Due to popular demand, Brooklyn — starring Eden Espinosa in the title role with Lee Morgan, David Jennings, Ramona Keller and Karen Olivo — has added performances May 31, June 7 and 14 at 3 PM and June 1 and 8 at 7:30 PM. Previews began April 30, and the musical will run through June 15.
Directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun, the creative team comprises Ray Klausen (scenic designer), Tobin Ost (costume designer/associate scenic designer), Michael Gilliam (lighting designer), Jonathan Deans (sound designer), Coy Middlebrook (associate director), Patti D’Beck (associate choreographer), John Miller (music coordinator) and Victor Simonson (music director). John McDaniel — of “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” fame — serves as Brooklyn’s music supervisor and arranger, and a CD of the original Denver company is currently in the works.
Brooklyn is being presented at The New Denver Civic Theatre in arrangement with Mitchell Maxwell, John McDaniel, Victoria Maxwell, City Weeds Productions, Sibling Entertainment, Inc., Scott Pris and Stephen Leiter. Tickets are available by calling (800) 325-SEAT or by logging on to www.ticketswest.com.
Eden Espinosa starred in the title role in the workshop production of Brooklyn and recently made a guest appearance during John McDaniel’s nightclub performance at Joe’s Pub. Mark Deklin portrayed Scar in Broadway’s The Lion King and was also part of the cast of Sweet Smell of Success. David Jennings was nominated for an Ovation Award for his performance as Jake in the West Coast premiere of Side Show and also appeared in the Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress. Ramona Keller co-starred in the recent production of Dreamgirls — with Jennifer Holliday — at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, and Karen Olivo starred as Mimi in Broadway’s Rent.
The New Denver Civic Theatre is located on the web at www.denvercivic.com.