On Oct. 25, the Brooklyn company will record the show's score, which features music and lyrics by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson. A label and release date will be announced shortly. Brooklyn, which officially opens Oct. 21 at the Plymouth Theatre, features Kevin Anderson, Cleavant Derricks, Eden Espinosa, Ramona Keller and Karen Olivo; the remainder of the cast includes Manoel Felciano, Caren Lyn Manuel, Julie Reiber, Horace V. Rogers and Haneefah Wood. Jeff Calhoun directs and choreographs with music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by John McDaniel.
Press materials describe the show this way: "From the heart of Brooklyn comes a band of soulful street-corner singers and storytellers. With a mix of pop and soul, they set their stage and tell a wondrous sidewalk fairy tale about a young girl searching for fame and the father she never knew. With just one clue to lead her, she lands in the city that bears her name, Brooklyn."
For more information or a preview of Brooklyn's score, visit www.brooklynthemusical.com.