Bay Street Theater has announced its Mainstage Season for the summer. On tap for 2015 are three plays: a comedy, a drama and a musical. Opening their Mainstage productions on Memorial Day Weekend is the world premiere of "The New Sincerity" by Alena Smith. Next up is "Other People's Money" staring Jason Alexander (of Seinfeld fame). Wrapping up the season is "Grey Gardens, The Musical" based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysle. The musical is set in the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, N.Y. with Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale's life taking center stage.

“I am thrilled to announce the full summer Mainstage season at Bay Street,” said Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. “These three works are portraits of America, explorations of our need for social and financial success. They are stories about how love factors into this need, and struggles with it. They are visions of different eras in our country, but all speak to today through the times in which they’re set. We are proud to offer our audience a world premiere as part of the season, continuing our commitment to making Bay Street a center for new works for the theater. And we are delighted to welcome the distinguished and dazzling artists Jason Alexander, Bob Balaban, Lonny Price, Alena Smith, and Michael Wilson to our stage.”

Continue scrolling for details on all three productions.

THE NEW SINCERITY
May 26 - June 14

A New Comedy by Alena Smith
Directed by Bob Balaban

In today’s world, balancing politics, love and the quest for success (along with one’s social media presence) can get complicated. When her ambitious literary circle gets involved with a rowdy Occupy-style movement, young journalist Rose Spencer finds herself in a love triangle where it’s hard to tell the difference between sincere action and skillful self-promotion.

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Bob Balaban. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.

Bob Balaban. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.

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OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
June 23 - July 26

A Drama by Jerry Sterner
Directed by Lonny Price

Starring Jason Alexander

It’s the good ‘bad old days’of 1987, the later Reagan years, when all was fair in love and business. Lawrence Garfinkle is an expert at buying up undervalued companies and liquidating them for a profit, and he’s the kind of guy you love to hate. But will he win in his newest attempt at domination when he comes up against a surprising adversary, the brilliant and beautiful lawyer Kate Sullivan?

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Jason Alexander. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.

Jason Alexander. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.

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GREY GARDENS, THE MUSICAL
August 4 - 30

Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie
Book by Doug Wright
Directed by Michael Wilson

Based on the 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, the musical tells the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. Set in 1941 and 1973 at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows a mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to notorious recluses in a crumbling house filled with memory and cats.

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Little Edie Bouvier Beale on the porch looking at the notice from the Health Department. Photo courtesy of Bay Street Theater. Originally published by The East Hampton Star.

Little Edie Bouvier Beale on the porch looking at the notice from the Health Department. Photo courtesy of Bay Street Theater. Originally published by The East Hampton Star.

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BASIC FACTS: Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. For a season subscription or tickets, visit www.baystreet.org.

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