Don’t Forget Brooklyn

December 10, 2009 § Leave a comment

While a Broadway theater may be the preference of most ardent drama fans, there is a sibling across the East River worthy of your time and attention.  The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) Harvey Theater.

To wit, as I type this Cate Blanchett is most likely in her BAM dressing room preparing for her entrance onto the stage of the widely and enthusiastically praised production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (see reviews in The New York Times and TimeOut New York).  I would suggest that you snag a ticket for a seat, any seat (with few exceptions, just about every seat is good at the Harvey), but alas the run is SOLD OUT.

Now, so this doesn’t happen to you for the next major event, here’s a heads up.   This winter BAM continues The Bridge Project, “a three-year transatlantic partnership uniting BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street Productions.”  Sam Mendes directs a group of highly accomplished actors from the U.K. and the U.S. in this, his second season.  This time around, it’s Shakespeare.

As You  Like It – runs from January 12 through March 13, 2010.

The Tempestruns from February 14 through March 12, 2010.

So, hop on the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to Nevins Street.  You’ll find it an experience you won’t forget.

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