(11/19/2018) - Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.Photo Coverage: The Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL Celebrates Opening Night by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Long Island
(11/12/2018) - Let the bells peal! Ring in the holidays with a classic tale. Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) presents the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell. Performances began November 8, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 30, 2018 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Opening Night is TONIGHT, Saturday evening, November 10, 2018 at 8:00PM.Photo Coverage: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens at The Argyle Theatre by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Long Island
(11/11/2018) - Let the bells peal! Ring in the holidays with a classic tale. The Argyle Theatre presents the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell. The show officially opened on November 10, and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below!Photo Flash: WHITE CHRISTMAS Comes to The Smithtown Performing Arts Center by BWW News Desk - Long Island
(11/5/2018) - Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to present this year's Literature Live! production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, directed by Joe Minutillo and choreographed by Stephanie Vertichio. This is the tenth year of the Literature Live! program. Public performances are Thursday through Saturday, November 8 - 10, 15 - 17, and Thanksgiving weekend Friday- Sunday, November 23 - 25. Tickets are on sale now and available online at baystreet.org, or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500.Photo Flash: The American Classic Comedy, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, Comes To Roslyn by BWW News Desk - Long Island
(11/3/2018) - The Royal Crown Players of Roslyn High School are starting off their season with the American classic comedy, The Man Who Came to Dinner. Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, The Man Who Came to Dinner was first produced on stage in 1939 and has become one of the most beloved American comedies, with adaptations on radio, TV, and film.Photo Coverage: Patchogue Theatre Presents BROADWAY MEMORIES by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Long Island
(11/3/2018) - BROADWAY MEMORIES is the latest concert in Patchogue Theatre's new Broadway series with New York Casting Director and Producing Artistic Director Stephen DeAngelis. In Broadway Memories, five of Broadway's finest performers gather on stage to belt some of Broadway's most memorable musical numbers and share anecdotes from their careers. Scheduled performers include TODD BUONOPANE (Chicago; Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Grease), Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner ROBERT CUCCIOLI (Jekyll & Hyde; Les Miserables; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), JANINE DIVITA (If/Then; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Anything Goes; Grease), DAN'YELLE WILLIAMSON (Memphis; Scandalous) and JENNIFER HOPE WILLS (The Phantom of the Opera; Wonderful Town; Beauty and the Beast; The Woman in White). Musical Director / Accompanist will be Wendy Cavett (Hamilton; Come From Away). Relive your favorite Broadway hits live on stage performed by some of Broadway's biggest stars right now.Photo Flash: A COMEDY OF TENORS Comes to Quogue for Three Weeks! by BWW News Desk - Long Island
(10/15/2018) - The Tony Award Winners of NINE The Musical take on the Gaston Leroux novel in an intriguing way that has dazzled audiences worldwide. Immerse yourself in this bloody melodrama about the frightening caped and masked ˜phantom' living in the depths of The Paris Opera.Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA at the John W. Engeman Theater by BWW News Desk - Long Island
(8/5/2018) - Broadway Showstoppers is an all-new concert event created exclusively for Patchogue Theatre. Produced and hosted by New York Casting Director and Producing Artistic Director Stephen DeAngelis, five of Broadway's finest performers recreated their most memorable musical career highlights, displayed their versatility, shared backstage behind-the-scenes anecdotes and participated in an enlightening and entertaining question and answer session with our audience.Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater Presents EVITA by BWW News Desk - Long Island
(7/30/2018) - Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce EVITA begins July 31 with a "Pay What You Can" performance with a limited amount of tickets available at the box office beginning at 11 am. The play will run through August 26. The play features lyrics written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, music by Tim Rice and is directed by Bay Street Theater's Associate Artistic Director, Will Pomerantz. To purchase tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org.Photo Flash: The John W. Engeman Theater Presents NEWSIES by BWW News Desk - Long Island
(7/17/2018) - Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the '20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway The Musical is bringing musical comedy back with a bang. Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, this six-time Tony-nominated musical features existing hits from the 1920s, including "Let's Misbehave," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do" and "There's a New Day Comin'!"Photo Flash: First Look at HAIRSPRAY at The Argyle Theatre by BWW News Desk - Long Island
(7/13/2018) - Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre presents the Tony Award winning hit Broadway musical Hairspray with book by Marc O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Performances began Thursday, July 12, 2018 for a limited run through Sunday, August 26, 2018.Photo Coverage: Bay Street Theatre's 27th Annual Gala by Melissa Giordano - Long Island
(7/12/2018) - Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 7, 2018, with Jane Lynch as emcee. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing. And due to future restoration of the Long Wharf, this was the final gala to be held there.
The theme this year was a Celebration of the Golden Age of Broadway. A star-filled concert kicked off the evening, with songs from the most beloved musicals including South Pacific, West Side Story, On The Town, Carousel, and more, written by the hilarious, award-winning playwright Jonathan Tolins (playwright of Buyer and Cellar and Bay Street's hit comedy The Forgotten Woman).
Entertainment included Broadway star and East Hampton resident Howard McGillin (Mystery of Edwin Drood, Gigi, Bay Street's My Fair Lady and Grey Gardens) performing 'Some Enchanted Evening' and 'Something's Coming'; German and Australian star Sarah Bowden (Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl) and Cory Lingner performed 'Whatever Lolo Wants' with special thanks from Mary Callahan and Nicole Fosse from The Verdon Fosse Legacy; choreographer Joshua Bergasse who recreated his Tony nominated staging of 'New York, New York' from On the Town; and Robert Fairchild, former Principal Dancer New York City Ballet and starred in An American in Paris on Broadway performed 'Kansas City'; Phyre Hawkins performed 'Come Rain or Come Shine'; Nick Cearley and Wayne Alan Wilcox performed a medley from Guy and Dolls; Other performers include Bay Street Acting Apprentices Kara Arena, Lewis Elliott, Allison Gray, Meghan LeFlam, Anthony Sims and Phillip Young. The full company sang 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain.'
Jane Lynch (two-time Emmy winning host of Hollywood Game Night and an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee) sang 'You'll Never Get Away From Me' with Richard Kind (Amazon's Red Oaks, The Producers, The Big Knife, Mad About You, Spin City, A Bug's Life, Cars, Inside Out, and Bay Street's productions including Enter Laughing, Romance, Travesties, and The Lady in Question).
'It was a wonderful evening and a great way to celebrate our last summer gala on the Long Wharf,' says Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director. 'We will have a new location next year, but we had an amazing music-filled sunset party that supports Bay Street Theater.'
'The annual gala was a wonderful event and Bay Street's only fundraiser of the year,' says Executive Director Tracy Mitchell. 'Besides being a fun night in the theater and on the Wharf, the gala is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts allowing us to support more than thirty other community organizations on the East End.'
The evening's auction items included a week-long stay in St. Barth's for 4 at a luxury 2- bedroom WIMCO villa, complete with unparalleled concierge service, and roundtrip flights to the island from San Juan via private carrier Tradewind Aviation. Other items included an 8-day cruise on Viking Cruises for 2, a walk on role in EVITA with dinner for 8 guests at The American Hotel, and many, many more.
This year, the Bay Street Theater honored Sag Harbor businesses as a thank you for supporting the Gala for the past 27 years, Bay Street Theater honored Bay Street Board Members Luigi Caiola and Erik Batt, who along with their spouses and families have been devoted supporters.
Also attending the Gala among Broadway stars and performers were actor Steven Fales from the upcoming production of Confessions of a Mormon Boy(July 17-22), Lorna Luft,The cast of Frost/Nixon (running now through July 22) including Harris Yulin and Daniel Gerroll.
This year's sponsors (list in progress) include: Peeko Oysters, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Bedell Wine, Clovis Point Winery, Tradewind Aviation, Channing Daughters Winery, Hamptons H2O Water, Simple Vodka, Sag Harbor Rum, Sag Harbor Florist, Land's End, Oban, Peconic Landing, Viking River Cruises, Searles Graphics, Sterling Affair, Bridgehampton National Bank, Corcoran Group, Hamptons Magazine, Dan's Papers, Purist, Beach Magazine, and WIMCO Villas.
For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500.
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts 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 Flash: Notheastern Regional Premiere Of WE WILL ROCK YOU At Smithtown Performing Arts Center by BWW News Desk - Long Island
(7/9/2018) - Get ready to ROCK this summer as Smithtown Performing Arts Center proudly presents WE WILL ROCK YOU. Performances run July 7th-August 19th, 2018.