Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan will bring The sign in Sidney Brustein’s window to Broadway in April in a late season entry.
Written by Lorraine Hansberry, the play opens April 25 and opens April 27, the last day before this season’s Tony Awards, at the James Earl Jones Theater. Isaac and Brosnahan reprise their roles from the play’s Off-Broadway run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which ended in March.
The play, produced by Seaview, Sue Wagner, Jeremy O. Harris and BAM, is expected to run for just 80 performances. After the show, it was able to find a slot at the James Earl Jones Theater Roomwhich was to occupy the theater from April 3, could not start due to lack of funds.
This marks the Broadway debut for Isaac, who last appeared on screen in Marvel’s Moon Knight and HBO’s Sscenes from a marriage. On the stage, Isaac, a Julliard graduate, has also appeared in public theater Romeo & Juliet And Hamlet.
Brosnahan previously appeared on Broadway in the 2013 Clifford Odets revival The big knife at Theater Company Rotonde. The announcement comes just before the release of the fifth and final season of The wonderful Mrs. Maisel, starring Brosnahan, starting April 14.
Directed by Anne Kauffman, the play, which was Hansberry’s last production, explores ideas about race, gender equality, sexuality, art, political corruption, idealism and bohemian culture. The story follows struggling artists Sidney, played by Isaac, and Iris Brustein, played by Brosnahan, as they navigate their troubled marriage and intersection with local politics in 1960s Greenwich Village.
The piece originally ran on Broadway in 1964, then returned to Broadway for two weeks of performances in 1972.
The entire cast of the BAM production heads to Broadway, including Gus Birney (Gloria Parodus), Julian De Niro (Alton Scales), Glenn Fitzgerald (David Ragin), Andy Grotelueschen (Wally O’Hara), Miriam Silverman (Mavis Parodus Bryson ). ), and Raphael Nash Thompson (Max).