Ebersole, Stephenson and Sheehan Join Broadway Concert of Brigadoon
By Andrew Gans
Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole will play Meg, Don Stephenson will be Jeff, and Ciaran Sheehan will portray Harry in the new one-night-only Broadway concert of Brigadoon.
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. Tony Award winner Len Cariou will play Mr. Lundie, keeper of the town secret, and Jason Danieley will play outsider Tommy, who falls in love with Scottish lass Fiona. Also featured will be Jim Brochu as Mr. McLaren.
Irish Rep artistic director Charlotte Moore will direct.
A ten-piece orchestra 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.
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