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Brooklyn the Musical receives European premiere at Greenwich Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

BROADWAY musical Brooklyn is to receive its European premiere at Greenwich Theatre, where it runs from Friday, September 27 to Saturday, October 19, 2019.

With a book, lyrics, and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson, Brooklyn The Musical is a story within a story.

On the outside, a band of soulful street singers and storytellers sharing a story from their lives. And their story: a young Parisian coming to America to search for fame and the Father she never knew. Her only clue, her name – Brooklyn.

With a brilliant mix of pop, rock and soul, including the famous song, Once Upon A Time, these stories interweave to create a musical that is described as a touching and inspiring sidewalk-fairy tale.

The production is directed and choreographed by Adam Haigh, whose credits include: Carmen (Union Theatre), Spelling Bee (Drayton Arms), South Pacific (Guernsey), Toys the new Musical (Dubai), Little Women (Stockwell), and Chicago (Minack). He most recently choreographed the current production of Elegies for Punks and Raging Queens at the Union Theatre.

Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx projects, Mark Schoenfeld fell on hard times and eventually became a street performer. Barri McPherson, a friend from his past, heard him singing on the street one day and invited him to live in her home. Together, the two wrote the musical Brooklyn, which premiered on Broadway in September 2004 and ran for 283 performances.

Casting will be announced in due course.

Brooklyn The Musical is presented by Paul Morrissey Ltd and by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing.

Tickets: Previews – all tickets £16. From September 30 – £28.50, £23.50 concessions. All prices include £1 per ticket booking fee. To book, call the box office on 020 8858 77550 or visit www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/.

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.