Superhero Musical Brooklynite Extends Off-Broadway

News   Superhero Musical Brooklynite Extends Off-Broadway The Vineyard has announced that it will extend the world premiere of new musical Brooklynite, created by Peter Lerman and Tony Award winner Michael Mayer. Originally slated to continue through March 22, performances will now run through March 29.

Brooklynite, about a ragtag group of superheroes residing in Brooklyn and a lonely store clerk who dreams of joining them, began performances Jan. 30 with an official opening night on Feb. 25.

The show features music and lyrics by Lerman, who collaborated with Mayer on the book. Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) also directs a cast featuring Matt Doyle (War Horse, The Book Of Mormon), Andrew Call (Found, Rock Of Ages) and Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway).

To learn more about how Mayer and Lerman came to create the unique story and music, read the Playbill.com interview with the creators here.

The cast of Brooklynite also includes Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening), Max Chernin (Bright Star), Nick Choksi (Indian Ink, Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812), Carla Duren (110 in the Shade, Hairspray), Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella), John-Michael Lyles (Angelina Ballerina), Grace McLean (Bedbugs; Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812), Tom Alan Robbins (The Lion King, Sunset Boulevard), Nicolette Robinson ("The Affair," "Hart of Dixie") and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening, The Anthem).

Brooklynite features scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Kai Harada, video and projection design by Andrew Lazarow, with Kimberly Grigsby serving as musical director Visit vineyardtheatre.org for tickets and more information.

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