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30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217


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 Cherry Orchard

    Opens Feb 17

  • Richard II

    Opens Mar 24

  • Henry IV Part I

    Opens Mar 26

  • Henry IV Part

    Opens Mar 28

  • The Judas Kiss

    Opens May 11

The Cherry Orchard

BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater

February 17-27, 2016

St. Petersburg's Maly Drama Theatre present their riveting staging of Anton Chekhov's masterwork in the US for the first time. Chekhov's final play examines Russia at a time of huge social change, when social mobility and political unrest were chipping away at the beliefs to which the upper classes had held firm for hundreds of years.

Richard II

BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater

March 24-April 29, 2016

Direct from London comes the first of Shakespeare's four War Of The Roses plays, deftly handled by the star pairing of director Gregory Doran and stage and Jessica Jones star David Tennant, reprising his role once again as the unhinged monarch in his US stage debut. This New York transfer marks the 400th anniversary commemorations of Shakespeare's death, and forms part of the cycle of four Roses plays set to show at the BAM in 2016 in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Henry IV Part I

BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater

March 26-April 30, 2016

The highly acclaimed Henry IV plays reach BAM as part of the Kings and Country Cycle, first performed at the esteemed Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. As with the other plays in this tetralogy, director Gregory Doran continues to explore Shakespeare's "history" with this story in two parts. Reprising their roles are Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff, Jasper Britton as King Henry and Alex Hassell as wayward Prince Hal.

Henry IV Part

BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater

March 28-April 30, 2016

Henry VI Part II carries on where we left off in Henry VI, with Hal facing the imminent death of his father and the prospect of choosing between his royal duty and loyalty to a corrupt Falstaff. Once again, direction comes from Gregory Doran as Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff, Jasper Britton as King Henry, Alex Hassell as wayward Prince Hal star. Presented in cooperation with BAM, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Ohio State University.

The Judas Kiss

BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater

May 11-June 12, 2016

Written by David Hare's (Skylight), this revival of The Judas Kiss boasts Rupert Everett in the role he was born to play - Oscar Wilde. This poignant drama focuses on the famous playwright in his later years, racked by scandal and unable to end his self-destructive relationship with his lover Boisie.

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