Five Opens @ Theater 555

Anyae Anasia as Ivana, Gabriella Joy Rodriguez as Marla, Gabi Garcia as Stormy, Hanna Bonnett as Ivanka, Jamie Lyn Beatty as Melania,, and Jasmine Rice Labeija as Hillary Clinton.

FIVE: The Musical Parody, a WICKEDLY FUNNY tale, inspired by the former President opened at Theater 555 on 42nd Street.

February 20, 2024:  FIVE: The Musical Parody, which opened last night at Theater 555,recounts the stories of the women linked to our disgraced 45th President. The musical, directed and choreographed by Jen Wineman, is a wickedly funny romp that spoofs the Tony winning hit Broadway musical Six about the wives of King Henry VIII.  Set on a debate stage in Ronkonkoma, New York, The Donald’s three wives, Ivana, Marla, and Melania, one mistress, Stormy, and his only daughter, Ivanka, fight to be declared the winner of “Who really had it worst” with the fake president.  

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White Room Gallery

Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill, co-owners of The White Room Gallery.

Colorful Interpretations @ The White Room Gallery, the Grand Opening of new location in East Hampton at 3 Railroad Avenue. 

November 5, 2023:  Andrea McCafferty & Kat O’Neill, co-owners, and directors of The White Room Gallery, hosted the Grand Opening reception for their new home in East Hampton on Saturday from 5 -7pm. Their premiere exhibition in their larger space is Colorful Interpretation, a vibrant celebration of each artist’s unique inner voice. 

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Jamie DeRoy & Friends

Ron Abel, Nikki M James, Tony Danza, Jamie deRoy, Steven Scott, Daisy Jopling, Seth Sikes and Nicolas King.

Jamie deRoy & friends returned to Birdland to benefit The Entertainment Community Fund. 

October 23, 2023: Jamie deRoy & friends returned to Birdland for a festive night of entertainment to benefit The Entertainment Community Fund, a service organization that is dear to her heart. The roster of performers included Tony winner Nikki M. James, world renowned jazz/rock violinist, Daisy Jopling, and the beloved television icon from “Who’s the Boss” and “Taxi,” Tony Danza, who happens to be a skilled cabaret performer as well. Also on the bill were The New Belters, Nicolas King & Seth Sikes, a cabaret duo that has been taking the town by storm this past year and comedian Steven Scott. 

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Chasing Happy Opens

Schyler Conaway plays Brad.

A New Comedy about love & acceptance by Michel Wallerstein opens at Theatre Row for a limited run through November 11.

October 20, 2023: Pulse Theatre is presenting a new play by Michel Wallerstein billed as, “a modern comedy about identity, love, acceptance…and the elusive pursuit of happiness.”  In Wallerstein’s zany tale directed by Pulse co-founder, Alexa Kelly, Nick is in love with Broad, another man’s boyfriend. Nick’s mother says George Clooney wants to date her. Nick’s ex-wife says she needs to have surgery. When Brad’s boyfriend finds out about Nick and inserts himself into the mix of Wallerstein’s zany characters, there is never a chance, it seems, to savoir the moment when you are chasing happy. 

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Hampton Classic

The best entries in the history of the Hampton Classic Horse Show and stunning weather brought overflowing crowds to the final day of the Annual Horse Show.

September 4, 2023:  More than 50,0000 people, including A-list celebrities, like Brooke Shields, Jayne Seymour and many more, attended the Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show that took place in Bridgehampton the week of August 27 through September 3. Attendees watched the nation’s best equestrian athletes compete at the Hampton Classic. Rated USEF ‘Premier-6’ for hunters and jumpers with designated FEI 2* and 5* classes, the Hampton Classic featured more than 200 competitions in six show rings, the Agneta Currey Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its world-class 60-acre showgrounds. On closing day, Bluman reclaimed the Title in the $425,000 Longines Hampton Classic 5* Grand Prix. Here are photos from the final day of the Hampton Classic
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Hampton Classic

Opening Day at the 48th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.

August 27, 2023:  The weather was magnificent for the opening day of the 48th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the world’s most prestigious horse shows, which features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions. The Classic also has competitions for riders with disabilities and features more than 200 classes in six show rings. Right near the show rings you can find the Agneta Currey Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors with an excellent selection of specialty items and a wide choice of dining options, all on its world-class 60-acre showgrounds.

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The Baker House

A Night of Impact for Veterinarians International @ The Baker House 1650

August 26, 2023:  The Baker House 1650 in East Hampton hosted a garden cocktail party to benefit Veterinarians International. Antonella Bertello, owner of The Baker House, graciously opened the doors to the luxuriously appointed main house due to the inclement weather and guests to the well-attended event filled the historic home.  Proceeds from the event will assist the Veterinarians International Programs, which offers training, critical medicine, and more to veterinarians working in human-wildlife conflict zones globally.  Veterinarians International is committed to creating a healthy, harmonious, and sustainable world where humans and animals can survive and thrive together. 
For more information: https://vetsinternational.org/ 
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Authors Night

East Hampton Library’s 19th Annual Authors Night  

August 13, 2023:  Author’s Night, East Hampton Library’s annual celebration of books and 126 years of reading at their library, took place at Herrick Park on Saturday. The evening began at 5pm with the Author’s Book Signing Cocktail Party under a tent, where around 2,000 guests showed up to meet and mingle with some 100 authors, who were there to promote their books. Delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine, beverages, and desserts were available while guests circulated, purchased books and had them personally inscribed by the authors of their choice. Private dinner parties, each featuring one or more of the guest authors, followed the reception at 8 pm.

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Pawparazzi

John & Lily O’Connell with Poppy, Antonella Bertello – The Baker House 1650 and Patrick Christiano with Truman.

NYC Second Chance Rescue held their 2nd Annual Hamptons Benefit, Pawparazzi, featuring canines, cats & cocktails @ The Baker House 1650.

August 12, 2023: Pawparazzi, the 2nd Annual Hamptons Benefit for NYC Second Chance Rescue honored Candy Udell and Zach Erdem at The Baker House 1650. The festive evening on Saturday featured canines, cats, and cocktails plus an impersonation of Lady Gag by Athena Reich. Brandon Colon served as Master of Ceremonies and music was by Dimatteo.  The well attended event was a fun filled happening that raised needed funds for abandoned cats and dogs. The after party was at Common Ground East.

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Bay Street Theater

Stephen DeRosa, Director David Saint with Gatsby, Dan Domingues, Carine Montbertrand, Steve Guttenberg, Arnie Burton and Artistic Director Bay Street Theater Scott Schwartz.

Steve Guttenberg’s comic and heart-warming Tales from the Guttenberg Bible is an entertaining romp detailing the actor’s rise to stardom and his remarkable career.

August 7, 2023: Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor in association with George Street Playhouse is presenting Steve Guttenberg’s comic and heart-warming Tales from the Guttenberg Bible about his meteoric rise to stardom and his remarkable career. Steve Guttenberg’s films include the “Police Academy” and “Three Men and a Baby” franchises, “Cocoon,” “Diner,” and many more. His story is an entertaining romp that takes him from his humble beginnings in Massapequa, NY to glamorous Hollywood, where he seems to stumble into success and ultimately world-wide stardom. David Saint, Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse, has directed the evening and helped shaped the play, which had its world premiere at Geroge Street earlier this year.

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Bay Street Summer Gala

Mathew Broderick, Tracy Mitchell, Sarah Jessica Parker

Annual Summer Gala returns to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Honorees include Julie Andrews, Matthew Broderick, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

July 9, 2023: Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor hosted their Annual Summer Gala 2023 after a three-year hiatus because of covid. With the health scare well behind us, Artistic Director Scott Schwartz and Executive Director Tracy Mitchell were ready to let the festivities begin! And Bay Street, the little theater in Sag Harbor with a Big Heart, did exactly that by presenting a fun filled musical tribute to the legendary Julie Andrews as well as musical tributes to Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, who were in attendance and were honored with the Joel Grey Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to the theater and beyond.

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Bay Street Theater

The Cast of “Dial M For Murder” – Erich Bergen as Tony Wendice Reg Rogers as Inspector Hubbard, Rosa Gilmore as Maxine Hadley, Mamie Gummer as Margot Wendice and Max Gordon Moore as Lesgate.

Dial M For Murder at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor brings a Fun-Filled modern flare to the classic mystery with a fresh and witty adaptation by Jeffery Hatcher.

July 2, 2023: Dial M For Murder is remarkably good theater, quiet in style yet simmering beneath the polished surface. And polished is the operative. The thriller opened at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor last night. Handsomely staged by Tony award winning Broadway veteran Walter Bobbie, the evening is a fun-filled adventure for mystery lovers and an elegant treat for whodunit fans. The fresh and witty adaptation is by Jeffrey Hatcher, who puts a modern spin on the classic thriller that will surprise you and keep you guessing until the final fadeout. The mystery unfolds in the chic living room of a flat in London circa 1952 (designed by Antia Louizo), which is simply fabulous, the perfect setting for the diabolic twists and turns of the updated mystery classic. PC

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Drama Desk Awards 2023

Sean Hayes – Good Night Oscar – Jessica Chastain – A Doll’s House – Outstanding Lead Performances in a Play

The Drama Desk Awards for the 2022-2023 season were presented yesterday at Sardi’s

June 7, 2023: The 67th Annual Drama Desk Award honoring the 2022-2023 season were presented in a ceremony hosted by Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody at the legendary Sardi’s Restaurant yesterday. However, the Drama Desk was the big surprise winner! The Office of the Mayor surprised the Drama Desk with a special citation for their continued service to the community. Charles Wright and David Barbour co- presidents of the Drama Desk, were stunned and thrilled. Some Like It Hot won the most Drama Desk awards with eight, followed by The Life of Pi with four awards.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Bay Street Theater

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.

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Vanities @ The York

Olivia Kaufmann, Hayley Podschun, Will Pomerantz, Jade Jones, Amy Keum

Jade Jones, Amy Keum, and Hayley Podschun star as three friends pushing the boundaries of their lives in a revised Vanities – The Musical directed by Will Pomerantz at The York.

March 31, 2023: The York Theatre is presenting a lovely and evocative staging of the new and revised version of Vanities – The Musical, which opened at the Theatre at St. Jean’s under Will Pomerantz’s confident guidance. The marvelous cast bringing the musical to life are Jade Jones, Amy Keum, and Hayley Podschun as Mary, Kathy, and Joanne, respectively, three friends pushing the boundaries of their lives.

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