Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan to star in 'The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window' in 2023

The show will go up at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac, and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan, will star in the first New York revival of The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry. Brooklyn Academy of Music will present the limited-run show at its Harvey Theater, with the first performance on February 4 ahead of a February 23 opening night.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window follows Sidney and Iris Brustein and their friend group in 1960s Greenwich Village. They are loud and passionate about their progressive ideals, but the couple might have to sacrifice their marriage to uphold them — and it might all be for naught, as their ideals don't mesh with reality.

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window premiered on Broadway in 1964, five years after A Raisin in the Sun (which is currently being revived at The Public Theater) brought Hansberry to fame and less than a year before the playwright's death. The show has never been performed on a major New York stage since then.

Playing the title character is Isaac, who won a Golden Globe for his performance in the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero. He is an Emmy nominee for his performance in Scenes from a Marriage, and he's also known for his roles in Dune, Moon Knight, and the Star Wars sequel trilogy of films. He is also set to star in New York Theatre Workshop's Off-Broadway production of Three Sisters in 2023.

Brosnahan, who plays Iris, is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her performance in the title role of Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She is also known for her onscreen roles in The Courier and I'm Your Woman. She made her Broadway debut in The Big Knife, and her last New York stage appearance was as Desdemona in Othello, opposite Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo.

Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman directs The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window. She previously directed a 2016 revival of the show at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

Check back for information on The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

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