Tonight's First Preview of Superhero Musical Brooklynite Canceled

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The Vineyard Theatre announced Jan. 30 that the first preview of world-premiere musical Brooklynite, created by Peter Lerman and Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, would be canceled due to rehearsal delays caused by the inclement weather. 

Nick Cordero
Nick Cordero

The musical was originally scheduled to begin previews Jan. 30, but postponed the start of performances by a day after cast members lost rehearsal time to due Winter Storm Juno earlier in the week. Opening night remains Feb. 25.

Based on characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, Brooklynite is inspired by the real Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.

The musical features music and lyrics by Lerman who collaborated with Mayer on the book. Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) also directs.

Performances run through Sunday March 22. 

The musical features Andrew Call (Found, Rock Of Ages), Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening), Max Chernin (Bright Star), Nick Choksi (Indian Ink, Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812), Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway), Matt Doyle (War Horse, The Book Of Mormon), Carla Duren (110 in the Shade, Hairspray), Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella), John-Michael Lyles (Angelina Ballerina), Grace McLean (Bedbugs; Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812), Tom Alan Robbins (The Lion King, Sunset Boulevard), Nicolette Robinson ("The Affair," "Hart of Dixie") and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening, The Anthem). "Trey Swieskowski is an idealistic hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero. Astrolass, Brooklyn's most celebrated superhero, is determined to throw in the cape and live like a normal Brooklynite," press notes state. "When they meet they hatch a plan that will change their lives forever. But can they save Brooklyn when it suddenly teeters on the brink of disaster?"

Brooklynite features scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Kai Harada, with Kimberly Grigsby serving as musical director.

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