Brigadoon Concert Will Play Broadway June 14; Errico Goes Scottish for Irish Rep Benefit

News   Brigadoon Concert Will Play Broadway June 14; Errico Goes Scottish for Irish Rep Benefit Melissa Errico will star in a Broadway concert presentation of Brigadoon, the musical fantasy by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, June 14 at the Shubert Theatre.
Melissa Errico
Melissa Errico

Irish Repertory Theatre's artistic director Charlotte Moore will direct the show, which is the annual benefit gala for Off-Broadway's Irish Rep. Broadway's Errico, who is currently appearing in Irish Rep's Candida, announced her participation on her website. Irish Rep confirmed her casting. Full casting and creative team has yet to be announced. A ten-piece orchestra, Broadway stars and 40-member chorus are expected.

Inspired by a European legend, the 1947 show tells of two Americans who happen upon an enchanted village while hunting in Scotland. The town, Brigadoon, appears for one day every hundred years. Local Fiona falls for jaded American Tommy as the clock ticks on a day crowded with incident (a wedding, a death, a revealed curse and a lot of "mist of May").

The musical features the songs "Almost Like Being in Love," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Waitin' for My Dearie," "The Heather on the Hill" and more.

Errico's Broadway credits include Dracula, Amour, White Christmas and High Society.

A new Broadway revival with a revised libretto had been announced recently, with Rob Ashford at the helm, but the plan was scotched.

Single tickets for the 7 PM show range $100-$250. A dinner package with a post-show celebration at Sardi's is also available. For ticket information, call (212) 727-2737, for dinner package information, contact Joanne Shia at the Event Office at (212) 213-1166 or by email irishrep@carlacapone.com.

The Shubert Theatre, currently home to Memphis, is at 225 West 44th Street, in Manhattan.

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