Original Cast RecordingBrooklyn: The Musical

A musical presented without intermission: book, lyrics, and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson.

Plymouth Theatre, Broadway - Opened 21st October, 2004: Close 26th June, 2005 (27 previews (from 23/09/2004) 284 performances)

NB: Plymouth Theatre was renamed the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on 25 May, 2005


Using a play within a play concept, it focuses on a group of five ragtag homeless musicians known as the City Weeds who periodically transforms a street corner under the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge into a stage where they present their play about Parisian singer Brooklyn, named after the New York City borough from which her wayward father Taylor hailed. Orphaned when her depressed mother Faith hangs herself, the girl in quick succession is sent to live in a convent where she discovers her vocal talents, becomes a star, performs at Carnegie Hall, sets out in search of her father (who she discovers is a drug-addicted Vietnam War vet), and engages in a competition with local diva Paradice at Madison Square Garden.

Musical Numbers

  1. A Good Crowd Goin' …
  2. Heart Behind These Hands
  3. Christmas Makes Me Cry
  4. Thank You, Sir
  5. Not a Sound
  6. Brooklyn Grew Up
  7. Creating Once Upon a Time
  8. Superlover
  9. Brooklyn in the Blood
  10. Brooklyn Grew Up (Reprise)
  11. Magic Man
  12. Once Upon A Time (Reprise)
  13. Love Was A Song
  14. I Never Knew His Name
  15. The Truth
  16. Raven
  17. Sometimes
  18. Love Me Where I Live
  19. Love Fell Like Rain
  20. Magic Man (Reprise)
  21. Streetsinger
  22. Once Upon A Time (Reprise)
  23. Heart Behind These Hands (Reprise)


Scenes and settings

A street corner under the Brooklyn Bridge. Time: The present.

Brooklyn: The Musical (2004 Original Broadway Cast)