HAS ANYONE EVER READ YOU A FAIRY TALE? For the first time ever, it has just been announced that Licensing Rights for BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL is now available through Broadway Licensing. The announcement of the Licensing for the cult pop-rock musical comes at a very exciting timing…. the show's 15th Anniversary of its world premiere and Broadway debut.
For those who may not know, BKLYN The Musical is pop-rock street urban "side walk fairy tale" about a young girl from Paris named "Brooklyn" who becomes an acclaimed singing superstar and discovers the father she never knew in the city that bares her name. The musical uses the "play within a play" format with the actual story being told by 5 street corner and homeless musicians living under the Brooklyn Bridge. It featured a score and book written by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson (inspired by their real life stories).
The show originally spent 2 years of early development labs (consiting of readings and workshops). With the green light to go, BKLYN had it's World Premiere Pre-Broadway tryout at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in 2003. It officially arrived on Broadway in 2004 at the Gerald Schonefeld Theatre playing a complete total of 311 performances. The cast consisted of….
Eden Espinosa as title role of "Brooklyn",
Ramona Keller as "Ms. Paradice"
Tony Award winner Clevant Derricks as "Streetsinger" / "The Narrator",
Tony Award winner Karen Olivo as "Faith",
& Tony nominee Kevin Anderson (later Lee Morgan) as "Taylor Collins"
The show was snubbed with no Tony Awards nominations in 2005.
Following the Broadway run, the show went on a US National Tour starring….
American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo as the title role,
Tony winner Melba Moore as "Ms. Paradice".
Clevant Derricks reprising his roles as "Streetsinger" / "The Narrator",
Julie Reiber Bennett as "Faith",
and Lee Morgan as "Taylor Collins".
With the show about to be a huge hit in Schools, Community, and Regional Theaters everywhere we know that EVERY STAR OUT IN HEAVEN WILL BE SHINING ON BROOKLYN TONIGHT.
Anyone here remember BROOKLYN?
Who is excited?