BROOKLYN The musical

Producers Four John McDaniel Jeff Calhoun
Leiter/Levine & Scott Prisand Jay & Cindy Gutterman Productions
In Association with
Transamerica, Robert G. Bartner, Dallas Summer Musicals Inc.,
Rudy Durand, Danny Seraphine, Rick Wolkenberg and Sibling Entertainment
Present


BROOKLYN
The Musical

Book, Music and Lyrics by MARK SCHOENFELD & BARRI McPHERSON
Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by JOHN McDANIEL
Directed by JEFF CALHOUN
Starring
KEVIN ANDERSON CLEAVANT DERRICKS EDEN ESPINOSA
RAMONA KELLER KAREN OLIVO
With
LEE MORGAN JULIE REIBER HORACE V. ROGERS WILL SWENSON
SHELLEY THOMAS HANEEFAH WOOD

Set Design: RAY KLAUSEN
Costume Design: TOBIN OST
Lighting Design: MICHAEL GILLIAM
Sound Design: JONATHAN DEANS/PETER HYLENSKI
Associate Director: COY MIDDLEBROOK
Music Direction: JAMES SAMPLINER
Music Coordinator: JOHN MILLER
Press Representative: BONEAU/BRYAN-BROWN
Production Stage Manager: KIMBERLY RUSSELL

Schoenfeld/Plymouth Theatre, 236 West 45th Street
Closing Performance: June 26th, 2005


BROOKLYN The Musical is a fresh innovative production with an inspiring message amidst a realistic setting. On the gritty streets of Brooklyn a group of performers, The City Weeds, present a fairy tale with a bit of truth (or the truth with a bit of fairy tale depending on your perspective). As Brooklyn (Eden Espinosa) searches for a father who doesnít know she exists (Kevin Anderson), she encounters the darker side of life, beautifully and humorously portrayed by Ramona Keller (Paradice). Born of a mother named Faith (Karen Olivo), at every turn the altruism and hope of Brooklyn is challenged by nothing more complicated than life itself. In the end each does whatever is necessary to survive. Cleavant Derricks guides the story to its inspiring end as the Street Singer and Magic Man.

The magical songs reflect the plethora of emotions and conflicts that we encounter on a daily basis. From believing in miracles to holidays making us cry, BROOKLYN The Musical brings the pathos to the audience through humor and music. The talented cast are like a well-oiled machine performing a drama within a drama. The set design by Ray Klausen and the costume design by Tobin Ost are so creative that they deserve (and get) their own rounds of applause.

It will be your loss if you miss BROOKLYN The Musical. And unfortunately itís closing June 26th so head on over to the Schoenfeld/Plymouth Theatre and be a part of an exhilarating experience.

- Laurie Lawson -

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