Let the Revolution Begin

On Friday, July 24, at 6 p.m., Keyes Art Gallery of Sag Harbor will host an evening with acclaimed fine art photographer and Broadway-world insider Josh Lehrer to celebrate the publication of his newly released book, “Hamilton: Portraits of the Revolution,” published by Rizzoli New York.

Philanthropists and Artists Create Grant For Struggling Performers, Artists and Art Educators

With professionals in all sorts of arts fields currently suffering from lack of work on the East End, Andrea Grover and other members of the Hamptons Arts Network decided to create a grant program for struggling artists. Then artists Eric Fischl and Clifford Ross jumped into the effort and ran with it.

Welcome to the Green Room: Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge Looks Back at her Bay...

There’s nothing like forced downtime to inspire a busy person to focus on organizational tasks, and in recent months, director Marcia Milgrom Dodge has been spending her days at home, rifling through old boxes in the small Manhattan apartment she shares with her husband, Anthony Dodge. And in those boxes, Dodge has discovered forgotten gold — buried treasure in the form of scripts, photographs, playbills and opening night congratulatory messages from the plays Dodge directed and choreographed for Bay Street Theater between 1999 and 2013.

Visit WHBPAC Gallery and Lounge

The gallery and lounge at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach is now open each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For Actors Of Color, Art Reflects Life, for Better and Worse

As white Americans struggle to accept — or struggle to deny — the parts we’ve played in perpetuating the systemic racism that’s pulsed through this country since its inception, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) have been shining a light on the obstacles they’ve inherited as a result. And, if we resist the urge to look away, we’re faced with the painful and undeniable fact that racist ideologies have been insidiously permeating our every interaction, institution, and industry in ways that effectively prevent white people from discomfort, and BIPOC from equality. The entertainment industry is, unfortunately, a glaring example.

Moore and Baldwin Present a Virtual Reading of ‘Same Time, Next Year’ to Benefit...

Academy and Emmy Award winner Julianne Moore and Academy nominated and Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe award winner Alec Baldwin will headline a virtual staged reading with Guild Hall on Sunday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Broadway Stars To Headline Bay Street’s Virtual Gala

While the in-person summer benefit season — which many local institutions rely upon to keep them afloat year-round — is temporarily obsolete, a new virtual wave of galas and fundraisers has taken its place, with Bay Street’s iteration rapidly approaching on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m., hosted by actor Richard Kind, according to Executive Director Tracy Mitchell.

Theater Fun and Games

Bay Street Theater offers a series of online summer camps in the weeks ahead.

It’s Teeny Time!

The Teeny Awards is a high school theater recognition program run by East End Arts & Humanities Council Inc. The 2020 program recognizes and celebrates talented theater students across the East End from 18 schools. And the nominees are...

The Future of the Arts: East End Leaders Brace for Bumpy Recovery

Last week, the Express News Group explored this murky future during “The Show Must Go On: The Arts in the Time of Lockdown,” a virtual Express Sessions forum designed to be an exchange of ideas and concerns among a panel of local experts.

Guild Hall Marks ‘Bloomsday’ with a Virtual One-Man Show

To most people, June 16 is just another nondescript day on the calendar. But to fans of James Joyce, it’s Bloomsday.

Curating a ‘Lifestyle of Positivity’ with WHBPAC

“The Moment,” one of Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s (WHBPAC) longtime successes and brainchild of empowerment coach Colette Lettieri, unveiled its upcoming roster of virtual information sessions with exclusive lifestyle entrepreneurs running through June 23.

‘Longest Way Round Is The Shortest Way Home’

Attention all fans of great literature and superb acting – Bloomsday approaches! Join Guild Hall on Tuesday, June 16, from 8 to 10 p.m. to celebrate one of Ireland (and the world’s) finest writers, James Joyce, and his novel “Ulysses” as read and performed by a legend of the American stage, Austin Pendleton.

HTC Productions Moved to Next Season

Due to Governor Cuomo’s pause restrictions for Suffolk County, and out of consideration for the safety of audiences, volunteers, staff and cast and crew, the Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) has canceled its production of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” which had been tentatively scheduled to open in Quogue on May 21.

The Art Of The Monologue And A Tap Camp

Beginning June 9, Bay Street Theater will offer two online workshops as part of its new online programming platform Bay Street To-Go.

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This Year, the BCMF Music Comes Home to You

Every summer since 1984, Marya Martin, a flutist, and an evolving lineup of world-renowned classical musicians have gathered on the East End to present several weeks’ worth of chamber music concerts as part of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. Concerts take place in the venerable Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church on Main Street, as well as under tents, on lawns and even in vineyards around the area. But this summer, COVID-19 has come to town — and for Martin, founder of the festival, the 2020 season has been a moving target.

A Light Goes Out: Neon Artist Keith Sonnier has Died at 78

Throughout the course of his long career, Keith Sonnier was known as an artist who broke new ground and embraced emerging technologies as well as non-traditional materials in his work. Mr. Sonnier, who lived in Bridgehampton, died on July 18 at Southampton Hospital. He was 78.

Is it a good song, or is it just ‘Corona Good?’

Everyone is finding ways to stay entertained during the pandemic. That includes local musicians Harry Spero of East Quogue and Noah Chenfeld of East Hampton who kept busy by teaming up to create the viral song “Is It Corona Good?”  The song is about figuring out if life during this unusual time — including friendships with neighbors, TV shows, the quality of home cooking, Zoom parties — is actually good or just “Corona good.”