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BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC PRESENTS
THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN’S WINDOW
Starring Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Previews Begin February 4, 2023
Opening Night February 23, 2023
At the BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.)
Limited Engagement through March 19, 2023
BAM presents the first New York revival in 50 years of Lorraine Hansberry’s THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW. Oscar Isaac (Sidney Brustein) and Rachel Brosnahan (Iris Brustein) star in Hansberry’s sweeping drama of identity, idealism, and love.
Joining Isaac and Brosnahan are Gus Birney (Gloria Parodus), Julian De Niro (Alton Scales), Glenn Fitzgerald (David Ragin), Andy Grotelueschen (Wally O’Hara), Miriam Silverman (Mavis Parodus Bryson), Raphael Nash Thompson (Max). The understudy company features Joey Auzenne, Gregory Connors, Brontë England-Nelson and Amelia Pedlow.
The A Raisin in the Sun playwright invites us into Greenwich Village in the 60s, crafting a razor-sharp portrait of a diverse group of friends whose loudly proclaimed progressive dreams can’t quite match up with reality. At the center are Sidney and Iris Brustein, fighting to see if their marriage—with all its crackling wit, passion, and petty cruelty—will be the final sacrifice to Sidney’s ideals. Discover the “astonishing force” (The Chicago Tribune) of this stunning drama from one of America’s greatest playwrights when it finally returns to New York.