Recent Stories: Arts

Star staff
July 22, 2014

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present “A Divine Evening With Charles Busch,” who will be accompanied by Tom Judson, on Saturday at 8 p.m. Mr. Busch, an actor, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, and drag legend, is the author and star of such plays at “The Divine Sister,” “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom,” and “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” which ran on Broadway for almost two years and received a Tony Award nomination for best play.

Thomas Bohlert
July 22, 2014

Take some of the world’s finest musicians, both veterans and rising talents, pair them with the rock-solid classics and some cutting-edge contemporary works, and wrap it all in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance and charm. That seems to be the successful formula for the 31-year-old Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, which runs from Wednesday to Aug. 24.

Star staff
July 22, 2014

The Raggle Taggle Gypsy-Os will perform Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library as part of its summer music series. Band members, professional musicians from Brooklyn, perform a full range of Irish music, from traditional to contemporary, as well as American folk music, bluegrass, and country.

Performers include Jordan Shapiro, guitar, accordion, and vocals, Sarah Alden, fiddle and vocals, and Tim Kiah, bass and vocals. The library’s concerts are free and open to the public.
 

Star staff
July 22, 2014

Peter and Will Anderson, saxophonists who began touring at the age of 15, will perform at Guild Hall Monday at 7:30 p.m. The twin brothers, who will be accompanied on guitar by Alex Wintz, will play hits from the American Songbook, New Orleans jazz, and classical adaptations.

The Andersons have played with Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and Wycliffe Gordon, and have headlined at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., the New Orleans Jazz Fest, and Iowa’s Bix Beiderbecke Festival, among many others.

Christopher Walsh
July 22, 2014

“Man on the Run”
Tom Doyle
Ballantine, $27


Rare is the artist whose cultural significance is such that a biography is devoted to a single decade in his or her life. But Paul McCartney, a popular-music phenomenon for a half-century and counting, has created a body of work deserving the same scrutiny as that of his former band, the Beatles.

Star staff
July 22, 2014

Opera of the Hamptons will present “Christina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends: From Opera to Broadway, a Puccini Night” on Saturday at 7 at Duck Walk Vineyards North in Southold.

Ms. Fontanelli has performed with the Palm Beach Opera, the Cairo Opera, the Opera of Hong Kong, the New York Grand Opera, and the New Jersey State Opera, and has toured extensively. She will be joined by Benjamin Michael Sloman, a tenor from Australia; Gustavo Ahualli, a baritone from Argentina, and Ryan Kieran, a young baritone from New York City.

Star staff
July 22, 2014

Walter Klauss, founder and conductor of the Musica Viva concert series in New York City and an organist who has performed internationally, will give a free recital at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on Sunday at 3 p.m.

The program will include Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, which Mr. Klauss will play on the church’s 1845 Erben organ, the oldest church organ on Long Island. Mr. Klauss has traveled widely as a recitalist, most recently to perform with the Zurich Symphony Orchestra.

A reception will follow the recital.
 

Star staff
July 22, 2014

LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will present “Opera Al Fresco,” a program directed by Eve Queler, an internationally acclaimed conductor, on Friday, Aug. 1. The evening will begin with a reception at 6, followed by the performance at 7 and, for patrons, benefactors, and sponsors, supper at 8:30.

Jennifer Landes
July 22, 2014

Richmond Burton likes to paint big, unless he wants to paint small. He uses oil paints applied so thinly they appear matte, sometimes translucent, and a lot more like acrylic. He is a trained architect who prefers mark-making in a two-dimensional form, and he really likes color, but sometimes he does not. His work over the past two decades has shown a dance across the spectrum of rigid systems of grids and complete abandonment of that structure for more organic abstraction.

Mark Segal
July 22, 2014

Lady Gaga Portraits

“Portraits of Lady Gaga,” an exhibition of high-definition video portraits by Robert Wilson, will have its United States premiere on Saturday at the Watermill Center’s summer benefit and will remain on view through Sept. 14.

Mark Segal
July 22, 2014

“My Life Is a Musical,” a musical comedy by Adam Overett, will have its world premiere with a five-week run at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor from Tuesday through Aug. 31.

The play’s protagonist is Parker, a shy accountant with one particular quirk: When he leaves his apartment every morning, he hears people singing and sees them dancing, to the accompaniment of an invisible orchestra. Nobody else knows this is happening. His life is a musical — and he hates musicals.

Star staff
July 22, 2014

“Voyeur,” a production of the Neo-Political Cowgirls, will take place on five evenings beginning next Thursday at 7, at the Parsons Blacksmith Shop in Springs, across from Ashawagh Hall. Founded and directed by Kate Mueth, the company is dedicated to creating innovative dance theater that explores the female voice.

Star staff
July 15, 2014

The East Hampton Historical Society’s summer antiques show will take place on the grounds of Mulford Farm Saturday and Sunday, with a preview cocktail party tomorrow evening from 6 to 8:30 for buyers wanting first dibs.

Fifty-five dealers will participate in the show, whose focus is on decorative items for the home and garden. Among the offerings will be vintage rattan and bamboo furniture, lighting, textiles, American formal and country painted furniture, Art Deco and Moderne furniture, garden ornaments, wrought iron accessories, and much more.

Star staff
July 15, 2014

“Me and My Dad,” a musical fund-raiser for the scholarship fund of Pianofest, will be held Sunday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southampton Historical Museum. Melissa Errico, a Broadway singer and actress, will perform, accompanied on piano by Michael Errico, her father.

The program will include songs by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Stein, Kurt Weill, Richard Rodgers, and a few “surprises.” Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the museum garden.

Tickets are $200, $100 for attendees younger than 30.

Star staff
July 15, 2014

The Montauk Library’s summer concert series will present a chamber concert by the Aviva Players on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and a performance by Janice Friedman, a jazz vocalist and pianist, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The programs are free and open to the public.

Mark Segal
July 15, 2014

“Clever Little Lies,” a comedy by the Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro that premiered last fall at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J., will open at Guild Hall on Wednesday and run through Aug. 3. The original cast—Marlo Thomas, Greg Mullavey, Jim Stanek, and Kate Wetherhead—will star in the production, which will be directed by David Saint, artistic director of George Street Playhouse.

Star staff
July 15, 2014

“Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” a documentary about a woman who influenced fashion, beauty, art, publishing, and culture during the last century, will be screened at Guild Hall Monday at 7 p.m. Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, her grandson’s wife, the film will be introduced by Barbara Slifka and followed by a panel discussion with China Machado, a television producer and former model; the filmmaker, and other guests.

Star staff
July 15, 2014

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the world premiere of a mixed-media theatrical adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Galapagos,” with performances scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and next Thursday at 6 p.m. and on Friday, July 25, at 4 p.m., in the Lichtenstein Theater.

Lucia Akard
July 15, 2014

Alan Hicks, a native Australian and trained jazz musician, never thought he would be directing a documentary film about the jazz legend Clark Terry, but that’s exactly what he ended up doing in “Keep On Keepin’ On,” the next film in the Hamptons International Film Festival’s SummerDocs series at Guild Hall.

Mark Segal
July 15, 2014

Bill King at Art Barge
Artists Speak at the Art Barge will feature William King, a sculptor whose work is on view at Duck Creek Farm in Springs, in conversation with Janet Goleas, an artist, writer, and curator, on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Mark Segal
July 15, 2014

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present the first comprehensive survey since 1966 of the work of William Glackens from Sunday through Oct. 13. Spanning the artist’s career from the 1890s through the 1930s, the exhibition will include more than 70 paintings and works on paper from important public and private collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Cleveland Museum.

Amanda M. Fairbanks
July 8, 2014

When talking with young people, Paul Davis is quick to emphasize that becoming an artist isn’t so much about natural-born talent, but rather, how much you’re willing to apply yourself.

Looking at a handful of childhood drawings one recent morning, Mr. Davis acknowledged how far he’s come since the early stick-figure drawings of his youth. He also hoped to clear up any misconceptions.

Jennifer Landes
July 8, 2014

Anyone looking for crowds this weekend is sure to enjoy this week’s return of two art fairs that have succeeded in becoming a fixture in Bridgehampton in the second weekend in July.

Once the young upstart, Art Market Hamptons will return now for a fourth year with a slightly different spelling of its name at its space at the Bridgehampton Museum on the grounds of Corwith House. ArtHamptons will return for a seventh year in the same space it occupied last year at Nova’s Ark on Millstone Road.