BAM Kicks Off 34 Events in Opera, Theater, Music and Dance for 2013 Next Wave Festival


Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, presents the 2013 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from today, September 17 through December 22 and comprises opera, theater, music, and dance productions in the institution's three mainstage venues: the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, the BAM Harvey Theater, and the BAM Richard B. Fisher Building.

BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo comments, "This fall, we offer our audiences a rich assortment of adventurous, groundbreaking work by American and International Artists, including the BAM debuts of 15 dance, music, and theater-makers. It is particularly exciting, in the 31st iteration of the Next Wave Festival, to see the robust variety of productions that has been made possible with the addition of the flexible Fishman Space-now in its second season of unique festival engagements."

BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins says, "We are enormously grateful to American Express for their continuing support of the Next Wave Festival. We would also like to extend our thanks to those who have made the first year of expanded family programing in the BAM Richard B. Fisher Building a resounding success and an additional connection to our community."

"American Express is thrilled to support the artistic achievements at this year's Next Wave Festival," said Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation. "We have a long history of celebrating the cultural passions of our Cardmembers and investing in the communities where they live and work."

2013 Next Wave Festival season tickets (four or more presentations in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and BAM Harvey Theater) and single tickets to BAM Fisher presentations (with the exception of Bodycast*) go on sale June 17 to the general public (June 10 to Friends of BAM). Single tickets to September presentations in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and BAM Harvey Theater go on sale August 12 (August 5 for Friends of BAM). Single tickets for all other Next Wave engagements go on sale September 3 (Aug 26 for Friends of BAM). To purchase tickets visit or contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100. *Tickets for Bodycast are available only as add-ons to season ticket package.

HIGHLIGHTS: Featuring 34 opera, theater, music, and dance engagements in BAM's three venues-from September 17 through Dec 22, 2013.

Anna Nicole...................Mark-Anthony Turnage, Richard Thomas
War Sum Up................. Hotel Pro Forma, Latvian Radio Choir