Review On Forever Brooklyn

Cynthia Citron

Registered Critic

Can you imagine seeing the name "Melvyn Kaplofkis" up in lights on Broadway? Well, neither could he. So he changed it to "Mel King" and became "The King of Brooklyn." Although Danny DiTorrice has charm, a pleasant singing voice, and a legitimate Brooklyn accent, the play is badly misidentified as a "musical comedy". Relabeling it a "coming-of-age drama" would certainly help.

Cynthia Citron has lived and worked on every continent except Antarctica as a journalist, public relations and communications director, a documentary screenwriter and a theater reviewer. She is also a co-founder of Earthwatch, the scientific research expedition company, and served as the editor of Bostonia, the prize-winning alumni magazine of Boston University.