A Weekend with Isaac Mizrahi

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Isaac Mizrahi. Courtesy Bay Street Theater.

Isaac Mizrahi and his band will come to Bay Street Theater to perform live and in-person on Saturday, October 9, at 8 p.m. The concert will be followed by a screening of the award-winning 1995 documentary “Unzipped,” on Sunday, October 10, at 4 p.m., followed by a live Q&A with Mizrahi and the theater’s executive director Tracy Mitchell.

Mizrahi is taking to the stage with an all-new show. Accompanied by his band of six jazz musicians — led by Ben Waltzer — Mizrahi will perform a range of music, including favorites by Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Cole Porter and Madonna. Throughout the show, he’ll share his hilarious musings on everything of the moment from politics to dieting to his latest Instagram obsessions.

Douglas Keeve’s award-winning 1995 film “Unzipped” is a celebrated documentary that provides a behind-the-scenes look at Mizrahi’s creative process as he builds his fall 1994 collection, including personal discussions with friends and family. Throughout the film, Mizrahi surrounds himself with seminal figures including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Moss, as well as influential arbiters of the fashion industry, such as Polly Mellen, Candy Pratts, and Andre Leon Talley. The runtime is 73 minutes.

Isaac Mizrahi has worked extensively in the entertainment industry as a performer, host, writer, designer and producer for over 30 years. He has an annual residency at Café Carlyle in New York City and has performed at various venues across the country such as Joe’s Pub, The Regency Ballroom and City Winery locations nationwide.

He is the subject and co-creator of “Unzipped,” which received an award at the Sundance Film Festival. He hosted his own television talk show “The Isaac Mizrahi Show” for seven years, has written three books, and has made countless appearances in movies and on television. He served as a judge on “Project Runway: All-Stars” for the series’ entire seven-season run. Mizrahi has directed productions of “A Little Night Music” and “The Magic Flute” for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Annually, he directs and narrates his production of the children’s classic “Peter and The Wolf” at The Guggenheim Museum in New York. Mizrahi has his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment, under which he has several projects in development in television, theater and literature. His New York Times Bestselling memoir, “I.M.,” was published in February 2019.

Seating at Bay Street Theater is arranged according to all necessary health and safety guidelines. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for entry. Tickets for the concert start at $69 and tickets for the film screening are $15 at baystreet.org or 631-725-9500.

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