Exec to scout int'l prod'ns, co-prod'n possibilities

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Academy of Music has tapped Roger Chapman as a consultant for theater.

Chapman, who led the touring arm of the National Theater for 15 years, recently launched his own London-based consulting firm, On Tour Ltd. The company has toured production from the U.K.’s Almeida and Donmar Warehouse and the Peter Hall Organization.

For BAM, Chapman will scout international productions and co-production possibilities.

BAM regularly presents international theater in its two auditoriums. Recently it housed the Donmar’s critically acclaimed “Uncle Vanya” and “Twelfth Night,” and last season it presented Deborah Warner’s “Medea” before it moved to Broadway.

BAM exec producer Joseph V. Melillo said Chapman’s “knowledge and expertise will allow us to increase BAM’s day-to-day presence in the international theater community and provide us with new opportunities for exciting theatrical productions. I am thrilled to announce our new relationship.”

“I have always regarded BAM as America’s premier receiving house — the theater that every company wants to play,” said Chapman. “This, coupled with its expanding co-producing policy, makes it a real privilege for me to be part of this visionary arts organization.”

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