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/
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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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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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Summer 2022 at WHBPAC

Tracy Morgan

Musical Legends, Broadway stars and Renowned Comedians including Tracy Morgan, Kenny G., Paul Anka, Keb’Mo, Kelli O’Hara, Jay Leno, Taj Mahal, Chris Isaak, Michael Feinstein, Rita, Rudner, and more are set to perform live at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center this Summer.

April 3, 2022:  An exciting and eclectic array of stars are set to perform this Summer at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC). Highlights from the May June lineup include Iconic comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for his work on 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. He heats things up in May when he takes the stage on May 14. Kenny G promises an evening of smooth jazz on June 4th when the renowned Saxophonist and top selling instrumentalist performs.

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Guild Hall

Annabella Sciorra, Catherine Curtin, Joy Behar, Brenda Vaccaro, Irene Sofia Lucio, Matt Servitto, Steven Weber, Dave Quay Photo: Barry Gordin

Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, is presenting a staged reading of Crisis in Queens, a funny new play by Joy Behar.

September 4, 2021:  Joy Behar, the co-host of The View, a versatile humorist, commentator, comedienne and writer is branching out into playwriting with a witty new play, Crisis in Queens. Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, is presenting the debut staged reading of the full-length comedy on Friday and Saturday of Labor day weekend at 8pm.  When Josh Gladstone, the Artistic Director of Guild Hall, brought Joy to the stage of The John Drew Theater on Friday evening she said, “I just want to laugh and have a good time.” Yes, that is what we came for, Joy’s brand of humor, and she did not disappoint. The reading on Friday, although a tiny bit long, was a peak at a humorous work in progress. There is meat on those bones but the playwright needs to trim the fat. In Behar’s tale, set in Queens, relationships are hard, and marriage is work. 

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Guild Hall

Sierra Boggess, Tony Yazbeck

Crazy For You closed out the Stroman Presents series at Guild Hall with Broadway superstars, Tony Yazbeck and Sierra Boggess.

August 31, 2021:  Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, closed out their star-studded weekend of Stroman Presents with Crazy For You. On Sunday Stroman, who won the first of her five Tony Awards for choreographing the original 1992 Broadway production, brought a marvelous cast, which included Tony Yazbeck, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, and Dee Hoty to perform a few of the classic George and Ira Gershwin songs. Tony Yazbeck’s dazzling dancing was a highlight of the splendid evening, along with the surprise guest appearance by Josh Gladstone, the Artistic Director of Guild Hall.

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Stroman @ Guild Hall

Susan Stroman, Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick, Brad Oscar Photo: Barry Gordin

Susan Stroman Presents a LIVE IN PERSON weekend with Broadway stars, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Brad Oscar, Tony Yazbeck, Terrence Mann, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, Dee Hoty, and more.

August 28, 2021:  Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, is presenting a star-studded weekend of Stroman Presents!  That of course is the legendary, 5-time Tony winning choreography/directory Susan Stroman. On each evening, Friday through Sunday, some of Broadway’s biggest talents will take the stage of the John Drew Theater. The series kicked-off on Friday with Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, and Brad Oscar, who joined Stroman, known to the Theater world as Stro, to reminisce on the 20th anniversary of The Producers, which she directed and choreographed. They performed some of their songs and Mel Brooks made a live appearance via zoom. 

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The New Group

Abby Merrill, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tamika Lawrence, Jennifer Damiano

Cocktails on the lawn showcased songs from The New Group’s upcoming new musical, Black No More, opening January 2022 at the Signature.

August 27, 2021: Scott Elliott, Founding Artistic Director of The New Group, and Abby Merrill, the Board President, hosted “Cocktails on the Lawn” at Abby’s home in Quoque. The meet and mingle on Thursday celebrated The New Group’s return to live theater in January 2022 with Black No More. Broadway stars Brandon Victor Dixon and Tamika Lawrence performed emotional renditions of songs from the new musical, originally slated for Fall 2020.

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Guild Hall

Ryan Spahn, Michael Urie, Nathan Winkelstein

Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn star in Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo directed by Nathan Winkelstein with Sophie von Haselberg on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30pm.

August 13, 2021:  Guild Hall is presenting Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, a combination of his first play and one he wrote decades later, starring theater and TV star Michael Urie with his real life partner, Ryan Spahn. 

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Laurie Anderson & Julian Schnabel

Laurie Anderson, Christina Moissaides Strassfied, Julian Schnabel Photo: Barry Gordin

John Drew Backyard Theater moved indoors for conversation with renowned artists, Laurie Anderson and Julian Schnabel.

July 18, 2021:  The forecast was not looking great, so Guild Hall moved the John Drew Backyard Theater conversation with renowned artists, Laurie Anderson and Julian Schnabel, indoors.  Attendees were thrilled to witness these multi-talented artists, both Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts honorees, share their post pandemic thoughts on life, art, friends, and projects. The discussion was moderated by Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Guild Hall’s Museum Director/Chief Curator.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Mike Birbiglia at Guild Hall

Mike Birbiglia after winning a Drama Desk in 2019 for Outstanding Solo Performance. Photo: Barry Gordin

Final shows Wednesday, July 14th at 7pm & 9pm:  The Award-winning comedian, author, and actor, Mike Birbiglia, brings an hour of All new material to Guild Hall. 

July 11, 2021: The gifted comedian, Mike Birbiglia, who happens to be a best-selling author and an actor, also won the 2019 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Awards for his solo show, The New One. He was performing that show on Broadway when the pandemic hit, so Birbiglia went from Broadway to Zoom. And now he is back gracing stages and Guild Hall is lucky to have him for several performances. 

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