Bay Street Theater Announces Two Shows Of 2024 Mainstage Season

The season will kick off with Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES.

By: Jan. 30, 2024

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced that its 2024 Mainstage Season will bring together top theatrical talent in a spectacular summer lineup with a stellar mix of classics.

The season will kick off with Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES (May 28 - June 16), starring the family of John SlatteryTalia Balsam, and their son Harry Slattery, directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman and Will Close with the musical Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN a hysterical romp directed by Stuart Ross and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre (August 1 - 25).  A third exciting production will be announced soon and will run from June 25 – July 20.

Said Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater Artistic Director, " The 2024 Summer Season at Bay Street is going to bring so much talent to the East End. Beloved and renowned artists are returning to our stage or making their Bay Street premieres, and we're so excited. I know this is going to be a summer full of bold shows that will be the talk of the town all season long!"

The Bay Street Theater 2024 Mainstage Line-up includes: 

Book by Frank D. Gilroy 
Starring John Slattery, Talia Balsam and Harry Slattery 
Directed by Scott Wittman 
(May 28 – June 16)
Like roses, family relationships are beautiful but thorny. This Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play is a poignant drama set in The Bronx in 1946 about the emotional struggles and hidden tensions within a family as their son returns from service in WWII. As they confront their past and present, this timeless play explores enduring themes of reconciliation and the fragility of love.   John Slattery (photo by Greg Gorman)



In Association with Berkshire Theatre Group & Geva Theatre
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks 
Original Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman
Directed by Stuart Ross
Choreography by Gerry McIntyre
(August 1 – 25)
The comedic genius of Mel Brooks combines with classic B-movie horror in this hilarious musical based on his beloved film. The young American doctor Frederick Frankenstein (“that's pronounced Fronkensteen!”) is summoned to Transylvania to claim his Grandfather Victor's estate. Little does he know that this journey will change not only his life, but those of everyone around him, including his sidekick Igor, the beautiful assistant Inga, and a brand-new Monster made for Musical Comedy Heaven. Brace yourself for a wild and inventive production of this side-splitting musical comedy from the director and choreographer of Bay Street's hit “Enter Laughing”. Stuart Ross

Subscriptions for the 2024 Season comprised of THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES, a to-be-announced exciting work, and the musical Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN are now on sale and remain the only way to get the best seats for the best price. To purchase visit 24/7, call 631.725.9500, or visit our Box Office Tuesdays - Saturdays 11 AM - 5 PM.
The 2024 Mainstage Season at Bay Street Theater is made possible, in part, by the Bay Street Theater Board of Trustees, Associate Producers David Fink, Keith Green & Ann Ciardullo, Myra Hackel, and Wendy Hashmall, New York State Council on the Arts, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning: Office of Cultural Affairs, The Neuwirth Foundation, AARP Long Island, Aboff's Paints, Adam Miller Group, Advantage Title, Baron's Cove, Bartlett Tree, CeeJack Team, Channing Daughters, Corcoran, Dave Bofill Marine, Dayton, Ritz + Osborne Insurance, DIME, DiSunno Architecture, Fisher's Home Furnishings, Grenning Gallery, Harbor Pets, Hollander Design Landscape Architects, Jewish Center of the Hamptons, LaGuardia Design Group, London Jewelers, Maggio Environmental Services, Mala Sander + Team, National Grid, Northwell Health, Peconic Landing, Propane Depot, PSEG Long Island, REVCO Lighting, Risk Strategies, Rocco Carriero Wealth Partners, Roeloffs, Sag Harbor Garden Center, Six Sigma Auto Group, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, The Awning Company, Unlimited Earth Care, Weber & Grahn and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Bay Street Theater is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center, that endeavors to innovate, educate, motivate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a beacon, social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, a center for innovation and new work development, and a home for a community of artists.