The 2010 lineup for the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 28th annual Next Wave Fest encompasses legit offerings including an adaptation of Kafka with music by Nick Cave, a stage version of a Fassbinder pic, shows from Jan Lauwers and Ping Chong and a musical by Warren Leight and starring Julia Stiles.
Stiles will topline “Persephone,” a multimedia music-theater adaptation of the Greek myth with book by Leight (“Side Man”), music by Ben Neill and lyrics by Mimi Goese. Bob McGrath helms the staging from Ridge Theater.The Kafka outing, “Metamorphosis” with music by Cave and Warren Ellis, arrives in Gotham after a 2006 London run, in a co-production by Iceland’s Vesturport Theater and Blighty’s Lyric Hammersmith. Gisli Orn Gardarsson and David Farr helm.
Ping Chong’s live version of Kurosawa’s film retelling of “Macbeth,” “Throne of Blood,” will play BAM following its world preem at the Oregon Shakespeare Fest this summer.
Belgian helmer Lauwers returns with Needcompany for his latest, “The Deer House,” while Thomas Ostermeier directs a live incarnation of Fassbinder’s “The Marriage of Maria Braun” in a production from German troupe Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz.
Physical theater work “Raoul” by James Thierree joins a Next Wave lineup that includes “Brooklyn Omnibus” from “Passing Strange” collaborators Stew and Heidi Rodewald, new work “Delusion” by Anderson, opera “A House in Bali,” Tanztheater Wuppertal’s “Vollmond” and Mark Morris’ “Nutcracker” redux “The Hard Nut.”
The Next Wave Fest, hosting brief stints of 16 productions, is set to run Sept. 21-Dec. 19.