Supporters and guests enjoyed a lavish cocktail hour, delicious sit down dinned and a highly entertaining star-studded concert that was part of their Annual Summer Gala. This will be the last on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor due to future renovations.
All that attended enjoyed a silent auction and a live auction with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, followed by dinner and dancing.
The Concert, A Celebration of the Golden Age of Broadway was part of the evening's program featuring songs from Broadway Musical hits featuring South Pacific, West Side Story, On The Town, and Carousel, and was written by the award-winning playwright Jonathan Tolins.
“It was a great evening to celebrate the last party on the Long Wharf,” said Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater’s Artistic Director. “We will have a new location next year, but we still have this year to celebrate with a music-filled sunset party that supports Bay Street Theater.”
Above: ACTRESS JANE LYNCH
The evening’s auction items included a week at the beach in St. Barth’s for 4 at a luxury 2- bedroom WIMCO villa, complete with unparalleled concierge service, and roundtrip flights to the island from San Juan on private Tradewind Aviation carrier. Other items include an 8-day cruise on Viking Cruises for 2, and a walk on role in EVITA with dinner for 8 guests at The American Hotel.
This year Bay Street Theater honored Sag Harbor businesses as tremendous supporters for the Gala for the past 27 years. Bay Street Theater was proud to honor Board Members Luigi Caiola and Erik Batt.
Actor Steven Heard Fales made a special appearance. He is a classically trained playwright and actor who has gained broad recognition in both the theatre world gay community and the LDS community for his award-winning one-man play, Confessions of a Mormon Boy
Above: Joseph Sparacio, Scott Schwartz, Riki Kane Larimer, Tracy Mitchell, Richard Kind pose for a photo-op at 27th Annual Summer Gala, “A Celebration of the Golden Age of Broadway,
Actors Jane Lynch and Steven Failes also were special contributer to the event. Ms. Lynch is an American actress, author, singer, and comedian. She is best known for her role as Sue Sylvester in the musical television series Glee and Earth Live in National Geographic. She also gained fame in Christopher Guest's improv mockumentary pictures such as Best in Show.
Lynch's television cameos include an appearance in the Nickelodeon situation comedy iCarly and the Showtime dark comedy series Weeds. Lynch had a recurring role in the Warner Bros. situation comedy Two and a Half Men from 2004 to 2014 and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in 2010. She has also had other notable roles in numerous mainstream comedies, such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models and The Three Stooges.
Her portrayal of Sue Sylvester in Glee has won numerous awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film, and the People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress.
On September 4, 2013, Lynch received the 2,505th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of television located at 6640 Hollywood Blvd. Lynch has lent her voice to multiple animated films, including Space Chimps, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Shrek Forever After and Wreck-It Ralph. Since 2013, she has hosted the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night, for which she has won two Emmy Awards.
Steven Heard Fales (born March 17, 1970) is a classically trained playwright and actor who has gained broad recognition in both the theatre world gay community and the LDS community for his award-winning one-man play, Confessions of a Mormon Boy.
The first reading of Confessions was at the Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City in 2001. He has performed the play off-Broadway (under director Jack Hofsiss) and across the United States and internationally at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London's West End. The book 'Confessions of a Mormon Boy: Behind the Scenes of the Off-Broadway Hit' was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Before becoming a solo artist he performed in Shakespeare and musicals in regional theatres across America.
'Confessions of a Mormon Boy' is Part One in 'The Mormon Boy Trilogy.' Part Two and Three are called 'Missionary Position' and 'Prodigal Dad. Mormon-American Princess is his cabaret act and deals with the subject of narcissism. It premiered in San Francisco and has played Joe's Pub, New York City. Other solo shows include 'Conversations with Heavenly Mother: An Uncommon Diva', 'Joseph III', 'CULT!', and 'When All Else Fales.' He is the founder of the Solo Performance Alliance.
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