The Hamptons Festival of Music

Due to increased demand, we are happy to extend a SPECIAL RELEASE OF SINGLE TICKETS to our final concerts to supporters who make a $150 tax-deductible donation per ticket to The Hamptons Festival of Music.

To take advantage of this offer, please email us , send us a direct message on our social media platforms for more details or make your donation directly here: THFM Special Donation

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Hampton Classic Horse Show

Karl Cook and Kalinka Van’t Zorgvliet won the $410,000 Hampton Classic 5* Grand Prix. © KindMedia

Qualifier Winner Karl Cook Returns for the Victory in Sunday’s $410,000 Hampton Classic 5* Grand PrixFinal Awards Given at the 2022 Hampton Classic Horse Show 

September 4, 2022– Of the 30 horse-and-rider combinations representing nine countries in Sunday’s culminating $410,000 Hampton Classic 5* Grand Prix and nine pairs to make the jump-off, only five went double-clear over Alan Wade’s (IRL) 17-effort, 1.60m course. Last to go in both rounds was American Karl Cook, who returned with his Grand Prix Qualifier mount, Kalinka Van’t Zorgvliet, to stop the clock in 36.710 seconds and secure his second victory at the Hampton Classic.

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The Hampton Classic

Photo: Barry Gordin

46th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show

August 28, 2022  The 46th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday to beautiful, breezy weather and unveiled its new Grand Prix Arena to kick off a weeklong schedule full of world-class equestrian competition. First to enter the new ring were the smallest of the week’s competitors as leadline riders in age groups of 2-4 and 5-7 took the stage. 

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Norm Lewis @ WHBPAC

Norm Lewis

An Evening with Norm Lewis

August 24, 2022: Critically acclaimed star of stage, television, and film, Norm Lewis, will perform for one night only in An Evening with Norm Lewis on August 26th at 8pm at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. An Emmy, Tony, and SAG Award nominee, Norm recently starred in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed, “Da 5 Bloods,” and in the groundbreaking FX series, Pose. Additionally, Mr. Lewis can be seen starring in ABC’s newest series, Women of The Movement, and offscreen, his voice can be heard in the latest season of Apple TV’s animated series, Central Park. He was also seen as ‘Caiaphas’ in the award-winning NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper.

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Ragtime Opens at Bay Street

Will Pomerantz and Scott Schwartz

An elegant staging of Ragtime the Musical, directed by Will Pomerantz, opened at Bay Street in Sag Harbor on Saturday, August 6th.  Here are some photos from opening night.

Ragtime is the third production of Bay Street’s 2022 Summer Season and will play through August 28. Single seat tickets are available starting at $49.99. To purchase, call the Box Office at 631 725 9500 11 a.m. to showtime daily or go to http://www.baystreet.org/calendar/
Click Here For Review by Patrick Christiano

Photography: Barry Gordin

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Michael Feinstein @ WHBPAC

August 1, 2022: From Gershwin to Carole King and beyond, Michael Feinstein expands the Great American Songbook into the modern era. Feinstein is a multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.” He is widely considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. This is an evening of music you won’t want to miss!

Generously Sponsored by Dr. Stanley Zinberg
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Marilyn Maye @ Bay Street

Cabaret legend, Marilyn Maye, brings her acclaimed show, “94, OF COURSE THERE IS MORE,” to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on July 18 @8pm.

July 11, 2022:  If you have never experienced the cabaret legend, Marilyn Maye, performing live on stage, here is an excellent opportunity. Maye is bringing her show, “94, Of Course There is More,” to musical Mondays at Bay Street Theater on July 18. Known for her powerhouse delivery, electric stage presence, and chatty rapport with the audience, Manhattan’s Queen of Cabaret celebrated her 94th birthday on stage performing at Feinsteins/54 Below, where she did 10 shows this past April. She will be reprising that show, “92, Of Course There is More,” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor next Monday, July 18 @8pm. 

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Anna in the Tropics @ Bay Street

Christian Barillas, Christine Spang, Guillermo Ivan, Serafin Falcon, Iliana Guibert, and Anthony Michael Martinez.

Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Anna in the Tropics, opens at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

By: Patrick Christiano

July 6, 2022:  Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is on-a-roll. Their second production of the Mainstage Summer Season, Nilo Cruz’s 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Anna in the Tropics, is another winner, and yet decidedly different from the absurd comedy they offered last. Anna is an intoxicating tale of love, lust, and dreams, with Chekhovian overtones. The Anna in the play’s title refers to another Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy, who wrote “Anna Karenina.” Cruz’s language is hauntingly lyrical and the staging by Marcos Santana highlights the poetry of his writing exquisitely.. 

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Candace Bushnell @ WHBPAC

“Sex and the City” creator Candace Bushnell brings her one woman show to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center this Saturday, July 9 at 8pm.

July 7, 2022: Ladies, just three more days before “Sex and the City” creator, Candace Bushnell takes the stage at WHBPAC with her new one woman show, Is There Still Sex in the City. So, grab a friend and head to Westhampton Beach, because Candace is inviting you behind the scenes for a whirlwind tour of New York City. The author is sharing her philosophy with clever and smartly observed stories about fashion, friendship and sex, while pouring cosmos in her Manolos. The show was received well in New York City, playing the Daryl Roth Theater in Union Square in late 2021 and subsequently downtown at the SoHo Playhouse earlier this year. This is your chance to see Candace here at the beach.

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Pride Celebration @ LongHouse

Hamptons Pride celebrated with a Fundraiser at LongHouse on Sunday.

June 26, 2022:  Hamptons Pride, the East End’s new LGBTQ+ nonprofit that brought you the first Pride parade in the history of the Hamptons celebrated at LongHouse on Sunday. 

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East Hampton First Pride Parade 2022

June 4, 2022: East Hampton First Ever PRIDE Parade 2022: with Patrick Christiano, Publisher of TheaterLife.com and Jerry Larsen, the Mayor of East Hampton,, community leaders and over 500 people in support of Gay Pride, organized by Tom House.

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Windfall @ Bay Street Theater

Director Jason Alexander, Dylan S. Wallach, Spencer Garrett, Badia Farha, Talia Thiesfield, Ro Boddie, Abigail Isom, Playwright Scooter Pietsch – Photo: Barry Gordin

Jason Alexander directs the East Coast Premiere of Windfall, an absurd farce, at Bay Street Theater

By: Patrick Christiano

June 7, 2022:  After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is back with a bang. They launched their 2022 Mainstage Summer Season with the East coast premiere of Windfall, an outrageous farce with a distinctly dark edge, by Scooter Pietsch. Directed by television icon Jason Alexander, who created the role of George Costanza on television’s Seinfeld, the absurd comedy is about the fallout that ensues when five office workers risk their life savings to win a $500 million dollar lottery.

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ARF

ARF Designer Auction & Preview Cocktail Party  

Join ARF Hamptons on Saturday, May 28, for the 2022 ARF Designer Auction & Preview Cocktail Party from 6 to 8 PM at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop, 17 Poxabogue Lane in Sagaponack. The cocktail reception will celebrate the launch of ARF’s online auction (May 28 – June 7) featuring furniture and decorative items for the home donated by longstanding friends and ARF adopters, including some of the most admired designers, artisans, and dealers in the country. All proceeds will benefit the cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center. Advance tickets $200, at the door $225. Tickets and bidding at give.arfhamptons.org/arfauction.

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LongHouse Gardens

LongHouse hosted a conversation with Steven & William Ladd and opened their Gardens on April 30th

May 1, 2022:  Spring is here and the LongHouse Gardens in East Hampton are open and filled with new growth in every corner. Spring is the perfect moment for an invigorating visit to the magnificent 16 acre sculpture garden. Many people from the surrounding area did exactly that on April 30. Snowdrops, daffodils and hellebores take center stage in the spring as well as their earliest flowering trees, a delight on near perfect day, weatherwise.

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Johnathan Nash Glynn Opening

Jonathan Nash Glynn, Susan Bratton and Jonathan Gordon

Jonathan Nash Glynn Solo Show at Colm Rowan Fine Art in East Hampton

April 24, 2022: Over 100 people attended the opening reception of Jonathan Nash Glynn’s abstract paintings at Colm Rowan Fine Art in East Hampton, on Saturday, April 23. This was his first solo show at this three-year old gallery, located at 55 Main Street in East Hampton, in the walkway next to the Ralph Lauren barn. Art lovers milled around the gallery and into the walkway and courtyard. Among them were musician G.E. Smith and former East Hampton Town Councilman Jeff Bragman. 

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