Broadway-Aimed Brigadoon Postponed

News   Broadway-Aimed Brigadoon Postponed The new Broadway-aimed production of Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford and scheduled to play in Boston this fall, prior to a Broadway opening, has been postponed.
Rob Ashford
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The reason given is "the lack of an appropriate Broadway theatre in spring 2009." Brigadoon is produced by Ostar Productions and Liza Lerner. A revised schedule for the production will be announced at a later date. The pre-Broadway engagement, announced for Boston for Oct. 21-Nov. 16 at the Colonial Theatre, has now been cancelled.

This revival of the 1947 musical was to include a revised book and an earthier take on the Scottish characters in the magical village that appears out of the mists of May. Music is by Frederick Loewe, lyrics are by Alan Jay Lerner, who also penned the libretto.

This is the second recent disappointment for Boston theatregoers: A Broadway-bound run of the new Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It was pulled from the fall Colonial schedule. No Broadway plan for it has been announced.

The score to Brigadoon includes "Almost Like Being in Love," "The Heather on the Hill," "There But For You Go I" and more.

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