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BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music, 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater is part of the BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music complex.

BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music, 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Upcoming Highlights

  • Steel Hammer

    Opens Dec 02

  • The Glory of the World

    Opens Jan 16, 2016

  • The Cherry Orchard

    Opens Feb 17, 2016

  • Richard II

    Opens Mar 24, 2016

  • The Judas Kiss

    Opens May 11, 2016

Steel Hammer

December 2-6, 2015

The legends of John Henry are various and often disputed; he's been sung about by the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cash. The African-American railroad worker reputedly died moments after outperforming a steam-powered drill while working on a tunnel, with his hammer still in his hand. Now Pulitzer Prize winning composer Julia Wolfe takes her 2009 opera work to BAM for a stripped back country music version, which sets out to distill the various incarnations of the tale into a definitive version.

The Glory of the World

January 16-February 6, 2016

Obie and Lifetime Achievement Award-winning American playwright Charles Mee's thought-provoking and wildly imaginative work The Glory of the World is a fond examination of the multi-faceted mystic and Trappist monk Thomas Merton, a man who led a life more colorful than a kaleidoscope. This poignant and high-energy production explores the realms of his philosophies, encompassing human interaction, solitude, happiness and spirituality.

The Cherry Orchard

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

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 Doctor Who 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.

The Judas Kiss

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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March '16

Mar 31-May 1, 2016

April '16

Mar 31-May 1, 2016

May '16

Mar 31-May 1, 2016

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