'The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window' to transfer to Broadway
Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan led the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's play off Broadway earlier this year, and they reprise their roles for this production.
After an acclaimed limited run off Broadway, director Anne Kauffman's revival of The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window will transfer to Broadway this spring. Its two marquee stars — Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac and Emmy Award winner Rachel Brosnahan — will reprise their leading roles.
Brosnahan is best known for playing the title role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Isaac is known for various screen roles in the Star Wars franchise, Marvel's Moon Knight, and Scenes from a Marriage. He now makes his Broadway debut with The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window; Brosnahan previously appeared in 2013's The Big Knife. Learn more about the Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window stars.
The rest of the Off-Broadway cast will also transfer with the production, including Gus Birney as Gloria Parodus, Julian De Niro as Alton Scales, Glenn Fitzgerald as David Ragin, Andy Grotelueschen as Wally O’Hara, Miriam Silverman as Mavis Parodus Bryson, and Raphael Nash Thompson as Max.
This rarely revived Lorraine Hansberry drama follows Sidney and Iris Brustein, a bohemian married couple living in 1960s Greenwich Village. The progressive pair's ideals don't match reality, however, and Sidney's involvement in a local political campaign puts their relationship to the test.
The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window premiered on Broadway in 1964, just before Hansberry's death at 29, and was briefly revived in 1972. Kauffman first staged the play in 2016 in Chicago, and she brought her production to the Brooklyn Academy of Music from February to March of this year.
The BAM production was the first major New York revival of The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window since 1972. New York Theatre Guide's critic wrote of the Isaac- and Brosnahan-led show, "Hansberry’s play has plenty of sweep... It takes on racism, anti-Semitism, political corruption, suicide, homosexuality, and social activism."
Broadway performances of The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window begin April 25 ahead of an opening night on April 27, the eligibility cutoff date for this year's Tony Awards. The show will play a 10-week limited run through July 2 at the James Earl Jones Theatre, which was initially scheduled to house the now-postponed stage adaptation of Room.
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Photo credit: Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan. (Photo courtesy of production)
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