Shows B

BKLYN: THE MUSICAL A musical presented without intermission: book, lyrics, and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson. Plymouth Theatre, Broadway - Opened 21st October, 2004: Close 26th June, 2005 (27 previews (from 23/09/2004) 284 performances) NB: Plymouth Theatre was renamed the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on 25 May, 2005 SYNOPSIS Using a play within a play concept, it focuses on a group of five ragtag homeless musicians known as the City Weeds who periodically transforms a street corner under the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge into a stage where they present their play about Parisian singer Brooklyn, named after the New York City borough from which her wayward father Taylor hailed. Orphaned when her depressed mother Faith hangs herself, the girl in quick succession is sent to live in a convent where she discovers her vocal talents, becomes a star, performs at Carnegie Hall, sets out in search of her father (who she discovers is a drug-addicted Vietnam War vet), and engages in a competition with local diva Paradice at Madison Square Garden. MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. A Good Crowd Goin’... 2. Heart Behind These Hands – The City Weeds 3. Christmas Makes Me Cry – Faith and Taylor 4. Thank You Sir – The City Weeds 5. Scene One 6. Christmas Makes Me Cry 7. Not a Sound – The City Weeds 8. Brooklyn Grew Up – Brooklyn and The City Weeds 9. Creating Once Upon a Time – Brooklyn and Faith 10. Once Upon a Time – Brooklyn and The City Weeds 11. Superlover – Paradice and The City Weeds 12. The Challenge 13. Brooklyn in the Blood – Paradice, Brooklyn and The City Weeds 14. Brooklyn Grew Up (Reprise) 15. Magic Man – Streetsinger and The City Weeds 16. Once Upon a Time (Reprise) 17. Love Was a Song – Taylor 18. I Never Knew His Name – Brooklyn 19. The Truth – Taylor, Brooklyn, and The City Weeds 20. Does Anybody Wanna Buy a Memory? 21. Raven – Paradice 22. Sometimes – Taylor and The City Weeds 23. Madison Square Garden 24. Love Me Where I Live – Paradice and The City Weeds 25. Love Fell Like Rain – Brooklyn 26. Magic Man (Reprise) 27. Streetsinger – Brooklyn, Streetsinger and The City Weeds 28. Once Upon a Time (Reprise) 29. Heart Behind These Hands (Reprise) – The City Weeds CAST • A City Weed: Taylor • A City Weed: Streetsinger • A City Weed: Brooklyn • A City Weed: Paradice • A City Weed: Faith SCENES AND SETTINGS A street corner under the Brooklyn Bridge. Time: The present.