Brooklyn the Musical
BROOKLYN originally opened in Denver in 2003 before transferring to New York in 2004 starring Kevin Anderson, Eden Espinosa and Karen Olivo. This September, the European Premier will open at the Greenwich Theatre, starring Hiba Elchikhe (direct from playing Princess Jasmine in the Australian Premier of Disney's ALADDIN) and John Addison (direct from his hilarious turn as Theo in the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK).
The show also features Andrew Patrick-Walker (Bat Out of Hell), Sabrina Aloueche (We Will Rock You) and Emily-Mae (The Producers).
BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL is a story within a story. A touching ‘sidewalk fairytale’ about a band of soulful street singers who meet up to share stories from their lives. The story tonight: a young Parisian coming to America to search for fame and the father she never knew and the journey she embarks upon to find the soul of the city that bears her name.
With an incredible mix of rock, pop and soul -- and featuring the smash hit songs 'Once Upon a Time', 'I Never Knew His Name', 'Superlover', 'Raven' and 'Heart Behind These Hands' -- these stories interweave to create an inspiring and touching musical that celebrates the high-spirited energy of New York City.
Brooklyn has a book, lyrics and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson. The duo wrote the musical after Schoenfeld fell on hard times and McPherson, a friend from his past, heard him singing on the street one day. She invited him to live in her home and the two of them subsequently wrote Brooklyn.