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Brooklyn the Musical

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Brooklyn the Musical#0
Posted: 1/4/06 at 2:55pm
Any word on the cast or cities for a touring production of Brooklyn? I looked through the threads and couldn't find anything about it.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#1
Posted: 1/4/06 at 2:57pm
Brooklyn is going on tour? eesh.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#2
Posted: 1/4/06 at 3:48pm
No word on cast. I know its coming to Hartford in June.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#3
Posted: 1/4/06 at 8:56pm
I go to the Brooklyn website fairly often and I haven't seen anything about the tour. It's weird cuz they announced the tour like 7 months ago!
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#4
Posted: 1/4/06 at 9:10pm
Ah, Brooklyn.

Not all that great, but still vastly underrated.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#5
Posted: 1/4/06 at 9:14pm
I second that! ^^^^^
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#6
Posted: 1/4/06 at 9:16pm
I really liked Brooklyn. I excited to see the tour. It does seem like they announced the tour quite a while ago, and there's been no updates since. There aren't many cities scheduled yet, either. Hmm...
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#7
Posted: 1/4/06 at 9:27pm
Dallas is on the schedule! Yea!
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#8
Posted: 1/4/06 at 9:42pm
i wanna see it soo bad. I really like the plot line and i think the music is wonderful. I hope I get a chance to see the tour. otherwise anyone who sees it better fill me in with every detail!!...cause ur all so nice that way re: Brooklyn the Musical
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#10
Posted: 1/4/06 at 10:14pm
People are too hard on BKLYN. It's not amazing by any means, but it's also not a complete disaster.

Where on earth are they gonna find someone who can belt as high as Eden?
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#11
Posted: 1/5/06 at 11:39pm
"Where on earth are they gonna find someone who can belt as high as Eden?"

It was announced today on the Brooklyn website that Diana DeGarmo and Melba Moore are starring in the touring production. Diana proved she can belt it out playing "Maria" in WSS so this might be a good fit for her. I'm a little concerned about her doing Hairspray and Brooklyn back to back but she's proven herself pretty good under pressure. Melba Moore sounds like a good choice too.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#12
Posted: 1/5/06 at 11:41pm
Why is it going to dallas twice in less than six months?

strange.......
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#13
Posted: 1/5/06 at 11:46pm
MELBA MOORE?

HFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO WAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would think she'd be a little too old, but if anyone has EVER heard the Purlie cast recording, they'd be wise to join me in saying that I love me some Melba Moore.
I'm an old show queen , and I'm not even 30.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#14
Posted: 1/6/06 at 12:07am
It's not actually coming here (Dallas) twice. It was originally booked for the earlier date but was rescheduled for the later date.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#15
Posted: 1/6/06 at 12:18am
I think Raven is one of the most moving songs ever written. I also agree that this show was underrated, its one of those ones that everyone loves to hate, but most people haven't actually even seen it, kinda like In My Life, which also wasnt as bad as everyone said.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#16
Posted: 1/6/06 at 12:31am
So is Diana playing Brooklyn?
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#17
Posted: 1/6/06 at 12:41am
It looks like she's Brooklyn.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#18
Posted: 1/6/06 at 12:45am
"I think Raven is one of the most moving songs ever written."
So true
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#19
Posted: 1/6/06 at 3:51am
If Melba Moore is in this then "Pairadice" must be OLD Piradice. Maybe she is the old "guy" who tells the story?
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#20
Posted: 1/6/06 at 10:36am
"kinda like In My Life, which also wasnt as bad as everyone said. "

You're right. It was even worse. Half the cats looked embarassed to be up there, and I don't blame them. And Brooklyn was just as bad, with one of the dumbets plots ever.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#21
Posted: 1/6/06 at 12:15pm
Heh. Diana could make an interesting Brooklyn.
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re: Brooklyn the Musical#22
Posted: 1/6/06 at 12:25pm
To hell with age!!! If Melba Moore is Paradice she will sing the absolute crap out of it. God, I would love to see it!!! Once again ageism rasies it's ugly head. Who the hell cares as long as she still sings well.

Just my opinion, I may be wrong.
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