Buckley, McGrath, Overby and Slezak Join Bay Street Summer Season

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Additional talent has been announced for the summer productions of Shanghai Moon and Private Lives at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY.

Candy Buckley (After The Fall, Bernarda Alba), Matt McGrath (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cabaret) and Daniel Gerroll (Enchanted April, High Society) will join the previously announced Tony nominee Charles Busch and Julie Halston in a revival of Busch's Shanghai Moon – slated to run June 3-29, 2008, under the direction of Carl Andress.

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."

Noël Coward's Private Lives, starring "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin and three-time Tony nominee Kate Burton, will follow, playing July 8-27. Joining Baldwin and Burton in the cast will be Kellie Overbey (The Coast of Utopia, Twentieth Century) and Victor Slezak (The Graduate, Jackie).

Tony Award-winning director Jack Hofsiss (The Elephant Man) stages the popular Coward work about two remarried divorcees who accidentally book adjoining hotel rooms on their individual honeymoons.

Bay Street will conclude its summer offerings with the Fats Waller musical Ain't Misbehavin', 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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