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Vineyard Theatre to Present Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer's Brooklynite

This new musical is inspired by the real Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company and based on characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

Michael Mayer will direct Brooklynite at Vineyard Theatre, which he also cowrote.
(© David Gordon)

Vineyard Theatre has announced plans to present the world premiere of Brooklynite, a new musical helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). Performances are set to begin January 29, with an opening night on February 25. The limited engagement will continue through March 22.

With book by Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer and music and lyrics by Lerman, Brooklynite is inspired by the real Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and based on characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. The story follows Trey Swieskowski, 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.

The show's company features Andrew Call (Rock of Ages), Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening), Max Chernin (Bright Star), Nick Choksi (Indian Ink), Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway), Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon), Ann Harada (Cinderella), John-Michael Lyles (Angelina Ballerina), Grace McLean (Bedbugs!!!), Olivia Oguma (Mamma Mia!), Tom Alan Robbins (The Lion King), Nicolette Robinson (Showtime's The Affair), and Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening).

Brooklynite will be choreographed by Steven Hoggett (The Last Ship) and directed by Mayer. The production will also feature scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Kevin Adams, and sound design by Kai Harada, with Kimberly Grigsby serving as musical director.

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