Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Kevin Spacey and More to Play BAM in 2012

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The Brooklyn Academy of Music's winter-spring season will include Jonathan Pryce in The Caretaker, Simon Callow's solo turn in Being Shakespeare and the previously reported Bridge Project production of Richard III, starring Kevin Spacey.

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The Bridge Project returns for its final installment in the three-year enterprise uniting actors from America and Britain under the direction of Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. Richard III debuted June 18 at London's Old Vic.

Spacey (A Moon for the Misbegotten, "American Beauty") stars in the title role of Shakespeare's history play that will run Jan. 10-March 4, 2012, in the Harvey Theater. Richard III will officially open Jan. 18, 2012.

The principal cast also features Maureen Anderman as the Duchess of York, Haydn Gwynne as Queen Elizabeth, Chuk Iwuji as Buckingham, Gemma Jones as Queen Margaret and Chandler Williams as George, Duke of Clarence.

The U.K. theatre company Cheek By Jowl will also return to BAM with John Ford's bloody tragedy 'Tis Pity She’s a Whore, which will play March 20-31, 2012, in the Harvey Theater. Declan Donnellan directs the production that is designed by Nick Ormerod.

Jonathan Bate's Being Shakespeare, starring acclaimed actor Callow ("Shakespeare in Love," Twelfth Night), will follow April 4-14, 2012, in the Harvey Theater. The solo work weaves "excerpts, odes, soliloquies, and poetry to present a memorable, multidimensional portrait of the Bard." After premiering Uncle Vanya at BAM in 2010, the Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg will offer a Russian-language production of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, under the direction of Lev Dodin, April 18-28, 2012, in the Harvey Theater.

The final theatrical offering will be Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, starring Pryce (Miss Saigon, Macbeth, "Evita"). Christopher Morahan directs the tense drama that premiered in London in 2010 and is set for a handful of U.S. regional engagements in 2012. It will play the Harvey Theater May 3-June 17, 2012, with an official opening set for May 4, 2012.

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