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Brigadoon is coming home. We’re thrilled to announce that Steven Pasquale, Kelli O’Hara, and Robert Fairchild will star in Lerner & Loewe’s transcendent romantic fantasy about the past, the present, and what it means to (almost) be in love. City Center’s concert production of Brigadoon will run from November 15-19, 2017, with direction and choreography by Christopher Wheeldon.

The November 15 performance of Brigadoon will be City Center’s annual Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Stacey Mindich. Funds raised at all six benefit performances will allow City Center to make the best in the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience by subsidizing affordable tickets throughout the year.

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April 20, 2017 by New York City Center


show art by Fraver

We’re thrilled to announce the cast of the Encores! production of The Golden Apple! Jerome Moross and John Latouche’s cult classic will star Mikaela Bennett as Penelope, Ashley Brown as Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso, Carrie Compere as Lovey Mars/The Siren, Jason Kravits as Menelaus/Scylla, Alli Mauzey as Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist, Lindsay Mendez as Helen, N’Kenge as Mother Hare, Ryan Silverman as Ulysses, and Rasta Thomas as Paris.

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April 17, 2017 by New York City Center


William and Jean Eckart’s design for the original show curtain of The Golden Apple. (Reprinted from Andrew B. Harris’ Golden Pen Award-winning book The Performing Set: The Broadway Designs of William and Jean Eckart)

By 1955, people were already lying about having seen The Golden Apple. To have caught the show was a mark of erudition, a sort of homosexual epaulet. The writer James McCourt included the musical on his “free-association ‘50s queer syllabus” alongside Allen Ginsberg, Eartha Kitt, Rancho Notorious, and Captain Marvel. To be counted among New York’s gay elite, he explained, “You had to know the lyrics to all the songs.”

Dubbed “an instantaneous cult item” by the Daily News, the musical’s legend has only grown since the 1950s. True believers covet The Golden Apple; they “guard” it, to borrow the lingo of one Facebook fan page. The show seems fragile, somehow, too divinely sophisticated to survive in the world.

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April 13, 2017 by New York City Center