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Vineyard Theatre's Superhero Musical BROOKLYNITE Opens Tonight

By: Feb. 25, 2015
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Vineyard Theatre's world premiere of the original musical BROOKLYNITE, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING), opens tonight, February 25th. This limited engagement continues through Sunday March 22nd.

Mr. Mayer directs a company that 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), Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero (BULLETS OVER BROADWAY), Matt Doyle (WAR HORSE, THE BOOK OF MORMON), Carla Duren (110 IN THE SHADE), Ann Harada (AVENUE Q at The Vineyard and on Broadway, 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" - Showtime, "Hart of Dixie" - CW Network), and Remy Zaken (SPRING AWAKENING, THE ANTHEM).

With a completely original book by Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer and music and lyrics by Peter Lerman (winner of the Jonathan Larson Award), Brooklynite will be choreographed by Steven Hoggett(THE LAST SHIP, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, ONCE) and directed by Michael Mayer. Brooklynite is inspired by the real Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company located in Park Slope and is the characters were created especially for the musical by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

BROOKLYNITE will feature scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Kai Harada, video and projection design by Andrew Lazarow, with Kimberly Grigsby serving as musical director.

In Brooklynite, 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. 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 is inspired by the real Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company located in Park Slope and based on characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg