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Theater 2020 Presents Macbeth – in the South Pacific! – Starting May 25

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning, critically acclaimed professional stage company, whose Sweeney Todd delighted us in February and March, will be back on stage with an adaptation of Shakespeare’s most notorious play, Macbeth, set not in Scotland but on a Pacific island. In the 1960’s, on a tropical island in the South Pacific, […]

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Theater 2020’s Sweeney Todd is Sharp as a Razor

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, is advertised as “a musical thriller.” That it is. If, like your correspondent, you haven’t seen it before, it will keep you alert, wondering what crazy twist the story will take next. Theater 2020’s production, […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award-winning, resident professional stage company, will present sixteen performances of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim. The venue is the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton Street). The cast features Theater 2020’s Co-Artistic […]

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Catching Up With Kenn Lowy: The Last Owner of Brooklyn Heights Cinemas

Brooklyn Heights Cinemas, at the end of its 42-year run, was the oldest independently-owned cinema in all of New York City. When the cinema shut off its projectors for good in 2014, the neighborhood collectively mourned the loss of yet another community sanctuary. A place where neighbors and visitors gathered for shared experiences. A place […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Holiday Entertainments This Weekend and Next

In what has become a holiday season tradition, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, is presenting two seasonal events. This Sunday afternoon, December 4, at 3:00, at the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, the RPM Singers will bring “Tuneful Tidings” to all, in a concert of songs of the season. […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Tomorrow (Monday, November 14) evening at 7:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the second in its “Our Pesky Neighbors” series; this one dealing with “Bugs”. The discussion will feature experts, including entomologists and exterminators, moderated by Brooke Borel, author of Infested. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; purchase tickets here. […]

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Theater 2020 Presents “Salute to Sondheim” Next Saturday Evening

Next Saturday evening, November 5, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own, award winning professional stage company, will present “Broadway in Brooklyn, a Salute to Sondheim”. This concert of the music of one of Broadway’s all time great composers features: Dorothy Kiara (Forbidden Broadway / Broadway: Nine, Anything Goes, Wonderful Town & They’re Playing Our Song), Karen […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Thursday evening, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. the Broooklyn Historical Society will present another in its series of Randy Cohen’s Person Place Thing events. This one will feature Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of, and performers in, the musical The Total Bent. They will talk with Mr. Cohen “about life, love and music.” Admission is […]

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Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

The New York Classical Theater will perform Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale at the Harbor View Lawn on Pier One, Brooklyn Bridge Park at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12; Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14. Admission is free. More information here. Performances may be cancelled in event of “extreme weather conditions”.

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Movies With A View Begins Tomorrow; Other Events Coming Up At Brooklyn Bridge Park

This summer’s run of free Movies With A View begins tomorrow (Thursday, July 7) evening on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, with the Gene Kelly/Donald O’Connor/Debbie Reynolds classic Singin’ in the Rain (the weather forecast gives a ten percent chance of rain tomorrow). The show begins at 6:00 with sounds by DJ Emch Subatomic, […]

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