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30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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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 Judas Kiss

    Opens May 11

  • Youssou N'Dour

    May 21, 2016

  • Sarah Silverman

    May 22, 2016

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.

Youssou N'Dour

BAM Gilman Opera House

May 21, 2016

If you love Youssou N'Dour, this is the show you have to see. Described by Rolling Stone as Africa's 'most famous singer alive', Youssou N'Dour is the bedrock of Senegalese music, revered nationwide both as a performer, and as an enthusiastic supporter of new African artists.

Sarah Silverman

BAM Gilman Opera House

May 22, 2016

Comedian, actress and writer who starred in her own hit TV show, The Sarah Silverman Program, as well as School of Rock, Wreck_it Ralph and I Smile Back. Be warned though - no subject is taboo for this leading comedian.

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