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Lilies Off Broadway

Hartley Parker, Florimond Le Goupil-Maier

Final two weeks of Lilies, or The Revival of a Romantic Drama will play final performance Sunday, June 6th.

June 1, 2021:   Lilies, or The Revival of a Romantic Drama, one of first new show to come in after the pandemic, will play its final Off-Broadway performance at The Theater Center on Sunday, June 6 week earlier than previously announced. Previews began on Wednesday, May 5 with an official opening night on Monday, May 17. 

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Hamptons Life

ARF Ground Breaking

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons breaks ground on FOREVER HOME: An expansive history making state-of-the-art building project and renovation.

May 28, 2021:  Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons hosted an historic ground-breaking for their new expansion, FOREVER HOME. The community celebration for East End animal lovers was held from 4-6pm on Saturday, May 28th at the ARF Campus 124 Daniel Hoe Road, East Hampton.  Specially trained canines dug the first hole for the dramatic new expansion.

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Jamie deRoy & friends

Songs from Tony Award winning musicals Part Three.

May 29, 2021: Set your DVRs to catch Jamie deRoy & friends’ Songs from Tony Award winning musicals Part Three.  Jamie deRoy & friends now airs on Spectrum HD Channel 1993 and Verizon FIOS Channel 37 every other MondayThe next show is Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 8PM.

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Reviews

Home Project (excerpts-in-process) *****

By: Paulanne Simmons

May 28, 2021: For the past year, most of us have been taking refuge in our homes. Now that we’re at last venturing out, it seems like a perfect time to explore the many meanings of home. Tiffany Mills Company’s “Home Project (excerpts-in-process)” celebrates the home through video, dance, music and spoken word. The performance is now streaming as part of LaMaMa Moves! Dance Festival on Demand.

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The Tony Awards Return

The Tony Awards Return with Special Four Hour Telecast on CBS Sunday, September 26

By: Ellis Nassour

May 26, 2021 — You knew Broadway was coming back. You just weren’t sure when. Now, you know. You knew there were delayed 2019-2020 Season Tony Awards nominations. And you knew the Tony Awards would be back. You just didn’t know when. Now, you do. CBS, the American Theatre Wing, and the Broadway League announced that the long-delayed (since June) due to Covid-19 the 2021 Tonys, the 74th such event, will be air in a special four hour evening on Sunday, September 26, very shortly after Broadway has begun its long-awaited reopening.

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Broadway Update

Amber Gray, Patrick Page, and Reeve Carney in Hadestown which will begin performances on Sept. 2, 2021

B’way Update: Hadestown Opens Early; Girl, Lackawanna, Thoughts Announce Dates

By: David Sheward

Since my last Broadway update, several more shows have announced firm opening dates and one has leapt ahead of all the others. Hadestown, the 2019 Tony Best Musical, will reopen its gates at the Walter Theater on Sept. 2, nearly two weeks before the big-ticket, box-office blockbusters Hamilton, Lion King Wicked, and Chicago do on Sept. 14.

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Hamptons Life

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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Broadway To Open September 14

Tickets go on sale today!

May 6, 2021:  Broadway shows can open on September 14th at 100% capacity.  Yesterday at a press conference, Governor Cuomo announced that Broadway will be back in New York City in the fall. He gave September 14th as a start date and tickets will go on sale today at 100% capacity.

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On This Day In New York Theater: May 23, 1922

By: Samuel L. Leiter

(No. 27 in the series)

May 23 was a rather lonely date in the annals of New York theater during the 1920s. Apart from the second of two revivals of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience, which opened at the Masque Theatre for 16 performances in 1927, only one show used the May 23 slot, but it was a doozy. I’m referring to Anne Nichols’s surprisingly popular comedy about religious intermarriage, Abie’s Irish Rose, which struck a resounding gong in the teeming melting pot of Roaring Twenties’ New York City. 

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Broadway Barks

The 23rd annual Broadway Barks and 2nd Broadway Barks Across America is set to stream on Sunday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm EDT on Broadway.com and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Facebook and YouTube pages. The event, hosted by Bernadette Peters will feature adoptable animals presented by celebrities from across the country.

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Celebration Of Life

The Longhouse Trustees and Peter OIsen hosted Celebration of Life, a garden party in memory of Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020)

May 16, 2021:  Peter Olsen and the Longhouse Trustees hosted Celebration of Life, a garden party in memory of Jack Lenor Larsen, the founder of LongHouse, who died last year at 93. The celebration at LongHouse featured Jack’s peak Spring garden on a glorious Saturday afternoon. 

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We Have To Hurry

Stage and Screen Favorite Alfred Molina in We Have To Hurry June 5th & 6th, 2021. All Profits Benefit The Actors Fund Home East & West 

May 18, 2021: Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominated actor Alfred Molina is set to headline the next monthly digital presentation of We Have To Hurry, streaming live via Broadway on Demand for two performances only, Saturday, June 5th at 8pm and Sunday, June 6th at 3pm. The heartwarming new play, about a pair of mature people reigniting their spark during the sunset years of life, is written by playwright, director and actor Dorothy Lyman and is directed by Patricia Vanstone.

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Broadway’s Post-Quarantine 2021-22 Season

By: David Sheward

May 16, 2021: With COVID infections dropping and vaccinations reaching higher levels, the New York theater is poised to reopen after a year and a half of lockdown. Both Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio have touted that the city will be open for business this summer and Broadway has followed suit. It started with a trickle of press releases but now the floodgates have opened with multiple shows announcing their return starting on Sept. 14. On that date, the three biggest money-makers–Hamilton, Lion King and Wicked–and longest running American show in Broadway history–Chicago–are opening their doors. 

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