It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that life has changed dramatically in 2020 for Vanessa Leuck and Ethan Popp. For the husband and wife theater professionals — he’s a Broadway arranger, musical coordinator, orchestrator and conductor, while she’s a costume designer — the pandemic brought a temporary relocation from New York City to the North Fork, and also a reimagining of what they could do in their field on a local level.
Broadway star Melissa Errico, accompanied by jazz pianist Tedd Firth — is a natural storyteller, and in a virtual concert, she will spin a few tales on the Bay Street Stage, from why the greatest Christmas songs are recorded in July, and the reason they’re almost exclusively penned by Jewish-American songwriters, to how the winter holidays continue to unite, even in the most difficult of times.
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the premiere of “Norm Lewis in Concert,” presented by Feinstein’s/54 Below on Thursday, December 17, at 8 p.m. Lewis and his holiday shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below have become a New York City tradition over the past five years and this year will be no different as Broadway’s charming and acclaimed leading man returns to perform a very special concert this year, albeit online.
Faced with the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hampton Theatre Company has come up with a plan to film a socially distanced live performance of the Lux Radio Theater “Miracle on 34th Street” and will make the video available to patrons as part of the company’s traditional end-of-year appeal.
The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) has received $50,000 in general operating funding from corporate partner American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (AP), a privately-held, independent broker/dealer that services financial advisors across the country.
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the world premiere of the 2018 Geffen Playhouse production of “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday, November 28, at 9 p.m. via On The Stage streaming services.
Vanessa Leuck, Ethan Popp and Broadway on the North Fork will produce an all-new, one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to play an immersive, socially-distant run at Greenport’s First and South Restaurant & Bar this holiday season.
The East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection has unveiled two new exhibits in the four display cases in the library’s front lobby.
When you walk to the end of the newly refurbished Long Wharf in Sag Harbor and gaze out over the waters of Peconic Bay, it’s easy to imagine the scene a century and a half ago when this was a whaling port. On November 17 Bay Street Theater, which coincidentally sits at the foot of that wharf, will dive headlong into the world of whaling with a student-friendly production of Herman Melville’s classic “Moby Dick; or, The Whale.”
At its popular PechaKucha evenings, the Parrish Art Museum features speakers giving rapid-fire presentations about living creatively on the East End. PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 31, on Friday, November 20, at 6 p.m. will be presented live-streamed as well as in the museum.
The Bay Street Theater announced on October 30 that it is creating its first purpose-built home. The new space will feature multiple theaters and areas for the development of new work, dedicated education facilities and outdoor performance and public spaces.
In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Bay Street Theater Executive Director Tracy Mitchell and Express reporter Stephen J. Kotz to talk about a recently announced deal in which the theater has purchased the Water Street Shops in Sag Harbor for a new, permanent home for the theater.
Bay Street Theater will host “Master Class with Ben Vereen,” a one-day online acting class led by Ben Vereen, on Monday, November 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. via Zoom. This is an exclusive opportunity to work with a Tony Award-winning master, and is available to just 12 students, whom Vereen will guide through the craft of character acting and interpretation.
All Hallows’ Eve will soon be upon us. While celebrating the season with a few well-placed frights is a time-honored tradition, since the start of 2020, there has perhaps been nothing scarier than this entire year itself, given the pandemic and the inability of those intrepid souls we typically rely on for entertainment to offer theatrical relief. Fortunately, Guild Hall has figured an ingenious work-around in these days of social distancing and this weekend, will present “Stage Fright,” four spine-chilling tales of the macabre woven in the moonlight.
To celebrate Halloween, Guild Hall is serving up two very different performances — one to bring smiles to its youngest audience members, and one to strike horror into the hearts of those bold enough to venture forth