Mendes-Helmed Bridge Project Delays Third Season

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The third installment of The Bridge Project, a transatlantic theatrical collaboration between the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Old Vic and Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions, will not play the U.S. in 2011.

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London's Evening Standard reported that the third and final chapter of the Bridge Project would likely be delayed until 2012 in order to accommodate Mendes' directing schedule. The Academy and Tony Award-winning director has previously helmed all productions of the Bridge Project.

A representative for the New York component of the Bridge Project confirmed to that the theatrical event would not play BAM in 2011.

The Bridge Project launched in 2009 with the double bill of The Winter's Tale and The Cherry Orchard. The 2010 component included As You Like It and The Tempest. Titles have not been announced for the final two productions.

For the past two seasons the Bridge Project has launched at BAM, prior to embarking on an international tour that ultimately arrives in London at the Old Vic. A cast of American and British actors is assembled each year for the repertory productions.

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