Performers Mercedes Ruehl, Tovah Feldshuh, Joy Behar, Angela LaGreca and Lenny Babbish during the first Winter Salon Series at the Southampton Inn on February 3. LISA TAMBURINI
Southampton Inn owner Dede Gotthelf with author Steven Gaines. LISA TAMBURINI
Performers Joy Behar and Angela LaGreca during the first Winter Salon Series at the Southampton Inn on February 3 . LISA TAMBURINI
Tovah Feldshuh during the first Winter Salon Series at the Southampton Inn on February 3 . LISA TAMBURINI
A Winter Salon Series kicked off at the Southampton Inn on February 3, with works in progress, including comedy, monologues, music and stories.
Hosted and produced by writer, comedian and Emmy award-winning producer Angela LaGreca, the event featured divorce monologues written by Joy Behar, award-winning comedian and co-host of “The View,” and performed by Behar, Academy Award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl and Broadway and television star Tovah Feldshuh. The monologues, were crafted by Behar and based on interviews she conducted with women about their lives leading up to divorce.
New York Times best-selling author Steven Gaines told wildly entertaining stories about the Hamptons and musical director Lenny Babbish shared his story about working with Leonard Bernstein, and a laugh-out-loud parody about aging he wrote called “(Not) A Lot of Livin’ To Do.” LaGreca opened the show with standup and then weaved a dramatic and hilarious tale about the role of music and the “Ave Maria” in her life.
The sold out event featured light bites and cocktails. The series is part of an ongoing effort to engage the community in the quieter months on the East End.
“We were honored to host such an incredibly talented group of award-winning entertainers in the ‘off season,’” said Southampton Inn owner Dede Gotthelf. “I am deeply grateful to Angela, Lenny, Mercedes, Joy and Tovah, and we are so lucky to have them in our community to provide such universal belly-laughs.”
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