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The Sign in Sidney Brusteins Window
“To see The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window is to experience the remarkable breadth of Lorraine Hansberry’s vision.”
—The Washington Post
Beginning April 25
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

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


BAM’s sold-out production heads to Broadway!
80 performances only, beginning April 25

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
Gregory Connors
Brontë England-Nelson
Amelia Pedlow

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

3hr with intermission

James Earl Jones Theatre
(formerly Cort Theatre)
138 W 48 St
New York, NY



“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
The Sign in Sidney Brusteins Window
Oscar Isaac, Rachel Brosnahan and the Draw of a Neglected Hansberry Play
(The New York Times)
The Sign in Sidney Brusteins Window
Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan Bring a Rarely Seen Lorraine Hansberry Gem to BAM