As previously announced, Melissa Errico will star as Fiona in the June 14 presentation of the musical fantasy by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The concert, a benefit for Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre, will play the Shubert Theatre. Irish Rep artistic director Charlotte Moore will direct.
Full casting and creative team has yet to be announced. Cariou won the Tony Award as Best Actor in a Musical for the original production of Sweeney Todd. Danieley starred in Broadway's Candide, The Full Monty and Curtains.
Errico's Broadway credits include Dracula, Amour, White Christmas and High Society. She starred in Irish Rep's recent production of Shaw's Candida.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shubert Theatre, currently home to Memphis, is at 225 West 44th Street, in Manhattan.