Subtitled A Kosher Musical Comedy, Forever Brooklyn is the story of Melvin Kaplofkis, a young man growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s who emerges in the 1960s as Mel King, The King of Brooklyn. Young Mel entertains his family and friends by telling jokes and stories. He is championed by a local radio personality, and Mel begins to move up, with gigs in the Borscht Belt resorts. It turns out he actually has a flair for performing, and ultimately, he is booked for an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.Sounds like a dream, no? Well, not quite. His family doesnt want him to leave Brooklyn. Also, hes been pressed into service, against his will, as a bagman for the Mob thats been ruling Brooklyn with an iron fist. The Mob doesnt want Mel to leave Brooklyn behind. If he does, there will be a price to be paid.And, oh yes: Along the way, he falls in love. What does Mel do?Forever Brooklyn is a show for everyone who misses Brooklyn or New York (and there are thousands of people transplanted to L.A. from the East Coast who fit that description) , or for anyone living in L.A. who came from somewhere else and somehow just cant forget the place they once called home.Written and directed by Mark W. Curran. Starring Danny DiTorrice.
Ages: 8 to Adult.