A spokesperson for the musical at the Plymouth Theatre told Playbill.com that the actor departed the production after the Feb. 6 performance but is expected back in the show Feb. 19. Anderson's whereabouts remain in question. The Brooklyn spokesperson was unable to comment, and Anderson's Los Angeles representatives — the Gersh Agency — did not return several phone calls placed Feb. 9.
Kevin Anderson received Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his performance in the revival of Death of a Salesman as well as a Theatre World Award for his work in Orphans. He has also appeared on Broadway in Orpheus Descending and Off-Broadway in Red Address and Speaking in Tongues.
Directed and choreographed by Big River's Jeff Calhoun, Brooklyn began previews Sept. 23, 2004, and officially opened Oct. 21 at the Plymouth Theatre. Eden Espinosa, who portrays the title character Brooklyn, is featured in a company that also includes Anderson, Cleavant Derricks, Ramona Keller and Karen Olivo with Manoel Felciano, Julie Reiber, Sara Schmidt, Horace V. Rogers and Haneefah Wood.
Brooklyn, 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.