Recent Stories: Arts

Bridget LeRoy
January 20, 2015

The second production in the Hampton Theatre Company’s seasonal lineup proves to be as different as can be from the first. “Harvey” was a classic comedy, a tale of fuzzy humanity and warmth. “Time Stands Still,” another powerful work by the Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies, is a commentary on war, relationships, and the tragically intellectual.

Star staff
January 20, 2015

An arts calendar listing last week for Fergus MacRoich’s appearance at the East Hampton Library with his book “Fried Chicken, Jesus and Chocolate” said he was “involved in the civil rights movement,” when according to the back of the book he “joined the Medical Corps and was sent to Selma, Alabama, during the civil rights movement.”

Star staff
January 20, 2015

UPDATE: The following program has been canceled as of Jan. 23.

Star staff
January 20, 2015

The Bridgehampton Museum’s Parlor Jazz concerts will resume Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” a performance by Pamela Luss, a contemporary jazz vocalist, who will be accompanied by Julie Bluestone on saxophone and flute.

Star staff
January 20, 2015

The Pat DeRosa Orchestra will present a free program of jazz standards at the Montauk Library on Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Mr. DeRosa, a saxophonist who turned 93 in December, has played with the Tommy Tucker Orchestra, John Coltrane, Lionel Hampton, Tex Beneke, Percy Faith, and Dick Hyman, as well as in films, at countless venues in New York City and around the country, and at Richard Nixon’s inaugural ball.

Mark Segal
January 20, 2015

Humanitarian Architecture

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, in association with A.I.A. Peconic, will present “Pro Bono: Architects Who Serve Humanity,” a discussion focusing on architects who volunteer their time for charitable causes, tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Maziar Behrooz, an East Hampton architect known for work that involves civic, community, and art projects, will moderate a conversation between Sharon Davis, a New York architect, and Jane Walentas, an artist and philanthropist.

Star staff
January 20, 2015

The Watermill Center will inaugurate its 2015 residency season with a brunch Sunday at noon, followed by a tour of the center and an open rehearsal by Catherine Galasso, a choreographer and multimedia artist, at 3 p.m.

Mark Segal
January 20, 2015

When the East Hampton Library’s new addition opened last June, it included the Baldwin Family Lecture Room, a versatile space for children’s programs, film screenings, poetry readings, lectures on local history, and author and book events.

Star staff
January 20, 2015

A screening of the National Theatre Live presentation of “John,” a work conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson and produced by London’s DV8 Physical Theatre, will take place at Guild Hall Saturday at 8 p.m.

DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theater works and four films for television. The company’s new production, “John,” authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense theatrical experience.

Star staff
January 13, 2015

The Choral Society of the Hamptons will hold auditions by appointment for its spring concert on Friday, Jan. 23. The society has invited those interested to attend the first rehearsal, tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. Auditions may be scheduled by emailing execdir@choralsocietyofthehamptons.org or by calling 204-9402.

Star staff
January 13, 2015

The John Drew Theater Lab will present a free staged reading of “What About Miami,” a new play by Rebecca Schull, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Schull, a stage, screen, and television actress, was the founder and artistic director of Open World Theatre Company, which presented readings of plays banned in their countries of origin.

Mark Segal
January 13, 2015

Jack Lenor Larsen at Parrish

Jack Lenor Larsen, renowned textile designer and founder of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, will discuss art, craft, and design at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Mark Segal
January 6, 2015

The East Hampton Library will present a tribute to the celebrated actor Eli Wallach, who died in June at the age of 98, on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Baldwin Family lecture room. The program will include a never-before-seen video of Wallach’s performance as Mr. Green, his last starring role on the stage. Jeff Baron, the author of “Visiting Mr. Green,” will discuss working with the actor for four years to bring the play to the stage.

Mark Segal
January 6, 2015

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “Elvis 80: A Tribute to the King” on Saturday at 8 p.m. Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks and the Vendettas will celebrate Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday with a selection of his hits and other early rock ’n’ roll classics.

Star staff
January 6, 2015

The Hampton Theatre Company will hold open auditions for “Clybourne Park,” Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama about racism in a Midwestern city, on Monday and Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall. Union and non-union actors have been invited to attend.

The play has roles for four men and three women, ages late 20s to late 40s. Three men and two women are Caucasian; one man and one woman are African-American. Readings will be from the script. Neither monologues nor appointments are necessary.

Mark Segal
January 6, 2015

“Time Stands Still,” the Tony Award-nominated drama by Donald Margulies, will open today at the Quogue Community Hall as the second production of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 30th anniversary season. The play will run through Jan. 25.

Mark Segal
January 6, 2015

Upcoming at the Parrish

Star staff
January 6, 2015

Guild Hall will present the Met: Live in HD’s broadcast of “The Merry Widow,” an opera by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár, on Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. Premiered in Vienna in 1905, the comic opera concerns a wealthy widow from Ponteverdo, whose citizens fear their country will be bankrupted if she marries a foreigner and takes her money elsewhere.

Jennifer Landes
December 30, 2014

“Law & Order,” a show in its last week at Harper’s Books in East Hampton, is perfectly appropriate for the milieu. Brad Phillips, a Canadian artist, makes visual art often using text as subject matter, and not just any text but deeply evocative, assertive, assaulting, and sometimes disturbing text.

Mark Segal
December 30, 2014

Mizrahi at Vered

“Haim Mizrahi: Hope in the Shield of David” is on view at Vered Gallery in East Hampton through Jan. 29. An East Hampton resident, Mr.

Baylis Greene
December 30, 2014

It wouldn’t be a Loudon Wainwright III album without a mix of exuberance and melancholy. In “Looking at the Calendar,” from his latest CD, “Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet),” the speaker throws up his hands and admits “there really is no day / That makes sense for us to end it, to throw it all away.”

It’s a breakup song with a sense of loss set to unusually (for the singer-songwriter) amplified, emphatic guitar, and Mr. Wainwright’s voice is at its full-throated best.

Jennifer Landes
December 24, 2014

It’s been quite a year for Sarah Koenig. The Sagaponack native and Sag Harbor summer resident has gone from being known among a small, quirky subset of brainy public radio listeners for “This American Life” to what might be called an international sensation among a larger, quirky set of brainy podcast listeners. All for “Serial,” which has set iTunes records for being the fastest podcast to reach more than 5 million downloads and streams.

Star staff
December 22, 2014

The popular series “Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas” will return to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Friday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. and continue on Friday evenings throughout January and March. Each concert will feature a special musical guest, with Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, scheduled for the Jan. 2 show.

Christopher Walsh
December 22, 2014

For Bryan Downey, a photographer, singer-songwriter, and restoration contractor who lives in Sag Harbor, musicians, artists, photographers, and poets on the South Fork were missing something important. That, he said, was a central hub that could serve as a cultural center for performers and audiences alike.