Summer vibes are strong at Guild Hall with live theatre, dance, and music. Join us for rousing concerts, world-class dance, star-studded plays, and exclusive Broadway-bound previews with Susan Stroman. Don’t hesitate – get your tickets today!

Jazz for the Center
Thursday, August 12

5PM & 7PM

Jazz concert under the stars featuring Evan Sherman, Cyrus Chestnut, and Dezron Douglas benefitting Guild Hall and the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center.

Hamptons Dance Project 2021
Friday, August 13–Sunday, August 15


Jose Sebastian and the Hamptons Dance Project return with another exciting mix of new and classic work from a diverse blend of noted choreographers featuring artists from American Ballet Theatre and beyond, presented on a beautiful 20-acre property overlooking Gardiners Bay.

Edward Albee’s
At Home At The Zoo
Friday, August 13–Sunday, August 15


Starring Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Torch Song Trilogy) as Jerry and Ryan Spahn (Daniel’s Husband, Moscow x6, Gloria) as Peter, and Sophie von Haselberg as Ann. The Zoo Story(1959) and its prequel, Homelife(2004) form a complete story of Peter, a publishing executive; Ann, his wife; and Jerry, a stranger Peter meets in the park.

New York City Ballet:
On and Off Stage
Thursday, August 19


A unique and intimate look at New York City Ballet with Principal Dancer Adrian Danchig-Waring, who hosts an informal evening of excerpts from the Company’s world-renowned repertory. New York City Ballet presents a special one-night-only program honoring the 90th anniversary of Guild Hall.

Guild Hall 90th Birthday
Silent Dance Party!
Thursday, August 19


Join us for the finale of a day-long 90th birthday celebration by dancing to your favorite hits from the 70’s to today. Two DJ’s will be spinning music that will play on wireless headsets with three channels, so you will always have the perfect song to choose from for ultimate groovin’.

Love Letters
by A.R. Gurney
Friday, August 20


Starring Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin, A.R. Gurney’s internationally acclaimed stage hit is a heart-warming, poignant play about two people who write letters to each other over a period of fifty years. It’s the life journey of two soul mates – enacted through words both written and unsaid – who share the greatest gift of all: the gift of love.

Play in the Garden
Tree Confessions
by Jenny Lyn Bader
Sunday, August 22


In a landmark study, a scientist learned everything about how trees communicate – or did she? One tree tells the story of what really happened. Its words remind us that human beings and plants live in one interconnected ecosystem: We are not alone on this earth. Kathleen Chalfant stars in the world’s first solo play from the point of view of a tree, featuring live violin by Evgenia Zilberberg.

Stroman Presents!
A Conversation on Broadway’s

The Producers
Friday, August 27


Susan Stroman takes the stage of the John Drew Theater along with original cast members Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Brad Oscar and more to be announced to reminisce about the 20th anniversary of Broadway’s record-breaking smash, The Producers – the musical which at the time broke box office records and won the most Tony Awards ever in one year.

Stroman Presents!
Sneak Peek of Little Dancer
Saturday, August 28


Broadway Preview! Little Dancer, starring Terrence Mann, Melissa Errico, Dee Hoty, and NYC Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck, is an original musical set in the glamorous and dangerous backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet. Inspired by the life of Marie van Goethem, the headstrong young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas’s groundbreaking “Little Dancer” sculpture – an unknown dancer who inadvertently became the most famous dancer in the world. The production features Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty, and Directed and Choreographed by Susan Stroman with Musical Direction by Greg Jarrett.

Stroman Presents!
Sneak Peek of Crazy For You
Sunday, August 29


Another Broadway Preview! Join us for a glimpse at the upcoming revival of the hit show Crazy for You starring Sierra Boggess, Tony Yazbeck, Melissa Errico, and Dee Hoty. Crazy for Youfeatures music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig. Directed and Choreographed by Susan Stroman with Musical Direction by Greg Jarrett.

Teddy & Jenni do Nashville:
A Tribute to The Great Country Duets
Thursday, September 2


Teddy Thompson and Jenni Muldaur, along with producer David Mansfield, have spent the spring and summer recording the classic duets of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Join them as they perform those tunes and more, live in the John Drew Theater.

Crisis in Queens
by Joy Behar
Friday & Saturday, September 3 & 4


Featuring Cathy Curtin, Irene Sofia Lucio, Dave Quay, Annabella Sciorra, Matt Servitto, Brenda Vaccaro, and Steven Weber. Don’t miss the premiere staged reading of Joy Behar’s hilariously dazzling full-length comedy about an unhappy, 40-something woman who blames her husband for her life’s failures – and sets off a chain of events in which she gets so much more than she ever bargained for!

Hitler’s Tasters
by Michelle Kholos Brooks
Wednesday, September 8–Saturday, September 11


Hitler’s Taster’s is a dark comedy about the young women who have the “honor” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters. Using an anachronistic retelling of an historical footnote, the play considers what girls discuss as they wait to see if they will survive another meal. Based on true events, New Light Theater Project’s production of Hitler’s Tasters explores the way girls navigate sexuality, friendship, patriotism, and poison during the Third Reich.

Don’t Be Thirsty

Our new eAT Coffee Bar has a wide array of refreshments, including local favorites from L&W Market, Citarella, Lil’ Birdie, and soft pretzels by Knot of this World, including Plain, Pepperoni, Cheddar Hot Dog, Philly Cheesesteak, Spinach & Feta, Broccoli Cheddar, and Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese. Beverages include Sylvester & Co. Dreamy Coffee, Plain-T, Montauk Iced Tea, Wölffer Estate and Bedell wines, Montauk Brewing Co. beers and seltzers, and a variety of F!VE cocktails. All of these items can be enjoyed during programs and when galleries are open.

Theater Programming supported in part by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Straus Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Blythe Danner, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

John Drew Backyard Theater
Special thanks to Marty and Michele Cohen, Ben Krupinski Builder, Hollander Design, and Groundworks Landscaping

Play in the Garden Print Media Partner: James Lane Post

All Musical Programming supported in part by The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming

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