The Goal of Brooklyn Tavern Theater

Is to make immersive musical theater in local taverns.   We hope to serve both the local community with affordable neighborhood theater and also artists who need new ways to produce and be part of original shows.  Rustik Tavern and Franklin 820, both in Brooklyn, have generously allowed us to make use their space for a number of shows.  We have also carried out select shows in Manhattan and are open to exploring other opportunities and locations.

Upcoming Schedule  (updated 5/18/2021)



We hope to be presenting two shows in 2021:

  "The Joe Hill Revival,"    the world premiere of a new musical, now projected for Septermber, 2021 at a Brooklyn tavern.  Check the "On the Horizon" page for new song demos!

  "Impossible But True," a Brooklyn Tavern Theater favorite, in October.  

The Joe Hill Revival is a reimagining of the story of Swedish activist/songwriter Joe Hill, recast as African-American, who was killed by the state in Salt Lake City in 1915.

Impossible But True is an original autumnal show that follows a small NY town through the American Revolution.  The show is loosely based on Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle."  Book, music and lyrics for both shows by Dan Furman, with additional lyrics by Mary-Liz McNamara in "Impossible But True."