Crossing Brooklyn Musical to Play 45th Street Theatre; Casting Announced

News   Crossing Brooklyn Musical to Play 45th Street Theatre; Casting Announced
 
Casting has been announced for The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective's upcoming production of the new musical Crossing Brooklyn, which will begin performances Jan. 27 at 7 PM at the Michael Chekhov Theater @ The 45th Street Theatre.

Elisabeth Ness
Elisabeth Ness Photo by Chia Messina

The cast will feature Elisabeth Ness as Des Delaria, Charlie Duncan as AJ Delaria, Emily Floyd as Madeline, Logan Riley Bruner as Kevin, Court Stroud as Bobby, Peter Waugh as Jimmy and Rory Allan Meditz as Travis.

Crossing Brooklyn features music by Jenny Giering and book and lyrics by Laura Harrington. Set in New York City in 2002, the musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of Des and AJ, young, idealistic public school teachers bent on changing the world, one kid at a time. Life is full of promise and endless possibility until Des begins to unravel under the weight of her fears, ignited that fateful September day. Splitting apart under the strain, Des and AJ struggle to find their way back to each other." This production will use original multimedia film pieces by filmmaker Brian Oh to help tell Des and AJ's stories.

The production team includes dramaturg Kate Adler, stage manager Andrew Slater, assistant director Allison Wilmer and director/musical director Steven Carl McCasland.

Additional show times are Jan. 28 at 7 PM, Jan. 29 at 2 PM and 7 PM and Jan. 30 at 2 PM. A special educational matinee will be presented Jan. 27 at 11 AM.

Tickets are $18 and are available online now at http://beautifulsoup.showclix.com. A portion of the box-office proceeds will benefit A-STEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty).

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