02 Jun 2005
The new musical Brooklyn, which will play its final performance on Broadway June 26, is heading to Connecticut.
The Mark Schoenfeld-Barri McPherson musical will play the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts June 13-18, 2006, according to CtNow.com. The musical is part of the Hartford theatre's 2005-2006 Broadway Series, which also includes My Fair Lady (Sept. 13-18, 2005), The Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas (Oct. 18-23), Dr. Dolittle (Nov. 8-13), Wicked (Dec. 7-18), Golda's Balcony (March 7-12) and The Lion King (April 21-June 4).
Brooklyn, 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." 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."
For more information about the Bushnell season, visit www.bushnell.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.