The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

February 4 – March 24, 2023, April 25 – July 2, 2023

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description The first major New York revival of Lorraine Hanberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman at the BAM Harvey Theater. Oscar Isaac (Moon Night, Scenes from a Marriage) and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Dead for a Dollar) star in Hansberry’s sweeping drama of identity, idealism, and love. The A Raisin in the Sun playwright invites us into Greenwich Village in the 60s, crafting a razor-sharp portrait of a diverse group of friends whose loudly proclaimed progressive dreams can’t quite match up with reality. At the center are Sidney and Iris Brustein, fighting to see if their marriage—with all its crackling wit, passion, and petty cruelty—will be the final sacrifice to Sidney’s ideals. Discover the “astonishing force” (The Chicago Tribune) of this stunning drama from one of America’s greatest playwrights when it finally returns to New Yor​k. Following Hansberry’s meteoric debut with A Raisin in the Sun (1959), The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window debuted on Broadway in 1964 just before Ms. Hanberry’s death at the age of 34. Since then, her play has never been produced on a major New York stage. Director Anne Kauffman presented an acclaimed revival in Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in 2016.

It ran at the BAM Harvey from 2/04/2023 – 3/24/2023.
It ran on Broadway at the James Earl Jones from 4/25/2023 – 7/02/2023.
Identifier 2023s.00421
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery);Off-site venue
author/playwrightLorraine Hansberry
choreographerSonya Tayeh
costume designerBrenda Abbandandolo
director assistant/associateJoi Gresham
hair stylistLeah Loukas
lighting designerJohn Torres
propertiesAndrew Diaz
set designer/decorDots
sound designerBray Poor
stage managerRalph Stan Lee
stage manager assistantSarah Azizo
voice/dialect coachKate Wilson