World Premiere

Book & Lyrics: Laura Harrington
Music: Jenny Giering
Jack Cummings III artistic director
Director: Jack Cummings III
Musical Staging: Scott Rink
Scenic Design: Sandra Goldmark
Lighting Design: R. Lee Kennedy
Costume Design: Shana Albery
Sound Design: Michael Rasbury
Production Stage Manager: Wendy Patten
Stage Manager: Theresa Flanagan
Orchestrations: Mary-Mitchell Campbell
Musical Director: Brian J. Nash

With: J. Bradley Bowers, Jenny Fellner, Blythe Gruda, Susan Lehman, Bryce Ryness, Clayton Dean Smith, Ken Triwush, Kate Weisman, Jason F. Williams

Boston Music Theatre Project, Suffolk University, 2006
Marilyn Plotkins, artistic director, Jim Kaufmann, producing director

2008 Kleban Award
ASCAP/ Disney Music Theatre Workshop with Stephen Schwartz

Pace University, 2009
Nautilus Music Theater, 2009
Bristol Riverside Theater, 2009


"It's probably too early in the season to be bandying around the word "best" in regard to new productions. So in lieu of this appellation, I'd like to suggest that the Transport Group's musical at the Connelly Theater, Crossing Brooklyn – which features a book and lyrics by Laura Harrington and music by Jenny Giering – is probably the most heartbreaking and deeply felt musical that will be seen in New York during 2007-2008." —TheatreMania

"Crossing Brooklyn is a beautiful piece, beautifully executed. It does not make an audience feel manipulated and it's an exploration rather than a political statement or soap opera. It rings true and reaches deeply into the human soul where it could have, in lesser hands, been pat or flat. Go." —Edge New York

"Crossing Brooklyn" aroused for a New York audience the empathy of shared experience and shared healing." —NY Times

"A hearty bravo to Transport Group for once-again proving that those who complain about the American musical being a stagnant art form are just seeing the wrong musicals.  Bookwriter/lyricist Laura Harrington and composer Jenny Giering tackle the tricky subject of post 9/11 stress related disorder in their adventurous and often beautiful musical, Crossing Brooklyn. ...  The light touch in which all involved handle the subject of Des and A.J.'s struggle is what makes the evening especially moving.  Harrington's conversational words wisely never mention specifics about that day and Giering's music is expressive chamber jazz/pop exquisitely orchestrated by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. —BroadwayWorld