Brigadoon Revival

Ages: 6+
Opened: April 15, 1957

Brigadoon - 1957 - Broadway History , Info & More

Adelphi Theatre
152 W. 54th St. New York, NY

'Brigadoon' is a mythical and magical village located in the Scottish Highlands. Two unsuspecting travelers from the United States stumble upon the town while hunting and are immediately swept up in the activities of the townsfolk whose home only appears for one day every one hundred years.

Tommy, who is unhappy with his mundane life in the States, is immediately drawn into the lives of the villagers who are wonderfully untouched by the modern word He meets and becomes fascinated with a lovely Scottish girl, Fiona, and his life will never be the same.

Tommy's friend Jeff is less enchanted by the surroundings, but he too is eventually caught up in what is happening in Brigadoon, becoming reluctantly entangled with the fetching maid Meg. The villagers are eager with anticipation as the wedding of two young people, Charlie and Jeannie approaches, and the exciting day progresses from eager anticipation to wistful realization that the magical day must end and not come again for a hundred years.

Tommy must make the decision to return to his life in New York or remain in the highlands, and his reluctant return to his old life is soon regretted. Somehow he must return to Brigadoon and to Fiona.

'Brigadoon' is filled with beautiful music, including, in addition to the lovely title song, 'Almost Like Being in Love', 'The Heather on the Hill', 'Come to Me, Bend to Me', and 'There But For You Go I'.

Book and lyrics for 'Brigadoon are by Alan Jay Lerner, and music is by Frederick Loewe The musical opened on Broadway in 1947.

Gene Kelley and Van Johnson appeared as the Americans in the movie version of the musical released in 1954. Cyd Charisse was the lovely Fiona.

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Once in the Highlands
Vendor's Calls
Down on MacConnachy Square
Waitin' for My Dearie
I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean
The Heather on the Hill
Rain Exorcism
The Love of My Life
Jeannie's Packin' Up
Come to Me, Bend to Me
Almost Like Being in Love
Entrance of the Clans
Wedding Ceremony
The Wedding Dance
The Sword Dance
The Chase
There But for You Go I
Glen Scene Opening
My Mother's Wedding Day
Dance (iii)
The Funeral Dance
From This Day On
Bar Scene
Dance (i)
Dance (ii)
Down in MacConnachy Square
Waitin' for My Dearie
I'll Go Home with Bonnie Jean
The Heather on the Hill
Come to Me, Bend to Me
Almost Like Being in Love
There But For You Go I
My Mother's Wedding Day
From This Day On / Farewell Music
Brigadoon has had 20 productions including Broadway which opened in 1947, Broadway which opened in 1947, West End which opened in 1949, Broadway which opened in 1950, Broadway which opened in 1950, Broadway which opened in 1957, Broadway which opened in 1957, Off-Broadway which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1963, Off-Broadway which opened in 1964, Off-Broadway which opened in 1967, Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 1980, Regional (US) which opened in 1981, West End which opened in 1988, Off-Broadway which opened in 1991, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1995, Regional (US) which opened in 2004 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2017.
Best Scenic Design for Oliver Smith.



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