Staller Center Announces Program Change Mandy Patinkin Cancels Fall Tour
By Long Island News & PR Published: June 03 2014
Brian Stokes Mitchell to Perform at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University on November 22.
Stony Brook, NY - June 3, 2014, - Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University’s 2014-15 season tickets have gone on sale for performances from September through May. Season brochures have been mailed to thousands of patrons on Staller Center’s mailing list, but since the printing, one performance has changed. Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will bring his show, Simply Broadway, to Staller Center’s Main Stage on Saturday, November 22. Known for a rich and varied career on Broadway, with roles in Don Quixote, Kiss Me Kate, and Ragtime, among others, Mr. Mitchell will sing Broadway classics accompanied by Ted Firth on piano. Stokes Mitchell returns to Staller Center after headlining its March 2013 Gala to audience acclaim. Tickets to Brian Stokes Mitchell – Simply Broadway on Staller Center’s Main Stage are $48. Visit stallercenter.com or call (631) 632-ARTS  or order online anytime.
Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual was originally scheduled for November 22. Due to a change in the taping of the hit Showtime series “Homeland” in which Mandy Patinkin stars, his fall tour was cancelled. The taping of “Homeland” moved from Charlotte, South Carolina, to Capetown, South Africa, so that dates for Mr. Patinkin’s concerts scheduled for weekends were not possible to fulfill.
Award Winning Play to Start Season – Doubt
To start the Staller Center season, Asylum Theatre brings the riveting drama Doubt to Staller Center's intimate black box Theatre 2 in September. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play by John Patrick Shanley is scheduled for eight performances, September 18-21 and 25-28, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. The play is set in 1964, with Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, taking matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Tickets to the play are $30.
Other highlights for the fall include Colin Carr, cello & Thomas Sauer, piano, Oct. 1; Cirque Peking- The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, Oct. 18; Emerson String Quartet, Oct. 24; Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Oct. 25; Momix- Alchemia, Nov. 1; Mike Super-Magic and Illusion, Nov. 9; Hiromi, Nov. 15; Natalie Merchant, Dec 13. In the spring, Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder will join forces for Staller Center’s Gala evening on Saturday, March 7, 2015. For the complete season, please visit stallercenter.com.