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Review of Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Ranked #24 of 215 things to do in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Founded in 1859, this performing arts center is the oldest institution of its type still in operation in the United States.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Radford, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
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“See a Show here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

I performed in the Harvey Theatre @ BAM with the 2010 Next Wave Festival. Performing on that stage was a joy and i got to see how much the people who work there really care about those spaces and the production quality. I was so busy while we were there that i never got to see any of the other productions, but I can only imagine they were amazing. Go there, look at the spaces, take a tour if you can, listen to the history and please try to see a piece while there.

Visited October 2011
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Kevin Spacey in Richard II”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The play was absolutely wonderful but the seats in the theater were not. While I did not have trouble, my husband and son are over six feet tall, and they said they were never go to another production at BAM because they were so uncomfortable they could not enjoy the play. This means I will have to go with my daughter from now on because I really enjoyed the play! We saw King Lear here as well with Derek Jacobi!

Visited February 2012
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New York City, New York
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“One Theater Great; One Not So Useful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

The Harvey Theater is fairly comfortable, with good sightlines. The deconstructed decor is fun. Excellent plays from England and elsewhere come there. There are often celebrities in the audience (they usually sit by the center aisle).

Interesting dance and opera companies come to the Opera House, but I avoid going there because there is almost no slant to the orchestra and the stage view is thus obstructed.

Visited May 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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75 reviews
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“BEST THEATRE in ALL NYC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

I love BAM. Over 100 years old and still kicking butt! Even if what you see here is not your cup of tea the production value is brilliant. Love love love.

Visited March 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“BAM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

Great place for all the musical performaces. I saw Alvin Ailey Dancers perform here. They were fantastic. Check out their schedule you will find something you like and enjoy it. Bravo!

Visited December 2011
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