A Ring in Brooklyn is being produced by the Academy for New Musical Theatre at the NoHo Arts Center for a six week run beginning July 28 through September 2nd. It's starring Jordan Kai Burnett, Gabrielle Wagner, Mike Irizarry, Johnny Cannizzaro, Anna Hanson, Mark Shunock and Matt Valle; written by Eric Dodson and Alan Ross Fleishman and directed by Joshua Finkel. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below. Check back later for additional shots.
This show was developed for the Victory Theatre in Burbank, and was subsequently selected to be part of Stages Musical Theatre Festival in 2011, and now makes its debut in full production this summer. A Ring in Brooklyn tells the story of high-school alums Gina and Jenn, as they make ever bolder and braver attempts to re-steal a promise ring from the hateful and slutty Tracy. Through the night we are taken back to a senior dance in 1979 where dat frickin' ring first surfaced, and we meet the sweetheart himself, Tommy, whose coolness, poetic notions, and ring not only touch Gina, but it seems every one of his hapless, hopelessly Brooklyn classmates, who are in desperate need of some bright, romantic moonlight.
Performances begin July 28 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. $30. For more about the production, visit www.anmt.org.
Photo Credit: Bill Johnson
Matt Valle, Mike Irizarry, Gabrielle Wagner, Anna Hanson, Jordan Kai Burnett, Johnny Cannizzarro, Mark Shunock