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Bay Street Theater Adds More Talent to Its Summer Gala Lineup

Ashlie Atkinson will emcee, and Elizabeth Ashley will be a presenter at this year's event.

Elizabeth Ashley will present an award to Broadway director Michael Wilson at Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala on July 15.
(© David Gordon)

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announced two more additions to the lineup for the 26th Annual Summer Gala, which will take place at The Long Wharf on July 15.

Ashlie Atkinson (Steve) will be the event's emcee, and Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (You Can't Take It With You) will be presenting an award to Broadway director Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful).

In addition to Wilson, Bay Street Theater Board member Christine Wächter-Campbell, Bill Campbell, and patrons J.C. Compton and Nicholas Wentworth will be honored at this year's gala. Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth (Indecent) and Tony-winning star Betty Buckley (Cats) are this year's honorary chairs.

The evening will include special performance and appearances by Broadway stars such as Buckley — who will perform a song from Grey Gardens — and Obie Award winner Lois Smith (Marjorie Prime), as well as a silent auction and a live "Fantasy Auction." Richard Kind (The Big Knife) will be the Celebrity Auctioneer for the night.

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center that endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts.