The Plymouth Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street) opened for business Sept. 2. Tickets are also available on-line (www.telecharge.com) and by phone (212) 239-6200. Tickets for the new musical — featuring a score and book by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson — are priced $25-$95. Brooklyn begins previews Sept. 23 and will officially open at the Plymouth Oct. 21. Jeff Calhoun directs with music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by John McDaniel. The Brooklyn company features Kevin Anderson, Cleavant Derricks, Eden Espinosa, Ramona Keller and Karen Olivo with Manoel Felciano, Caren Lyn Manuel, Julie Reiber, Horace V. Rogers and Haneefah Wood. The design team comprises Ray Klausen (sets), Tobin Ost (costumes), Michael Gilliam (lights), Jonathan Deans and Peter Hylenski (sound).
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.