Photo Flash: Scott Schwartz, Richard Kind, Elzabeth Reaser and More at Bay Street Theatre's CURTAIN UP Event

May 13
6:24 PM 2014

Bay Street Theater's Curtain Up! event was held last night at Joe's Pub in New York City. It was Bay Street's 3rd Annual Spring Honors Benefit, which this year honored Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel. The event was hosted by Bay Street''s new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz. Scroll down for photos!

Constantine Maroulis presented the Honors Visionary Awards to Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, and Scott Schwartz presented the Honors Award to Pia and Jimmy Zankel.

As part of Schwartz's commitment to inaugurating a new vision for Bay Street, the Spring Honors Benefit featured a preview of the exciting 2014 summer Mainstage season of 'Art & Revolution,' featuring presentations and performances by some of the stars and creators of the new productions.

Playwright Carey Crim and actors Garret Dillahunt and Elizabeth Reaser were there for CONVICTION, a World Premiere modern drama to be directed by Scott Schwartz and presented at Bay Street May 27-June 15.

Richard Kind and Julia Motyka were there for TRAVESTIES, a Tony award-winning comedy classic by Tom Stoppard, directed by Gregory Boyd, which will run June 24 - July 20.

Actors Robert Cuccioli, Kathleen Monteleone, Howie Michael Smith, and pianist Daniel Rein were there to perform some of the songs from the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL, a new musical comedy with the book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, to be directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter.

Bay Street Theater's acclaimed past honorees include Joy Behar, David Bray, AdriAnne Cohen, Ana Daniel, and John Downing, to name a few.

"Our honorees truly represent the best of what it means to be supporters of the arts," says Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director of Bay Street Theatre. "Pia Zankel, a committed member of Bay Street''s Board of Trustees, and her husband Jimmy Zankel bring a true love of the arts, both theater and music, and a philanthropic spirit to all they do. Like them, Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, Broadway and Tony-award-winners also bring a similar support and we could not do it without these four incredible people.

Bay Street Theatre is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.

Photo Credit: Barry Gordin

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