Hamptons Happenings: Guild Hall August Highlights

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Hamptons Happenings: Guild Hall August Highlights
Blythe Danner has joined the cast of the Staged Reading of SHARPIES a new comedy by Eugene Pack on Thursday August 20. The Garden as Art Tour is on Saturday, August 22 and includes a breakfast, lecture and self-guided tour of five breathtaking gardens. Late that evening Comedian JB Smoove will take the stage in the John Drew Theater. On Sunday, August 30 at 11am Cronut-Genius Chef Dominque Ansel dishes with Florence Fabricant…and Cronut Holes will be served!

Wednesday August 19 from 4-4:45pm
KidFEST Workshop
Instructor: Alexandra McCourt. Hands-on arts and crafts projects themed to accompany the KidFEST performance at 5pm in the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall. Ages 5 and up. Held outside in the Minikes Garden weather permitting. Workshop will be cancelled if there is rain and tickets will be refunded. Call 631.324.0806 for rain decision, made by 11am the day of.
$10/$8 members
Minikes Garden, Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Not Eligible for Free Saunders Student Rush tickets
KidFEST Lead Sponsor: Saunders & Associates

Wednesday August 19 at 5pm
KidFEST: The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told
Pirates of the Caribbean meets Whose Line Is It Anyway?
“More laughs than there are bones in Davy Jones’s locker…with enough sophistication to keep adults amused, too.” -The New York Times
Flung into the future by a bumbling sea witch, a crew of misfit pirates have but one chance of returning home: perform the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage. There’s just one problem: half their script is missing! Help the crew fill in the blanks and watch as they improvise a brand new musical adventure based on your suggestions.
Adults $18/$16 members; Kids $14/$12 members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Not Eligible for Free Saunders Student Rush tickets
KidFEST Lead Sponsor: Saunders & Associates

UntitledThursday August 20 at 8pm
Staged Reading: SHARPIES by Eugene Pack
Starring Matthew Broderick, Blythe Danner, Carol Kane, Dayle Reyfel, Vanessa Williams, and more TBA!*
A hilarious new comedy by Drama Desk award-winning, Emmy-nominated writer Eugene Pack
that follows a group of iconic celebrities at an autograph-signing convention weekend in Milwaukee. A portion of the proceeds from this reading will benefit The Felix Organization whose mission is to provide inspiring opportunities and new experiences to enrich the lives of children who are growing up in the foster care system.
Tickets $30/$28 Members – $75/$70 Members ($75/$70 includes post-show VIP Reception)
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available
*Cast subject to change
Broadcast Media Sponsor: WSHU Public Radio Group

guildhall 1Friday August 21 at 7pm and 9:30pm
Celebrity Autobiography
Featuring Christie Brinkley, Brooke Shields (9:30pm only), Debbie Harry, Susan Lucci, Ralph Macchio, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Alan Zweibel and more!*
“Funniest Show in Town, Hands down!” -NY Post, CRITIC’S CHOICE-NY TIMES
As seen on Bravo TV, Celebrity Autobiography is the international smash-hit comedy (from London’s West End to the Sydney Opera House) where jaw-dropping, outrageous, “hard to believe they wrote them” celebrity memoirs are acted out live on-stage by some of the funniest performers in entertainment. Created by Eugene Pack and developed with Dayle Reyfel, the show opened in New York to rave reviews and won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. From the words of JLo to Streisand , and Beyonce, Bieber and Beyond! Plus dueling mash-ups never seen before!
Tickets $40/$38 Members – $75/$70 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available
Broadcast Media Sponsor: WSHU Public Radio Group
*Cast subject to change

Saturday August 22 / 9am-5pm
The Garden as Art
Fri. August 21 6-8pm/ Benefactor & Patron Cocktail Reception
Sat. Aug 22 9am-5pm/ Breakfast, Lecture, Benefactor Lunch and Tour
Special Breakfast created by guest speaker Chef Ann Coper using all local farm fresh ingredients
Dynamic panel on Edible Landscapes led by Brian Halweil, editor of Edible East, and featuring Katie Baldwin, co-founder of Amber Waves Farm; Chef Ann Cooper, author, educator and national policy advocate; landscape designer Tony Piazza: and Chef Joe Realmuto of famed Nick & Toni’s
Self-Guided Tour of six extraordinary private gardens: Dina Merrill & Ted Hartley, Alexandra Munroe & Robert Rosenkranz, Marshall Watson, Lucy & Steve Cookson, Barbara & Lloyd Macklowe andTerry & Bob Weigel. Invited stops at local working farms: Amber Waves, Quail Hill, Balsam, Bhumi and Fire Place offering special prices and treats.
All level tickets include admission to the Breakfast, Lecture and Tour.
Garden Lover Member $100; Garden Lover $125; Patron $300 includes Aug. 21 Cocktail Reception; $500 Benefactor includes Aug. 21 Cocktail Reception and Aug. 22 Luncheon; $1,200 Co-Chair includes June Cocktail Reception, Aug. 21 Cocktail Reception and Aug. 22 Luncheon. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at https://give.guildhall.org/garden or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Gold Sponsors: Evelyn G. Lipper, M.D. and Landscape Details
Lead Sponsors: Hollander Design Landscape Architects, Harbor Market and Kitchen
Sponsors: BMW of Southampton, Geoffrey Nimmer Landscapes, Perfect Earth Project, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Whitmores. Tour Media Sponsor: HC&G Panel Media Sponsor: Edible East

Saturday August 22 at 8pm
JB Smoove
Produced by Guild Hall in association with Chris Mack
Comedian, actor, and gifted writer brings his unique brand of comedic funk. Star of Curb Your Enthusiasm; Def Comedy Jam; writer and performer on Saturday Night Live; BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood; Everybody Hates Chris; American Dad; and films like The Sitter, Top Five and Date Night.
Tickets $45/$43 Members – $100/$95 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available
Broadcast Media Sponsor: WSHU Public Radio Group

Big Apple Clown Care1 photo by Big Apple Circus webSunday August 23 at 5pm
Big Apple Circus: Red Nose Revue
A cavorting cavalcade of clowns will occupy East Hampton when the Big Apple Circus team of hospital “clown doctors” brings mirthful mayhem and mischievous merry-making to Guild Hall. This special stage show is directed by Karen McCarty (creative director of the renowned Clown Care program), and will feature performances of astonishing skill as well as hilarious hijinks. Don’t miss this show – featuring the all-out funniest, hippest, zaniest cut-ups ever to crash the East End!!!
Tickets $50/$48 Members – $125/$120 Members ($125/$120 includes pre-show VIP Reception at a Main Street home)
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Not Eligible for Free Saunders Student Rush tickets

Sunday August 23 at 8pm
Guild Hall’s Songbook Salon Series @ Southampton Arts Center: You Made Me Love You — Celebrating 100 Years of the Great American Songbook
Starring Jennifer Sheehan
with James Followell, Musical Director
Produced by Patricia Watt
Multi award-winning vocalist Jennifer Sheehan was the first performer to star in the 2015 WNET/WLIW (PBS) TV series66th on Broadway. Jennifer has performed for audiences from coast to coast and in the UK, including Carnegie Hall, as the guest of Michael Feinstein, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 54 Below and Town Hall in New York, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, among other renowned venues. Her critically acclaimed shows have entertained audiences at Café Carlyle, Feinstein’s, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the Savannah Music Festival, Ely Cathedral (U.K.), the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, The Royal Room in Palm Beach, the Juilliard in Aiken Festival, The Gardenia in L.A., the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Electric Earth Concerts in New Hampshire, the Brownville Concert Series in Nebraska, and many other concert venues and private clubs around the country. Jennifer also performs in the theater, most recently appearing in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular as one of six vocalists, and regionally, starring as Betty Haynes in White Christmas. A Cabaret Scenes magazine review of her debut album You Made Me Love You states, “it is rare that one singer has as much going for her as Jennifer displays on this disc.”
Tickets $60 / $58 Members / $85 with VIP Reception
Concert held at Southampton Arts Center 25 Jobs Ln, Southampton, NY 11968 (631) 283-0967. Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available

Wednesday August 26 from 4-4:45pm
Citarella Cookie Decorating Workshop
Citarella Cookie Decorating Workshop: Kids decorate delicious pre-made sugar cookies under the guidance of pros from the ultimate gourmet market Citarella. All yummy decorations and cookies provided! Ages 5 and up. Held outside in the Minikes Garden weather permitting. Workshop will be moved indoors if there is inclement weather.
$10/$8 members
Minikes Garden, Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Not Eligible for Free Saunders Student Rush tickets
KidFEST Lead Sponsor: Saunders & Associates

Wednesday August 26 at 2pm and 5pm
KidFEST: America’s Hottest Illusionist, The Jason Bishop Show
with Bubble Trouble!
Jason Bishop performs stunning, state-of-the-art magic and illusions. Each show features amazing sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and even close-up magic projected onto huge screens. Come see why he’s called America’s Hottest Illusionist! And don’t miss a special outside pre-show with Bubble Trouble, the craziest, most creative bubble show around! All are welcome to attend.
Adults $18/$16 members; Kids $14/$12 members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Not Eligible for Free Saunders Student Rush tickets
KidFEST Lead Sponsor: Saunders & Associates

Wednesday August 26 at 8pm
National Theatre Live presents Everyman starring Chiwetel Ejiofor
BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).
Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.
One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.
Tickets $18 / $16 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available

Thursday August 27 at 8pm
Bill Boggs’ MEMORIES OF SINATRA
Celebrate Sinatra’s Centennial! Special appearance: Brian Johnston, Trombone
Bill Boggs shares stories about his encounters with the legendary singer, along with screening highlights from his televised interview with Frank and clips of the master performing at the peak of his powers. Bill Boggs is correspondent for the PBS TV show My Generation, author, and four-time Emmy Award-winning TV host and entertainment industry insider. He has hosted fifteen different TV shows, including Midday Live with Bill Boggs, NBC’s Weekend Today In New York, Bill Boggs’ Corner Table on Food Network; All Star Anything Goes on CBS;Historic Traveler on The Travel Channel; Let’s Talk Stock on CNBC; and Comedy Tonight on Fox. Boggs’ tv interview with Frank Sinatra was the longest of the singer’s career and Frank’s first-ever appearance on a talk show.
Tickets $20/$18 Members – $40/$38 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available
Sponsored in part by Peconic Landing

Friday August 28 at 7:30pm
The Hamptons International Film Festival presents SummerDocs #3: PEACE OFFICER
Following the screening, Alec Baldwin will host a conversation with writers-directors Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson
A film by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber
Dub Lawrence is a man obsessed. As a young rookie cop, he used his savvy investigation skills to help break the Ted Bundy case. His obsession with turning around the systemic failings he saw as a young police officer led to a successful bid to become Sheriff of Davis County, Utah at a young age in 1974. Committed to the highest standards of peace officers serving the public good, he once wrote himself a parking ticket when a citizen called him out for his patrol car’s violation.
After years in public service, today Dub works in semi-retirement as a private investigator, with projects fueled mostly by income from his water and sewage pump repair service. When he’s not wading through raw sewage, his remaining free time is spent investigating the shooting death of his son-in-law Brian Wood.
Dub puts himself in Brian’s shoes as he describes the felonies, mistakes, and problems created by the multiple SWAT teams involved in the arrest of one desperate man in his parked truck threatening no one but himself. Now forced to stand by and watch as a regular citizen, Dub also laments what the SWAT team he founded with noble ambitions 30 years earlier has become.
In Peace Officer, Dub’s long-term obsession with bringing to light the truth behind his son-in-law’s killing is punctuated by his investigation of other recent officer-involved shootings and SWAT team raids in quiet neighborhoods just miles from where Brian was killed. Several of these cases are related to aggressive no-knock search warrant laws typical across the country.
These events are contextualized within a growing national phenomenon of violent SWAT raids and governmental immunity laws gone amok in the War on Drugs. Officers both in cities and small towns like Dub’s are routinely armed with military surplus weapons and equipment, and federal incentives to use what they are given. All of this has lead to a 15,000% increase in SWAT team raids in the United States since the late 1970’s. Peace Officer follows Dub as he obsessively picks apart these cases from his unique perspective that combines the zeal of a rule-of-law detective with the grief of a victim.
Tickets $23 / $21 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available

JOY BEHAR

JOY BEHAR

Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30 at 8pm
Joy Behar: Me, My Mouth & I
With more than 30 years as a beloved figure on stage and screen, Behar takes her audiences on a journey from her rollicking childhood in Brooklyn to center stage as one of America’s premiere talk show hosts and comediennes. About the play Behar notes, “This is a good time to take stock of my shenanigans.” The world premiere of Me, My Mouth & I was presented by the Cherry Lane Theatre.
Tickets $50/$48 Members – $150/$145 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available
Broadcast Media Sponsor: WSHU Public Radio Group

Sunday August 30 at 11am
Stirring the Pot: Conversations with Culinary Celebrities – Dominique Ansel
Hosted and Interviewed by Florence Fabricant…AND CRONUT HOLES WILL BE SERVED!
Q&A and book signing to follow
Dominique Ansel is the chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City. Chef Ansel is perhaps best-known for his creation of the Cronut™, a croissant and doughnut hybrid that has been reported on throughout the world and domestically on Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The Chew, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, among others. It is also the first pastry to have been so in demand that it sells of up to 20x its retail price on the black market. The Chef’s various other inventions, including his Frozen S’more, Magic Soufflé, Cookie Shot, and Waffle Affogato, have fast become popular treats with international fame. In 2014, Chef Ansel won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Before opening his own bakery, he was the executive pastry chef at Daniel, Daniel Boulud’s flagship French restaurant. During his six years there (the longest tenure of any pastry chef at Daniel), he was part of the team that led the restaurant to receive its first 4-star New York Times rating, 3 Michelin stars, and James Beard’s Outstanding Restaurant of the Year. Chef Ansel also spent seven years at the venerable French bakery Fauchon. New York Post proclaimed Chef Ansel the “Willy Wonka of NYC” and Bon Appétit editor Christine Mulhke called him “the top pastry chef in New York.” His first cookbook Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes published by Simon & Schuster was released in 2014.
Tickets $15 / $13 Members and $75 / $50 Members with 10am pre-talk VIP reception. Meet the celebs and enjoy a continental breakfast compliments of c/o The Maidstone and The Living Room Restaurant. Refreshments compliments of BluePrint Juices. Sparkling wine compliments of Altaneve.
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available
Lead Sponsor: Ciuffo Cabinetry
Sponsored by McLoughlin Construction Corp, BluePrint Juices, Gunn Landscape Architecture, and Landscape Details
Media Sponsor: Beach

Sunday August 30 at 3pm
Gallery Talk on Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky
Led by Clare Bell, Exhibition Support Manager/Reference, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
The Museum at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806, GuildHall.org. Free admission generously funded by Suffolk County National Bank and Donald and Barbara Zucker.
This exhibition is a collaboration between Guild Hall in partnership with The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and is dedicated to the memory of Mickey Straus.
The exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of its sponsors:
Principal Sponsors: Larry Gagosian, and a generous private donor in memory of Mickey Straus
Lead Sponsors: Valentino D. Carlotti, Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, Barbara and Richard Lane, Joan and Lucio Noto, and Fern and Lenard Tessler
Co-Sponsors: The Broad Art Foundation, Katherine and James Goodman, Raymond J. Learsy and Melva Bucksbaum, and Alison and Donald Weiss.

Wednesday September 2 at 8pm
Bob Hope: One Night with the Entertainer of the Century
Hosted by Dick Cavett and Richard Zoglin
Tickets $20/$18 Members – $40/$38 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available

Friday September 4 at 8pm
Concert Staging: George Bernard Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell
Directed by Harris Yulin
Starring Anna Bergman, Dick Cavett, Harris Yulin and Stephen Lang
The third act dream sequence of Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman, Don Juan in Hell is often performed as a separate play in its own right. It portrays a spirited, philosophical debate among Don Juan, the Devil, Doña Ana, and the talkative statue of Don Gonzalo, Ana’s father.
Tickets $30/$28 Members – $50/$48 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available

Saturday September 5 at 8pm
Spin Doctors
Spin Doctors’ Pocket Full Of Kryptonite defined an era. Featuring hit after hit, from “Two Princes” to “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong,” the album sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. “Two Princes” was the most-played rock song in the world in 1993 and was recently certified by BMI with 3 million international radio plays (“Little Miss…” is at the 2-million mark). Following the 2011 release of Pocket Full of Kryptonite: 20th Anniversary Edition, Spin Doctors hit the road to do what they do best: perform great pop/rock and blues songs for live audiences. The wildly favorable audience reaction to the tour helped paved the way for their latest album If The River Was Whiskey that reconnects the band with the deep-blues style that gave them their start.
Tickets $40/$38 Members – $150/$145 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available

Sunday September 6 at 7pm and 9:30pm
The Hit Men
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Featuring the Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!
You loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Tommy James and the Shondells. Carly Simon. Cat Stevens. Elton John. Jim Croce. Come see The Hit Men, featuring former members of these mega-star acts performing your favorite songs. An amazing look back through rock-and-roll history – from “Oh What a Night,” “Who Loves You,” “Sherry,” and many other Four Seasons hits to “Peace Train,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Leroy Brown,” and “Mony Mony.” You’ll know every word of every song in this night of mega hits. During their performance, The Hit Men share great stories from their days in recording studios and on the road with Frankie, Tommy, Carly, Cat, Jim and Elton.
Tickets $40/$38 Members – $75/$70 Members
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806; Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111
Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available

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