Past Programs

The Bridge Project

Jan 3, 2009—Mar 4, 2012

The Bridge Project is an unprecedented three-year transatlantic collaboration—uniting BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street—showcasing the best talent in New York and London theater. According to director Sam Mendes, "The idea behind The Bridge Project was born out of a simple desire: a wish for artists, collaborators, and audiences on both sides of the Atlantic to experience one another's work, talent, and artistry in the theater." That desire led to a unique partnership that, in its three-year existence, produced five stellar international productions of classic works, playing to nearly half a million people around the world.

For its inaugural presentation in 2009, Mendes staged two sensational productions: Shakespeare'sThe Winter's Tale and Tom Stoppard's adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. In 2010, Mendes and The Bridge Project returned with two Shakespeare works, As You Like It and The Tempest. For the final year in 2012, the company presented Richard III with Kevin Spacey in the title role.

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Richard III

Kevin Spacey is Richard III in the final production of The Bridge Project.

Jan 10—Mar 4, 2012
The Tempest

Sam Mendes explores outcasts, power, and magical lands with his production of The Tempest.

Feb 14—Mar 13, 2010
As You Like It

Sam Mendes explores outcasts, power, and magical lands with the comedy As You Like It.

Jan 12—Mar 13, 2010
The Winter's Tale

A testament to the follies of hasty judgment and the force of love as a means of redemption.

Feb 10—Mar 8, 2009
The Cherry Orchard

Sam Mendes returns to direct The Cherry Orchard and The Winter's Tale.

Jan 3—Mar 8, 2009