Jerry Seinfeld Directs Colin Quinn’s ‘The New York Story’ at Bay Street

Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld backstage at Bay Street Theater.
Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld backstage at Bay Street Theater. Photo credit: Michael Heller

Saturday Night Live alumnus Colin Quinn in returning to Bay Street Theater for three performances of his new work-in-progress, Colin Quinn: The New York Story.

Quinn will take the stage of the Sag Harbor venue on June 30, July 2 and July 3 and East Hampton’s Jerry Seinfeld directs.

As this is a workshop performance, staging and production elements will be minimal. However, Quinn will present the whole show, unabridged.

Colin Quinn: The New York Story concerns the history of New York from its origins as a Dutch colony to a present-day haven for hipsters, with a focus on the prejudices, paranoia and peculiarities of the crossroads of the world. The show is based on his new book, The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America.

Quinn performed a show on growing up in New York in the ’70s at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in February. In 2013, he put on his one-man show Unconstitutional at Bay Street and in 2011 he presented Long Story Short, also directed by Seinfeld, at Guild Hall in East Hampton.


Showtime for Colin Quinn: The New York Story is 4 p.m. Showdates are Tuesday, June 30, Thursday, July 2, and Friday, July 3. Visit, stop by the box office or call 631-725-9500 for tickets, $20, $30 or $40.

The New York Story will arrive at the Cherry Lane Theatre off-Broadway on July 9 for a six-week run.

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