"Diana came in and auditioned for us, and she blew us away," Calhoun told Playbill.com. "Brooklyn is an 18-year-old pop star, and that's what (Diana) is. You're not going to do better than that."
The tour is scheduled to kick off in June in Hartford, Conn., with other dates yet to be announced.
The Broadway production of "Brooklyn" closed on June 25, 2005.
Moore won her Tony for her work in the musical "Purlie" while Derricks got his for "Dreamgirls."
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