Beyond Therapy Replaces Private Lives for Bay Street Season

News   Beyond Therapy Replaces Private Lives for Bay Street Season
 
The Bay Street Theatre has announced its updated summer 2008 line-up including Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy starring Kate Burton.

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley kicks off the season with a series of concerts May 23-25 at 8 PM. The acclaimed actress and singer will offer a selection from her repertoire including career highlights, jazz standards and classics from the American songbook.

The Target Main Stage season begins with Tony nominee Charles Busch and his dramatic partner in crime, Julie Halston, starring in a revival of Shanghai Moon, running June 3-29, 2008.

Shanghai Moon follows the American-born wife of an aged British diplomat who travels to Shanghai with her husband. She begins a fatal love affair with the mysterious General Gong Fei.

Busch's play is based on such movie and stage melodramas as "The Bitter Tea of General Yen," "The Letter," The Green Hat, "The Cheat" and "Shanghai Express." Shanghai Moon premiered Off-Broadway in 1999 at Theater for the New City.

Replacing the previously announced production of Private Lives, will be three-time Tony nominee Kate Burton in Beyond Therapy. A co-production with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Beyond Therapy will be directed by Alex Timbers. Christopher Durang's comedy is described as "a play with demented therapists, deceptive personal ads, deluded lovers and deplorable waiters." Beyond Therapy runs July 8-27.

Bay Street will conclude its summer offerings with the Fats Waller musical Ain't Misbehavin' from Aug. 5-31. Simeon's Gift director and choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge will stage the Bay Street production. Casting will be announced at a later date.

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased online at www.baystreet.org or by calling (631) 725-9500.

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