Bay Street Taps All-New Annie Get Your Gun for 2019 Season

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Sunday in the Park With George director Sarna Lapine will helm the Irving Berlin classic as part of the upcoming season.
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Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theatre has unveiled its 2019 mainstage season, featuring world-premiere plays and a classic musical re-envisioned.

Kicking off the 2019 programming in the spring will be Wade Dooley's play The Prompter, previously seen at Bay Street's 2018 New Works Festival. The comedy tells the story of a young actor who is hired to be a prompter for a veteran actor on a Broadway show. Directed by Artistic Director Scott Schwartz, the world premiere will run May 28–June 16.

In the summer, Bay Street will present Safe Space by Alan Fox, directed by three-time Tony-winning director Jack O'Brien. Set at an elite university, the new work explores political correctness and the reaction to triggers on campus in America today. When a star African-American professor faces accusations of racism from a student, the head of the college must intervene, setting off an explosive chain of events. Performances will run June 25–July 21.

Next up will be an all-new production of the Irving Berlin musical Annie Get Your Gun, directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street's Frost/Nixon). Lapine will bring a fresh, modern approach to the story, incorporating elements from librettist Dorothy Fields’ original book to create "the strongest and most revolutionary Annie Oakley you’ve ever seen," according to Bay Street.

Annie Get Your Gun features music and lyrics by Berlin and a book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields. It was last seen on Broadway in 1999 starring Bernadette Peters (who won the Tony Award for her performance as Annie Oakley) with direction by Graciela Daniele.

Tickets for Bay Street's season are available as part of a 2019 mainstage subscription. Click here for more information.

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