Brooklyn, which features a book, music and lyrics by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson, began previews at the then-Plymouth Theatre Sept. 23, 2004, with an official opening Oct. 21. When it closes, the musical will have played 28 previews and 283 regular performances.
Directed and choreographed by Big River's Jeff Calhoun, the musical features music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by John McDaniel. The remainder of the creative team comprises Ray Klausen (sets), Tobin Ost (costumes), Michael Gilliam (lights), Jonathan Deans and Peter Hylenski (sound). Song titles include "Heart Behind These Hands," "Christmas Makes Me Cry," "Not a Sound," "Brooklyn Grew Up," "Creating Once Upon a Time," "Once Upon a Time," "Superlover," "Brooklyn in the Blood," "Magic Man," "Love Was a Song," "I Never Knew His Name," "The Truth," "Raven," "Sometimes," "Love Me Where I Live," "Love Fell Like Rain" and "Streetsinger."
The Broadway company also features Cleavant Derricks, Ramona Keller and Karen Olivo along with Lee Morgan, Julie Reiber, Horace V. Rogers, Shelley Thomas, Will Swenson and Haneefah Wood.
The musical, according to production notes, concerns 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."
For more information or a preview of Brooklyn's score, visit www.brooklynthemusical.com.