a feel for the season ahead.
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.
Photography: Barry Gordin