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Theater For a New Audience's Brooklyn Home Takes Shape

Shakespearean and classic drama company poised to become latest addition to BAM Cultural District.

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players, but for we few, we happy few, there will soon be a more, shall we say, specific venue for those looking to bask in the works of the bard of Avon.

That's right: Shakespeare is on its way to the neighborhood, courtesy of Theater For a New Audience.

Located in the heart of BAM Cultural District, the theater's new Brooklyn home has been taking shape slowly on Ashland Place since its groundbreaking ceremony in June 2011.

When completed next year, the theater will have 27,500 square feet of performance space.

A representative of the theater company confirmed Monday that the space's first play—to be helmed by Tony award-winning director Julie Taymor—will take place in October 2013.

The debut performance hasn't been announced yet.

But we thought we'd ask our readers which of Shakespeare's dramas, comedies and historical plays they would most like to see in the new space.

Will it be the rich in kingdoms, but poor in horses Richard III? Or the amusingly combative Beatrice and Benedick making Much Ado About Nothing?

Whatever it is, just remember, the play's the thing...

bw October 08, 2012 at 11:08 PM
King Lear. Othello. Julius Caesar. Just anything but Spider-Man.

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