BAM sets spring slate

'Laramie,' Turturro, RSC and Brook on the lineup

Double bill “The Laramie Cycle,” a John Turturro-toplined production of “The Master Builder” and productions from Peter Brook and the Royal Shakespeare Company are among the legit offerings on tap for the spring season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

“Laramie Cycle,” set to run Feb. 12-24, pairs Tectonic Theater Project’s Matthew Shepard docu-play “The Laramie Project” with its 2009 companion piece, “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later,” in a five-hour marathon. Moises Kaufman (“The Heiress”) and Leigh Fondakowski co-direct.

BAM, which has become a more active producer of large-scale theater, including the recent multi-year, international Bridge Project, produces Ibsen’s “Master Builder” (May 12-June 9) in a staging helmed by Andrei Belgrader. Turturro, who appeared under Belgrader’s direction in BAM’s 2008 presentation of “Endgame,” stars in the character study of an architect caught up in his feelings for a younger woman.

Brook’s production “The Suit” (Jan. 17-Feb. 2), which played in London earlier this year, centers on a woman in 1950s South Africa whose husband devises an unusual punishment for her adultery. Brook co-directs with longtime collaborator Marie-Helene Estienne and Franck Krawczyk. RSC, meanwhile, comes to BAM with an all-black “Julius Caesar” set in contemporary Africa. RSC a.d. Gregory Doran helms the show, which runs April 10-28.

BAM’s spring lineup also includes programming in dance, music and opera.

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