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“To see The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window is to experience the remarkable breadth of Lorraine Hansberry’s vision.”
—The Washington Post
FEB 4—MAR 24, 2023
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

By Lorraine Hansberry
With Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan
Directed by Anne Kauffman


Oscar Isaac (Scenes from a Marriage, Hamlet, Star Wars) and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Dead for a Dollar, Othello) star in Lorraine Hansberry’s (A Raisin in the Sun) sweeping drama of identity, idealism, and love. With direction by Anne Kauffman, BAM's production marks the first major New York revival since the original Broadway run.

Hansberry invites us into Greenwich Village in the 60s, crafting a razor-sharp portrait of a diverse group of friends whose progressive dreams can’t quite match reality. At the center are Sidney and Iris Brustein, fighting to see if their marriage—with all its crackling wit, passion, and petty cruelty—can survive Sidney’s ideals. As if reaching across the decades, Hansberry’s incisive final work offers shockingly contemporary provocations.

Discover this “astonishing force” (The Chicago Tribune) from one of America’s greatest playwrights when it finally returns to New York.

Please note: Haze effects and cigarette smoke are used in this production. This show includes derogatory language and content about racism, antisemitism, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, substance abuse, and suicide. Learn more.


Oscar Isaac (Sidney Brustein)
Rachel Brosnahan (Iris Parodus Brustein)
Gus Birney (Gloria Parodus)
Julian De Niro (Alton Scales)
Glenn Fitzgerald (David Ragin)
Andy Grotelueschen (Wally O'Hara)
Miriam Silverman (Mavis Parodus)
Raphael Nash Thompson (Max)

Joey Auzenne
Katya Campbell
Gregory Connors
Brontë England-Nelson

Scenic Design by dots
Costume Design by Brenda Abbandandolo
Lighting Design by John Torres
Sound Design by Bray Poor
Hair & Wig Design by Leah Loukas
Props Design by Andrew Diaz
Casting by Taylor Williams, CSA
Script Supervisor Joi Gresham
Dramaturg Arminda Thomas
Movement Direction Sonya Tayeh
Voice Coach Kate Wilson
Production Stage Manager Ralph Stan Lee
Assistant Stage Manager Sarah Azizo

Produced by BAM

3hr with intermission
  Additional tickets will be released on a rolling basis. Check back for updates!

Standby Line: On the day of each performance, standby tickets may become available. Standby tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office, just before the start of the show.

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. 

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All performances from March 7 to 12 include Open Captioning provided by c2. Captioning screens are located on both sides of the theater, with best visibility from seats in side sections, Row F and behind.

Audio description is available for the March 14 performance, accessed through personal listening devices provided by BAM. For blind or low vision audience members, a trained describer verbalizes what’s happening on stage during pauses in dialogue.


Season Sponsor
Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Bloomberg Philanthropies


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.


American Express is a proud partner of The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window at BAM. Card Members have access to exclusive offers. Learn more.



Premium seats available to BAM Patrons and Level 5 BAM Members (even for sold out shows). Contact BAM Patron Services at 718.636.4182 or for more information.

“Things will only get worse if people don't stand together and fight for a better world … This imaginatively staged, passionately acted production does justice to her [Hansberry's] political vision.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“Featuring a stellar cast … it’s a production no serious theatergoer will want to miss.”
— NY Stage Review
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(The New York Times)
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