Bay Street Theatre is holding its third annual spring benefit, Curtain Up!, at Joe’s Pub in New York City on May 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will honor Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel, and will be hosted by Scott Schwartz, the theater’s new artistic director.
A 6 p.m. cocktail reception will be followed at 7 by a preview of Bay Street’s 2014 mainstage season, featuring presentations and performances by the stars and creators of the new productions, which include “Conviction,” a drama by Carey Crim having its world premiere; “Travesties,” Tom Stoppard’s classic comedy, starring Richard Kind, who will attend the benefit, and “My Life Is a Musical,” another world premiere, with book, music, and lyrics by Adam Overett.
The program will also include a tribute to the honorees. “Their generous support of fellow artists and theaters like ours impacts audiences everywhere, from regional theater to Broadway,” said Tracy Mitchell, executive director of Bay Street.
Tickets, priced at $150 and $250, may be purchased by calling the Public Theater box office at 212-967-7555. V.I.P. tickets, $500, may be reserved by calling Diana Aceti at 725-0818. More information is available at baystreet.org.