Full cast and creative team have been announced for Transport Group’s world premiere production of Crossing Brooklyn, with music by Jenny Giering and book and lyrics by Laura Harrington, to run October 19-November 28 at the Connelly Theatre. The production, which will open officially on October 28, will be directed by Jack Cummings III, the company’s artistic director.
A modern musical that deals with the emotional aftermath of September 11 in New York, Crossing Brooklyn tells the story of Des and AJ, a young, idealistic couple — both public school teachers bent on changing the world, one kid at a time. Life is full of promise and endless possibility until Des begins to unravel under the weight of her fears, ignited from that fateful September day. Splitting apart from the pressure, they struggle to find their way back to each other.
The cast will feature J. Bradley Bowers, Jenny Fellner, Blythe Gruda, Susan Lehman, Bryce Ryness, Clayton Dean Smith, Ken Triwush, Kate Weiman, and Jason F. Williams. The show will feature set design by Sandra Goldmark, costume design by Shana Albery, lighting design by R. Lee Kennedy, sound design by Michael Rasbury, choreography by Scott Rink, music direction by Brian J. Nash, and orchestrations by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.