PHOTO CALL: Brooklyn Moves a Little Closer to Manhattan

By Morgan Allen
10 Sep 2004

Top: Eden Espinosa in rehearsal, Bottom: Writers Mark Schoenfeld (left) and Barri McPherson
Top: Eden Espinosa in rehearsal, Bottom: Writers Mark Schoenfeld (left) and Barri McPherson

Brooklyn the Musical, the new work by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson about street singers in New York City, is now in rehearsals toward an Oct. 26 opening night.

The cast features such names as Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Kevin Anderson (Death of a Salesman), Cleavant Derricks (Dreamgirls), Ramona Keller (Caroline, or Change), and Karen Olivo (Rent).

The production is directed by Jeff Calhoun and produced by Calhoun and music supervisor John McDaniel. A special open-rehearsal press preview was presented Sept. 9 in Manhattan.

Photos are by Aubrey Reuben