“Our honorees truly represent the best of what it means to be supporters of the arts,” said Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director of Bay Street Theatre. On Monday, May 12, Curtain Up!, Bay Street’s 3rd Annual Spring Benefit will honor Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel.
“Pia Zankel, a committed member of Bay Street’s Board of Trustees, and her husband Jimmy Zankel bring a true love of the arts, both theater and music, and a philanthropic spirit to all they do,” noted Mitchell. “Like them, Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, award-winning producers, writers and performers, also bring a similar support and we could not do it without these four incredible people. Their generous support of fellow artists and theatres like ours, impacts audiences everywhere, from regional theaters to Broadway.”
Bay Street’s new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, will host the evening, which is being held at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Led by his new vision for the Sag Harbor Theatre, the event will feature a preview of the exciting 2014 summer Mainstage season of ‘Art & Revolution,’ with presentations and performances by the stars and creators of the new productions.
“I believe theater is a social art form, and that a theater company is most vital when it is a focal point for its community,” said Schwartz. “I am excited to bring the best and brightest theater artists working today to Bay Street, and I am delighted to showcase our new season at this benefit paying tribute to our very artistic honorees for all that they do for the theater.”
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7 p.m.
For more information call 631-725-9500 or visit www.baystreet.org.