Tom McGowan
Tom McGowan
Tom McGowan, who received a Tony Award nomination for his work in the 1991 Broadway play La Bete, has joined the previously announced Brian d'Arcy James in the cast of the Bay Street Theatre's production of Wendy MacLeod's comedy Things Being What They Are (May 22-June 3). Directed by Leonard Foglia, the two-character play is about Bill and Jack, neighbors in a suburban condo complex and both reaching crossroads in their lives and marriages.

That production will be followed by Michael O'Keefe and Katherine Helmomd in the American premiere of Rebecca Lenkiewicz's comedy The Night Season, directed by Lonny Price, about a film star on location in Ireland who ends up lodging with an eccentric family (June 12-July 1).

Next up will be the world premiere of Turandot: The Rumble for the Ring, an original musical created by Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, based in part on the famous Puccini opera (July 10-August 5). No casting has been announced.

The season will conclude with a new production of Charles Busch's The Lady in Question, directed by Christopher Ashley (August 14-September 2). In addition to Busch, who will play the leading role of diva Gertrude Garnet, the show will star Julie Halston, Cheyenne Jackson, Larry Keith, Matt McGrath, and Kristine Nielsen.

In addition, the Comedy Club at Bay Street will host Paula Poundstone (May 28), Tracy Morgan (June 18), Jim Breuer (June 25), Caroline Rhea (July 16), Louis CK (July 23), Craig Shoemaker (August 20), Lewis Black (August 27), Robert Schimmel (September 3), and Zach Galifianakis (September 8).

For further information, call 631-725-9500 or visit www.baystreet.org.