By Andrew Gans
01 Aug 2005
In addition to original songs — including such titles as "What the F*** Does a Producer Do?," "Raising Money," "We Wuz Robbed," "Thank God for Tommy Tune," "Reviewing the Critics" and "Who the Hell is This Guy Tony, Anyway?" — the musical will also feature a few songs cut from Brooklyn ("Natalie," "To Those That Crossed the Brooklyn Bridge" and "Miracle on 34th Street").
The musical's creative team will be announced shortly.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx projects, Mark Schoenfeld fell on hard times and eventually became a street performer. Barri McPherson, a friend from his past, heard him singing on the street one day and invited him to come live in her home. Together, the two wrote the musical Brooklyn, which premiered on Broadway in September 2004. The musical played 28 previews and 283 regular performances before closing June 26, 2005. Brooklyn concerned 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."