Photo of Rachel Brosnahan and Oscar Isaac by Catalina Kulczar
Complete casting has been announced for the first-ever major New York revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, directed by Anne Kauffman.
As previously announced, Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan will star. They are joined by Gus Birney, Julian De Niro, Glenn Fitzgerald, Andy Grotelueschen, Miriam Silverman, and Raphael Nash Thompson, and understudies Joey Auzenne, Gregory Connors, Brontë England-Nelson, and Amelia Pedlow.
The creative team includes Arminda Thomas (dramaturg), dots (scenic design), Brenda Abbandandolo (costume design), John Torres (lighting design), Bray Poor (sound design), Leah Loukas (wig design), Andrew Diaz (props), and Kate Wilson (vocal coach).
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.
Performances will begin on February 4 at the Harvey Theater at Brooklyn Academy of Music, with opening set for February 23.
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window premiered on Broadway in October 1964, just shy of three months before Hansberry’s death at the age of 34 from pancreatic cancer. Kauffman first directed the play in 2016 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.