Casting is announced for the eagerly awaited European premiere of Broadway musical, Brooklyn the Musical. The cast will perform together in public for the first time at 3pm this Sunday at West End Live in Trafalgar Square.
Brooklyn the Musical, with a book, lyrics, and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson, will run at Greenwich Theatre from Friday 27 September – Saturday 19 October, 2019.
The cast is announced as Hiba Elchikhe (Brooklyn) was Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and is about to star in the premiere of FIVER at Southwark Playhouse. Emily-Mae Walker (Paradice) was Ulla in The Producers (The Royal Exchange, Manchester). Sabrina Aloueche (Faith) was Scaramouche for four years in the West End production of We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), and Eponine, in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre). John Addison (Taylor) is currently playing Theo in School of Rock in the West End. His other leading roles include Sam Wheat in Ghost, Henry in The Go-Between (West End) and Jojo in The Life (Southwark Playhouse).
Andrew Patrick-Walker (Streetsinger) will next be seen in Jerry Springer – The Opera at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, where he also appeared in Hair. He was 1st cover Blake in Bat Out of Hell – The Musical (London Coliseum/Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto). Jodie Beth Meyer (Alternate Brooklyn) was in Tell me on a Sunday at The Watermill and UK Tour and Les Miserables in Concert.
With 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 a touching and inspiring sidewalk-fairy tale.