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?

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Category: Special Performances February 23 at 8:00pm

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Lead Singer of The Moody Blues & Co-Founder of Wings: DENNY LAINE
Category: Special Performances March 2 at 8:00pm

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Grease 40th Anniversary Concert Celebration!
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A Star is Born: The Concert
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Three legendary icons. Three beloved motion pictures. Three best-selling soundtrack albums. One epic concert celebration.