BAM to Hold Gala for First Performance of Edward Scissorhands

News   BAM to Hold Gala for First Performance of Edward Scissorhands The Brooklyn Academy of Music will hold its spring gala in tandem with the first performance of the New York premiere of Edward Scissorhands — Matthew Bourne's dance piece based on the Tim Burton film — on March 14.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception in BAM's Lepercq Space, followed by a 7 PM performance and then a post-show dinner with the artists and special guests on the 52nd floor of the new 7 World Trade Center in Manhattan.

Special guests planning to attend the event include Paul Giamatti, Sam Mendes and Kate Winslet.

Edward Scissorhands arrives at BAM as part of a national tour that includes Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto, among other cities. The dance piece will play BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House from March 14-31.

Bourne (Swan Lake, the currently running Mary Poppins) devised, directs and choreographs the piece and Terry Davies provides the music and arrangements, which are based on themes from the film's score by Danny Elfman. The show had its world premiere in London in November 2005.

Tickets start at $300 per couple for the cocktail reception and performance only, and a pair of tickets for the entire evening plus an annual membership in the Producers Council is $1,500. Call BAM Patron Services at (718) 636-4182 for more information or to order tickets. BAM's Lepercq Space and Howard Gilman Opera House are at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn. 7 World Trade Center is at 250 Greenwich Street in Manhattan.