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The critically-acclaimed new musical based on the life of entertainment legend Danny Kaye, comes to the Mercury Theater. This local engagement follows a sell-out run at Los Angeles' El Portal Theatre. Directed by Peter J. Loewy, with book by Mark Childers and Peter J. Loewy, and musical direction by Charlie Harrison and David Cohen, The Kid From Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Musical stars Helen Hayes Award Winner, Brian Childers as Danny Kaye and Karin Leone as Sylvia Fine, with Christina Purcell and Adam Lebow. Based on the turbulent and triumphant life of Danny Kaye, this intimate musical portrayal chronicles Kaye's career and his relationships on and off the stage as we follow the rise of Danny Kaye from an undisciplined improvisational comic to his success under the guidance of his wife, Sylvia Fine. Backed by a live four-piece ensemble, musical highlights include "Tchaikovsky," "By Jingo," "Minnie the Moocher," and "Inchworm." The Kid From Brooklyn features the work of musical greats, including Sylvia Fine, Rodgers & Hart, Frank Loesser & Cole Porter, to name a few.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Mercury Theater, Chicago