"BAM ... And then it Hit Me" - memoir from President Emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music Karen Brooks HopkinsPresident Emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Karen Brooks Hopkins, discusses her new memoir "BAM. . . and Then It Hit Me" (powerHouse Books) an exhilarating romp through the evolution of the renowned cultural institution and its profound influence on the growth of Brooklyn’s creative economy.
Whose words have beauty his looks may lack? Cyrano de Bergerac! - The Jamie Lloyd Company's production starring James McAvoy comes to BAMOn April 5, director Jamie Lloyd’s Oliver Award winning revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac” will begin performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music, having run in the West End to great acclaim. For the production, Edmund Rostand’s classic text has been newly adapted from its original French verse into English (still verse) by long-working playwriting-maestro Martin Crimp. James McAvoy embodies the title character wholly and imbues the brilliant wordsmith he plays with humor and humanity. The swagger of this Cyrano is different and the entire story feels - if not new - more urgent. The production is stealthy in its minimalism and inspiring in its palpable adoration of language.Director Jamie Lloyd and actor James McAvoy join us.