Title Wave at Bay Street: The 5th Annual NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

May 4
through May 6

See the great titles of tomorrow all weekend long!

FREE readings of plays and musicals in development from some of America's most exciting writers.

All readings are free, but tickets MUST be purchased in advance, as these events typically sell out! Please note that tickets will be deemed invalid for entry 10 minutes prior to each reading, and seats will be released to anyone waiting to be seated. Please arrive early. 

Sponsored in part by Sag Harbor Inn

Friday, May 4 at 8 pm: Medea: A Rock Musical

Written by The Kilbanes. Directed by Reggie D. White

Medea is a young woman of nineteen, trapped in her father’s palace and dreaming of a new life. This contemporary adaptation of a classic tale uses rock music and an innovative performance style that is part concert, part theatrical performance to explore the beginning of a woman whose end we know all too well. A live, four-piece band playing folk-and jazz-infused rock music helps us explore the life and mind of a woman driven to an unspeakable extreme.

Saturday, May 5 at 2 pm: A Seagull in the Harbor

Written by Emily Mann and Directed by Stephen Hamilton

A Seagull in the Harbor is a 21st-century rendition of Chekhov’s classic play The Seagull. Emily Mann’s rendition of Chekhov’s masterpiece features bright, contemporary language and a modern East End setting that brings the classic story close to home. In a world of appearance, money, business, and celebrity culture, this story about the betrayal of children by their parents is at once heartbreaking and hilarious. With relevance and a flowing, natural language, Mann’s adaptation challenges us to think about where American culture is headed.

Saturday, May 5 at 8 pm: The Prompter

Written by Wade Dooley. Directed by Scott Schwartz

Starring Estelle Parsons (Roseanne, Bonnie & Clyde, August, Osage County) as Irene Young!

The Prompter follows veteran actress Irene Young, who, after a forty-year absence, is returning to the Broadway stage. But now, she can’t do it alone; so, the production hires a young actor to be her prompter. But, this isn’t her story, it’s his. Based on real events, The Prompter is a funny, heartfelt, untold, behind-the-scenes looks at Broadway through the eyes of a young dreamer.

Sunday, May 6 at 3 pm: Eight Nights

Starring Jane Alexander (The Great White Hope, All the President's Men)

Written by Jennifer Maisel. Directed by Will Pomerantz

Eight Nights tells the story of the lives that inhabit an apartment from 1949 to 2016. A young Jewish Holocaust survivor finally free to start anew in the United States confronts the past that haunts her. How much can she move forward without forgetting those she loved? Is history always doomed to repeat itself? Or do you need to voice the darkness to move into the light?

Other Shows

Reading of Mission Statement: Part 2 of The Mormon Boy Trilogy
Category: Special Performances July 22 at 7:00pm

In addition to Confessions of a Mormon Boy at Bay Street, readings of the other two plays that make up the Mormon Boy Trilogy will be presented at The Whalers Church, Sag Harbor. Mission Statement on July 22 at 7 pm and...

MUSIC MONDAY- Isaac Mizrahi: Moderate to Severe
Category: Special Performances August 6 at 8:00pm

Isaac Mizrahi has worked extensively in the entertainment industry as an actor, host, writer, designer and producer for over 30 years. He is the subject and co-creator of Unzipped, a documentary following the making of...

Category: Special Performances August 9 through August 11

2018 Bay Street Theater Intern Production

MUSIC MONDAY - Charles Busch: My Kinda '60s
Category: Special Performances August 13 at 8:00pm

“Whether singing or dishing about his life or celebrities he has known, Charles Busch is always the epitome of entertainment and class.” Cabaret Scenes Tony nominee, Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement honoree...

MUSIC MONDAY - Bobby Conte Thornton: Blame It on My Youth
Category: Special Performances August 20 at 8:00pm

AS SEEN IN BAY STREET THEATER'S 2016 MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION OF MY FAIR LADY Bobby Conte Thornton is currently making his highly praised Broadway debut as Calogero, the leading role in the Robert DeNiro and Jerry...

MUSIC MONDAY - Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless!
Category: Special Performances August 27 at 8:00pm

BACKED BY A SURPRISE LOCAL CHOIR! The sensational Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked, In the Heights, Madam Secretary) brings her sultry sophistication to Bay Street in Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless!, an unforgettable evening...

The Complete Unknowns
Category: Special Performances September 7 at 8:00pm


Judy Carmichael: Can You Love Once More?
Category: Special Performances September 15 at 8:00pm

Judy & Harry play Carmichael & Allen

Don Giovanni in New York
Category: Special Performances September 22 at 8:00pm

Featuring the Choral Society of the Hamptons.

Category: Special Performances September 29 at 8:00pm

A Rock & Roll Dance Party Celebrating 30 Years of Rhythm & Twang