Druid, Martin McDonagh, and Caryl Churchill Tapped for BAM Season

News   Druid, Martin McDonagh, and Caryl Churchill Tapped for BAM Season The Brooklyn theatre has announced its 2017 winter/spring season.
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The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has announced programming for its 2017 winter/spring season, made up of 15 theatre, dance, music, and opera engagements that will run from January 11-June 10. The theatre slate features a 20th-anniversary revival of Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane by acclaimed Irish theatre company Druid, and the U.S. premiere of Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone.

Kicking off the season on January 11, Druid will make its BAM debut with McDonagh’s Tony-winning black play, about spinster Maureen Folan and her ongoing battle with her manipulative mother Mag. Tony winner Marie Mullen, who starred as Maureen in the original production, will now play the role of Mag. Garry Hynes directs a cast that also includes Aisling O’Sullivan, Marty Rea, and Aaron Monaghan. Performances will run in the BAM Harvey Theater through February 5.

On February 15, the Royal Court Theatre will bring Churchill’s newest work, Escaped Alone to the BAM Harvey Theater, with direction by James Macdonald. The all-female cast of this black comedy will feature Linda Bassett, Deborah Findlay, Kika Markham, and June Watson. Performances are slated to run through February 26.

Other theatre works included in the season are: the U.S. premiere of A Man of Good Hope, a collaboration between Young Vic and Isango Ensemble based on the book of the same name by Jonny Steinberg and directed by Mark Dornford-May (February 15-19); a solo show titled 887 created and performed by Robert Lepage (March 16-26); and a new circus show by Swedish contemporary circus company Cirkus Cirkör titled Limits, conceived and directed by Tilde Björfors (June 7-10).

For the complete lineup of works visit bam.org.

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