Theater

Review: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Aflame with Passion and Poignancy

Lorraine Hansberry’s dazzling drama about a black family coming hard up against the shameful bigotry endemic in America, “A Raisin in the Sun,” is set in the recent past — five years after the Montgomery bus strike, four years before the Birmingham bombing of a black church, a few years before the sit-ins, marches and race riots of the ’60s. But that doesn’t mean it’s a period piece from another era.

Mueth Brings Acting Classes to Hampton Ballet Theatre School

This fall, Bridgehampton’s Hampton Ballet Theatre School has added a new program to their roster. In addition to contemporary dance, ballet, tap, hip-hop, and pointe, the school is now offering acting for two different age groups. The eight-week course began during the first week of November. The first course of 2020 begins the week of January 20.

Pierson High School Students Prepare For Opening Night Next Week

On Thursday, Pierson High School students were going over their lines as the play’s producer, Melissa Luppi, looked over the set to make sure everything was in place, as they prepared for their opening night, next Thursday, November 21.

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ offers Insight into Race, then and now

Bay Street Theater is revisiting Chicago circa 1959 in its current production of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play “A Raisin in the Sun,” which tells the story of the Youngers, an African-American family whose members hope to improve the quality of their lives after an unexpected financial windfall.

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton Team Up to do Their ‘Home Work’

When Julie Andrews set out to write her latest memoir, she knew that she wanted to collaborate with someone she trusted and with whom she could share the most personal and private details of her life ... That someone was her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton.

Ira Glass And Others Pay Tribute To One Of Their Own — David Rakoff

On November 9, Stony Brook Southampton and Ira Glass will celebrate the life and work of the late David Rakoff by dedicating its new podcast recording studio in his honor. The Rakoff Studio, which is on the second floor of Chancellors Hall, also has a black box theater space and will be used to support the wide range of creative endeavors for which Rakoff was known — including audio recording and performance.

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Opens This Week at Bay Street

Beginning Monday, November 11, Bay Street Theater will take audiences back to Chicago in the late 1950s when it opens Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” about an African-American family seeking a better life after an unexpected financial windfall.

Theater Review: ‘Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville’ Is Not As Funny As It Thinks It Is

By Lorraine Dusky Tina Jones is absolutely swell as a shrewd street urchin … And a down-at-the heels widow waiting to be rescued by...

A Sisterhood of Support in ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ At Southampton Arts...

On October 19, Southampton Arts Center (SAC) and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will present the play “Love, Loss and What I Wore” in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month & National Mammography Day.

Upping the Fear Factor with ‘Hysteria’ at Guild Hall

East Hampton’s Kate Mueth and her not-for-profit dance theater company, The Neo-Political Cowgirls, are bringing a twist to the typical Halloween scare event this year.

Comic Lisa Lampanelli has Gone from Mean to Lean

“Don’t we all change, after 30 years of doing the same thing? I’m always about being open to what makes you joyful, and insult comedy just was not that much fun anymore."

Take a Trip Under the Sea with ‘The Little Mermaid’ at SCC

A rebellious teenager with burbling hormones, a chance meeting with a prince and a raft of amusing friends and an evil witch — all come together in the Center Stage production of “The Little Mermaid” at the Southampton Cultural Center.

Fall Workshops For Young Actors At WHBPAC

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s Nancy & Frederick DeMatteis Arts Academy announces its lineup for fall performing arts classes for young people ages 5 through 18, starting in October.

East End Special Players Bring A Fresh Take On The World

The East End Special Players is a troupe of actors from age 19 to about 60 with developmental disabilities of varying degrees. In recent weeks, they have been preparing for their upcoming benefit performance of “Whimsey World,” their newest original work.

All Stars Stand Up at Bay Street

Bay Street Theater brings an new All Star Stand-Up Comedy Show to Sag Harbor on Friday, September 27, at 8 p.m.

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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.

Shelter Island Artist and Ferry Captain is Charting the Course for her Future

Carefully sketching in her studio space, 28-year-old Jodi Bentivegna let her long brown hair fall to the side as she nudged her glasses to look up and greet Southampton Arts Center (SAC) patrons. This was way back on February 9, and the young artist was excited to debut her work at one of the largest art museum’s on the East End.