Brooklyn—The Musical to Tour U.S.

News   Brooklyn—The Musical to Tour U.S. The new musical Brooklyn, currently playing Broadway's Plymouth Theatre, will launch a national tour next season.

A spokesperson for the Broadway musical told Playbill.com that the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Minnesota is the first theatre to announce the production as part of its season. The Ordway will present the Mark Schoenfeld-Barri McPherson musical June 20-25, 2006. Neither cast nor producers has been announced at this time.

Brooklyn, featuring book, music and lyrics by Schoenfeld and McPherson, began Broadway previews Sept. 23, 2004, prior to its official opening Oct. 21.

Eden Espinosa, who portrays the title character Brooklyn, is featured in the Broadway company along with Kevin Anderson, Cleavant Derricks, Ramona Keller and Karen Olivo as well as Julie Reiber, Sara Schmidt, Horace V. Rogers and Haneefah Wood.

The musical, according to production notes, concerns a band of performers, who "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.