Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced its lineup of programs for its 2011 spring season.

Dublin's Abbey Theater will begin the season with Frank McGuinness' new version of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama John Gabriel Borkman (January 7- February 6)., starring Lindsay Duncan, Fiona Shaw, and Alan Rickman, under the direction of James Macdonald.

Also on the BAM schedule is Belvoir's production of Nikolai Gogol's The Diary of a Madman (February 1- March 12), adapted by David Holman along with director Neil Armfield and Tony Award winner Geoffrey Rush. Rush will also star in the piece, which focuses on a minor civil servant who yearns for a senior official's daughter.

The U.K. company Propeller will return to BAM with its production of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors (March 16-27), directed by Edward Hall;' Shakespeare's Macbeth, in a Cheek by Jowl production directed by Declan Donnellan (April 5-16); and Sir Derek Jacobi will star in Michael Grandage's production of King Lear (April 28-June 5)

Also on tap are the Canadian Opera Company's production of Igor Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, directed by Robert Lepage (March 1-6); DanceAfrica 2011 (May 27-29); and Ballet Nacional de Cuba production of La Magia de La Danza (June 8-11).

For more information, visit www.bam.org.