Brooklyn The Musical Set To Close June 26th

Brooklyn The Musical will play its final performance on Sunday, June 26th at 3:00 PM.  The musical, by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson, directed by Tony® award nominee Jeff Calhoun, with music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Grammy® & Emmy® award winner John McDaniel, began performances on September 23rd, 2004 and opened officially on October 21st, 2004.  

As of Sunday, June 26th, 2005, Brooklyn will have played over 300 performances (28 preview and 283 regular performances) at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). 

The producers have announced a national tour beginning in 2006.  The cast, dates and cities will be announced shortly. The current Broadway cast features Tony® award winner Cleavant Derricks (Street Singer), Eden Espinosa (Brooklyn), Ramona Keller (Paradice) and Karen Olivo (Faith).  The cast also includes Lee Morgan, Julie Reiber, Horace V. Rogers, Shelley Thomas, Will Swenson and Haneefah Wood.

Brooklyn Records has released Brooklyn The Musical, a one-of-a-kind live recording of the original cast album from the brand new Broadway musical. The cast album, distributed by Razor & Tie, is available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), on the website at http://www.brooklynthemusical.com, nationally at retail stores and through Amazon.com.

From the heart of Brooklyn comes a band of soulful street-corner singers and storytellers.  With a mix of pop and soul, they set their stage and 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.

Brooklyn Ticket and Performance Information:
Tickets are now available online at Telecharge.com/Brooklyn or by phone at (212)239-6200; outside metro New York (800) 432-7250, or in person at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street).  Ticket prices range from $25.00 to $95.00.  Rush tickets are available, the day of the performance, for $25.00.  Performance schedule: Tuesday at 7:00PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00PM, matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00PM and Sunday at 3:00PM. Brooklyn originally premiered at the New Denver Civic Theatre, on May 7th, 2003 for a six-week limited engagement.

Visit the Brooklyn's website at:  http://www.brooklynthemusical.com

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