Cleavant Derricks, Eden Espinosa, Will Swenson, Shelley Thomas and Haneefah Wood will open the annual awards show with a performance of Brooklyn's "Streetsinger." The New York Emmys will be broadcast from 8-10 PM ET on WNYC-TV (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable). Directed and choreographed by Big River's Jeff Calhoun, Brooklyn began previews Sept. 23, 2004, and officially opened Oct. 21 at the Plymouth Theatre. 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."
The Plymouth Theatre is located at 236 West 45th Street. Brooklyn plays Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday nights at 8 PM, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.
For more information or a preview of Brooklyn's score, visit www.brooklynthemusical.com.