Brooklynite extends limited run through to 29 Mar 2015


The off-Broadway non-profit Vineyard Theatre has now announced a one week extension for its World Premiere production of 'super' new musical Brooklynite, which began previews on 29 January 2015, before an official opening on 25 February. It will now continue its limited run through to 29 March 2015.

The cast includes Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Max Chernin, Nick Choksi, Nick Cordero, Matt Doyle, Ann Harada, John-Michael Lyles, Grace McLean, Olivia Oguma, Tom Alan Robbins, Nicolette Robinson and Remy Zaken.

Synopsis: "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, with characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman."

Brooklynite features a book by Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer, music and lyrics by Peter Lerman and is directed by Michael Mayer. The creative team features musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby, choreography by Steven Hoggett, scenic design by Donyale Werle, costumes by Andrea Lauer, lighting by Kevin Adams, and sound design by Kai Harada.

- by Tom Millward