WITH ANDREW CALL, GERARD CANONICO, MAX CHERNIN, NICK CHOKSI, NICK CORDERO, MATT DOYLE, CARLA DUREN, ANN HARADA, JOHN-MICHAEL LYLES, GRACE MCLEAN, TOM ALAN ROBBINS, NICOLETTE ROBINSON, REMY ZAKEN
This electrifying world-premiere musical helmed by director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING), with music and lyrics by Peter Lerman (winner of the Jonathan Larson Award), book by Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer, and choreography by Steven Hoggett (ONCE, AMERICAN IDIOT) will be a must-see theatrical event. 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, with characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.
Off Broadway Alliance, Best New Musical
“‘BROOKLYNITE’ IS A GOOFILY ENDEARING, SLYLY FUNNY NEW MUSICAL!
Peter Lerman’s songs are infectious. The performers embrace their characters with gusto. Nicolette Robinson sparkles! Matt Doyle acts with winning conviction.”
– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“BROOKLYNITE’ IS AN IRRESISTIBLE NEW MUSICAL! IT HAS GIDDINESS, CLEVERNESS, HEART AND SLY HUMOR.
It’s hard not to cheer the debut of Robinson, who has enough vocal skill, crime-kicking beauty and acting grace to make your knees weak.”
– Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
“‘BROOKLYNITE’ FLEXES A STRONG COMIC MUSCLE! GIDDY, WITH A RAMBUCTIOUS, PUPPYLIKE ENERGY!”
– Elisabeth Vicentelli, New York Post
The excellent ensemble makes this fantasy Brooklyn an enjoyable escape on a wintry Manhattan day.”
– Miriam Felton-Dansky, The Village Voice
The writing is comedically sure. Lerman’s score sounds wholly original and at times majestic.”
– Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway
“Cordero is delightful, as is the veteran Ann Harada. Doyle is sweet and disarming, and Robinson is fantastic.”
– Alexis Soloski, The Guardian
“The score by Peter Lerman is bright and bouncy.”
– Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News