Theater

Synder Steps Down at East End Arts, Hirst Steps Up

East End Arts’ Executive Director, Patricia Snyder has stepped down after 23 years working for the nonprofit arts organization. Shawn Hirst began as East End Arts new executive director on August 31.

Tovah To Channel Leona Helmsley at Westhampton Beach PAC

Tax evasion and fraud may have taken Leona Helmsley down, but Tovah Feldshuh is bringing her back up in “Tovah is LEONA!,” an all-new show featuring highlights from the Broadway-bound musical, “Queen of Mean.”

Bits: Solomon Sheds Light, Ceglic Seeks and Searches, Center Stage Announced

Alfonso Ossorio was an artist, collector and heir to a Philippine sugar fortune who, together with his long-term partner, Ted Dragon, lived a storied life at The Creeks, a 57-acre estate on Georgica Pond.

Pierson Students Stage Their Own Rendition of ‘13’

It’s going by a few different names: Pierson Middle-High School’s first revival; a giant community, action and service project for the International Baccalaureate program; and also by its real name, “13 the Musical.”

‘The Summit Makes World Premier at Guild Hall

They call the play, “The Summit,” commissioned by Guild Hall in East Hampton, where it will make its world premiere on Friday, August 31, and question when progress should end, if it is always warranted, or even welcome.

Principal of New York City Ballet To Perform at Guild Hall

There is a legacy of greats who came before him, in the company George Balanchine co-founded, and made famous with Jerome Robbins, the focus behind Angle’s upcoming behind-the-scenes program, “New York City Ballet On and Offstage,” a fusion of dance and discussion on Friday, August 24, at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

‘Wet Clutch’ Pushes Boundaries

Billed as an “immersive drive-in dance experience,” the site-specific performance installation by The Dance Cartel will merge into a physical exchange that culminates with a live set by DJ Average Jo on Saturday, August 25, at the Southampton Arts Center.

Westhampton Beach Serves Up ‘Cocktail Hour,’ With a Twist

The Mai Tai, Martini and Manhattan are more than just drinks. For Ballets with a Twist, they’re choreography.

About That Time for Free Shakespeare in the Park

For Southampton, that means “Free Shakespeare in the Park” — the company’s flagship program, staging Friday, August 24, with “King Lear” and Saturday, August 25, with “All’s Well That Ends Well” in Agawam Park, located at 23 Main Street.

Bobby Conte Thornton Never Forgets His Youth, or Bay Street

Immediately following his run as Freddie in the Sag Harbor theater’s production of “My Fair Lady,” Thornton headed straight for the New York theater district — where he made his Broadway debut as Calogero, the leading role in the Robert DeNiro- and Jerry Zaks-helmed “A Bronx Tale – The Musical” at the Longacre Theatre.

Revolution in the Air with ‘Evita’ at Bay Street

Infusing new life into a comfortable classic can be risky business. But for those who aim high and succeed in pulling off something unexpected and fresh from the established standard of tried and true, the rewards can be worth every effort.

“Cinderella,” As Told By Marionettes

Everyone knows the story of Cinderella — an orphaned girl, aided by her fairy godmother, outwits her evil stepmother and wins Prince Charming’s heart.

‘Black Angels’ Fly from Off-Broadway to East Hampton

Take flight with the Southampton African American Museum and the Eastville Community Historical Society as they honor the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, and bring it to life, in “Black Angels Over Tuskegee.”

Boots on the Ground to Hold Auditions

Come October, boots on the ground theater will give the new play adaption of Stephen Crane’s “The Red Badge of Courage” its New York premiere — and the Hamptons-based history theater troupe needs actors to fill the stage.

Baubo Is a Celebration of Women

Beginning Tuesday, August 14, the Neo-Political Cowgirls will be performing “Baubo,” a live, 90-minute performance that combines aerialists, dance, music and text.

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Sightings of pilot whales in the frigid Nordic waters have drawn residents of the Faroe Islands to their boats and beaches for nearly 1,000 years.

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