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Brooklyn Academy Of Music

  1. theater review
    Lorraine Hansberry on Hashtag Activism: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s WindowOscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan star in her play about fashionable commitment to social change.
  2. theater
    Lorraine Hansberry Saw It ComingHer nearly forgotten play The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window resurfaces at BAM, now with Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan.
  3. adaptations
    ‘People Go Out, Come Back, Because It’s Too Much’Ivo van Hove’s staging of A Little Life immerses audience members in its main character’s suffering.
  4. comedy review
    Hannah Gadsby Stays Sunny by Any Means NecessaryIn Body of Work, the comedian shares her biggest lesson from fame: Give ’em a little less.
  5. theater review
    No Nose, Yes Delts: James McAvoy Is Our Generation’s Great CyranoYou will not (and I cannot) get over this performance.
  6. life in pictures
    Sexy CyranoBehind the scenes at BAM with James McAvoy as he brings a smoldering version of de Bergerac Stateside.
  7. theater review
    The Wildly Different Altered States of The Mood Room and CandlelightIf The Mood Room is some extremely mellow weed, then Candlelight is a tab of acid, given to you right before a job interview.
  8. opera review
    Review: In Sun & Sea, Econihilism Goes to the BeachIt’s all fun and games till someone loses a climate.
  9. opera
    Singing Their Angst From Their Beach TowelsAt BAM, the cast of the voyeuristic beach opera Sun & Sea performs from an indoor, sand-covered stage.
  10. theater review
    Theater Review: Alas, Poor HamnetShakespeare’s son, who died at 11, now has a smartphone.
  11. theater review
    Theater Review: What If They Went to Moscow?, Where Stage and Screen MeldThe Man With a Movie Camera would’ve been astonished.
  12. theater review
    Theater Review: A Heavyweight Long Day’s Journey Into NightWith Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville.
  13. theater review
    Theater Review: Anthony Sher as a Slow-Burning, Intense King Lear“Sher is most fascinating to watch in the nooks and crannies.”
  14. opera review
    Three Unconventional Operas, Three Degrees of SuccessCrossing, My Lai, and Blank Out all work the dynamic edge of what an opera can be.
  15. Theater Review: BAM’s Bang-up Revival of The Beauty Queen of LeenaneIre in Eire.
  16. theater review
    Theater Review: Brook’s Battlefield in BrooklynAvant-garde that doesn’t feel wrung-out.
  17. theater review
    Theater Review: 13 Hours of Shakespeare’s Henrys, in Brooklyn“Something marvelous of each for everyone, and then sometimes too much.”
  18. theater review
    Theater Review: AntigoneJuliette Binoche and a whole lot of aestheticizing.
  19. theater
    Theater Review: A Human Being Died That NightA South African torturer’s own words, staged.
  20. Mexico’s Cult of Morrissey Comes to BrooklynMexrrissey arrives at BAM — and into the mainstream. 
  21. opera
    Opera Review: At BAM, a Semele Like No OtherA bizarre reimagining that, somehow, works.
  22. theater
    Theater Review: An Uncut, Uncompromising The Iceman ComethNearly five hours of power.
  23. Hearing Gabriel Kahane’s Version of Los Angeles, Onstage at BAMA review of The Ambassador onstage.
  24. Theater Review: Shakespeare’s Sonnets Turns SourestRobert Wilson’s rear-avant-garde.
  25. stage dive
    Theater Review: A Doll’s House, Blessedly Un-Reinvented“Neither the director nor time itself has diminished the effectiveness.”
  26. opera review
    Opera Review: An Uplifting Billy Budd at BAM“As if Britten had cast a spell on the physical world and turned it into a topography of sound.”
  27. Theater Review: Kissing the Hand of Frank Langella, in King LearIt snaps into focus whenever he’s onstage.
  28. classical music review
    Davidson: Anna Nicole the Opera Is a Big Bust“The American idioms appear to have sprung from a phrase book edited on another planet.”
  29. stage dive
    Theater Review: The Master Builder, on Very Shaky New Pilings“When The Master Builder becomes an episode of Gilly, you know something’s wrong.”
  30. news reel
    UPDATE: Senator Charles Schumer in Hot Water With Local Arts OrganizationsNo one seems happy that the stimulus package all but ignored the arts.
  31. the industry
    Can ‘The Women’ Finally Make it to the Screen?