OFF BROADWAY REVIEW
A mash-up of misfit superheroes and nerds, “Brooklynite” is an awfully silly new musical produced by the estimable Vineyard Theater, which in the past has launched superior musical theater works such as “Avenue Q” and “[title of show].”
Currently onstage at the Dimson Theater, “Brooklynite” is a goofy time-waster that centers upon a little league of sci-fi heroes created when a comet crashed into the Gowanus Canal and mutated six citizens into freakish crusaders whose various powers range from swiftness (Kid Comet) to being able to locate a parking space (Avenging Angelo).
The most accomplished among them is Astrolass, the beautiful cynosure of the masses who is idolized by Trey, a nerdy nice guy of an inventor who is close to creating a formula that will transform him as well into a superhero. The trouble is that Astrolass is sick of forever saving the world and when she retires into civilian life, her absence causes the other heroes to become a dysfunctional group.