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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Bay Street Theater

Tickets go on sale TODAY at 11am for their 30th Anniversary Season, COME TOGETHER, for the thrill of Live Theater.

May 11, 2021: Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announced tickets are now on sale for their 30th anniversary summer season, Come Together, a showcase of live, indoor performances, outdoor musical concerts, and experiential art installation.

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Storytime Online

Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will read their children’s book, Simeon’s Gift, on Saturday @10:30 am via Zoom. This is the final segment in the Bay Street Theater online series. 

May 10, 2021:  The final segment for Bay Street Theater’s Storytime will be Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, co-authors of the children’s book, Simeon’s Gift. The reading is the final Zoom segment for Storytime, an eight-part online program of children’s book readings by authors from the East End and New York. The series is an interactive and engaging experience, where children and their families can enjoy live readings. Julie and Emma will read Simeon’s Gift, their most recent children’s book, during a Zoom session on Saturday, May 15th @ 10:30 am. A Q&A will follow. An access link will come, by email, with confirmation. To purchase tickets: 

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Bay Street Theater

New Home for Bay Street Theater to be completed by 2023

April 8, 2021:  At a zoom press conference on Tuesday morning Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor announced their exciting plans for 22 Long Island Avenue, the property the not for profit purchased in October for 13.9 million dollars. The goal was to create a new “state of the art” purpose built home at the entrance to Sag Harbor with two theaters and facilities to accommodate their year- round educational programs. 

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Literature Live @ Bay Street

A Raisin in the Sun, a classic play by Lorraine Hansberry, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through December 1, 2019.

November 17, 2019: Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is presenting a searing production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Lydia Fort. Literature live, now in its 11th season at Bay Street Theater, is staging the classic, which is celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the play’s first production on Broadway.  Literature Live brings classic works to middle and high school students for free. Since the program began 11 years ago over 30,000 students have seen live theater at Bay Street, many for the first time.

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Sneak Peak @ The Prompter

The Prompter begins performances on May 28th  at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. 

A behind the scenes peak at Bay Street Theaters upcoming production of The Prompter.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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LTV Creative Salon

Frazer Dougherty, Angela LaGreca

Angela LaGreca continues Creative Artists Salon Series to Benefit LTV.

May 4, 2019:  On Friday evening LTV Creative Director, Angela LaGreca, hosted and performed at LTV’s third creative artists salon, a unique night of comedy, music, film, scene readings, and chat, all to benefit LTV, the East End’s premier public access station and media center on Industrial Road in Wainscott.  Angela, an actress and comedian, also produces the monthly event by having talent from New York City mingle with local talent to try out new works in progress.

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LTV Creative Salon

Joy Behar, Patrick Christiano, Aida Turturro, Karen Saunders, Mario Cantone

Angela LaGreca launches Creative Artists Salon Series at LTV with celebrity guests.

February 23, 2019:  On Friday evening LTV Creative Director, Angela LaGreca, hosted the first ever creative artists salon at LTV, East Hampton’s non-profit local access television station on Industrial Road in Wainscott.  Not only did Angela organize the event bringing in some of her celebrity friends, but she also drew on local talent and was master of ceremonies for the fun and entertaining evening.  Some of those who performed included Joy Behar, Julie Bluestone, Mario Cantone, Patrick Christiano, Steven Gaines, Irene Glezos, Bridget LeRoy, Aida Turturro, Rosario Varela, and Robert Zimmerman with musical direction by Lenny Babbish.

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Bay Street Theater Summer Season

Alan Fox

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce two of the three productions planned for the 2019 Mainstage Summer Season. The first will be the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE, which will run from May 28 – June 16. This new play is by Alan Fox and will be directed by three-time Tony Award Winner Jack O’Brien (The Hard Place, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The second production, which will run June 25 – July 21, will be announced soon. The third show will be a newly envisioned musical production of Irving Berlin’s ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, which will run July … Continue reading “Bay Street Theater Summer Season”

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Evita Opening Night

Omar Lopez-Ceperp, Arianna Rosario, Will Pomerantz

August 4, 2018:  Opening Night Photos at Bay Street Theater’s “Thrilling” production of Andrew Llyod Webber’s Evita, now playing in Sag Harbor.

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Evita will run at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through September 2.   To purchase tickets or for more information call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org

Photography: Barry Gordin

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Bay Street Theater Gala

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Some Enchanted Evening 

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce additional entertainment for Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 7, 2018. The event benefits Bay Street’s educational and theatrical programs. The evening includes special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing. Due to future restoration of the Long Wharf, this will be the final gala to be held there.

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Live Out Loud

Bay Street Theater and Live Out Loud hosted a kick-off party for Confessions of a Mormon Boy on Friday July 6th 7-9pm at The Blend, 367 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton.

July 3, 2018:  Steven Fales, best known for his solo show Confessions of a Mormon Boy, was the special guest at Chef Luis R. DeLoera’s new restaurant, The Blend, where the kick-off benefit was held from 7-9pm on Friday July 6.

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Jackie Hoffman @ Bay Street

Jackie Hoffman

Award winning comic and Broadway Star opens Music Mondays concert series at Bay Street Theater with her show Jackie Hoffman:  From Broadway to Bay Street

June 28, 2018:  Renowned comic and award-winning actress Jackie Hoffman performs the first concert of the Music Mondays concert series at Bay Street Theater on Monday, July 2nd at 8pm. Hoffman, a staple at Joe’s Pub and on Broadway, will apply her award winning magic to Bay Street Theater for one evening only with a night of show tunes, covers, original songs, and I am sure as the NYTimes has said, “kvetching on an operatic scale.”

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