Based on the life of Danny Kaye, this intimate portrayal chronicles Kaye's career and his relationships on and off the stage. The Kid From Brooklyn follows the rise of Danny Kaye from an undisciplined improvisational comic to his success under the guidance of Sylvia Fine, mentor, wife, and manager, as well as composer of his most famous songs. In addition to the role of Kaye, a cast of three move in and out of characters that were significant in Kaye's personal and professional life, including renowned entertainers Eve Arden, Sylvia Fine, and Gertrude Lawrence. Favorite songs of the period are used to recreate the highlights of Kaye's career from stage to film to television. Backed by a three piece ensemble, musical highlights include "Anatole of Paris," "Tchaikovsky," "By Jingo," "Minnie the Moocher" and many more.
The Kid From Brooklyn returns to the Broward Stage Door Theater for an open run beginning on February 2, 2007.