Under the direction of Transport Group artistic director Jack Cummings III, Crossing Brooklyn is billed as "a modern musical that deals with the emotional aftermath of September 11 in New York" that "tells the story of Des and AJ, a young, idealistic couple — both 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 from that fateful September day. Splitting apart from the pressure, they struggle to find their way back to each other. The lessons they learn will change them forever."
Following the Nov. 1 performance, the talkback session will feature the cast of Crossing Brooklyn and director, Jack Cummings III. The Nov. 7 session will host Crossing Brooklyn's creators, Jonathan Larson Award winner Jenny Giering and Emmy Award winner Laura Harrington. And, on Nov. 15, the creative team of the musical, including set designer Sandra Goldmark, Drama Desk Award-winning orchestrator Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and choreographer, Scott Rink will discuss their work.
The cast of Crossing Brooklyn features J. Bradley Bowers (Tarzan), Jenny Fellner (Mamma Mia!), Blythe Gruda (Room Service), Susan Lehman (original cast of I Can Get It for You Wholesale), Bryce Ryness (Public Theater's 40th anniversary Hair), Clayton Dean Smith (Outward Bound), Ken Triwush (Titanic), Kate Weiman (Shiloh Rules) and Jason F. Williams (The Black Suits).
Performances of Crossing Brooklyn began at the Transport Group's Connelly Theatre on Oct. 19. The musical officially opened Oct. 28 and will continue through Nov. 18.
Tickets are $38 and are available at www.transportgroup.org or by phoning (212) 352-3101. For more information about Transport Group and Crossing Brooklyn, visit www.transportgroup.org. The Connelly Theatre is located at 220 E. 4th Street, between Avenues A & B in Manhattan.