See Emmy Award winner Rachel Brosnahan and Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac on Broadway for 10 weeks only. Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window has returned to New York for the first time in nearly 60 years, and the Broadway production is a Tony Award nominee for Best Revival of a Play. Get The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window tickets on TodayTix.
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window is "a masterpiece lost in plain sight," raves the Chicago Tribune, and the show is only elevated by the talent at its center. Isaac (Star Wars) and Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) are Sidney and Iris Brustein, a couple with a lively, vibrant marriage — that's in danger of ending over Sidney's unrealistic political ideals. Spend a few hours in 1960s Greenwich Village with A-list stars in this show about passion and idealism by one of the most celebrated American playwrights in history.
Before the "closed" sign appears in the window on July 2, get tickets to The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window in New York.
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window had a short-lived Broadway premiere in 1964 and an even shorter revival in 1972. The 2023 revival has technically been in the works since 2004. David Binder, BAM's artistic director, produced the first Broadway revival of Hansberry's most famous work, A Raisin in the Sun, that year — a revival that made Tony winners of Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad. While involved with that show, he discovered Sidney Brustein and decided to produce that show someday, too.
Director Anne Kauffman finally brought Binder's vision to life in February 2023. She premiered this revival production, with a different cast, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 2016 to critical acclaim. Kauffman said of doing the show years later, "I don't think my approach has changed; I think the things that are accentuated have changed... It's like a fine piece of music — you're going to orchestrate it a little bit more with violins this time and add a little more trumpet the next time."
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window off Broadway marked Brosnahan's first stage performance since 2016's Othello, in which she starred opposite Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo. Previously, she made her Broadway debut in 2013's The Big Knife. She's best known, however, for playing the stand-up comic Midge in the hit TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which earned her an Emmy Award.
Isaac last graced the New York stage a bit more recently, in 2017's Hamlet at The Public Theater. His best-known credits include Show Me a Hero, which earned him a Golden Globe, along with the latest Star Wars trilogy, Scenes From a Marriage, and Marvel's Moon Knight. The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window on Broadway now marks Isaac's Broadway debut.
2 hr 45 min (incl. intermission)
April 25th, 2023
July 2nd, 2023
James Earl Jones Theatre
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