Kevin Spacey
(© Tristan Fuge)
Kevin Spacey
(© Tristan Fuge)
The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announces its programming for its 2012 Winter/Spring season.

The schedule will include, as previously announced, the Bridge Project production of Shakespeare's Richard (January 10 - March 4), directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey in the title role.

The company will also feature Maureen Anderman (Duchess of York), Stephen Lee Anderson (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), Jeremy Bobb (Sir William Catesby & 2nd Murderer), Nathan Darrow (Lord Grey & Henry, Earle of Richmond), Jack Ellis (Lord Hastings), Haydn Gwynne (Queen Elizabeth), Chuk Iwuji (Duke of Buckingham), Isaiah Johnson (Lord Rivers & Scrivener), Gemma Jones (Queen Margaret), Andrew Long (King Edward IV & Bishop of Ely), Katherine Manners (Young Richard Duke of York), Howard W. Overshown (Brackenbury & Lord Mayor of London), Simon Lee Phillips (Sir James Tyrrel & Duke of Norfolk), Gary Powell (Sir Francis Lovel & 1st Murderer), Michael Rudko (Lord Stanley), Annabel Scholey (Lady Anne), Gavin Stenhouse (Marquess of Dorset), Hannah Stokely (Young Edward Prince of Wales), and Chandler Williams (George, Duke of Clarence).

The BAM schedule also includes a new production of John Ford's revenger's tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (March 20-31) from the U.K. company Cheek by Jowl. Declan Donnell will direct the production, which will be designed by Nick Ormond. In addition, Simon Callow will star in Jonathan Bates' Being Shakespeare (April 4-14). Tom Cairns will direct the one-man piece, which weaves together excerpts from Shakespeare's play odes, soliloquies, and poetry.

A new production from Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg, Russia of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters running April 18-28, and a new production of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, directed by Christopher Morahan and starring Jonathan Pryce, running May 3 - June 17, are also on the BAM winter/spring schedule.

In addition to these theater pieces, BAM will present dance offerings from Batsheva Dance Company and Mark Morris Dance Company, as well as 35 Years of Dance Africa, the Memorial Day weekend that includes dance, music, art, film, and community events.

For more information, click here.