Brooklynite OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    January 30, 2015
    Closing:
    March 29, 2015

    Theater: Vineyard Theatre / 108 East 15th Street, New York, NY, 10003

    Synopsis: 

    Trey Swieskowski is 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. But can they save Brooklyn when it suddenly teeters on the brink of disaster?

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Brooklynite

    ‘Brooklynite,’ a Superhero Musical With Matt Doyle and Nicolette Robinson

    Charles Isherwood

    February 25, 2015: It’s not easy being a superhero charged with protecting Brooklyn. Making sure all that fresh produce makes it from farm to table. Breaking up fights at the Park Slope Food Co-op. Preventing French tourists from falling into the Gowanus Canal. These and other daily challenges are the responsibility of six superpower-endowed men and women fighting the good fight in Brooklynite, a slight but goofily endearing new musical that opened on Wednesday at the Vineyard Theater. With a perky pop score by Peter Lerman and a slyly funny book by Mr. Lerman and the veteran Michael Mayer (American Idiot, Spring Awakening), who also directs, the show makes genial sport of both superheroic tropes and the rise of Brooklyn, which has itself become a sort of champ among New York boroughs. (“In a world beyond savin’/Brooklyn is a haven,” runs one of Mr. Lerman’s cheerleading lyrics.) The characters were created by Michael Chabon, whose novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay was set during the halcyon days of the comic-book business in the 1940s, and Ayelet Waldman, also a novelist (and married to Mr. Chabon). Another inspiration was the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company — yes, an actual establishment! — for which the musical’s plot supplies an elaborate fictional back story.

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