The Bay Street Theatre of Sag Harbor, Long Island, hops on the Albee bandwagon and joins in the renewed interest in the seminal musical Hair in its 2001 season. Also slated for the four-show, summer line-up are works by Rupert Holmes and Cheryl L. West.
The 2001 schedule runs as follows:
• Jar the Floor, by Cheryl L. West, beginning May 22. This drama about four female generations of an African-American family was a hit at Off-Broadway's Second Stage in early 2000.
• Seascape by Edward Albee, beginning June 19, the Pulitzer-Prize winning drama in which two human meets two lizards on a beach.
• Accomplice by Rupert Holmes, the murder mystery which had a short life on Broadway but has endured on the summer stock circuit, beginning July 17, .
• Hair, the 1960s counter-culture musical by Gerome Ragni, Jame Rado, and Galt MacDermot, which will receive a concert revival courtesy of City Centers Encores! later this spring; beginning Aug. 14.
The above roster reflects the Bay Street's new artistic mission to present revivals of classics or recent New York successes. During its initial years, the company presented premieres by the likes of Jon Robin Baitz, Lanford Wilson and Joe Pintauro. Often shows which played the Bay Street were later seen Off-Broadway, including Baitz's Three Hotels, Bob Kingdom's Elsa Edgar, and Terrence McNally, Joe Pintauro and Lanford Wilson trio of one-acts, By the Sea, by the Sea, by the Beautiful Sea. The Broadway-bound version of Hedda Gabler, starring Kate Burton, played the Bay Street last year, as did the Janis Joplin musical, Love, Janis, due Off-Broadway this spring.