Preserved For Posterity: Joe Pintauro’s Archives Find a Home at John Jermain Memorial Library

Upon his death on May 29, 2018, at the age of 87, poet, playwright and novelist Joe Pintauro bequeathed his literary archives to the John Jermain Memorial Library. Now, after several postponements in the last year due to COVID-19, on Friday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Joe Pintauro Papers will finally and officially be dedicated at the library with an in-person event for a limited number of people.

Guild Hall Gears Up for its 90th Anniversary Season

In 1931, Guild Hall in East Hampton opened its doors for the first time. The vision of Mary Lorenzo Woodhouse, a local philanthropist and active member of the village, from the beginning Guild Hall was designed to be a community-centric cultural institution that sought to offer visual and the performing arts in equal measure. In the 90 years since its opening, Guild Hall has lived up to that mission and more, and this summer will present a full slate of theater and arts events that reflect the institution’s place in the history of the East End while also highlighting the way forward.

‘Guild Hall For All’ On Sale Now

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Guild Hall has released a new book that reflects on the organization’s last nine decades in the community. Titled “Guild Hall for All,” the book was written by Guild Hall Executive Director Andrea Grover and Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.

Camp Shakespeare is Back for 2021

Hamptons Shakespeare Festival’s Camp Shakespeare will return to the East End with one- and two-week sessions running August 9 to 13 and August 16...

Lifelong Learning with Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater’s “Lifelong Learning Series,” a free, four-part, online seminar series sponsored by AARP Long Island, consists of monthly 60-minute seminars focusing on topics such as stage acting, playwriting, storytelling and exercises in creative motivation. The next offering in the series on Thursday, June 17, from 7 to 8 p.m., will feature playwright and Bay Street Theater literary manager Hope Villanueva hosting “Writing for the Stage,” an educational and inspirational introduction for potential playwrights.

Our Fabulous Variety Show Returns with a New Production at CMEE

Our Fabulous Variety Show is getting ready to offer its first stage show since December 2019. On Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, OFVS will present “TAP: The Rhythm Awakens,” its 6th annual tap dance show, at 6:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton.

Defying All Odds: ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ Explores Origin Story of Renowned Sex Therapist at...

At age 92, Ruth Westheimer still talks about sex from morning to night. But on a recent Wednesday afternoon, from the Washington Heights apartment she has called home for the past five decades, her work as “Dr. Ruth” — a renowned psychosexual therapist who rocketed to stardom by speaking frankly about sex on the radio — did not dominate the conversation. It was how she got there.

Bay Street Theater Says It May Have No Choice But To Move Out Of...

Bay Street executive director Tracy Mitchell said on Monday that the theater is in talks to possibly buy the Southampton United Artists Theater on Hill Street and is considering other options as well, including the Country Gardens Agway property in Bridgehampton.

‘Sylvia’ Inaugurates Post-COVID Stage at Hampton Theatre Company

In the spring of 2020, the cast and crew of the Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) was in the midst of tech week and preparing to open the company’s latest production — A.R. Gurney’s 1995 comedy “Sylvia” — when COVID-19 hit, and the whole world faded to black.

Community Day Returns to The Watermill Center

On Saturday, May 22, beginning at noon, The Watermill Center invites the public to experience Community Day at its 10-acre property, a space to explore, relax and get inspired. Community Day features a theater workshop with Rachel Dickstein, live music by Molly Joyce, an interactive installation by Laurie Lambrecht, and Art Quest: a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt of The Center's outdoor art collection.

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton Share a Story

The final offering in Bay Street Theater’s “Story Time” series — children’s books read aloud on Zoom by the authors themselves —  will feature Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, reading “Simeon’s Gift” on May 15.

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ at Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater kicks off its 30th anniversary summer season on Friday, June 4, at 8 p.m., when it opens “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” an illuminating one-woman show written by playwright Mark St. Germain and starring four-time Tony Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh in the title role of famed sexologist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

One Year Later, ‘Sylvia’ Finally Opens at HTC

More than a year after it was scheduled to open, “Sylvia,” by A.R. Gurney, will be the Hampton Theatre Company’s (HTC) first production at the Quogue Community Hall since all theaters in New York were shuttered on March 12, 2020 at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Rock Project: Getting In Tune On Stage With ‘Who’s Next’

In the summer of 2006, Gary Hygom, then a producer at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, designed the set for the theater’s production of “The Who’s Tommy.” He recalls that the experience left him with a whole new appreciation for the band.

Lifelong Learning with Bay Street Theater

Beginning in May, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is bringing back its “Lifelong Learning Series,” a free, four-part, online seminar series sponsored by AARP Long Island. The series consists of monthly 60-minute seminars focusing on topics such as stage acting, playwrighting, storytelling and exercises in creative motivation.

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Both inside and outside of the art world, Roy Lichtenstein is a household name, widely recognized as one of the pioneers of Pop Art. The prevailing narrative has been that Lichtenstein came out of nowhere when he burst onto the Pop Art scene in 1961, rising to prominence along with other household names like Andy Warhol. But the truth is that Lichtenstein was a well-established artist with an impressive body of work long before delving into the art form that would make him famous.

SummerDocs’ Second Summer Showing: ‘The Lost Leonardo’

A damaged painting of Christ goes to auction and is sold for just over $1,000. A few years later, after a restoration, examination by experts, and a blockbuster exhibition, the painting sells for $450 million, making it the most expensive painting ever sold. The story of that painting, the “Salvator Mundi,” painted by Leonardo da Vinci (although some dispute its provenance), is told in “The Lost Leonardo,” screening as part of HamptonsFilm’s SummerDocs series at Guild Hall on Saturday, July 24.

Montauk Film Festival Back for Second Year: Q&A with Founder

After its debut in 2019, the Montauk Film Festival (MFF) is back with a full slate of films, Q&As and other events. For one week, July 25 to August 1, across six venues and five categories, several films comes to Montauk in a big way. Recently, Jason Ferrante, MFF’s founder and executive director sat down to talk about the festival, the mission behind it and Montauk itself.