Bruce Vilanch, Mercedes Ruehl, Bruce Willis, and more, will bring to life the writings of Brian Doyle

East Hampton Star
Stars Will Shine at Guild Hall
“Hey, Doyle! — Tales and Jazz” will bring to life the writings of Brian Doyle
By Mark Segal | July 26, 2018 – 12:01pm

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Bruce Willis, Brooke Adams, Michael Nouri, Mercedes Ruehl, and Harris Yulin are among the stars who will be out this week at Guild Hall, where a jazz-infused benefit for the Pushcart Prize and WordTheatre in the Schools and two staged readings will be presented.

“Hey, Doyle! — Tales and Jazz” will bring to life the writings of Brian Doyle, a four-time awardee of the Pushcart Prize and the editor of Portland magazine, who died in 2017 at the age of 60.

Mr. Willis will perform “Memorial Day,” a short essay by Mr. Doyle published posthumously in the most recent volume of the annual Pushcart Prize anthology of the best of the small presses published and edited by Bill Henderson, who lives in Springs.

Other actors who will bring Mr. Doyle’s stories to life are Paul Guilfoyle, Sharon Lawrence, Lorraine Toussaint, Bruce Vilanch, Bellamy Young, and Ms. Adams and Mr. Nouri. The program, which will take place on Saturday at 8:30 p.m., is produced and directed by Cedering Fox, the artistic director of WordTheatre, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the tradition of storytelling.

Tickets are $40 to $65, $38 to $63 for members. V.I.P. tickets, which include an after-party from 10 to midnight, are $250.

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