Big names, classic plays and a world premiere mark Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' summer lineup, which the venue announced on Thursday.
“Wow, what a season this will be!” said Bay Street Theater’s artistic director Scott Schwartz in a statement. “I am so excited that Bay Street will be bringing a broad range of stories and theatrical experiences to our audience in 2023. From a new musical written by a thrilling new voice to a personal and timely one-man show, to cherished plays directed by Tony Award-winning leaders in the American Theater — all four productions will showcase the best that theater can be.”
The season will kick off May 30 with the world premiere of Madeline Myers' musical "Double Helix," to be directed by Schwartz and choreographed by Addy Chan. The show, which will run through June 18, is set in the 1950s and deals with romance, antisemitism and the race to discover the structure of DNA.
Homicide is in the air from June 27 to July 23 with Frederick Knott's thriller "Dial M for Murder," to be directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ("Chicago").
Bay Street follows that cat-and-mouse tale with the Rat Packer saga "Sammy & Me" (Aug. 14-19) that looks at the life and music of entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Eric Jordan Young, who stars as Davis, co-wrote the show with director Wendy Dann.
The highlight of the season is likely to be a new production of Terrence McNally's "Master Class" (Aug. 1-27), starring veteran actor Kate Burton as opera diva Maria Callas. At the helm will be Tony-winning director Susan Stroman ("The Producers").
Subscriptions for the new season are available at baystreet.org.