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Scott Schwartz’s Impressive World Premiere staging of Double Helix launches Bay Street Theater’s Summer Season with style.

June 4, 2023: Bay Street Theater launched their 2023 Summer Season with Scott Schwartz’s impressive World Premiere staging of the new musical, Double Helix, by Madeline Myer. The musical, an exciting and complex tale about the challenges of a brilliant scientist as she races to discover the structure of DNA in the 1950s, opened in Sag Harbor on Saturday. Theater, film, and TV veteran Samantha Massell, who played Hodel in the 2015 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, is the scientist who copes with many forms of adversity, including anti-semitism, as she searches to uncover one of life’s great mysteries.

Samantha Massell (Plays Rosalind Franklin), Scott Schwartz (Director), Madeline Myers ( Book, Music and Lyrics)


Scott Schwartz’s Impressive World Premiere staging of Double Helix launches Bay Street Theater’s Summer Season with style.

June 4, 2023: Bay Street Theater launched their 2023 Summer Season with Scott Schwartz’s impressive World Premiere staging of the new musical, Double Helix, by Madeline Myer. The musical, an exciting and complex tale about the challenges of a brilliant scientist as she races to discover the structure of DNA in the 1950s, opened in Sag Harbor on Saturday.  Theater, film, and TV veteran Samantha Massell, who played Hodel in the 2015 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, is the scientist who copes with many forms of adversity, including anti-semitism, as she searches to uncover one of life’s great mysteries. 

Double Helix is a MUST SEE for any serious fan of musical theater. The production is wonderful in every conceivable way, moving effortlessly back and forth in time as tensions build in the compelling tale.  Designer Alexander Dodge and lighting designer Mike Billings have outdone themselves with a magical staging that constantly delights. The excellent musical direction is by Patrick Sulken and every member of the ensemble shines.  Double Helix is a stunning theatrical achievement that coincides with the 70th anniversary of the discovery, in which Franklin’s contributions played an integral role.

Double Helix will run on Bay Street Theater’s Mainstage though June 18, 2023. For Tickets Click Here.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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