Joy Behar, Angela LaGreca, Mercedes Ruehl Perform Creative Works In Progress

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The Winter Salon Series continued at the Southampton Inn on Saturday, March 23, featuring works in progress — scenes, stories, comedy, and songs.

Hosted and produced by writer, comedian, and Emmy award-winning producer Angela LaGreca, the evening featured divorce monologues written by Joy Behar (award-winning comedian and co-host of “The View”) and performed by Behar and Academy-award-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl. The surprise guest at the salon was Grammy & Tony-nominated actress and singer Valisia LeKae. The monologues, crafted by Behar and based on interviews she conducted with women about their lives leading up to divorce, were hilarious and moving. Lenny Babbish was the musical director.

The salon series builds on The Southampton Inn’s hosting of talented writers, singers, and musicians such as yeou-Cheng Ma, Ralph Blumenthal, Anne Nelson, and Konstantin Soukhovetski.

Southampton Inn owner Dede Gotthelf said, “We were honored to host a talented group of award-winning entertainers during the ‘off-season’. Their dry humor was the perfect antidote to a rainy evening with their songs and monologues.”

The event, which featured light bites and cocktails, was sold out. Attendees who wished to have dinner afterward in town could enjoy a post-salon dinner special offered by Main Prospect and Le Charlot.


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