Cast and Creative Team Grounds ‘Prompter’ At Bay Street

Tovah Feldshuh

Six-time Tony and Emmy nominee Tovah Feldshuh will lead world premiere of Wade Dooley’s new comedy, “The Prompter,” kicking off Bay Street Theater’s 2019 Mainstage Season from May 28 to June 16 in Sag Harbor.

On the heels of last year’s “Title Wave @ Bay Street: The 5th Annual New Works Festival,” the time for this new comedy is now, according to Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz, who will also direct the play.

“This play was a big hit at last year’s festival, and due to popular demand we are thrilled to now offer our audience the world premiere production of this delightful new comedy about the making of a Broadway show,” Schwartz said in a press release. “I first worked with Tovah on ‘Golda’s Balcony,’ which became the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history, and I am thrilled to be reunited with her and to continue my journey with Wade as we bring ‘The Prompter’ to life this summer.”

The comedy centers on veteran actress Irene Young, who, after a 40-year absence, is finally returning to the Broadway stage — but there is one problem. She can’t do it alone.

Enter young actor, Wade — portrayed by Wade Dooley himself — to be her prompter.

“But this isn’t her story — it’s his,” the release said. “Based on real events, ‘The Prompter’ is a funny, heartfelt, untold, behind-the-scenes look at Broadway through the eyes of a young dreamer.”

The creative team includes set design by Kevin Depinet; lighting design by Mike Billings; costume design by Tracy Christensen; sound design by Jon Weston; wig, hair and makeup design by J. Jared Janas; and props design by Andrew Diaz. Denise Yaney is the stage manager, with casting by Binder Casting.

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