Samuel Beckett will have an even heavier presence Off Broadway this season now that John Turturro has been tapped by the Brooklyn Academy of Music to star in Beckett’s surreal “Endgame” at BAM’s Harvey Theater, opening April 30.
Thesp and former artistic director of the Guthrie Theater Alvin Epstein will star opposite Turturro. Directed by Andrei Belgrader, the production will play 24 perfs.
The play joins two other high-profile Beckett prods this season: BAM’s import of the National Theater’s “Happy Days,” starring Fiona Shaw, which runs Jan. 8 through Feb. 2; and “Beckett Shorts” at the New York Theater Workshop, helmed by former Public Theater a.d. Joanne Akalaitis, featuring a score by Philip Glass and a cast that includes Mikhail Baryshnikov. Latter production opens Dec. 16.