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One of the New York area's most important entertainment and arts venues, BAM provides a focus on avant-garde performance art and progressive dance for both the local community and those from further afield. Over 550,000 pass through its doors annually, no mean feat from having opened in 1861 and beginning performances in its present location in 1908.

Upcoming Highlights

  • The Iceman Cometh

    Opens Feb 05

  • Hannibal Buress

    Feb 8, 2015

  • Matt Groening & Lynda Barry

    Feb 12, 2015

  • Patti LaBelle & Billy Ocean

    Feb 15, 2015

  • Kodo Drummers

    Opens Mar 19

The Iceman Cometh

Harvey Lichtenstein Theater

February 5-March 15, 2015

This New York premiere of Eugene O'Neill's epic play will star Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy. The production previously ran in Chicago in 2012 to much acclaim, and now heads to Broadway with its original cast intact.

Hannibal Buress

Gilman Opera House

February 8, 2015

One of the hottest up and coming talents in the world of comedy, Hannibal Buress is fresh off the success of his own Comedy Central Special. The Chicago native arrived in New York in 2008 with $200 in his pocket and dreams of making it in the world of stand up. It's a testament to his talent that within a year he had landed a writing gig at SNL, which in turn led to stint on the staff at 30 Rock. Currently co-hosting Adult Swim's cult The Eric Andre Show, stand up remains Buress' first love. His routine is left-field randomness cased inside a breezy conversational tone, that has drawn comparisons to Steven Wright and the late great Mitch Hedberg.

Matt Groening & Lynda Barry

Gilman Opera House

February 12, 2015

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry met in 1975. He was the editor of the student paper at Evergreen State College, and she was a contributing cartoonist. Nearly 40 years later, and the two are still firm friends. Oh, and they're also two of the nation's greatest living cartoonists. Join them for a discussion of Ernie Pook, The Simpsons and their long lasting friendship.

Patti LaBelle & Billy Ocean

Gilman Opera House

February 15, 2015

Brooklyn Academy of Music present a very special event, pairing two legends of soul and funk for one night only. Patti LaBelle's 50 year plus career began with the group The Bluebelles in the 1960s, while Billy Ocean was one of the biggest British stars of the 1980s. Expect to hear Lady Marmalade, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going and Caribbean Queen.

Kodo Drummers

Gilman Opera House

March 19-21, 2015

Experience the power and majesty of Taiko drumming as the internationally celebrated Kodo Drummers bring this ancient art form to the US. Taking their name from a Japanese word that can either mean 'heartbeat' or 'children of the drum', the group has performed on every continent, sewing the seeds of their spiritual message in their pulsating, driving rhythms.

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