Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced their main stage summer 2022 season schedule. The three productions will be Windfall (May 31-June 19), a new comedy by Pietsch scooter, realized by Jason Alexander; Anna in the Tropics (June 28-July 24), the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Nilo cruz, realized by Marcos Santana; and Ragtime (August 2 to 28), with music by Stephen flaherty, words of Lynn ahrens, and a book by Terrence McNally, realized by Will pomerantz. The full cast and creative teams will be announced soon. Memberships are available by calling the box office at 631-725-9500 or online at baystreet.org.
In the comedy Windfall, five office workers in Columbus, Ohio, endure the heavy hand of a maniacal boss and dream of a better life. When the boss’s antics get too much to bear, they bet every last penny on a billion dollar lottery jackpot. But the prospect of winning brings out the worst in these best friends. A dark and hilarious comedy that explores how far each of us would go in our desire to have it all and live the American Dream. The windfall is produced by special arrangement with John yonover and Ken davenport. Realized by Jason Alexander.Nilo cruzThe Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics centers on a sultry and steamy 1929 cigar factory in Tampa, Florida, where the lives of a Cuban-American family are put to the test by vices and the temptations that surround them. Factory owner Santiago grapples with a gambling addiction encouraged by his half-brother, while his daughters, unhappy in their respective relationships, yearn for the affection of the factory’s handsome reader. Romance, lust, and jealousy collide as the family grapples with the discontent in their life, as a wave of modernization threatens to dispel the very traditions they hold dear. Realized by Marcos Santana, whose work has been seen on Bay Street as the choreographer of Evita and Camelot. Rediscover America with Ragtime, the epic musical adaptation of EL DoctorowIt’s classic novel that captures the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. The worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and daughter, and an African-American ragtime musician come together in this great musical about America’s Golden Age when our nation came together. mixed, bubbled and changed. Will pomerantz, Associate Artistic Director of Bay Street Theater, will bring together the team with which he created the extraordinary Bay Street production of Evita to create a visionary new production of this Tony Award-winning contemporary classic in the East End.Subscriptions are now on sale and remain the only way to get the best seats at the best price. For more information or to purchase a Mainstage Season 2022 subscription, log on to baystreet.org. While we are committed to producing our 2022 season on the Main Stage, Bay Street Theater recognizes that there may be changes to our schedule, productions and cancellations if necessary. Mainstage memberships are a great way to support our season and retain their value despite any schedule changes. The Mainstage season 2022 is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor and New York State Legislature; New York State thanks to the generosity of the Member of the Assembly Fred thiele and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; City of Southampton; the Shubert Foundation; and wholly or partially funded by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning. Support for new work comes from Joseph stein New Musical Fund.Bay Street Theater is a non-profit, professional theater and year-round community cultural center that strives to innovate, educate and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a social and cultural gathering place, educational resource and home for a community of artists.