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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Season Preview: BAM Next Wave

In the run-up to the fall (beginning already!) catch the more intriguing announcements of the coming "season" here on Playgoer...

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has just announced its always-eagerly-anticipated Next Wave Festival. This is such breaking news, it's not even on the BAM website yet. (But check soon, I suppose.) So for now you'll have to rely on the ever-reliable Playbill.

Some immediate theatrical highlights:

-Isabelle Huppert(!) in a French staging of Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis
British director Edward Hall (not permanently marred, we hope, by his Broadway Streetcar debut) presents his all-male company again, in Winter's Tale
Raise the Red Lantern, a ballet based on the Zhang Yimou film, performed by the National Ballet of China

The BAM fall & spring line-ups are the perennial must-sees for anyone curious about what goes on in theatre not only outside of Broadway, but outside of New York. So get a subscription--it's cheaper than the plane fares to Europe!

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