ISAAC MIZRAHI & HIS BAND
RETURN TO BAY STREET
WITH AN ALL NEW SHOW
AND FILM SCREENING OF
Isaac Mizrahi is taking to the stage with an all-new show! Accompanied by his band of six jazz musicians—led by Ben Waltzer—Mizrahi will perform a range of music, including favorites by Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Cole Porter, and Madonna. Throughout the show, he’ll share his hilarious musings on everything of the moment from politics to dieting to his latest Instagram obsessions. The New York Times noted, “he is determined to challenge the cultural status quo and help blaze a path into a more liberated future where few subjects are off-limits.”
Douglas Keeve’s award-winning 1995 film Unzipped will be screened at Bay Street Theater on Sunday, October 10, at 4 p.m. followed by a live Q&A with Isaac Mizrahi and Bay Street’s Executive Director, Tracy Mitchell. The celebrated documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at Mizrahi’s creative process as he builds his Fall 1994 collection, including personal discussions with friends and family. Throughout the film, Mizrahi surrounds himself with seminal figures including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Moss, as well as influential arbiters of the fashion industry, such as Polly Mellen, Candy Pratts, and Andre Leon Talley. The runtime is 73 minutes.
Isaac Mizrahi has worked extensively in the entertainment industry as a performer, host, writer, designer and producer for over 30 years. He has an annual residency at Café Carlyle in New York City and has performed at various venues across the country such as Joe’s Pub, The Regency Ballroom and City Winery locations nationwide. The New York Times noted, “he qualifies as a founding father of a genre that fuses performance art, music and stand-up comedy.” He is the subject and co-creator of Unzipped, a documentary following the making of his Fall 1994 collection, which received an award at the Sundance Film Festival. He hosted his own television talk show The Isaac Mizrahi Show for seven years, has written three books, and has made countless appearances in movies and on television. He served as a judge on Project Runway: All-Stars for the series’ entire seven-season run. Mizrahi has directed productions of A Little Night Music and The Magic Flute for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Annually, he directs and narrates his production of the children’s classic Peter and The Wolf at The Guggenheim Museum in New York. Mizrahi has his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment, under which he has several projects in development in television, theatre and literature. His New York Times Bestselling memoir, I.M., was published in February 2019.
Bay Street Theater is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center, which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. It serves as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.
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