Bay Street Theater Announces Changes to the 2015 Mainstage Summer Season

Bay Street Theater Announces Changes to the 2015 Mainstage Summer Season.

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Sag Harbor, NY - March 26, 2015 - Bay Street Theater announces a change in the second play, OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY, for the 2015 Mainstage Summer Season. Jason Alexander was previously announced to star in the show, but had to withdraw from his role since he will be taking over for Larry David in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway. Bay Street Theater wishes Jason all the best on his Broadway run. More information about the second play of the Mainstage Season will be announced soon.
 
“It is with the greatest regret that I have to withdraw my commitment to Bay Street Theater and the production of Other People's Money,” said Jason Alexander. “I have been hearing for some time how glorious it is to work there and how successful and special every production has been, and how it serves its most appreciative audience. It is my fervent hope that I will have that experience in the near future. It is only unforeseen circumstances that have caused this change of plan and my desire to play at Bay Street has not lessened one bit."
 
The 2015 Mainstage Season begins on May 26 and runs through August 30. Subscriptions are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.
 
The Mainstage season begins with the World Premiere of THE NEW SINCERITY/ A New Comedy by Alena Smith, directed by Bob Balaban. The production will run from May 26-June 14.  In today’s world, balancing politics, love and the quest for success (along with one’s social media presence) can get complicated.  When her ambitious literary circle gets involved with a rowdy Occupy-style movement, young journalist Rose Spencer finds herself in a love triangle where it’s hard to tell the difference between sincere action and skillful self-promotion.  Alena Smith offers a smart and savvy portrait of a rising generation in her new comedy.
 
The Mainstage Season culminates with GREY GARDENS/ A Musical, with music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, and book by Doug Wright, directed by Michael Wilson. The production runs August 4 – 30. Based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, the musical tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis.  Set in 1941 and 1973 at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memory and cats.
 
The 2015 Mainstage Season is sponsored in part by New York State through the generosity of Assemblyman Fred Thiele and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; the New York State Council on The Arts, a State Agency; Town of Southampton; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; The Shubert Foundation; and fully or partially funded by the Suffolk County Executive’s Office. Additional support for the musical comes from Adrianne and Jerry Cohen.  Preview weeks for all three productions are sponsored by Peconic Landing. Support for new work comes from The Scott Schwartz New Development Fund and the Joseph Stein New Musical Fund.
 
To purchase a 2015 Mainstage Season subscription, log on to www.baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org.
 
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.