You'll laugh, you'll cry! On stage, opening November 12, way, way off-Broadway ...Atlantic Yards, the Musical!
No, really, the six year long (and counting) battle over the Nets' Brooklyn arena has been set to music and will have a one-month run at the Irondale Center in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Entitled "In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards", a new play with music, it's based on interviews with players on both sides of the conflict and the lengthy public record. (We can't wait for the operatic presentation of the Environmental Impact Statement!) The Civilians, which bills itself as an "investigative" theatre company, is producing the musical.
No reviews yet, but one blog suggests an appropriate finale, "We hope the third act includes Bruce Ratner and Daniel Goldstein singing a duet while millions of dollars rain down around them." Bravo.
- Atlantic Yards: And Now, the Musical - Brooklyn Eagle
Show About the Atlantic Yards Finds a Home Near the Atlantic Yards - Erik Piepinburg - New York Times
Civilians' In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards Will Debut This Fall - Adam Hetrick - Playbill
The Civilians - In the Footprint - Scribd