New York City Center Gala
Nov 15 – 19, 2017
Before My Fair Lady and Camelot there was Brigadoon.
City Center is delighted to bring this classic musical out of the Highlands mist for its 70th anniversary in a star-studded concert production that unites celebrated talents from the worlds of stage and screen.
Patrick Wilson (two-time Tony Award nominee, Oklahoma! and The Full Monty) is Tommy Albright and Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show) is his friend Jeff Douglas—both are jaded New Yorkers who stumble into an idyllic Scottish town that appears for only one day every century. Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara (The King and I) is Fiona, the woman who quickly steals Tommy’s heart. Stephanie J. Block (two-time Tony Award nominee, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Falsettos) is Meg Brockie, Fiona’s flirty dairymaid best friend who takes a liking to Jeff.
Robert Fairchild (Tony Award nominee for An American in Paris) plays the rebellious Harry Beaton who is in love with Fiona’s younger sister, Jean (Sara Esty, An American in Paris). However, Jean is getting married to Charlie Dalrymple (Ross Lekites, Kinky Boots), which sends Harry into a rage—causing him to jeopardize the very existence of the mystical village of Brigadoon.
Brigadoon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris).
Funds raised at all seven performances of Brigadoon will allow City Center to continue making the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience by subsidizing tickets throughout the year.
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe
Original dances created by Agnes de Mille
Starring Stephanie J. Block, Patricia Delgado, Sara Esty, Robert Fairchild, Rich Hebert, Jamie Jackson, Ross Lekites, Aasif Mandvi, Dakin Matthews, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Wilson
With Mark Aldrich, Giselle O. Alvarez, Florrie Bagel, Callan Bergmann, Ward Billeisen, Peter Chursin, Peyton Crim, Christine DiGiallonardo, Rebecca Eichenberger, Anastacia Holden, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Jules-Romay Joseph, Timothy McDevitt, David Scott Purdy, Nicholas Ranauro, Lindsay Roberts, Shannon Rugani, Carly Blake Sebouhian, Lucas Segovia, Gabriela M. Soto, Madison Stratton, Emily Tate, Ron Todorowski, Nicholas Ward
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Artistic Advisor Jack Viertel
Music Director Rob Berman
Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
Brigadoon is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022.
The Frederick Loewe Foundation