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'Luv' opens at Guild Hall's Drew

WHAT OK, so you won't see Eva Longoria's troublesome TV husband, Ricardo Chavira -- she played Gabrielle to his Carlos on "Desperate Housewives" -- on stage in East Hampton. A reprise of the 1964 screwball comedy "Luv" began previews last night at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater without Chavira, who left the show for undisclosed personal reasons. Kahan James, who's appeared in TV's "Gossip Girl" and several soaps, had barely a week to get up to speed. He plays Harry, who's about to jump off a bridge when his old college buddy, Milt, happens by. Expecting a return on his lifesaving favor, Milt tries to foist his wife, Ellen, on Harry so he can run off happily ever after with his mistress. The Broadway original starred Alan Arkin as Harry and Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson as Milt and Ellen. Don't be surprised to see Wallach and Jackson, long-married Hamptonites, at a "Luv" performance.

WHEN | WHERE Thursday through Sunday at 8, Tuesdays-Sundays through July 1 at Guild Hall's John Drew Theater, 158 Main St., East Hampton

TICKETS $40-$85; guildhall.org, 631-324-4050

PLUS: 'My Fair Lady' at Gateway

WHAT Liza Doolittle gets another chance to speak like a lady in the classic musical based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion." Gateway Playhouse's "My Fair Lady" stars Jennifer Hope (one of many to play Christine in Broadway's "Phantom of the Opera") as Liza and Jamie Jackson (Sweeney Todd at Gateway last summer) as her mentor, Henry Higgins.

WHEN | WHERE Thursday at 2 and 8 p.m., Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 8, Saturday night at 3 and 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., through June 24 at Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport

TICKETS $52-$58; gatewayplayhouse.com, 631-286-1133

ART: 'My Monet and Me'

WHAT If you don't get a chance to see "Monet's Garden" at the New York Botanical Gardens -- or even if you do -- you might want to check out Holly Gordon's "My Monet and Me" exhibit. Her most recent photographs, shot in Monet's actual garden preserved in Giverny, France, shows flowers in full bloom. In this show, unlike a botanical one, the blossoms never fade -- although if you detect a fragrance, it's probably your imagination.

WHEN | WHERE Through June 30 at Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library, 1 South Country Rd., Brightwaters. Library hours: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays

CABARET: 'Still Crazy for Broadway!'

WHAT The Long Island Cabaret Theatre presents a new musical revue, "Still Crazy for Broadway!" with arrangements by Kim Oler, a two-time Emmy winner for "All My Children," and fellow composer Don Cherry, who alternate on keyboards and conducting the orchestra. Among the singers are Brian Enoch, known for his Elvis Presley impersonations. Dancing after the show will be to the music of the Usual Suspects. Snacks, beverages and mixers will be served at cabaret-style tables.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday night at 8, Temple B'nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh

TICKETS $22, 516-946-7207

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