Brooklyn's Schoenfeld & McPherson Speak in NH, Nov. 1

Adding a Broadway twist to its annual meeting this year, Moore Center Services, Inc. will bring New Hampshire resident Mark Schoenfeld and singer Barri McPherson, co-creators of the musical Brooklyn to the Event Center at C.R. Sparks in Bedford this November.

The Moore Center is selling advanced seating to the November 1 event and offering a meet and greet session with Schoenfeld and McPherson after the performances. After winding up its Broadway run this June, Brooklyn will head out on an international tour, "bringing the story of homelessness, hardship and triumph to audiences around the world," according to press notes.

Having gone through a period of homelessness himself, Schoenfeld will talk about overcoming adversity and the importance of lending a hand to others during his keynote speech at the annual meeting. His address will be followed by the performance of several songs from Brooklyn.

was directed and choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Jeff Calhoun, and featured music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Grammy and Emmy-Award winner John McDaniel. The show performances on September 23rd, 2004 and opened officially on October 21st, 2004 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). It had played 28 preview and 283 regular performances when it closed on June 26th, 2005. The musical starred Eden Espinosa as its title soulfully-voiced title character, and also featured Cleavant Derrick, Ramona Keller and others in its cast.

Moore Center Services, Inc. is a non-profit agency whose mission is to empower and support individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders, thereby enriching the lives of everyone in the Manchester community. The Moore Center serves more than 1,100 individuals and families in Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Goffstown, Hooksett, Londonderry, Manchester, and New Boston. Light fare and beverages will be served.

Tickets are $50 per person and advanced tickets for VIP seating can be purchased by calling 603-206-2722.

For more information on Brooklyn and on its tour, visit

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