According to an agent at the Plymouth Theater box office, Romelda Benjamin -- who appeared in the pre-Broadway run of Brooklyn at the Denver Civic Theatre and who was featured in the recent New York production of the pop opera Bare -- played the role of Paradice last evening on a few hours' notice. An audience member reported that Benjamin performed with script in hand. All of this information was subsequently confirmed by a production source.
Directed by Jeff Calhoun, with musical direction by John McDaniel, Brooklyn has a book, music, and lyrics by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson. The show also stars Kevin Anderson, Cleavant Derricks, Eden Espinosa, and Karen Olivo.