Jane Lynch to Emcee Annual Summer Gala

Jane Lynch (Photo courtesy of Bay Street Theater)

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced two-time Emmy and Golden Globe actress Jane Lynch will Emcee their 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on Long Wharf on July 7.

The event benefits Bay Street’s educational and theatrical programs with an evening of performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing.

The theme this year is “a Celebration of the Golden Age of Broadway.”  A concert will be part of the evening, with songs from musicals including “South Pacific,” “West Side Story,” “On The Town, “Carousel” and more, written by award-winning playwright Jonathan Tolins (playwright of “Buyer and Cellar” and Bay Street’s comedy “The Forgotten Woman.”

Robert Fairchild (Photo courtesy of Bay Street Theater)

Among the featured stars will be Robert Fairchild, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet who starred in “An American in Paris” on Broadway; East Hampton resident and Broadway

star Howard McGillin (Mystery of Edwin Drood, Gigi, Bay Street’s My Fair Lady and Grey Gardens); German and Australian star Sarah Bowden (Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl); and choreographer Joshua Bergasse, who will recreate his Tony-nominated staging of New York, New York from On the Town. Other performers include Bay Street acting apprentices Kara Arena, Lewis Elliot and Anthony Sims.

“It’s going to be a great evening to celebrate the last party on the Long Wharf,” says Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater’s Artistic Director.

Long Wharf Event Tent (Photo courtesy of Bay Street Theater)

“We will have a new location next year, but we still have this year to celebrate with a music-filled sunset party that supports Bay Street Theater.”

Auction items include a week for four at a villa on St. Barth’s including roundtrip flights to the island from San Juan. Other items include an eight-day cruise on Viking Cruises for two, a walk-on role in Evita at Bay Street with dinner for eight at The American Hotel.

This year, the Bay Street Theater will honor Sag Harbor businesses as a thank you for supporting the gala for the past 27 years. Bay Street Theater will also honor Bay Street board members Luigi Caiola and Erik Batt. 

Tickets are available at baystreet.org or by calling the Development Office at (631)725-0818.