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Brigadoon New York Tickets
Brigadoon New York TicketsThe Lerner and Loewe musical tells the fantastical Scottish legend of a magical village. Audiences observe as Americans Jeff Douglas and Tommy Albright are hunting in the forests of the Scottish Highlands when they encounter the town known as Brigadoon. Although already engaged to another, Tommy falls in love with a local maiden named Fiona. Tommy becomes heartbroken when Fiona tells him that she cannot leave the village to be with him in New York. He also learns that the enchanted village only appears once every century. The town was enchanted hundreds of years ago and remained unchanged throughout the years. Although the village exists for the local residents, outsiders may only see Brigadoon when it appears on its centennial anniversary. Locals are forbidden to leave. For if someone leaves, the enchantment ends along with the town and all of the residents. On the other hand, visitors are welcome to stay if they are willing to sacrifice their lives in the outside world.
The Story Behind the Brigadoon LegendIn 1947, Alan Jay Lerner wrote the story and the lyrics for the songs. Fredrick Loewe wrote the music. The musical premiered at the Ziegfield Theatre the same year. The name for the musical has different theories. Some hold that the story was named after the Celtic goddess Brigid. Another theory involves the name being borrowed from the Scottish landmark bridge called Brig o' Doon. Scottish poet Robert Burns referenced the location in one of his works. Brigadoon might also come from the Celtic language. Briga reportedly means town and dun means fortifications.
Where can I buy Brigadoon tickets?Tickets for all of the musical performances are available at StubHub.
What are some of the songs from the musical?Some of the more than one dozen songs performed in the musical include "Almost Like Being In Love," "Once In The Highlands/Brigadoon" and "Down On MacConnachy Square."
Who portrays the characters in the New York presentation?The star-studded cast includes Patrick Wilson, Aasif Mandvi and Kelli O'Hara. Wilson is familiar to the stage and screen. His many credits include Oklahoma and The Full Monty. Aasif Mandvi is also no stranger to the stage and TV. His stage credits include Disgraced and All The President's Men. Kelli O'Hara is an Emmy and Tony Award winning performer who has appeared in Bridges of Madison County, The King and I and Light in the Piazza.
Wasn't there a movie called Brigadoon?The story ventured to the big screen in 1954. Van Johnson played Jeff Douglas, Gene Kelly played Tommy Albright and Cyd Charisse portrayed Fiona. Brigadoon was also adapted for television in 1966. The TV presentation featured Peter Falk and Robert Goulet in the starring roles.
What other musicals did Lerner and Loewe create?The talented duo are responsible for creating a number of now famous musicals. The list includes Camelot, Gigi, My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon and The Little Prince.
Has Brigadoon won any awards?The musical won a Tony Award in 1947 for best choreography. Performers George Keane, James Mitchell and Marion Bell won Theatre World Awards during the same year. Performer Meg Bussert won a Theatre World Award in 1981.
Is there really a village called Brigadoon?Some believe the village and the magical curse actually existed. Bob Curran wrote a book entitled "Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms: Sunken Continents, Vanished Cities, and the Kingdoms that History Misplaced." In the novel, Curran explains that the village curse was a protection spell designed to protect the town from the Redcoats during the Jacobite Rebellion. Reports indicate that the community was last seen in 1754. Some believe the reason for the disappearance involves a time warp.
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