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Hamlet
Hamlet
Oct 27—Nov 5, 2022
 
Theater

New York Premiere

By William Shakespeare
German translation by Marius von Mayenburg
Schaubühne Berlin
Directed by Thomas Ostermeier

 

From its mud-splattered, rain-soaked opening, Thomas Ostermeier’s Hamlet delivers on its reputation as one of the great interpretations of Shakespeare. Pop music, drag shows, and courtly duels coexist in riotous harmony in the German auteur’s legendary production, which finally comes to New York after traveling the globe to international acclaim. Cult Shakespearean star Lars Eidinger (Richard III) gives an unforgettable, no-holds-barred performance as the Dane, gliding between Hamlet’s famous soliloquies and raucous improvisations as he swears, schemes, and videotapes.

With the uncompromising vision that earned him the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion in honor of his body of work, Ostermeier returns to BAM to bring new meaning to mad genius.

Note: Strobe lights will be used in this production.

GERMANY

 

Stage design by Jan Pappelbaum
Costume design by Nina Wetzel
Music by Nils Ostendorf
Dramaturgy by Marius von Mayenburg
Video design by Sébastien Dupouey
Lighting design by Erich Schneider
Fight Choreography by René Lay

Produced by Schaubühne Berlin in co-production with Festival Athens and Festival d'Avignon.

 
ON SALE DATES
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE
Thu Jun 09
BAM Members & Patrons
 
Thu Jun 23
General Public
 
In German with English subtitles.
 
RUN TIME
2hrs 45min
VENUE
TICKET INFO
TICKETS START AT  $35
BAM Members enjoy waived handling fees (Level 2+).
All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. 

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs
provided by the
Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

 

Leadership support for theater at BAM provided by The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; The SHS Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

“thrillingly raw… seemed to rest on a razor edge of danger”
— The Irish Times
“heart-stopping”
— The Guardian
“Visual and visceral”
— Exeunt Magazine
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